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Jorvik Hotel
Ranked #42 of 46 Hotels in York
Highlands, North Carolina
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Reviewed 5 March 2012

Stayed 4 nights no towels changed in that time. Two single sheets width wise on double bed so a ridge in bed. Jacuzzi when put on was filthy, grime came out of it. Dusty bedside lamps.

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Wirral, UK
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Reviewed 27 February 2012

Just got back from a weekend in York and really couldn't fault this hotel. We arrived at 2.45pm and were greeted by a friendly & efficient young man at reception who checked us in and showed us up to our room. We stayed in room 24 in the main hotel building and had a lovely view over the Museum Gardens and church. (The bells were rung on Sunday, but not till after 10am, so don't let that put you off!) Although there is no central heating, they had left an inactive key card in the slot so that the electric heater had warmed the room up for us before arrival, which was very thoughtful. It's an old townhouse with a new extension at the back, where there are more rooms, so there are a lot of stairs and turnings; we did manage to end up in the laundry cupboard on the first day, looking for the dining room, but soon found our way around.

The room was spacious, spotless and very comfortable, with plenty of drawer space, a small kettle with tea & coffee etc and a huge flat-screen TV. The bed was huge (2 singles pushed together), comfortable and there was a well-lit mirror in the bathroom, a small mirror built into the dressing table and a full-length mirror by the door; full marks for us ladies and our make-up needs! The bathroom was also spacious and clean, with a fancy spa-style shower and jacuzzi bath, which was a very pleasant surprise. We gave the bath a try after a hard day's shopping and it was very relaxing. Water pressure was good, so there were no problems with the shower either.

In fact, there really are only a few, very minor, niggles that I could find with the room; there was no towel rail in the bathroom, so wet towels had to be hung on the back of the door and there were only 4 coathangers in the wardrobe, which is not a lot between 2 people, especially if you are staying for more than a few days. They were good, sturdy, wooden hangers and you could have put several items on each one, so although not a real problem, I would have expected at least a couple more. Loo roll was sat on top of the loo cistern too, so you had to twist round to get it; again not a big problem for us, but it may be for someone with mobility issues.

Breakfast was served in a large, airy room at the rear of the ground floor, looking out onto a small patio area and garden. The waiting staff were attentive and pleasant and we didn't have to wait long for our cooked breakfast to arrive, freshly cooked to order. My husband had the full English, which looked lovely and I just had bacon and scrambled eggs. Both were nicely cooked and very tasty. There was a veggie option available. Toast is served to you at your table and there was a basic selection of jams, cereals and juices available on a self-service basis. No croissants, yoghurts or fresh fruit, but we didn't pay a lot for the room, so didn't expect anything overly fancy. Coffee is also self-service, from a machine with the usual choice of latte, capuccino, mocha etc and was very good; a small queue formed on Sunday morning for it, but we were in no hurry and it was an opportunity to have a pleasant chat with other guests.

There were a few seats on the patio, for warmer days and a small bar next to the main reception supplying bottled beers and wines on request, 24 hours a day, according to the brochure, but we didn't partake ourselves. Prices didn't seem too bad, £3 for a bottle of local bitter or European lager and around £4 for a glass of wine. The house wine was on offer at £10 a bottle while we were there, but it is just a short walk into the city centre and to the bars and cafes there, including the Three-Legged Mare and the Last Drop Inn, where the excellent York Brewery beers are to be found. There was a small ante-room next to the dining room with another large TV and comfy sofas, ideal if you wanted somewhere to lounge around and read the papers and there were no issues with the free wi-fi (ask at reception for the code).

All in all, I would definitely stay here again and would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

For a mere £59 per night for a double room, this hotel offered clean, warm, spacious accommodation in a great location, close to all the local attractions.
The King size bed was big and the en-suite bathroom was conveniently located next to the bedroom. However, for those who like to travel with clothes, I would advise taking some coat hangers. The wardrobe was very spacious, so I'm not sure why there were only four hangers provided, unless they're expecting guests with very wide clothes e.g. Vikings.

I'd describe the breakfast as being various colours, textures and shapes on a round, white plate. Taste-wise it was nice. I read it was all locally sourced, but I'm pretty sure the sausage, which was uninspiring and tasteless, was an imposter from the town of Blah and in my opinion should be hanged, drawn and quartered (and then thrown in the bin). I, for one, like a decent sausage inside me in the morning and I was left feeling disappointed.

As for the local attractions, my rock star boyfriend took me in the National Railway Museum, which I found very stimulating. I'd also recommend going down The Shambles. We ate at the Old White Swan pub. Great pub and great food, we left feeling very satisfied.

Room Tip: Rooms on the ground floor had fewer stairs to climb
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Warrington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 February 2012

The hotel is in a perfect location to explore York. We stayed in room 12, room was basic but had a comfy large bed. Bathroom was cramped, we never tested the jacuzzi, I got put off by the dirty shower heads. I don't think we would stay here again, it was too expensive for what we received. Also where our room was situated all your heard was the corridor door banging every time someone walked down.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Saltburn, null, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 February 2012

The hotel has a great position, lovely walk through the park to the centre etc, we were in room 3 it was cold, no heating apart from an oil filled radiator, no wardrobe just a clothes rail... the ensuite was cramped and freezing. the only consolation was a nice breakfast but served in a cold dining room, if booking this hotel only do it in summer or take warm PJ's and hot water bottles.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Redcar
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

My girlfriend and i stayed in room 3,it was quite basic,had the usual TV/DVD,Coffee machine.The bed was very comfortable,but there was no wardrobe just a clothes rack,no central heating just an electric heater,it was a cold night,the room was very cold,the draughty sash windows didnt help.Likewise the en-suite bathroom was v.cold.The staff were helpful and the breakfast was tasty.At £111 it was very overpriced.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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LEEDS
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

Abs gem of a Hotel in a great location ...all the staff were friendly and really helpful,even ordering us and another couple of guests pizzas as we'd been out braving the snow and didn't fancy going out to find a take away late at night.

We arrived at breakfast late one morning as we hadn't read the Hotel's guide properly but staff were really nice and the Chef was more than happy to cook breakfast. I'd read on the reviews that the breakfast portions were small,but this was not the case .

The room itself was lovely well presented and the bed was really comfortable ( a bonus as some Hotel beds are really uncomfortable),
The Hotel location was brilliant all the shops,bars restaurants etc within easy walking distance via the park right opposite the Hotel during the day and the river side at night.
There is also a lovely pub two minutes from the Hotel called the Bay Horse,great pub with great food well worth a visit.

Had a fab time here and definitely going back.

Thank you to the staff at the Jorvik for making us feel so welcome

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Jorvik Hotel
Address: 50-52 Marygate, York YO30 7BH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #42 of 46 Hotels in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Jorvik Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Jorvik Hotel is situated right in the heart of the historic city of York. The hotel overlooks the gateway to the Museum gardens; the 11th-century church of St Olafs and the remains of St Mary’s Abbey. The main shopping area of York is less than five minutes walk away and the peaceful river Ouse runs majestically by at the end of the street. The Jorvik dates back to the 1750s and has 22 en-suite bedrooms. ... more   less 
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