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“Art Deco hotel at it's best!”
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Elmbank Hotel
Ranked #47 of 47 Hotels in York
Reviewed 3 February 2014

Wanted a reasonably priced hotel close to the centre. the Elmbank is a ten minute stroll to the centre. Beautiful city, I spent the entire time at this hotel marvelling at the original deco period decoration and original deco. The stain glass and furniture fitted the period well and had been sympathetically restored and maintained. I adored and marvelled at it.
I am a wheelchair user and was comfortably given a room at the back of the hotel in a quant courtyard that had around dozen rooms in cabin form. Loved it. Bedding was spotless and although the room was a little "tired" it suited me down to the ground. The breakfast was served by a charming waiter from Slovakia nothing was too much trouble and one evening we ate in the restaurant , he was the waiter there too.
Lots of personality in the cute hotel. Not five star, but I will definitely return on my next trip to York.
Have lots of beautiful pics so hope I can upload them to show you it's beautiful decor.

Room Tip: If you are disabled and or in a chair then would recommend you ask for a courtyard room as the fire...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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GaleMcElwee, Manager at Elmbank Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 February 2014

Dear Judy,

Thank you so much for your review and 5 star rating.

The Elmbank is a Grade II listed building which has lots of soul.

The bargains received by booking online are fantastic for such a popular City and we are glad that you made use of this.


The Management and Staff look forward to your next visit.

P.S. Thank you for the email, it is very much appreciated :D

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Reviewed 28 January 2014

We had spent two nights in Aldwark Manor which is a golf and leisure hotel and obviously the Elmbank does not compare, but neither does the price. We had booked a show at the Grand Old Opera House and so just needed a place to sleep for the night. We only paid £59.40 which for somewhere within walking distance (along one single (interesting) road) with a car park is an absolute steel for York. We got what we paid for - a clean bed, hot water to shower and coffee/tea tray. We were in the annex which looked a better bet than the main hotel and all in all it was very acceptable.

Room Tip: We preferred the annex. There is a small car park there which is convenient for loading/unloading
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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GaleMcElwee, Manager at Elmbank Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 29 January 2014

Dear Relionme,

Thank you for your review and rating.

The Elmbank Hotel is a Grade II listed building packed with character and lots of original features.

Quite a few of our guests prefer the Courtyard which has its own patio and a small parking area. There is also an easy access ramp which leads to the main building.

We are very happy that you had a good visit to York and hope you enjoyed your show at the Opera House. Maybe we will see you in the future.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

The photos are of the main building, which looks charming, but the majority of the rooms were in an ugly modern building, and some (like ours) were in a separate bungalow/outhouse... It felt (and smelt)like we were in a nursing home, it had missing light bulbs, there were cobwebs everywhere and the shower had a weird plastic door that felt as though it cost about 50 quid to put up. All in all didn't seem great value for money given that breakfast wasn't included and it cost £90/night in mid January.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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GaleMcElwee, Manager at Elmbank Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Matt,

Thank you for you feedback and rating.

The Elmbank Hotel is a Grade II listed building which still retains many of it's original features.

The main building which houses the reception, bar and restaurant has 47 bedrooms, when these bedrooms are filled we then use our annexe rooms.

12 of these rooms are located in the Courtyard area. This is also where our disabled access rooms can be found. 11 more bedrooms are located in the Elmbank Lodge.

Our Staff are on hand 24 hours to rectify problems as and when they arise. On occasion we will move guests who are not happy with the allocated accommodation (on availability).

Our internet booking agents offer very competitive prices which are in-keeping with York rates. Most of these sites do not have breakfast included however they do advise clients of the price before arrival.

The Management and Staff hope that you will visit the historic City of York in the future.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Was on a night out in York and just wanted somewhere to rest our heads when we got in. So for the price I was pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and warm. The bathroom was new and clean. The décor when you enter the hotel is rather grand too !

We didnt go to the bar or have any food so cant comment on that, but I would recommend this hotel :)

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Natalie P
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GaleMcElwee, Manager at Elmbank Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Natalie

Thank you for your feedback, rating and for making your reservation with the Elmbank Hotel & Lodge.

The Management and staff are pleased you have enjoyed your visit to York and we hope to see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 24 January 2014

I think the other reviews of this hotel are unjust and that the people posting may have other interests, we stayed here for three nights, we picked it for price and stars and we were not expecting the Ritz nor did we want that, this is York and the hotel is in keeping.
A short walk from the center I would advise that if you are hard of walking then this is not the place to go.
A nice quiet bar, space to breathe without feeling out of place and the management care !

I do alot of traveling around the UK and I wish to return here in October as to buisness stroke pleasure and am at present looking at costs as to book, I would consider staying here again on my trip and if I do I will again review.

I will choose the best price/standard I can and if offered will stay at this property.

Room Tip: Trust this place and there is a taxi office just round the corner who are happy to help.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled as a couple
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GaleMcElwee, Manager at Elmbank Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2014

Dear Daren,

Thank you for your feedback, rating and for making your reservation with the Elmbank Hotel & Lodge.

The Management and Staff a pleased that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in October.

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Reviewed 19 January 2014

The hotel is old and charming. It's just a short walk from the city life. Parking is restricted but we had 6 cars and we all managed to get parked. The staff were helpful and accommodating. The lounge had loads of character and the fires were lovely. The rooms are small, but clean. The bathrooms are clean , towels were white and fluffy. Breakfast was all the usual and the service was quick. It's clearly not a five start hotel, but they don't charge five star prices, so I would say its a nice clean bed for the night and great value for money

Room Tip: No lifts, so you would need to climb stairs to any room.
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GaleMcElwee, Manager at Elmbank Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2014

Dear Bluebell,

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor.

We are pleased that you have enjoyed your visit to the Elmbank Hotel & Lodge and the historic City of York.

Staff are on hand 24 hours and will gladly help any of our guests to carry belonging up the stairs.

Hopefully you will come and see us again.

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Reviewed 17 January 2014

Planed this short break for my wife and myself as we know York quite well, wetoo got a brilliant price on our three night stay. We stayed in the balcony rooms and have no complaints whatsoever, Hotel receptionists were very helpful to us, nothing was a problem to them, Room was big clean quiet and very comfortable everything we needed was there, brill shower room and telly, ordered extra pillows and were given them immediately. Breakfasts were very good ( we took advantage of on-line offer for special deal) We couldn't believe it either when we read some of the reviews of this hotel! The staff try their very best to make you feel welcome and we cannot see what people expect for the price that you pay, The walk into town took Laine and me about 10 minutes and we are both in our 50s, if you stopped in every pub on the way in it might take you longer? If you are looking for a nice cosy hotel that gives good service with clean comfortable rooms at an unbeatable price, you wont beat this hotel. We will return again. Thanks
Laine and Dave

Room Tip: We were given room 256, no problems at all.
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GaleMcElwee, Manager at Elmbank Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2014

Dear Brownbenz,

Thank you for your recent review on TripAdvisor.

We are very glad that you have enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to meet again in the future.

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Additional Information about Elmbank Hotel

Address: The Mount | Driffield Terrace, York YO24 1GE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #47 of 47 Hotels in York
Price Range: £44 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Elmbank Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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