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“Its tatty”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of The George Inn

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The George Inn
Ranked #9 of 9 Selby B&B and Inns
York, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Its tatty”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

Surely the owners can see that this place id worn out tatty bar tops seats sticky with muck snd ripped this in such a great location it has potential to be gem but the owners and staff have no interest its in need of gutting especially now weatherspoons is open come on londesborough have some pride and make this the great place is shoul be

  • Stayed October 2012
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
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    1.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    1.5 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 6, 2013

The food has always been good value for money and you can get a decent breakfast before you check out. But the way it has been left to just fall apart is disgusting and the company running the place should go and stay for a night because they would be suprised. Granted the staff can only do so much with the tools they are given but are probably on minimum wage with little or no incentive to do any extra work the place has lost its charm and my custom.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Chester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2013

Recently wrote a review about this place titled not that bad but now feel I need to update. Stayed there this week and it was terrible. On entering room found no remote went downstairs to report staff couldn't have been less interested.
3 AM Tuesday morning workmate and myself (separate rooms in different parts of the Hotel) woken up by night-porter emptying out the empties into bottle bins , went on for an hour.
Tuesday morning blocked in by the delivery dray for 25 minutes he was aware we were there and after we got fed up and went looking for him found him having a Coffee in the bar.
Guests at this place seem like they are an inconvenience to the staff and a good nights sleep here is almost impossible (especially on Thursday night , club night).

Room Tip: If have to stay there on a Thursday ask for room away from nightclub.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012

Stayed here for 1 night whilst visiting York, as all cheap hotels were full there, walked in and had to ask a dodgy man at the bar where to check in, the woman checked us in then told us to follow directions to the room, no help at all. To sum the room up - it was the worst I have ever seen! Wall paper was hanging off, huge hole in the ceiling, bogies on the walls,cigarette burns in the bedding and the pillows were stained and stunk of sweat. Couldn't wait to leave! The food however was excellent and couldnt be faulted its just a shame about the accomodation. oh and what childrens activities? swimming pool?

Room Tip: Don't stay!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 17, 2012

This hotel is part of a pub, and upon arrival at the hotel I followed the sign that said "Hotel Reception".

However, there wasn't a hotel reception, I had to ask at the bar. No major issue with that, but at least have the sign stating that! The chap behind the bar told me he was a walking reception, and he was right, he walked away. He never said anything along the lines of please follow me etc..

At this point, due to the unclean state of the bar area I felt like walking out and going somewhere else. Non of the table had been cleared, yet the bar staff were stood around talking to each other, even ignoring people who wanted serving.

I got a key, found the room and was quite surprised that the room was rather nice, and very clean. They should have the hotel cleaner working in the bar!!

There is a nightclub next door, so there will be some noise, but in all honesty the noise of the drunken revelers wasn't a problem, it was the staff out back smoking that was a noise issue.

On a night there was bouncers on the bar door. Charming bunch of chaps, wouldn't let me in, and I'd not even been drinking!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Stayed Nov 2012. This awful place surprised me by actually making enough money to stay open and not be shut down by the relevant authoritys, the building is a wreak-the floors are falling through and the walls are splitting in certain areas which get repaired by newspaper! The rooms are awfully decorated and nothing matches, the bathrooms are a disgrace and the whole upstairs stinks of stale smoke. The food downstairs is terrible, its expensive and cold inside so obviously cooked in a microwave. The bar staff are rude, swear infront of customers and look like a shreak panto cast! However the worst part was the nightclub attached that thumped bass through the hotel until 3am and the local riff raff outside smashing bottles and fighting until 5am. It's a disgraceful place and a shame because the setting is nice next to the Abbey. But that and that alone is not enough to save it. STAY AT THE WISHING WELL on the outskirts of the town.

  • Stayed November 2012
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 14, 2012

The place is an absolute dump. The worst hostelry that have been in in decades. Filthy torn upholstery, disgusting carpeting, table tops down to the wood beneath, toilets, ugh! decoration to match.
Thought something would probably jump from the seats and bit us, they are so torn and filthy.
I am amazed that the local elf and safety/hyagine lot have n't closed the place down.
What makes it more suprizing is that it is next to the wonderfull Selby Abbey!
Keep away from the place!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The George Inn

Property: The George Inn
Address: Market Place, Selby YO8 4NS, England (Formerly Londesborough Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Selby District > Selby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Selby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The George Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 26
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