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“Weekend Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Grange Hotel

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The Grange Hotel
Ranked #25 of 46 Hotels in York
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
“Weekend Stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2011

We stayed at The Grange over the weekend of the York St. Nicholas Fayre.
The hotel is very conveniently situated for walking into the City Centre.

We booked a small double room which was suitable for the two of us. The room was clean, warm and the bathroom well stocked with toiletries and a constant supply of clean towels.

The staff were very poilite and extremely helpful.

On Saturday evening we had dinner in The Ivy, the food was wonderful, well presented and once again the service was exceptional.

Breakfasts served up a variety of food - something to suit all tastes and appetites.

We would certainly stay here again if visiting York.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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GrangeHotel, General Manager at The Grange Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Dear Guests

Thank you for taking the time to place your wonderful review on TripAdvisor.

I am delighted to learn of your approval relating to the hotel’s positioning near the City Centre. I am also pleased that the level of accommodation, hygiene, service, cuisine and hospitality met with your approval

We look forward to welcoming you again to The Grange in the very near future

Best wishes

George Briffa
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

Six family members stayed at this hotel for the weekend and a private dinner party for 12 was held in the Library/Drawing room, hired at additional cost. Every detail of the complicated organisational arrangements was carried out to perfection by friendly staff. The elegant ambience of the Library/Drawing Room was ideal for the occasion. The food was excellent and service impeccable.
The hotel itself had a very comfortable and characterful atmosphere. All the staff we encountered were helpful and friendly. They gave the impression of really enjoying their work, an attitude which permeated throughout the hotel.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Bryan O
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GrangeHotel, General Manager at The Grange Hotel, responded to this review, 5 December 2011
Dear Guests

Thank you for taking the time to place your wonderful review on TripAdvisor.

I am very pleased to hear that you and your family had an enjoyable stay.

We hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again to The Grange in the not too distant future

Best wishes

George Briffa
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Manchester, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

We were really pleased with the Grange - we'd decided to stay in York at the last minute and were struggling to find a room. We visited a few shoddy alternatives before finally finding this one. The staff were friendly, the rooms clean and it's only a short walk into the city centre. Breakfast was excellent, the only criticism was that service was a bit slow (they did have a full house though to be fair).

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jonesy5090
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GrangeHotel, General Manager at The Grange Hotel, responded to this review, 25 November 2011
Dear Guests

Thank you for taking the time to place your review on Tripadvisor.

We are trying very hard to speed up the service at breakfast and as cooked breakfast is freshly cooked delays do occurs especially when we experience an influx of guests dining in a short space of time. I do however trust that when breakfast is served it was worth waiting for.

Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the very near future

Best wishes

George Briffa
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2011

There have been some slightly sniffy reviews of this hotel, which I think are unfair. It's not 'luxury', sure, but neither is it the shabby tired place some are describing. It's a very pleasant, excellently located place, with effective staff and decent food. It baffled us that cooked breakfast consistently took so long to arrive, but the buffet choice was good while we waited. Kids meals in the evenings were good quality and pleasantly served - tho again, took longer than they might. Not advertised as an child friendly hotel as such (we've been spoiled by the von Essen ones) but they were very kind to the kids and the other guests were nicely forbearing. Can't comment on the other rooms but the suite was fine for us, in an efficient sort of way and was well cleaned whilst we were there. Overall, an excellent base from which to see York and a pleasant place to spend a few days.

  • Stayed November 2011
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Thank Lexakit
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GrangeHotel, General Manager at The Grange Hotel, responded to this review, 25 November 2011
Dear Guests

Thank you for taking the time to place your review on Tripadvisor. On behalf of The Grange Hotel I also wish to thank you for recognising that some of the reviews are unfair and cannot wonder how authentically they are.

We are trying very hard to speed up the service at breakfast and as cooked breakfast is freshly cooked delays do occurs especially when we experience an influx of guests dining in a short space of time. I do however trust that when breakfast is served it was worth waiting for.

Hope to have the pleasure of welcoming you again in the very near future

Best wishes

George Briffa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

My wife and I had planned to come back and stay here as it had been ten years since our last visit. We were not disapointed upon arrival we were upgraded to a gorgeous four poster room, with a lovely view over the roof tops of York looking down towards the river. The pillows were divine, and there was nothing more we could have asked for. The room was clean, staff friendly, and the breakfast was more than adequate. Well done The Grange!!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Tickytowler
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GrangeHotel, General Manager at The Grange Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2011
Dear Guests

Thank you for taking the time to place your review.

I am delighted to hear of your enjoyable stay and the level of service, hospitality, cuisine and accommodation met with your approval.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future

Yours

George Briffa
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Alexandria, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

We stayed at this hotel, for 3 nights, as part of our Honeymoon. First the good part, excellent friendly staff. Good food and absolutely ideal for visiting York, it is only a ten minute walk into the city centre with all its attractions. It was easy to find and provided an ideal base for exploring the surrounding area as well as the city itself.
Now the bad bit. The room we stayed in was small, the bed uncomfortable and the bathroom tiny. There was almost no room to move in the shower. We where situated between the busy main road and the reception area. Each morning we were awoken by the sound what seemed a change of staff as the door to the reception banged loudly several times, at 6am.
The food was good but the menu didn't change. Considering the cost of our stay >£800 for 3 nights this left a sour taste.
To summarise, want to visit York? stay here DO NOT GET STUCK IN ROOM 9

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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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GrangeHotel, General Manager at The Grange Hotel, responded to this review, 17 November 2011
Dear Guests

Thank you for taking the time to place your review.

Needles to say I am delighted to know that the level of service, hospitality, cuisine and positioning of the hotel was to your satisfaction. I am sorry for finding the accommodation sub standard and assure you that I will look into the issues and address them.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the not too distant future

Yours

George Briffa
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York, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2011

For a hotel restaurant to have 2 rosettes you would expect the food to be half decent,
1) starter of smoked salmon , beetroot and horseradish......looked pretty , very small portion , raw beetroot, tried to hard with this dish and ruined it
2) soup,tomato,,,,, was as if the chef had opened a tin of chopped tomatoes poured it in a pan and heated it up, it had not been passed so contained seeds and skin, not what you would expect from a two rosette establishment.
3)main courses ok but again nothing special, desserts again very small and not very inspiring.
4) gents toilets down stairs were disgusting, looked like they hadnt been cleaned for weeks.
5) watch out for the add ons and the 10% discretionary charge, this really winds me up,i feel 95% of customers would feel embarrassed to ask for it to be refunded on their bill, i feel it is my perogative to leave a tip and not to be half forced to.

overall not a very good visit and shall not be returning in a hurry, we ate at the churchill hotel oppisite the week before it was cheaper , better value for money and worthy of its two rosette accolade

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: The Grange Hotel
Address: 1 Clifton, York YO30 6AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in York
#11 Luxury Hotel in York
#13 Family Hotel in York
#16 Romantic Hotel in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Grange Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grange Hotel is a beautiful award winning Regency townhouse, located just a few minutes walk away from York Minster and the city center shops and attractions. The AA 2 rosette awarded restaurant, The Ivy Brasserie is situated in the old brick vaulted cellars creating a truly unique experience. Private car parking on - site subject to availability. Deep comfy sofas, real fires in the colder months and fresh flowers throughout the hotel, create a relaxing ambiance. ... more   less 
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