Holiday Inn York
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... managed to spot about 15 of them.
We did much walking and criss crossed the old city numerous times. Lunch was spent eating sandwiches at Kings Square drinking "real" lemonade. We had afternoon tea at "Wildes Cafe" where Jeed and I enjoyed a pint of Guinness. We had dinner at a Thai restaurant that evening. We arrived back at the hotel after 9 pm. The further north we travel the longer the days get. Next stop Edinburgh.
... 4! The guys there were very good and we were soon on our way. Driving up the A1 the heavens opened and it bucketed down, that slowed us down even more. We finally got to our Hotel in the middle of York to hear that we did not have a booking (we did really). We then found that we had been bumped to another hotel because of over booking. Then he changed his mind and said the room that was flooded out this morning has ...
... gardens and take a walk down the river. We sat by some ruins and ate fresh strawberries in the sun. Next we walked along the top of the old city wall, enjoying the views and learning about the history of the city. At one of the old towers there was a small museum that we entered and learnt all about King Richard II and the war of roses (the York family vs the Lancasters) and the brutal ...
... her hired four desperate beggars to kill her. She was laid out upon a sharp rock the size of a man's fist, the door from her own house was put on top of her and slowly loaded with heavy rocks and stones (the small sharp rock would break her back when the heavy rocks were laid on top of her). Her death occurred within fifteen minutes, but her body was left for six hours before the weight was removed.
She did not utter one sound during this torture, some ...
... at his Italian restaurant. Just like we had stepped off the set of one of his cooking shows. His restaurant was discretely tucked away down an alleyway apart from his tasteful signage, it is an old building converted into trendy multilevel restaurant. The walls have been stripped back to bare exposed brick walls, combined with colourful metal chairs and natural timber bench tops and tables creating a very industrial look. The service their is amazing, the waiting ...
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Had to pay for wi fi. Across the street from our Welcome reception . Pub called Fox and Roman
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Historical Traveler Reviews Holiday Inn York
I stayed in this hotel with my wife and two little girls (age 5 & 3) just for the one night. It was booked on the 'net for £89 B&B for all of us. The hotel is a bit garish but certainly easy to spot! When we booked in the girls were given a rucksack each containing crayons, books, stickers and a t-shirt. Yes, the bathroom was small but the family bedroom was big enough for us 4 with the large double sofa bed made up on arrival. Who stays in their bathroom anyway??? Its a base to explore York from. It's an easy bus ride into town. Parking in York costs a fortune. We ate evening meal at the fox & roman over the road and we were disapointed. Poor kids menu and service a bit slow. We should have eaten in the restaurant in the hotel if the breakfast was anyhting to go by! Absolutely top-notch with every option available no matter what your diet. Fruit, breads, fry-ups etc etc. All hot and fresh. When we checked out they gave the girls a "holiday inn traveller" rog doll each. Smiley kids = happy parents. We would stay again and were so impressed we immediately booked the Holiday Inn Chester West for Easter.
I like nice hotels with good service and this one isnt one of those... i know people put comments like this on for silly reasons but believe me i would not waste my money on this hotel. I experienced 4 of their hotel rooms the best being on the executive floor (3rd) the others were looking like the days when it was a forte posthouse as it had not had a proper refurb in over 10 years. The bathrooms were old, small and not up to my clean standards. The bedrooms had furniture in that was broken (in 2 of the rooms) I telephoned reception after room 3 and was greeted with "you will have to pay more" i replied i dont think i have to pay for a decent room as i just have at check in " eventually i got room 4 exec i would stayin one of these. Ate in lounge bar staff are very untrained. My kids asked for a starter it came with chips i pointed this out and the waiter replied starters come with chips... funny that not in any restaurants i have eaten at... do yourself a favour stay elsewhere its not worth the hassle...
Holiday Inn "Style"
As platinum club members in the Holiday Inn program, we were greeted at this Holiday Inn with a nice fruit basket, with a mini bottle of wine, and a bottle of water. There were three of us in the room, and we were crowded to the point of being uncomfortable. We were told that we had an upgraded room.. The bathroom was so small, you had to walk in past the toilet to shut the door. Also, no aircondtioning. And, no internet service. The hotel fire alarm malfunctioned, sending all guests into the steet at 6:00 AM, but othewise, quiet, Except for the 100 Harleys that showed up for the weekend, below our window, that we had to keep open so we could cool the room down.....
We stayed for one night in February 2005 at the Holiday Inn York and found it to be a good sized room, clean, a large comfortable bed, and a nice shower. The receptionists were helpful when checking in and out, and efficiently arranged a taxi for us into the town centre, which is not too far away.
Room was clean and tidy. Everything worked. Reservations staff were really friendly and carried out their work without any hassles to myself.
Good hotel. Rooms clean, good location, several pubs nearby and easy access to buses for travelling downtown York. Great fish and chip shop within walking distance, best we have ever had. It has a sign of a fish on the door with "& chips". You must try them. We had the breakfast included in our rate, breakfast was good, but felt more attention should be paid to cleanliness, as we encountered dirty plates on two occassions.
You could do better
How can a hotel manage to serve rotton fruit for breakfast, and I mean visibly rotten, two days running? I have photos to prove it. There was also a problem over billing. I had prepaid but they wanted to charge me again, luckily I had printed out all the details.
Otherwise it was very average. It is OK if you are driving but some way out of town if you are reliant on public transport (though a bus service is nearby).
We were at the front and soundproofing was not particularly good, especially when tour buses started up early in the morning.
I would not go back here again.
This hotel was clean, but we have had several problems with double billing from them. We would probably not stay here again because of that issue.
Most comfortable beds
Have stayed at this hotel twice over the last year. The last time was in December 2003. The service is excellent, the staff could not be more helpful and the beds are the most comfortable I have ever slept in. It is convenient for the city, has lots of parking and I would be happy to stay there again