We got a last minute deal here on a Friday evening (booked on the evening we arrived) - £10 for the room if you spend £75 on food and beverages in the bistro.
Kelly the receptionist was friendly and welcoming from the minute we called to book. When we arrived she remembered my earlier conversation with her and made us feel very welcome. She gave us a short tour showing us around the hotel then showed us to the annex where our room was. Some reviewers have said they were disappointed to be in another building but it is really a tiny distance away from the main building so I can't understand this complaint. The ground floor reception is not as nice as sone in the Hotel du Vin chain (Bristol for example) but the welcome from staff made up for it.
We were taken up to our room (Concha y Toro room, first floor of annex building). It was on the small side compared with other standard rooms in the Malmaison / Hdv chain with dual aspect windows and beautiful dark green heavy curtains. Very quickly we realised that although the room had been cleaned, there were a few packets of halfeaten food and half drunk bottles of water which had been left by previous guests and not picked up by the cleaner. Whilst this was a minor mistake we decided after sone discussion to complain about it and Kelly immediately apologised and came up to move us to a different room. There were no quibbles at all about moving us.
We were moved into the Veuve Clicquot suite - which was a significant upgrade which we were not expecting and turned our stay from an enjoyable night away to a sublime experience which we will save up to repeat! The room was absolutely stunning, with exposed metal beams, huge wooden sleigh bed, sumptuous carpets, large living room area with comfortable sofa, large wardrobes,docking station with surround speakers, aircon, two flay screen tvs, large range of magazines, separate toilet room....and last but not least, the bathroom, which was just gorgeous. Open plan area including huge freestanding rolltop bath, and massive double walkin shower with two monsoon showers and lovely black mosaic tiles. There were also double sinks with a large selection of full size toiletries including shampoo and conditioner which you were encouraged to take away.
The minibar was impressively stocked but we didn't use it. Very helpful to have fridge space to use.
We could have enjoyed the room all evening but went down to the bistro for our dinner and almost rushed back up to enjoy our suite. We had a great evening and at the price we paid it was exceptional value. We would definitely consider returning at full price after some saving up and for a special occasion.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hotel du Vin & Bistro York is located in the tranquil area known as The Mount, close to the city's historic centre. This beautiful hotel in York city centre is housed within a Grade II-listed building that dates back to the early 19th century. Formerly a private home and an orphanage, the hotel houses 44 stylish bedrooms and suites, trademark bistro, bar and private dining rooms, along with a terrace, courtyard and inner forum for alfresco dining. York is a historic and beautiful city, believed to date back from Roman times. York is the county town of Yorkshire, perfect for a cultural getaway or a romantic weekend break that will inspire. ... more less
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