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The Judges Lodgings

9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ, England
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Ranked #15 of 46 hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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York, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is lovely in the Summer sun,you can sit out in the beer garden and watch York go by. Spent a lazy Sunday afternoon here last summer with my missus and we loved it,looking forward to it reopening in May Nice relaxing times

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

Splendid review of our outside garden- no doubt brought on by the warm spring sunshine! It is a great place to sit and watch the world go by. We are hoping to be reopen by late June and look forward to seeing you then! More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We celebrated a 50th birthday at the The Judges in January and it was phenomenal. Words really cannot do the place justice but to attempt The manager personally greeted us and wished us a nice stay - All the staff were so welcoming and genuine which is such a rarity these days! I have never returned to a hotel before... More

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

Many thanks for your delightful review and for choosing to spend such special occasion with us!Its lovely to read you were so well looked after and I very much to see you again to see our fabulous new look when we have reopened in July More

Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Stayed at the Judges Lodgings on the 31st Dec 2013 for New Years Eve. Great central location not far from the train station and friendly welcome from a lady in reception who was happy to keep our bags until our room was ready. When we returned later to check into our room, we were welcomed by a very friendly chap.... More

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

Many thanks for your review and thank you for coming to stop with us over New Year- it sounds like you had a good night! The Cellar Bar was full on NYE and I'm delighted you enjoyed your food with us and found the team warm and friendly. I will certainly take your breakfast comments on board and we are... More

Bedlington, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We loved our stay here. Its central, characterful and above all friendly and welcoming. I do agree that a refurbishment wouldn't come in wrong, but I hope its not unrecognisable afterwards. I loved the atmosphere and the homeliness created by the lovely staff and came back for a return visit with a friend just before it closed for its makeover.... More

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

Thank you for your lovely review- warm and friendly hospitality is what we strive for everyday so I'm delighted that we have hit the mark for you. Whilst we are undergoing a major refurbishment, please be assured that we will not be fundamentally altering the character of the building- we are Grade 1 listed so everything has to be approved... More

Scarborough, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We stayed one night before Christmas for a quick break in York. We chose the Judges Lodgings because of it's position in the centre of York. We loved the look of the building and the history attached to such a building. We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay, our room extremely comfortable and full of character, as is the remainder of... More

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

What a really kind review about the team and your visit and thank you for your best wishes as we embark on our refurbishment programme. It was a pleasure to look after you and I cant wait to hear your thoughts on our improvements when we reopen in Summer 2014! More

York
Top Contributor
191 reviews 191 reviews
29 hotel reviews
198 helpful votes 198 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Just over a year after buying the Judges Lodgings in Lendal out of administration, the new owners are closing the hotel and bar for the major make-over. Daniel Thwaites plc, which bought the business for £1.5 million in November last year, is planning to add an extra eight rooms, bringing the total to 22, as well as expanding the cellar... More

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

Many thanks for sharing the news on our impending refurbishment - you beat me to it! I do however have a tinge of disappointment that you have only rated the article as 3* - the news of such a huge investment to such a wonderful building and the benefits this will bring to the local economy in terms of new... More

Cambridge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
20 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

Lovely stately old building right in the city centre. Perfect room with plenty of space. Very helpful staff and the duty manager even helped us with our luggage upon arrival. Yes I concur that the building is in need of a little TLC but this does not detract from staying in such a lovely building. Think some comments / reviews... More

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

Many thanks for your friendly and concise review. A true measure of guest satisfaction is the recommendation to friends so I am delighted that we have exceeded your expectations when you have stayed with us. We hope to see you later next year when we reopen- keep an eye on the website! Have a very Happy New Year! More

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here at the begining of December. The hotel is in a brilliant location; The Minster, the railway station and Betty's are all within a few minutes walk. We loved the bar and restaurant....great service and fantastic food - highly recommended! (Especially the home made fish pie 😄). Yes, the hotel needs a bit of restoration... More

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

Thank you for writing such a kind review and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. I will pass on your kind words to the team and will let the chefs know you gave a big thumbs up to the Fish Pie! We are about to commence our major refurbishment in early January so it would be great... More

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

8 of us stayed here for 2 nights last weekend in 4 rooms. York is a favourite place of ours and on previous occasions we had stayed at the Guy Fawkes and this was better. The beds were comfortable and the rooms clean, however I do agree with previous comments that it was very hot! Having said that our bathroom... More

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JudgesL, General Manager at The Judges Lodgings, responded to this review

Many thanks for coming to stay with us recently- it was lovely to meet you all. I’m pleased that you enjoyed your stay and please rest assured that all of the points you have raised will be picked up during our refurbishment. We look forward to meeting welcoming you all back next year and would like to wish you a... More

Darlington, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2013

We stayed here 1 night in December. On arrival you have to climb iron steps to reach reception, which, if you are bad at stairs or disabled, is not on. I must admit I booked on line and , as far as I can see looking back on the booking form, there is no mention that the hotel has no... More

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JudgesL, General Manager at The Judges Lodgings, responded to this review

Many thanks for coming to stop with us and for leaving your review of your stay with us. I’m sorry to read that there were a couple of queries regarding your stay. The access does contain a lot of steps and unfortunately, as we are a Grade 1 listed building, we cannot install a lift. We do get a lot... More

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Also Known As:
The Judges Lodgings Hotel York
The Judges Lodgings Hotel
Judges Lodgings Hotel York
Judges Lodgings York
Address: 9 Lendal, York YO1 8AQ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
#6 Business Hotel in York
#9 Romantic Hotel in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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 Lodgings- 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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