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The Principal York

Booking.com$137*
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#11 of 46 Hotels in York
Certificate of Excellence
04/09/2017 04/10/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely hotel. The bed was a bit hard and we had a noisy fridge. Otherwise beautiful and luxurious. The staff are friendley and helpful. We loved the bar which had live music on Friday and the bar staff were brilliant.

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Last night myself and my boyfriend stayed at The Principal York Hotel. Our stay was perfect right from the start. We cannot thank all of the staff enough for there outstanding hospitality and there kindness throughout our stay. When we checked in we were asked what brought us to York, to this we explained we were there to celebrate our...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here the night before our annual conference. The setting is beautiful and stones throw from train station. All very grand. Rooms are lovely but try and get one overlooking the grounds and nit the bus station as it's quite loud. Rooms were really warm with Elemis both products and bathrobes included. Service at breakfast was slow but nice on...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night as attending a business meeting. Staff all very personable, with a warm welcome. Bedroom was nicely appointed, a little noisy as opposite the lift, but as only here one night it was not too much of a problem. We had an unfortunate mix-up with our pre-ordered dinner, and the replacement fish was undercooked, twice! However, the...

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RichardMansellRYH, General Manager at The Principal York, responded to this review

Dear Mossdeeping20 Thank you for reviewing your conference stay with us. I sincerely hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you either on business or leisure in the near future. Warm regards RMansell

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at this beautifully refurbished hotels for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel which is a few minutes walk from the station was completely refurbished in 2015. The lobby and other public rooms are a pleasure to relax in after a day sightseeing around York with plush sofas. Our room, which was upgraded...

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RichardMansellRYH, General Manager at The Principal York, responded to this review

Dear Maureen5583 What a great review of your stay with us at The Principal .. thank you. Your delight with your stay is fantastic to read and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards RMansell

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The hotel looks imposing as you arrive. Lots of parking available. Beautifully decorated and finished throughout. We loved the pale grey colour scheme, very calming. Excellent food and super service in the dining room especially at night. It was a little noisy outside over night as it was close to the railway station but nothing we couldn't cope with.We loved...

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RichardMansellRYH, General Manager at The Principal York, responded to this review

Dear lynnbG4185EL Thank you for your review. Delighted you had a great stay and the next time you are in York we look forward to welcoming you to The Principal. Warm regards RMansell

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Was here for work conference. Staff were all friendly and attentive. Everything run smoothly. Food was great and the room was extremely comfortable and spacious. Lovely hotel, lovely stay. Will definitely be back on a personal trip with family.

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RichardMansellRYH, General Manager at The Principal York, responded to this review

Dear Kiki F Thank you for reviewing your stay following your conference stay. Fantastic to read you will visit again and bring the family .. we look forward to welcoming you all. Warm regards RMansell

Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Prompt, friendly, polite and efficient service. Superior double room, was beautiful, very clean and cosy with a spacious, comfortable bed. Bathroom was large and very warm with roll top bath and spacious shower etc. Food was great in a romantically lit large conservatory area. We had sirloin steak, chips and veg, and raspberry sorbet on cheesecake all delicious. Cereals, toast...

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RichardMansellRYH, General Manager at The Principal York, responded to this review

Dear Denese G Great to read you had an excellent stay. Thank you for your review and please come and visit again soon. Warm regards RMansell

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here with my partner for two nights, Monday and Tuesday. The hotel is amazing, seemed to have just been refurbished as the decor throughout is very modern. Rooms are wonderful and the bathrooms are amazing! The bar is very nice and chilled at a evening, shuts around 12:00 during the week though. The restaurant wasn't all that, the menu...

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RichardMansellRYH, General Manager at The Principal York, responded to this review

Dear JessieA92 Thank you for your review of The Principal and your recommendation. Great to read you will definitely be returning. Warm regards RMansell

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Head chef Jason wardill first menu since taking the head chefs role great menu from start to finish full of some simple dishes done with care but looking super a must stop of in york you don't have to be a resident Pigs cheek with gnocchi Lamb rump Pork tender loin with a Parmesan crust Calfs liver with bubble and...

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RichardMansellRYH, General Manager at The Principal York, responded to this review

Dear T s Great to read your delight with the food you enjoyed in our Refectory Kitchen & Terrace. I will share your compliments with Jason and please come and visit again soon. Warm regards RMansell

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Room Service
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the beautiful historic city of York The Principal York elegantly combines carefully preserved Victorian architecture alongside more modern touches. The ground floor public spaces offer sweeping views into gardens and beyond to York Minster. Breakfast lunch and dinner is served in the Refectory Kitchen and Terrace and drinks are available from 11am till late in the Chapter House Bar and Games Room. Visit the stunning Garden Room for afternoon tea. As a premier luxury wedding venue in York the hotel and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures. The Victorian Oak Room holds up 110 guests for dinner while the Events Center can seat up to 300. The Principal York also boasts a variety of meeting spaces from small rooms to the Events Center with capacity for 410 delegates theater style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Principal York

Address: Station Road, York YO24 1AA, England (Formerly The Royal York Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: $157 - $361 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Principal York 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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Also Known As:
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
Royal York Hotel York
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#6 Luxury Hotel in York
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