Stopped here for three nights in April. Lets get one thing straight, this is not your typical chain hotel so if you are looking for the corporate certainty of a Holiday Inn you will be disappointed.
Its a small cosy hotel in an original coach house and as such the rooms are all different, some are large and some are smaller and their are quite a lot of stairs if you are on the top floor. For me this makes the hotel interesting and charming.
My room was clean, and comfortable and had everything I needed even if the bathroom was rather small. The bed was particularly comfortable and I have to congratulate the hotel on providing a good range of pillows including at least one memory foam one which was perfect for my dodgy neck!
Downstairs is a small lounge which had the added attraction of free coffee and delicious free cake which made a nice treat on returning for a late afternoon siesta.
Breakfast was huge, well cooked and delicious (but then again this is Yorkshire so what do you expect!).
There was a small bar which we didn't get chance to try due to the hundreds of other hostelries in York but it looked very pleasant.
The hotel is positioned really well just a few hundred yards from the Minster so is really good value given its prime spot.
The only negative I can find is that the WIFI coverage was not great in the rooms so it necessitated coming down to the lounge if you needed to do any travel research or emails etc. This is however not unusual in these older buildings.
So in summary if you are happy to stay in somewhere authentic rather than corporate and can handle a few stairs I recommend it for its position, friendly service and good old fashioned values.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 300 Year old cosy hotel Quiet central position. Short 2 minute walk to all main attractions. Minster 300 yds, museum gardens across the road. Owner managed. Train station and bus station 10 minute walk. ... more less
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