The Old Vic is easy to find and just the right distance from the city centre for a pleasant walk along the river. We were given a warm welcome when we arrived for a 2 day weekend visit from Julie and the family dog Leo(?).
The room was smaller than we were expecting, but it was clean and there was a generous supply of tea, coffee and milk - always a winner in my book!
Breakfast was perfect! A Full English is always essential when it's thrown in with the package and it was cooked as though I'd cooked it myself. And it was during breakfast that we met the rest of the resident family, who were all so friendly.
So, if you're looking for affordable accommodation in one of Britain's most interesting cities, this is the place!
Why only 4 out of 5? Well, although we were lucky, there is potential for noise from neighboring rooms as the walls are thin. This is only to be expected, but just a note for those who don't sleep too well (like myself). Fortunately, the guests in the next room were on the same sleep/awake rota as us.
Would I stay again? Yes!
- 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