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The Principal York

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Station Road, York YO24 1AA England See on map
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Free Wifi
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Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
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4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stayed one night at the principal york. Had a lovely time there staff very helpful ideal location as we got the train. Soon as you step off the train your there. Only slight negative was the room was fairly small but this wouldn't stop me...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Danielmiller1
Response from THarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

Dear Danielmiller1 We value your review and feedback and are delighted you had a lovely time staying with us at The Principal York, which was ideally located for your visit. We hope we have the opportunity to welcome you again soon. Warm regards Tracy Harrison

Reviewed 2 days ago

Lovely hotel, with welcoming staff. The communal areas are very nice and I instantly felt comfortable. We felt it had a perfect location too, very easy to walk to the tourist places in York that we wanted to visit. The room had two super king...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank dj_lovesholidays
Response from THarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

Dear dj_lovesholidays Thank you for taking the time to review your Principal experience. We strive to keep all noise within the hotel to a minimum for the comfort of our guests and offer our apologies for any disturbance, and will remind our teams of our...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

Excellent room which was very spacious, with a very large comfortable bed. The staff were excellent at all times and this place is very well run. We went to a Suzuki conference and stayed an extra night. Reasonable price with a good location.

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank Derek O
Response from THarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

Dear Derek O Fantastic to read your delight with your stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you to The Principal York again in the future. Warm regards Tracy Harrison

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really beautiful building. clean rooms..lovely showers/bathrooms and amazing staff. Our door lock broke and the staff sorted ot right away. Really great staff.Surprise car park charges and no toothpaste let it down slightly but would go back anytime.More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank rossdean28
Response from THarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

Dear rossdean28 Thank you for your review. It is great to read your appreciation of the building and your room. Please accept our apologies for the door issue you experienced, which I am pleased to read was dealt with quickly and effectively by our team...More

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Booked to stay in a Minster double room and on arrival the gentleman on reception could not have been more polite and welcoming. He seemed genuinely pleasant and informed us that our room was on the second floor but provided stairs weren't a problem he...More

Date of stay: January 2019
Thank chrisaunins
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Description
Located in the heart of the beautiful historic city of York The Principal York elegantly combines carefully preserved Victorian architecture alongside more modern touches. The ground floor public spaces offer sweeping More views into gardens and beyond to York Minster. Breakfast lunch and dinner is served in the Refectory Kitchen and Terrace and drinks are available from 11am till late in the Chapter House Bar and Games Room. Visit the stunning Garden Room for afternoon tea. As a premier luxury wedding venue in York the hotel and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures. The Victorian Oak Room holds up 110 guests for dinner while the Events Centre can seat up to 300. The Principal York also boats a variety of meeting spaces from small rooms to the Events Centre with capacity for 410 delegates theatre style. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair access
Beachfront
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
155
Price range
US$147 - US$285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Royal York Hotel
Also Known As
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
,
Royal York Hotel York
Location
United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Contact Information
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
155
Price range
US$147 - US$285 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Royal York Hotel
Also Known As
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
,
Royal York Hotel York
Location
United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
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Room & Suite (414)
Dining (87)
Pool & Beach (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (4)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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406viennal
10 December 2018|
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Thank you for your enquiry. A small number of our rooms do have air conditioning but these are dependant on room category booked which our reservations team can assist you with on 01904 688618.
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Response from fionatyrrell | Reviewed this property |
the town is very nice but as i have not been there when it is Christmas i can not tell if you if they have a Christmas market
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Response from RobertFGCarter | Reviewed this property |
Cream tea at the Countess of York in the railway museum is truly wonderful and possibly better than Betty's. We ate in the evening at an Indian restaurant which was excellent but you may need to book ahead. (Bengal... More
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"Away from the lifts"
dj_lovesholidays
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"Get a room overlooking the front of the hotel"
dereko774
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".ours was overlooking the restaurant.and quite near the train station ,so there was times when it was a..."
MandyB902
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"Just ask for what you want and they will do all they can to accommodate your needs"
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