Travelodge York Central Micklegate
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another morning and we pile onto the bus and head for york. I had no idea what to expect from york, but was amazed by the history of the place. There was so much to see, from the narrow cobble stone streets to the city walls and many many interesting buildings.
We had the day to look around the city before heading to a york pub for a …
I wasn't sure what I was expecting from York. I know that York Minster was supposed to be magnificent, and that there was a wonderful medieval heart to the city. Other than that, I was clueless - which was to some extent deliberate, as I wanted to be surprised. I've also been so busy before this trip, that I haven't had much time for research! York …
Finished the cereal we've had left over at the hostel. Walked to the car, filled up the tank just outside Edinburgh and headed towards Durham. Stopped on the coast after Dunbar for a few photos of the cliffs. Continued the long drive south to Durham. Arrived at The Sands car park at 2. Had a quiche and a slice of orange cake at a Mediterranean bakery west across the river from the Durham peninsula. Came up to Palace Green where we saw the entrance to Durham Castle and more ...
... version of every popular Christmas song?! On repeat?! It is nothing short of a miracle that I didn't go crazy listening to it, people could've been killed and I truly believe that any jury would've pardoned such acts of violence had they have been given a sample tape as evidence of this God awful music! Anyways, my flight's called (finally) and this time I have a window seat next to an elderly oriental lady. She is either very ignorant or deaf as ...
... huge bunch of flowers from Marcus and Jenny and of course, the Miss Piggy companion for Kermit... who himself sends a very big thank you to Claire!
I would have said we are now counting the days until we leave, but Norma started that months ago...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Travelodge York Central Micklegate
we picked the ramada for its central location, had an excellent time, the hotel was great new, and clean, would love to retern, we did not here of much noise, but we were probally making it, as there was eight of us on a hen weekeng 18 sept 03
Good value, reliable
This is a pretty good value hotel. I booked via Octopus and paid £60 per night including breakfast, over a weekend. The location marginally away from the tourist epicentre is fine (although York is sufficiently small for everywhere to be readily reachable on foot). The noise from the nearby pub is clearly something about which hotel staff are aware to the point of potential litigation. I was forewarned, without any prompting, that it could be a problem, but in the event I encountered no noise whatsoever. I can't imagine it being anything other than a minor irritant that could apply only to the few rooms located immediately opposite the pub in question. That apart, the hotel is an interesting attempt to develop a mid-budget offering that's better than Ibis, Travelodge etc. The design, unusually for a British hotel, eschews patterned carpets and beige surrounds in favour of Ikea-style fake pine floors and elegantly minimalist furnishing. All of that is fine and commendable at the moment, but I did get the impression that it might looks a bit frayed in a year's time. Breakfast is limited to an uninspiring UK-style rendering of 'continental'. All in all, though, a decent hotel at a good price, to which I'd have no hesitation about returning.
Great budget hotel in York
We stayed for three nights at the Ramada Encore, and were really impressed with the hotel, particularly given the low rate per night.
First impressions are that the room has entirely been furnished by Ikea - all very clean cut beech etc. Slight downside is the lack of drawers to stow anything - and there is no wardrobe, just a couple of rails with wooden hangers (very Ikea-esque).
The rooms are a good size; and the bathroom is great - fantastic shower, and a funky glass bathroom - one comment would be that a shower curtain would help avoid flooding the bathroom floor (the shower is partioned from the washbasin/WC by a glass screen, but this doesn't completely block off the spray).
Breakfast was good - a buffet style continental, with pastries; croissants; toast; cereal; fruit; tea; coffee.
Previous reviews have commented on the noise at this hotel - we got a room at the back of the building, and didn't notice any noise at all.
All in all, a good hotel at great value for money.
Night out right on your doorstep!
absolutely fantastic! very modern and very comfortable! although it is situated on a busy and quite noisey street its a lovely place to stay the nisest hotel i've been to so far in york! if your after a night out is in aperfect location!
