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The Principal York

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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good25%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Reviewed yesterday

Me and my partner have stayed in The Principal during our short break in York. The hotel is absolutely amazing inside and out! The staff is friendly and always make sure we have what we need and ask if we need help. The waiters/waitresses/bartenders were...More

Thank EwelinaKam
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

I took my daughter to York for her 18th, and she chose this hotel. It's beautiful, great staff, nothing is too much trouble.Had a lovely chat to the gentleman who's there to welcome you on your arrival. We had a room in the sidings, which...More

Thank AJEpaddy
Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

Dear Jane_Elkington Your delight with your stay is fantastic to read and we value you feedback .. thank you and please do visit us again soon. Warm regards THarrison

Reviewed 3 days ago

Very comfortable clean hotel with lovely staff. I found a lovely welcome pack of goodies in my room. The food was lovely with lots of choice for breakfast. The hotel is a short walk from the station in lovely gardens.

Thank Christine D
Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded 2 days ago

Dear Christine D How fantastic to read your delight with your Principal experience. Please visit again soon. Warm regards THarrison

Reviewed 3 days ago

We had previously stayed in this establishment some 25 years ago, when under different ownership. At that time it reflected a Victorian style and standard of operation and we enjoyed our stay. Fast forward to present day, stayed for a week over Easter, as a...More

1  Thank Barraidh
Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded 2 days ago

Dear Barraidh It is great that you have returned to the hotel to experience the refurbishment and new brand. We appreciate your comments and look forward to welcoming you again .. hopefully before another 25 years! Warm regards THarrison

Reviewed 4 days ago

We booked a one night stay after our wedding to get some R&R. Lovely upmarket modern hotel with nice staff and amenities. Our room was a little small for the price but it was very clean, well furnished and quiet. Breakfast had a good selection...More

Thank jamierobertwaller
Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded 3 days ago

Dear jamierobertwaller Fantastic that you were well looked after by our team during your R&R stay and please visit again soon. Warm regards THarrison

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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Hotel Amenities
Room Service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Dry Cleaning
Meeting Rooms
Laundry Service
Concierge
Banquet Room
Multilingual Staff
Conference Facilities
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Things to do
Pool
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Details
Price range
US$176 - US$527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#8 Luxury Hotel in York
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$176 - US$527 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#8 Luxury Hotel in York
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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Traveller (1054)
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lisamarie b
20 February 2018|
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Response from Jayne G | Reviewed this property |
There was steak fish and chips and a few other options not a lot if choice it was really nice but it is expensive.
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24Madge
9 February 2018|
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Response from Jayne G | Reviewed this property |
We where there Friday Friday until Sunday and the price was £15 .
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Gianni B
17 December 2017|
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Response from MrsC360 | Reviewed this property |
Hello Gianni, we arrived at 2pm but the room was not ready until 3.pm The receptionist checked in our luggage to be delivered to our room when it was ready and we went and had a drink in the bar. When the room was... More
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"Ask for Minster facing room"
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"The main part of the hotel would be a preference. Although we were in the annexe and it was very quiet."
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"I took a junior suite on he 3rd floor which gave views of the city and York Minister Cathederal"
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"Try and get a cathedral view, try not to get room 231"
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