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Best Western Monkbar Hotel

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First impressions of this hotel were good! The refurbishment shows in the decor and central location is ideal. However what really lets the hotel down is the lack of disregard to complaints. My partner booked this hotel for a surprise getaway as a treat about 4 weeks ago and we stayed on Friday overnight. On arrival there was a notice...

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed at the weekend (for some shopping and R&R) We arrived early so knew we wouldn't be able to check in... We were greeted by a friendly young female who let us pay and get the parking sorted. A very friendly male offered to take our bags to the room when it was available, which was a really nice...

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hotel is in a fantastic location for exploring the city. The breakfast was great too. we didn't book the breakfast till we checked in and was able to get it at a lower rate! The rooms were lovely and the staff too. The only issue we had was the hotel knew what time our taxi was (because they kindly...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good morning, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I'm pleased that you had a lovely stay and liked the hotel, breakfasts and staff. I do apologise regarding retrieving the luggage. This is very unsual and not our usual high standards of efficient service as we usually provide this service within a...

wolves
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

In general the hotel looks great and is in a perfect location..only a 5 minute walk to the minster. The Staff were friendly, the discounted parking was easily sorted and the rooms were clean and spacious. The only down side is how noisy it was, you can hear every sound from other rooms, the corridor and outside. The walls must...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am glad you enjoyed your stay with us in York and very pleased to hear you will return. I do apologise for any noise issue and just for future reference, we have tea and coffee making facilities in all bedrooms which can be...

Province of Alicante, Spain
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Well impressed with this hotel for its central location, decor, room size and the choice at breakfast down to the smallest detail (diabetic friendly jams). Also the staff in the breakfast room run like a well oiled machine, faultlessly efficient and so friendly. Rooms were nice and warm which was welcome as it was freezing outside and although our room...

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Good evening Brian, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am glad you had a very nice stay with us and liked the hotel, the location and breakfasts. Apologies for any issue with the water pressure. This has been passed onto the maintenance team to review. The car park we offer...

West Midlands
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for several days during sightseeing in the area. The hotel is conveniently located a stone's throw from the old entrance to the city and as a result it is not so near to the more modern amenities that York city has to offer. The river is a fair walk away. The hotel itself is comfortable enough with a...

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Evening, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am pleased that you had an overall nice stay with us in York and found the location convenient and the breakfasts nice and plentiful. All comments have been noted and will be reviewed. Thank you again and I Hope to welcome you back...

Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a short two night weekend break to celebrate my wife's birthrate. Impressed as soon as we walked into the reception area which was modern warm and well lit. When we entered the room my wife was thrilled to find a hand written birthday card and a gift of some sweets. I had mentioned the fact that it was...

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Good evening Anthony, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am very pleased to read such a nice review so thank you. I am glad you and your wife had a lovely time in York to celebrate her birthday. I will be passing on the comments and especially to Chris. Thank...

Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Monkbar to sample the Christmas Market. Ideally located just outside the city walls which was quieter than being in the heart of the city but close enough to access all on offer. For the price I paid £76 for a twin room I can't fault it. Luggage delivered to our room, even coats hung in wardrobe plus...

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Good evening Mary, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am glad to read you had a nice stay with us and I'm glad you liked the hotel. I am very pleased you found the service we provide efficient and I'm glad to hear you will be back so will be...

Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have mixed feelings about the hotel. First the location, really good. Checking in was good, sorted parking really quickly. On first sight our room was beautiful. Bed comfortable, everything clean. Some really strange sounds from the plumbing we think! Every time someone turned a tap on or flushed their toilet in the room next door it sounded like a...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I do apologise for any issues you had during your say with us. I do understand your concerns and as it is no excuse, we do have a few new staff members in the restaurant still in the training period however these comments...

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Monkbar hotel is the perfect place to stay for access to York. Named after the entrance to the old city this hotel stands just outside the city walls. A few minutes walk through the Monk bar entrance takes you to the shop's and minster's attractions. The staff compliment the hotel perfectly in a friendly, and professional manner. My wife...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning Steve, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I'm pleased to hear you have stayed with us on several occasions and have witnessed the improvments due to the recent refurb. Pleased you like the breakfasts and bar area as well and always lovely to hear good reviews about the friendly,...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Following an extensive £3m refurbishment program the Monkbar Hotel has been transformed into a stunning contemporary, boutique hotel 4 star hotel. Now boasting 125 individually designed and decorated rooms, some overlooking our Yorkshire courtyard garden, others overlooking the City Walls and some with a Minster View. As any true destination hotel our restaurant - The Yorkshire Bar and Grill - will not disappoint. A stunning bar and grill concept open for brunch from 8am daily, you will be greeted by staff with a professional yet relaxed approach, who appreciate the importance of great service - and great coffee! During the day you can take your pick from modern tapas-style dishes made with the best of Yorkshire produce or be swept away with an incredible restaurant menu. Armchairs and booths make the bar a perfect place for meeting friends you can simply relax in the bar with a glass of locally distilled Mason's gin and tonic or on sunny days enjoy a bite to eat in the beautiful walled garden. Produce is key, so our Head Chef Ben and the team have chosen incredible local suppliers to create a seasonal menu that will showcase the best of local produce and put The Yorkshire bar and grill firmly on the culinary map. ... more   less 

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Address: St. Maurices Road, York YO31 7JA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: $94 - $238 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Monkbar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Best Western York
York Best Western
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in York
#11 Luxury Hotel in York
#13 Romantic Hotel in York
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“Road side are quite noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles UKtripper100, 1 week ago | Read review
“Rooms on the top floor very very quiet and relaxing.”
 of 5 bubbles anthonyg317, 1 week ago | Read review
“Get a suite, they are more expensive but they are amazing!”
 of 5 bubbles callumcharles417, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Very good hotel close to amenities”
 of 5 bubbles shrnalln7, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“We asked for a quieter room if possible when booking, and were given a room on third floor near the back.”
 of 5 bubbles lovepeas75, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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