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“Excellent Managers, highly recommend” 5 of 5 bubbles
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York House Hotel
Ranked #372 of 445 Edinburgh B&B and Inns
Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent Managers, highly recommend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

Newly taken over in July 2011 by George and Jenny. The hotel staff was very friendly, couldn't be more helpful. The reception is not 24hrs however they do have a call out facility. We arrived late and upon contacting the hotel George advised that he would wait up for us till after the tattoo to check in. On arrival George was very helpful,he checked us in quickly and helped us to our room. The room was very clean and tidy. The hotel will be refurbished in 2012. Breakfast was good quality and as much as you wanted to eat.Overall a very pleasant experience and would recommend it to anyone. The only draw back, was that there was no parking at the hotel itself, but then in Edinburgh I suppose that was to be expected. Although the hotel does not have lifts, if you contact the Hotel they will accommodate you with a lower floor.
So many thanks to George and Jenny from Maureen and Dave

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

This is an old-fashioned hotel, but friendly and in a central position. The rooms were large and very clean, There were a lot of stairs to get up though, and I didn't see a lift so would possibly not suit those with walking difficulties. Everywhere was easy to get to and the buses stopped on York Place to get to the Ocean Terminal if you wanted to go out that way. I would be happy to stay there again if I visited Edinburgh.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 15, 2011

Stayed 2 nights. Staff were very friendly and helpful and great location.
But.....
Tv didn't work, wifi didn't work, no telephone, bathroom/shower was mouldy, the shower kept going hot then cold not consistently warm, there was a weird smell of a dead animal in foyer of room, it was so noisy in the mornings from being right next to a shopping centre carpark so all you heard were trucks stopping, waiting and starting, plus lights were so bright from the carpark all night that they shined into the room even with the curtains shut. There was no lift so trekking up the stairs with your bags was fun! I wouldn't want to eat breakfast there with the amount of uncleanliness in the room and foyers. It seemed really run down and not worth what we paid. We stayed an extra night in Edniburgh at a different hotel up the road (the hudson) and only paid an extra 15-20 pounds for this luxurious hotel. I do NOT recommend the York house hotel.

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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Greenock, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 14, 2011

The hotel was over priced and in a bad state of repair. We had a room in the basement and below either the kitchen or the dining room and were woken up at 7am and couldn't get back to sleep. The only thing going for this hotel was the location.

  • Stayed August 2011
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Erbil, Iraq
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2011

The York House Hotel is not a "frills" hotel - there is no lift and the rooms need a little updating. However, the staff more than makes up for these slight shortcomings. George, the manager, is accommodating and very friendly. At the last minute, we added an additional traveler with our group - without skipping a beat, the management and staff made accommodations and made sure we were all comfortable. The room was clean and comfortable. The bath was shared with two other rooms but was always clean and fully stocked.

If you want to be close to the sights, the York House is the best value for your money.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Ede, The Netherlands
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2011

We stayed for two nights in the York House. The room was very simple, maybe a little bit shabby, but clean. The television had only one working canal and no sound. We do not recognize the rude and impolite attitude of the staff in other reviews. On the contrary, they were all very helpful and friendly. The breakfast was not super, particularly the continental part. For a city trip when you are 'en route' all day it is an acceptable hotel. The location is good, near the bus stations, pubs etc.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Scincus
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Hong Kong
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2011

We were a group of 4 friends, staying in the En Suite family room. The room was comfortable, clean and reasonably spacious. On the arrival, the old gentleman at the front desk was really friendly and helpful!!! As I had read the previous reviews, his attitude was completely a big surprise to us!!!!
The location is quite close to the city centre and main street (5-10mins) walk. This hotel is value for money and the staff were not as rude as the previous reviews said! I'm writing this review because I want to give them a fair comment.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Mrst922
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Property: York House Hotel
Address: 27 York Place, Edinburgh EH1 3HP, Scotland
Location: United Kingdom > Scotland > Edinburgh > Broughton & Calton
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Ranked #372 of 445 B&Bs / Inns in Edinburgh
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Hotel Class:2 star — York House Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 20
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