Location and parking with a decent restaurant were the criteria when we booked. The Grange is a pleasant town house hotel in an excellent location for an easy walk to the Minster. Staff were very efficient and friendly. Our room was on the top floor and was nicely presented and with decent bed though it felt a little plain.
We ate at the Brasserie on the Sunday (as the restaurant was closed). The food was ok though my goats cheese tart was the size of a Ritz cracker! My friend ordered a chicken breast on lentils and received a chicken breast on lentils in the middle of a large plate - no decoration or vegetables at all. Some attempt to make the serving look attractive would have been welcomed. We looked at the the restaurant menu again and felt that by the time you took the steak options out there wasn't a great deal left so opted to eat out for the next two nights. The restaurant decor was a little odd anyway with a different personality for each section and I found the mural of the York races from the inside of a marquee slightly disconcerting in some ways.
We managed to park each day though we did grab the last space on one afternoon so I wouldn't rely on the parking in the height of season.
I felt very comfortable in the hotel and have to say again that every single member of staff we encountered was friendly and keen to help. I would not wish my critque to be seen as a negative review. I would happily stay here again and it was great being able to walk to most places from the hotel.
- 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. There is a private on site car park which is charged at £10 per night. York Railway Station can be reached in 15 minutes on foot. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Grange Hotel York