We have stayed now 4 times at Middlethorpe over the years,most recently 2 nights in late July. We had the Lady Mary suite, over the main front entrance. This proved a smaller and more broken up space than I had envisaged or had had here previously. It was no doubt something of a better deal too,price wise. An excellent breakfast was supplied. We dined the first night in the hotel, who made allowances for my wife's picky eating habits. We were well pleased!
Being an old mansion, there is of course no A/C, which can be a real problem in intense summer heat, which we have now experienced there twice, as well as 2 winter visits. The staff were all very helpful and accommodating. The French Maitre D', whose name eludes me, was fantastic and so considerate and helpful. A real plus! My wife had a massage in the spa complex of the hotel across the road, and she was very pleased with the experiences a good indoor pool there too for those seeking a dip. The local bus goes right past the door every 30 minutes and right into the city centre, while a taxi only costs maximum 10 pounds each way. For my money, Middlethorpe is THE place to stay in the York area. Not cheap, but worth the experience!More
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