Having had a very good meal & overnight stay at both the Harrogate & Newcastle Hotel Du Vin’s in the past, we didn’t hesitate in booking York for a special night away.
Although this stay at York felt extra special. We can only put it down to the incredible service experience. Nothing could be faulted from check in, drinks in the bar, a meal in the restaurant, phone requests to reception, breakfast the next day, to check out. The service here was just as it should be, extremely helpful and friendly. The right level of chat, not too much. Just a friendly interest. We were given city maps and a boat timetable after briefly mentioning to our waitor that we might do a boat trip during our day out in York. Receptionist found us a hand car wash & advised we could leave our car all day after checking out.
A gorgeously decorated hotel throughout, our room was a basic room, but was perfectly adequate and sumptuously decorated with quiet air conditioning and quiet bathroom fan. The bed and pillows were very comfortable and good quality. A pod type coffee machine and free bottle of milk in the mini bar fridge.
We enjoyed canapés and champagne in the bar before dining in the restaurant. The bar is a lovely environment and as it was a hot day the conservatory roof was opened. The same waiter served us all evening. Absolutely faultless service. My husband & I were eating very different things so we decided to ask the semelier to choose individual wines for each course. He knew our meal choices before serving us. Knowledgeable without dictating a choice, he was a great guy who really wanted us to enjoy his recommendations, he even gave my husband a taster of 3 different wines to go with his steak before deciding on a glass.
I enjoyed the prawn & crayfish cocktail to start, followed by sole Veronique. Perfectly cooked fish in a beautiful creamy grape sauce. It was well worth the £26. My husband had a rare steak and said it was just as he had requested and the sauce was perfect & not over salty. A very good meal indeed with incredible wines.
Homemade Granola for breakfast was utterly delicious, there was an array of cereals and beautiful pastries along with fresh fruits. We also ordered from the hot menu. I had baked eggs & gruyere cheese with toast soldiers OMG! My husband ordered bacon & sausage, & was asked how he liked his bacon cooking. Very good tea & coffee and delicious fresh orange.
This was a perfect overnight stay and dining experience and could not be faulted in any way. We would love to stay here again. The food and the service were exceptionally good.
Only a 5 minute walk into the city, overnight parking was £10 to the rear of the hotel. Free wifi.
- 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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