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The Waterfront

5 Kings Staith, York YO1 9SN, England
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Ranked #185 of 215 York B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Was in York with some friends - was the only one staying here. The room was bigger than I expected and quieter - especially considering there was a large chain pub right next door! The bed was comfortable and the en-suite was very clean. I did have to put down the blind in the bathroom as it looked out on... More 

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Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Stayed on a Saturday night, checked in at 12 lunch time and didn't have to check out until 12 the following day. Found the place with ease following Google maps, Its not a Hotel at all but simply some rooms above a bar and restaurant so there is no reception area or hotel front, just a black door on a... More 

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Peterborough
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We arrived early and were given our choice of rooms and were impressed with them all. The location is perfect, out the door and you're walking the cobbles of the old centre. The room was clean, spacious and had a huge bathroom with tub/shower all recently decorated and the bed was very comfortable. Jimmy (manager) was clear to say he's... More 

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

The worst possible hotel ever York should be ashamed to have such an establishment it should fall into the water that would be the best place for it unfriendly host dirty dingy tv held up by a piece of wood

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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I booked a one night stay at the Waterfront for an anniversary weekend getaway. After booking and then reading the reviews (bad move!) I stealed myself for an appalling stay. However when we arrived we were greeted by a lovely gentleman and shown into a beautiful, large and clean room. We couldn't have been happier with the room, the location... More 

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Seaham, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

My partner and I had a lovely stay in the Waterfront back in February. It's a very nice and characterful hotel, with great views over the river. I thought £120 was quite expensive for one room-only night - having said that, it is in a very central location with all of the attractions in close walking distance. I would stay... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Upon arrival (as many people have stated) you do have to ring the hotel to be let in, there is no reception. We were met by a friendly man who showed us to our room. The room was okay, as expected really. It was clean with a good size en suite. Our room overlooked the side street so understandably it... More 

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Southyorkshire
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Lovely hotel, nice warm room bathroom was a good size. Excellent central location. Lovely view of the river to wake up to :) was a little noisy on the night but to be expected on the main pub route area.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stayed here new years eve for one night. Cannot believe we paid £150 a night without breakfast it also cost us £25 in parking costs. On arrival we rang the owner to let us in, no smoking signs everywhere and the place stunk of smoke. When we arrived at our room the view of the river was lovely. The room... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

When booking at the Waterfront hotel, we presumed that paying above the prices of majority of the double rooms available in the area, that I would be getting great value for money! We paid £130 for a night’s stay in a double room, this wasn’t including breakfast either! Upon arrival we had to call the number online as there wasn’t... More 

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