We booked 2 x deluxe rooms, on arrival after previously phoning to check the area for parking as we know York is beautiful therefore popular, we were told to drive into the pedestrian area. No need to tell us twice. 40minutes later and nearly killing half of Yorks visitors, my Husband and I agreed to differ, he satayed with the car and I and my grown up Son and Girlfriend went on foot to find the place.
Check in was chaotic. They could only find one booking, then they offered us a 4 poster room for the missing deluxe over the bar so we took it, but neither of them were ready this was 3pm! In fairness we did leave our luggage and headed off on retail therapy and a stiff drink to calm the nerves.
The Car park wasnt qa couple of minutes stroll it was 10, not a problem for us but for people with a disability of any sort it would be. That was full too, so the next game after find the Inn was to find room in the car park....eventually we did. By the time this was accompolished we missed visiting at the hospital which was the whole purpose of our trip.
Eventually the rooms were done, but as we sat outside in the very nice courtyard we observed the staff walk straight into my sons room without knocking, we were sitting 5 foot from the door and no attempt was make to even knock once, They just walked in and left more towels and out again. This shocked us and particularly my nearly daughter in law as she had her brand new pink laptop on the bed, asssuming its safe, door locked an we outside!
The charm of the place is not to be mistaken, it is beautiful and crooked...everything is crooked. We didnt pay full price and nowhere near, and to be honest we wouldnt. We got a bargain location, a confortable bed, stale coffee and an average full english breakfast. With little or no attention to service. When I asked if they had sweetener, they said no. Not sorry, just no. My husbands diabetic, and to be fair we normally do carry them ourselves, but we shouldnt have to, or is that asking too much?
The Wifi didnt work and the car park which is 'discounted' still cost us £10 for an 18 hour period, ie 2 x one day 'hotel permit' parking at £5 each, as each day is from 8am to 8pm, and was NOT as convenient as its made out to be.
Would we return again, yes, but only to york, not to Guy Fawkes, we'd probably stay across the road at the Best Western to be fair, a bit of a dissapointing stay, in a charming inn with 'careless' staff.
The same staff were 'all over' a family from California that came in, I suspect they paid the £175 not the £50 we paid though......shame. It served a purpose but I coudnt recommend it to anyone for anything apart from it being right beside the Minster.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing next to York Minster, the Guy Fawkes Inn was the birthplace of the notorious plotter, Guido Fawkes. The Inn offers en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s and AA Rosette Food. Each of the thirteen rooms have been decorated individually, feature antique feature, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. Many of the rooms also enjoy a landmark view. The inn retains many of its original features including gas lighting, real log fires and the timber staircase. You can also dine by candlelight in the restaurant, which serves classic pub-food from locally sourced ingredients and the bar stocks a range of real ales. The York Ghost Walk Experience leaves from York Minster each Saturday at 19:00 and both York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum are just a 5-minute walk away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Guy Fawkes York
- Guy Fawkes Hotel York