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“Lovely, elegant hotel very near to city centre”
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The Grange Hotel
Ranked #19 of 47 Hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 7 May 2013

This is a really great hotel - very stylish and elegant. We were upgraded on arrival - always good! - the room was very nice, maybe slightly on the small side, but still lovely. Despite over-looking the main road we still had a good night's sleep on both nights.
It's less than a 10 minute walk to the city walls and really easy to get into the centre of York, so it was perfect. There is parking at the back of the hotel, which was very handy.
We didn't eat at the hotel due to there being lots of great places to eat out in York but the bar/dining areas all looked lovely.
Definitely recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

I have used the Grange Hotel in York for over twenty years on an occasional basis. Last month my wife and I took our daughter and grandson on a short four day stay to explore York's latest tourist offerings. The Grange scores heavily on location it being a shortish walk to the city walls.Once inside, the compact nature of York means most attractions are only a few minutes away. The Hotel is still as quirky as it has always been. I would describe it as slightly faded grandeur. However the rooms are individual and varied, and the main staircase very splendid.
The staff gave good service and a typically Yorkshire welcome. The food in the Brasserie was excellent and we ate very hearty breakfasts. The car park is still very small but for most guests the city is best explored on foot so once parked my advice would be to leave the car alone.
So overall, don't expect a formula hotel. The Grange has a character all of its own.

Room Tip: Some rooms overlook the main road into York but the noise level will only rise if you open the windo...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 May 2013

Quite a good Hotel, but not the best we have stayed in while visiting York.
Parking is a bit hit & miss (first come, first served) as the car parking is very limited.
Rooms are ok, although ours was bit small. The (comfy) bed dominated the room; you could just walk round the edge of it. No good if you wanted to have a dance to music!!
Its an old fashion style hotel so could do with a (costly) renovation to be honest.
Staff are friendly, but we found service at breakfast terrible. It wasnt particularly busy, but took them ages to take our order. We then had to badger the staff for our hot drinks, then search for milk & sugar off other tables!. Food took ages to come, we actually thought they had forgotten our order.
Saying that, the breakfast was actually good!
As it was our first time staying at the Grange, we can't judge if this is normal service or just an 'off day'.
I guess we would stay there again, but would only be fourth or fifth choice hotel.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2013

I think this hotel had the potential to be a venue of good quality. Unfortunately they had chosen this particular Saturday evening to take on a wedding party who dominated the hotel and left very little restaurant space for ordinary guests, and even there not the sort of tranquil atmosphere you would want for a hotel trying to assert itself as a top class hotel. We changed our booking from DBB to BB and went out into the town for a more peaceful dinner

You either do weddings or do quality. Unless you are a very large place you can't do both.

Room Tip: Don't take a room towards the city centre end if you want to avoid the smell of cigarette smoke...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 1 May 2013

We stayed for 3 nights to enjoy York. The hotel is situated less than 10 minutes pleasant walk from York centre . It is slightly old fashioned but very nice with excellent staff. Rooms are small but OK and have bottled water and fresh milk in the fridge and a Yorkshire post under your door each morning . Breakfast is very good with a good choice including smoked fish and fantastic expresso . We had one evening meal which was good but avoid the rip off cheese . For a town full of good pubs the beer choice in the hotel is poor . Although situated on a busy road , the noise was OK .

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are probably quieter
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  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

We had our wedding at the Grange last Saturday and had an amazing day as did all of our guests. Good food, great service and a great atmosphere, the staff were fantastic and made sure our big day went perfectly, particular thanks to Mick who was first class, also Nathaniel, Dave and Suzanne, we certainly had a day to remember.....thank you.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 April 2013

Comfortable walking distance from York centre, with parking available. Staff were very good and the service was great. Large spacious, quiet room with very comfortable beds. Excellent breakfast and dinner.

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Additional Information about 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 ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in York
#10 Luxury Hotel in York
#16 Romantic Hotel in York
Price Range: £84 - £153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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. 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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