Nice but Noisy Hotel
This is a fairly new hotel located in the city centre of the historic York. I will rate this hotel (from 1 to 5, with 5 being the best) on a few of my own criteria based on my 3-night stay at this hotel a week ago. 1. Interior design/layout: (5/5) A very new and modern design.
Laminated wood floor! 2. Quietness: (0/5) This has got to be the noisiest hotel I've ever stayed in. There were people partying in the next rooms late at night! Also, I was assigned to a room right by the door that divides the hallway, and everytime someone passes through the door, the door slams with a loud banging noise and the wall in my room vibrates. 3. Tidiness/sanitation: (2/5) It gets points for having a laminated floor which is very clean, but loses points for having stained and dirty towels (I found 3!) in the bathroom! The bed sheets had a few spots on them as well. 4. Service/friendliness of staff: (2/5) The staff didnt give me the impression of being very friendly or helpful. When I mentioned the noises during check-out, the person I talked to made me feel like it was my fault that I had to endure the noises because I didnt notify them when I heard the noises. 5.
Location: (5/5) This hotel is located within minutes walk to all the attractions in town and there are major bus stops right by the hotel.
Walking to the train station is less than 10 minutes. Value: (4/5) It's one of the best value out there I think, if you dont mind the noise.
Breakfast was included in the room rate, which was another bonus for the budget/business traveller!
Late evening noise from nearby club spoiled the stay
The room had not been cleaned or serviced prior to arrival.Bits of paper on the floor.Still there after a 3 night stay.Had to ask for towels.cups,ashtray and milk.The tea/coffee facilities allow only two drinks per 24 hours.The worst part however is the noise and disgusting language from a club only a matter of a few doors away.Noise/shouting/swearing etc was relentless until after 1am each night-incl.Sunday.If the windows are closed to try to dampen the noise/swearing etc,the room got very hot - no air-conditioning.Would not recommend -especially for those with children.Staff courteous but not a "friendly" hotel.T.V. reception was poor.Desk light not working.Breakfast good&plenty of choice.Close to city centre/attractions.Generally clean however-the room may have been a "0ne off".Because of the noise however-it cannot sadly be recommended for a good night's sleep.
Loved the hotel, hated the noise.
Absolutely loved the hotel, modern and clean, good staff and food,Hated the noise. the weekend I stayed at the Ramada Encore I was kept awake all night by the thudding music fron the local night club and the rowdy club goers passing by the hotel.I am sorry to say I will not be returning.
The hotel is centrally located within easy and quick access to the local bars and shops. Fantasic hotel, contemporary, modern and trendy young decoration. The room featured oak flooring, oak bed and recessed lighting. The bed linen was cotton and white, very very comfortable bed. The en-suite bathroom was out of this world, all glass panelled and mirrored with a "wet-room" shower which had the most amazing massage jet, could have stayed in it all weekend. The breakfast choice was the best I have ever seen. A throughly enjoyable stay and is highly recommended. Really pleased. They are also very competitive for the location and style!
Modern, & good value
We stayed here for a weekend break. It is very centrally located. The room was clean, decorated to a high modern standard, we loved the walk in shower in the bathroom and the glass sink! The continental breakfast was self service but there was an extensive range to choose from. Would be glad to stay here again.
The Ramada Encore York--A great place tostay!
What a pleasant surprise when I entered my room at theRamada Encore York. Very modern accommodations using blond woods whichgives it a bright, airy feeling. The bathroom uses a lot of glass, eventhe sink was totally made of glass! The breakfast room is also brightand cheery with the same blond woods and modern furniture. Thecontinental breakfast was excellent. You are greeted with the aroma offreshly baked rolls and breads which permeates the breakfast room eachmorning. The entire staff at the Encore are very congenial and helpful. Onestaffer was able to reserve a larger taxi for four of us and our largesuitcases when we couldn't reserve one on our own (York taxis aregenerally compact cars). The hotel is about a 5-minute taxi ride fromthe York Train Station. If you're taking day trips using the train, thedistance from the hotel to the train station is walkable. I woulddefinitely stay again at the Encore whenever my travel plans includeYork.