We chose this hotel at the last moment after reading the awful reviews of the bed and breakfast we'd booked, and I've got to say, we made a good choice - this hotel is lovely. Definitely one of the best features is the friendliness of the staff - everyone we passed greeted us, asked if we'd had a nice day, or what our plans were, and made us feel very welcome. The common areas of the hotel are spacious, clean, and were very comfortable and welcoming.
We had a family room - the window was small and there was a tree outside which blocked the light - however, the purpose of our trip was to visit York, not sit in a room looking out the window so it did not matter in the slightest. Room and bathroom were clean, well appointed, it was nice to have real furniture rather than built in units, and there was more than ample storage and space. Free wi-fi was also a great bonus! Room was cleaned daily by the housekeeping team who worked quickly and efficiently. Spare blankets, towels, pillows were all in the room, and didn't feel 'stingy' like in some Premier Inn/Travelodge type places, and there was a fan in the wardrobe. It was great to have a window that actually opened and wasn't locked for 'Health and Safety' reasons.
Breakfast was tasty, could be busy at times, but the guys who were there worked quickly at resetting tables. We never had to wait and there was always plenty on offer, with empty pots being quickly refilled. Occasionally had a slight wait for tea and toast to be brought to the table, and the hotel could possibly look at their procedures for seating people (a sign asking people to wait to be seating might have been useful for the staff) and their procedures for taking tea and toast requests. However, breakfast was a lovely experience overall.
The park and ride facility into York was great - the fare for the bus was less than an hours parking in town, and the parking was free. Was very convenient!
We are so pleased that we made the decision to cancel out B&B and stay at this hotel - we had an amazing week, which actually ended up being cheaper than the B&B!!
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- Also Known As:
- Ramada York Fairfield Manor
- York Ramada