We stayed at the Mount Royale for two nights over the Easter weekend whilst visiting York. The hotel was easy to find and had adequate parking. When we were shown up to our room, we were pleased to discover that it is was large, quirky and utterly charming. Whilst other classical buildings may be faded and ill-equipped, the Mount Royale has been lavishly maintained and can boast modern accessories.
There were many little touches around the room that showed the thoughtfulness of the staff and owners - being Easter, we had a little punnet of creme eggs and the cupboard had not only an iron, ironing board and hairdryer but an umbrella too.
The first night, we ate at the adjoining One19 restaurant. As we dined before seven, we had the place (and attentive staff) to ourselves. We took advantage of their promotional offer and enjoyed a two course meal for £10 per person. The cuisine was excellent, as was the selection and service at breakfast the next morning.
The only gripes we'd have were that the hotel room was too hot and that the ceiling in the shower was rather low, which led to me hitting my arms on the artex-ed ceiling.
The hotel is replete with charisma and eccentricity, from the snug bar to the appealing garden rooms which encompass the outdoor pool and sauna. The hotel's website really doesn't capture the enticing feel of this sublime hideaway.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A grade two listed William IV building with mature old English garden housing the heated swimming pool (open May to September). Sauna, steam room & hot tub (open all year). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mount Royale York
- Hotel Mount Royale York