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The Judges Lodging

9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ, England
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Ranked #17 of 45 hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Billingham
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We booked into Judges Lodgings for 1 night the day after it reopened. The Manager came across as a little aloof but was obviously under pressure trying to get all the teething problems sorted so didn't have time to talk to the guests. Hopefully when we return everything will be running smoothly and he will be a little more relaxed... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The place I couldn't fault the drink good the food very nice if over priced but the staff very over zealous ( Maybe the boss was in the building ) it got annoying sometimes it's nice to put a glass on the table before the waitress takes it from you

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JLNick_James, General Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review

Many thanks for your 4* review and I'm delighted the surroundings,food and drinks were up to scratch! I will also be sure to use your feedback about the glasses being collected too early in our next team training session. We hope to see you again soon. More

York
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226 reviews 226 reviews
35 hotel reviews
232 helpful votes 232 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Given how much they've spent on this place, you'd think they would be massively on top of their game in the vital first couple of weeks when inquisitive people are giving it a try to decide whether to put it on their list of places to regularly visit. Sad news is that they've got a long way to go to... More

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JLNick_James, General Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to write your review and you have raised some very valid points in it. Whilst we are trying to deliver perfect service all the time it has to be remembered that we are a brand new team and that there will be initial glitches to work through. We have also had 2 extremely busy... More

nottinghamshire
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived Friday evening, was slightly confused whether the main reception was either downstairs or upstairs as only bar staff on however the waitress did find us the manager who checked us in swiftly and led us to one of the beautiful garden rooms (found the little fence and gate a beautiful touch :) was given a fresh flask of milk... More

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JLNick_James, General Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I'm so pleased you enjoyed your recent stay with us! The building does get rather warm in the hot weather so the fans do come in very handy and we are in the process of getting some extra ones in (cue a change in the warm weather!). I very much look forward to welcoming... More

Dorset, United Kingdom
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123 reviews 123 reviews
27 hotel reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Very busy Saturday afternoon on the day before the Tour de France was due to flash through the city. My son and I had some time to use and as my son lives in York, he suggested we called in for a drink. Son and daughter in law had been the previous evening and were impressed with the changes. The... More

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JLNick_James, General Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and for calling into see us. It's great to hear you liked our new look but more importantly that you would call in and see us again! The terrace has been extremely popular during the warm weather of the last couple of weeks so its lovely to read that you found the service and... More

Maidstone
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54 reviews 54 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Thought this looked a great place to eat and found out it had just re-opened after a major refit. We were seated upstairs and given menus to peruse and offered drinks, when we came to order the server informed us that it would be 40 minutes before our food was ready, we didn't mind we were on holiday and the... More

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JLNick_James, General Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your positive review. It is a well balanced opinion that reflects your visit! We did struggle a little with service times during the weekend peaks but I'm delighted that you found management on hand to talk to. It is quite a difficult building to manage as there are so many nooks and crannies but there... More

England
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82 reviews 82 reviews
29 hotel reviews
155 helpful votes 155 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not sure how helpful this review will be as we didn`t stay here nor did we eat. However this place is fantastic following the refurb and we are really glad we called in for a drink and a nosey! I take on board what others have said about the service being a bit chaotic but fairs fair and as it... More

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JLNick_James, General Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review

Many thanks for taking the time to review your visit - all reviews are valuable to us as a team and guests that visit us for drinks only are equally as important as hotel guests and diners. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your visit and that you were also appreciative of the fact that we trying our best to deliver... More

durham
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have read the previous reviews and feel they are a bit harsh. The hotel has recently undergone a complete transformation and is pristine. The room we had was spacious and very comfortable. the quality of the public rooms and the rear terrace were great. To be fair the place has only just reopened after a complete makeover and a... More

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JLNick_James, General Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a glowing review of your stay with us but more importantly saying that you would be delighted to come back and stop with us! I'm pleased you were well looked after and enjoyed the cooked breakfast in particular - most guests agree with you that it is far nicer to wait a little longer for... More

wolverhampton
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where do I start, booked a weekend away in York for me and the wife as we had never been,we came across JL looked really nice from the front so in we went ,told it would about half hour for a table,no probs have a drink first,we were taken to the bar and they come and get us when table... More

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JLNick_James, General Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review

Many thanks for writing your review and for coming to see us. We were certainly very busy for our opening weekend and I think your review is very fair and balanced. Please rest assured that we are working on all of the things that you have mentioned and are focussed on getting into a smooth service routine as soon as... More

Newcastle
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Went for food just as it was opening. The staff are all new and so want to help and make your stay a good one. They were all buzzing with the Tour de France and feeling very nervous about it as they were expecting to be really busy but I'm sure they will have coped well. The food was fabulous!... More

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JLNick_James, General Manager at The Judges Lodging, responded to this review

Thank you for such a delightful review and I'm pleased you enjoyed your recent visit to us! TDF was certainly a very busy weekend - especially with the warm weather. It would be great to see you again - I'm sure you will find a good excuse to come and stop! More

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Address: 9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style
#6 Business Hotel in York #9 Romantic Hotel in York
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Housed in a grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse built in the early 1700's and originally a Doctor's house before becoming a Judges Lodging - from which the bar,hotel and restaurant now takes its name. Extensively refurbished in time for July 2014, the Judges has 21 individually styled bedrooms, an original vaulted cellar bar,first floor dining and drinking and also 2 fabulous outside areas- quite unique within the centre of York.With a fabulous location in the shadows of the Minster, we offer a warm and friendly Yorkshire welcome to guests from all over the world. ... more   less 
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