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BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel

St. Maurices Road | Monk Bar, York YO31 7JA, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Nice location. Good for travellers with less luggage. Too many levels. good service. Good breakfast spread. Not very good for dinner. Well connected to the city centre, Walking distance from the central Business area.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My friend and I visit York every summer for a weekend break and have stayed in a selection of hotels but this one was the first to take our bags up to the room ready for when we came back and to call the room about half an hour after we had checked in to ensure everything was ok! Well... More 

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Graham U, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Daisymay29, Thank you for our excellent review :) It is great to hear feedback on all aspects of your stay, i will be sure to pass it on to the staff. We are very lucky to be situated just outside of the historic bar walls and a short walk to the city centre which is great for all our... More 

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29 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Can't remember how many times I've stayed here but it must be about 10 now and it's getting better. We always stay in room 39,we asked for it again but when we arrived it hadn't been reserved and we were given 203. Not a problem as the room we had looked onto the courtyard and has recently been renovated. Only... More 

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Graham U, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Chilloot2, Thank you for the excellent review :) It is great to hear that you think we keep improving. Our courtyard is undergoing a makeover which will make it a more enjoyable space to dine and relax on those summer evenings. Great to hear you enjoyed breakfast, it sure is a great way to start the day with so... More 

Halifax, United Kingdom
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just returned from a 2 night stay. Hotel in great position for city centre. Rooms very nice and breakfast very good. Had dinner in hotel one night and was excellent, the food of the very highest quality and when accompanied with the very well informed waitress George, resulted in a very enjoyable meal. The hotel is undergoing some renovations but... More 

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Graham U, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear 257lakeside123, It is great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel. We will be completing our refurbishment in Autumn 2015 so please pay us another visit if you are in the area and see what we truly have to offer. Kind regards, The Monkbar Team More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed for a third time, despite ongoing renovations still as good as ever. Staff great although need to smile more at breakfast. Great location, easy walk into the city centre. Car park only 2 minutes away

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Graham U, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Hi Val J, Thank you for a great review :) We are so pleased to hear that although we are undergoing a refurbishment there was no disruption to your stay. Our refurbishment works are due to be completed Autumn 2015, so please pay us another visit when you are next in the area & see what the Monkbar truly has... More 

San Francisco
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9 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Though the hotel was doing some renovations during my stay, I was exceptionally pleased with everything about the hotel. The room was large and well appointed. The bathroom was very clean, thought the glass on the shower looked exceptionally fragile. The location, just outside one of the walled gates, is perfect—you can access the city yet get a cab to... More 

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Graham U, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Sambandar, Firstly i would just like to thank you for your excellent review. I am pleased to hear that we did not disturb your stay even though we are in the latter stages of a full hotel refurbishment. Here at the BEST WESTERN Monkbar hotel, we are very fortunate to be located just outside the city walls which allows... More 

Vienna, Virginia
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Not only was the location ideal, just outside Monk Bar, a view of the city walls and the Minster from our rooms, and the Minster barely a 10 minute walk away, but the rooms were well appointed and comfortable, the breakfast was ample and delicious, and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Graham U, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear FDUmom, Thank you for an excellent review :) We are very fortunate to be located in such a great spot in the city, we can offer our guests excellent views of the best sights in York. We would love it if you came and stayed with us again if you were ever in York. Kind regards, The Monkbar Team More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I large group of us came for the day and night. The hotel staff were very helpful. We had use of one of the conference rooms which was nice and big. The food was lovely. The room I was in had not long been refurbished so was very nice. Breakfast was very good and you have lots to choose from.... More 

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Graham U, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Southafrica1985, Thank you for a great review, so glad to hear that you liked our newly refurbished bedrooms. We would love to welcome you back to the hotel when you are next in York. Kind regards, The Monkbar Team More 

NORTHUMBERLAND
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29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for one night as we were going to the opera house. The hotel was a little bit out of the way but it was walkable. Our room was very nice. Breakfast was a bit chaotic & it took a little while to get a waiter so that I could order some kippers. The hotel was under modernisation... More 

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Greg P, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Dear NorthumberlandTigger, Thank you for your review and giving a four star rating. I hope you enjoyed your trip and visit to Opera house. I am glad you like the room and were able to enjoy a kipper at breakfast, I am sorry if it took a little while to put on order. The paint work has been done in... More 

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