We booked this last minute and didn't want to pay the inflated prices in the centre of York. £60/night incl brekkie. We turned up early instead of our expected time but they accomodated us. We booked online with a deposit but they require final balance in cash (there is a Sainsbury's around the corner on Fulford Rd). Parking is difficult, every property parks on street. We had to park our car 2 streets away, the area appears safe though. It is a tall B&B so you could be at the top of 2 flights of stairs so bear this in mind!! The room itself was compact, small, especially the shower/toilet. Not ideal if you are a fuller figure!!! Breakfast is 8.30-9am, the usual options available, I have wheat intolerance and they toasted my own bread which was nice. What was even nicer was that in the morning I asked for 2 boiled eggs and they cut my toast into soldiers, how sweet lol!!! Portions for brekkie were good, service excellent. There are the usual tea and coffee making facilities in the room and in reception is a selection of leaflets for tours, etc.
To get into York is a 15-20 min stroll along the river, lovely. I'm not sure if it is safe at night though so we walked back along the main York road. York itself is wonderful, we wandered about it for 2 days, loads of places to eat, drink and be merry. We ate at Caesars, a fantastic Italian around the back of the Minster and Henry J Beans, a burger/steak restaurant attached to the Hilton outside Cliffords Tower. If you get a chance, check out Hansom Cab pub in town, you will see a real Yorkshire pub full of locals, real old fashioned decor, Samuel Smiths lagers and ales on tap, nothing commercial on sale, wicked.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Old Vic is a beautiful old 19th century Victorian house. we have 8 clean, comfortable and spacious rooms with en-suite bathrooms. we are in great location, minutes from York city centre, with the university and racecourse also within easy reach. ... more less