I booked The Shambles for a night on my mum's Birthday and I was blown away at how nice the room is, I kind of forgot it was meant to be haunted! It's been renovated since the pictures on the site were taken. New cushiony carpet, bright walls (a few pictures on them wouldn't go amiss), the bed has been moved to another wall, a giant mirror has appeared, the wardrobe has changed and the bathroom has one of those stand-alone baths and a HUGE walk in shower.
I work in York in a dingy Georgian house hotel, it looks like an old lady's home which is in desperate need of renovation. We get complaints from anyone under 80. I am so shocked you can get a legendary room in York like The Shambles for just £10 more than we charge for our four poster and it's much nicer.
With that said, no ghostly activity. I slept no problem (with the exception of having to wait for the bar to close and for the "investigative team" upstairs to stop rearranging furniture! Can't be helped in a haunted hotel I guess). The bathroom is creepy, though, there is a bad feeling in there like maybe someone's watching you pee, I couldn't close the door in the bathroom when I was in there and I have a problem with people who don't close bathroom doors! The window in there overlooks St Catherine's room and I couldn't work out if that was the problem. Although St Catherine's wasn't booked that night it might have been the reason for feeling observed.
In The Shambles room I don't think there is anything to worry about, if there are spookies they don't mind you getting a night's sleep. It's a very nice room though and worth going to regardless! My mum still felt the need to name any prospective ghost lady Emily, though.
Oh by the way the guy who showed us round, Guy? I think he's part of the experience! Because he left us feeling like we'd booked into our doom. Maybe he didn't mean to act so suspicious...but.....dodgy narrow eye movement.
- Also Known As:
- Golden Fleece Hotel York
- Golden Fleece York