We booked two rooms at the Guy Fawkes Inn for our wedding - one was for us on the wedding night, one was for my parents for two nights. The rooms were booked ten months in advance. When my parents arrived the day before the wedding, the room to which they were shown was not the one we had booked. It was accessed via an external iron fire escape and had virtually no wardrobe space. Only at my insistence were they moved to another hotel with the Guy Fawkes Inn paying the difference. Worse was to follow on our wedding night. The manager was made aware that we would be arriving back late. We entered the hotel at ten past midnight to find that our key card did not work and the night manager had no idea how to rectify this. Our bags were in the room, my wife was in her wedding dress and we had nowhere to sleep. The night manager was unable to contact the hotel management and I had to insist that he fetch a member of staff from a sister hotel to sort this out. When help arrived, my wife - who by this time was in tears - was laughed at and told that crying would do no good. Half an hour after we arrived, we finally gained access to the room. The room was lovely but this did not make up for the trauma which had been caused. In fairness, the hotel did not attempt to charge us and offered us a free night's stay in the future, but this situation should never have arisen.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing next to York Minster, the Guy Fawkes Inn was the birthplace of the notorious plotter, Guido Fawkes. The Inn offers en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s and AA Rosette Food. Each of the thirteen rooms have been decorated individually, feature antique feature, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. Many of the rooms also enjoy a landmark view. The inn retains many of its original features including gas lighting, real log fires and the timber staircase. You can also dine by candlelight in the restaurant, which serves classic pub-food from locally sourced ingredients and the bar stocks a range of real ales. The York Ghost Walk Experience leaves from York Minster each Saturday at 19:00 and both York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum are just a 5-minute walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guy Fawkes York
- Guy Fawkes Hotel York