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    The Principal York

    Station Road, York YO24 1AA, England
    011 44 844 854 2910
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    Overview
    • Excellent61%
    • Very good25%
    • Average10%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    “tuck box” (83 reviews)
    “beautiful hotel” (121 reviews)
    “train station” (157 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Breakfast Buffet
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    Reviewed yesterday via mobile

    Lovely hotel, nice staff, good location but it was costly to stay here compared to competitors. But to be told at check-out that it was £10 for parking when we've paid to stay overnight is ridiculous really. We have stayed in some beautiful hotels and...More

    2  Thank Hannah G
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This hotel is very nice indeed. A traditional, calm ambience with nice rooms and helpful staff. My friend and I had a twin room on the front of the hotel which was a bit noisy due to the traffic (the hotel is very, very close...More

    Thank Lynnie97
    Reviewed 2 days ago

    The hotel is in an impressive building and the furnishings/decor are tasteful and elegant. You cannot stay closer to the train station, which suited us perfectly. We had a beautiful room and bathroom, including deep claw-foot bath. The staff are excellent - reception, concierge services,...More

    Thank Christine M
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Excellent accommodation! Very comfy bed. Clean room. Close to train station so if your coming in to York by train I highly recommend. The Tuck Box was a great addition to the room. Our room was on the third floor and not noisy at all....More

    Thank AshMill99
    Reviewed 4 days ago

    Really really stunning hotel, classy, traditional yet contemporary. We were given a really large well decorated room on the first floor for our 4 night stay - the tuck box (which they fill up every day) was a nice touch. We also had Sunday lunch...More

    Thank smks2015
    Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded 3 days ago

    Dear smks2015 Thank you for your review. Great to read you will stay with us again where we look forward to welcoming you. Warm regards THarrison

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Business Center with Internet Access
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
    Details
    • Price range
    • $133 - $429 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #7 Luxury Hotel in York
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 155
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    • Location
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    • York
    • Also Known As
    • Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian ,
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    kdibb90
    August 9, 2017|
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    Response from pamela m | Reviewed this property |
    Breakfast was good but it took a long time to get a table. There is a buffet and one can order other things from a menu. We waited 20mins. one morning and there were 5 couples ahead of us. .Poor service
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    August 2, 2017|
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    Response from mglrowan | Reviewed this property |
    I think it was 12.00 though we left earlier.
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    July 27, 2017|
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    Response from mglrowan | Reviewed this property |
    The room we had only had a shower though it was huge and great. The suite had a bath
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