We stopped in 'The Chinese Room' or room 47 as it was also known! The Chinese theme in the room consisted of a few Chinese pictures and a Chinese boat on top of a wardrobe. The room was a deluxe one - giving you a higher standard of decor, more room and a large bed. Well worth the little extra money. The room felt clean and fresh, although on the wall mounted feature headboards there was a large collection of dust/fluff, and also on the Chinese boat residing on top of a dusty wardrobe. Apart from this the room was spotless. All bedding was immaculate, and the ensuite (which included a bath) was also immaculate - both areas where you really want cleanliness. Flat screen tv, useful guide books for York, and toiletries were all very welcome. We were attending a wedding, so we also experienced the food at a function. All of it was of a high quality and served perfectly. All staff were polite, professional and very efficient. Managers also were on hand to make sure everyone was doing their job, and ensured all clients were happy.
Our room was above the dining room/function room and noise could be heard - but as we were the last to party.. That didn't matter to us.
The breakfast was cleanly produced and used local sausages, and was again a high standard, although the frozen, fried hash browns could have been homemade. Somewhere of a high standard as this hotel is - you expect a little more detail from the breakfast. Service again was excellent.
We had originally booked directly with the hotel using the wedding party discount, however, we soon found out we could save a lot by booking on the net through Late Rooms. I rang the hotel who were happy to cancel my original booking, and then rebooked online! As well as saving money this way, we also upgraded to the deluxe room and added breakfast!!
Another couple had been booked into the Frankie Howerd room.. Decorated in pictures of him! They didn't like him staring down at them all of the time! So I guess some themed rooms might not appeal to everyone.
We really enjoyed our stay there, and would consider using the hotel again - but would probably check to see if any weddings or functions were booked.. As we did all seem take over the place!
Full credits to ALL of the staff who made our stay so pleasant.
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- The Best Western York Pavilion is a wonderful Grade II listed Georgian country house situated in walking distance of the walls of the historic city of York. The hotel is a true-gem and lovingly restored in-keeping with the original charm of a Georgian house. Offering elegance and excellence, a magnificent and memorable place to stay and relax. •Open fireplaces•intimate lounges and bedrooms with antiques and luxury soft furnishings•four poster beds•private walled gardens. ... more less
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