We spent a night at this hotel - first impressions - a grand building. The entrance off the car park smelled very strongly of cigarette smoke, not a great start. The check in was speedy and the reception staff friendly. The rooms were on the first floor with a view out to the garden and the big wheel. The rooms were a good size, decorated nicely, the bed perhaps a little too soft for our liking. The reading lights at the side of the bed were not very bright, nor was the lighting in the bedroom. The bathrooms were a decent size though resembled a hospital bathroom with stark white tiles and fittings.
The family used the spa facilities and they were adequate.
The cooked breakfast was ok. Usual array of cereals and pastries. My son had a seeded bread roll, it looked gorgeous but tasted of nothing, no bread taste.
The hotel was good for a night and we we were very busy sightseeing so it served its purpose.
Pros - ideally situated for a short stroll into York. The rooms were clean and the staff were very pleasant
Cons - WiFi only free in public areas for 30 minutes, have to log out then back in again, should be constantly free. Had to pay for the car park. The entrance lobby smells strongly of cigarettes.
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- Also Known As:
- Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
- Royal York Hotel York