We stayed at this hotel for two nights, on a dinner bed and breakfast basis, with our daughter (aged 5) in a normal room, consisting of a queen sized bed and sofa bed; the room was clean and equipped with all the essentials and there was a stylish shower room. The room was cramped with the sofa bed out - fortunately we didn't need to spend much time in our room (other than sleeping). The room was clean when we first arrived.
The hotel has a small swimming pool. There are a couple of changing cubicles in the swimming pool area to change in and you leave your stuff on the side (it is no like other hotels with separate changing areas and lockers) and there are no staff to supervise. The standard of cleaning in the pool area was poor (for example an old plaster on the side of the pool for two days). It also got quite crowded as it is a small pool.
The hotel is very conveniently located just outside the city walls and only a very short walk into the city centre; no need to use our car. There is a small (but nominal) charge for the car park (£5).
The staff were very friendly and polite.
The food (especially the dinner) were excellent and there is also a children's menu. The only complaint is that they struggled to cope with the number of people at breakfast so you had to wait for tables to be cleared an reset and for certain items to be replenished at the buffet.
We did not pay full price for the hotel and we were happy with the value we got on our DBB deal. We would not recommend paying full price though.
The hotel does nothing fancy. But what is does do it does to a high standard.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Novotel York Centre hotel is a 3 star hotel, ideally located on the banks of the river Foss, alongside the historic city walls, within 5 minutes walk of the main city centre and a short drive to the University of York. All the en-suite contemporary rooms have internet access and satellite TV. Facilities include Elements Restaurant, Bar, indoor heated swimming. There are 8 fully-equipped function rooms for up to 210 people, perfect for meetings or weddings. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Novotel York Centre Hotel York
- Accor York Centre
- Hotel Novotel York
- York Novotel