Marmadukes Town House Hotel
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Day 8. We made quite a late start leaving the hotel at 10.30 am. We walked from the Hotel which was located next to the race course back into the old city centre about 25 minutes away by foot. We entered the city at the "Micklegate" from where we walked up onto the city wall. York is an historic walled city. The wall surrounds much of the old city which can be entered by the various gates. During the day we managed to walk most of the entire length of the ...
Today started off great, we woke up! It really only went one way after that. We had decided to go to Horsham St Faiths this morning. We loaded the car and headed off on the Carman trail again. Driving along the road we were coming up to an island in the middle of the road at the same time as a cyclist. Not wanting to kill the cyclist I swerved to avoid him and hit the high kerb at 30mph. Not good. The front tyre ...
... made our way to watch the World Cup game in a local pub. What an experience that was! Everyone was cheering and yelling, especially with that game that ended in a 7-1 Germany win against Brazil. It was the worst loss in World Cup history. Interesting facts: When it rains, it pours The minster costs £20,000 a day to run The creator and maker of kitkat is in York There are tons of Canadian ...
... pub. Here there were stories of ghosts. Rachel thought her straw moved in her glass, i videoed it twice. The video evidence shows there was no movement therefore no ghost. We asked the girls if they wanted to stay the night in the pub.......the answer was NO!
There is one more terrifying story.
When we got back to the car, we had a fine on our car. Unlike Australia though, if you pay within 14days you get it for half price. A bargain ...
... historical houses. There was a craft market in the stable courtyard, so it was very busy. Again we were a bit early for the roses, but there were some out in the walled garden. It is hard to imagine such a huge house and the extensive grounds being in the hands of one family, and for over 300 years. Some of the family still lives there, but a least it is open to the public, and about 250,000 people visit it each year. It is all stunningly beautiful.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Marmadukes Town House Hotel York
I booked a 4 poster room at Marmadukes as a surprise to my husband for our anniversary, as we'd never stayed in one before.
Marmadukes is in a brilliant location for this beautiful city, all the staff have excellent customer service skills, they made us feel very welcome and comfortable.
Beatifully renovated, first class service.
Absolutely fantastic hotel, staff and food! This is an absolute must for anyone looking for high quality surroundings and very personable and professional staff, and just a stone's throw from City centre.
The room we stayed in was extremely comfortable, beautifully finished with no detail being left. We also have two small children who were also made very welcome which I find unusual in such surroundings.
This was my first visit to York, and the Hotel complimented the city perfectly and will have no hesitation in staying here again when I return.
Well done Marmadukes!
I stayed at Marmadukes for two days on business and I must say that I have never stayed anywhere that is so lovely. Everything about the place top quality - the furnishings, the beds, the lot. There is a broadband connection in your bedroom (that actually works and is high speed) which means that I could really get on with some work. Their Relaxation Room is brilliant and all incuded in the price. The bar is well stocked and very comfortable. Chris and Emma, the owners, go out of their way to make you feel welcome and relaxed. I have a contract in York which means that I can be at Marmadukes at least one day a week for the next 18 months!!! Well done and see you soon. David.
Great Hotel Clean. Friendly staff.Short walk from city centre.
We had a fantastic stay at this Hotel. we were greeted by a lovely young lady who, even though we were 1 1/2 hours early booked us in and showed us to our room. The room was beautiful. Very well decorated and exceptionally clean. Great 4 poster bed and pristine linen and towels. We would gladly recommend this Hotel to anyone as the standards are very high. It is a comfortable walk into York City Centre, 10 minutes at most along a pretty and historic road. The Hotel benefits from being on a side road and therefore is much quieter than other Hotels we have stopped in. SUPERB.
"WHAT A WONDERFUL HOTEL"....My partner Gordon and I have
We would recommend staying at this hotel in order to taste the Masham sausages and apple chutney....wonderful, although avoid the stale danish pastries at breakfast. the staff were friendly and helpful. We booked a double and a single room. The single was smaller than a broom cupboard although comfortable with an impressive shower. The double was a very lovely bright room filled (almost too much) with antique furniture and a most comfy double bed. The bathroom was nice too. I was surprised to find the hotel charged for bottled water in the room which seems excessive for a hotel of its quality. Overall we enjoyed our stay.
What a find! Marmadukes is small enough to pay attention to detail and out does all of the chain hotels with its high standards of furnishings, cleanliness and customer service. The beds are amazing - designed by a Warner Bros Prop maker - you'll be guaranteed a fabulous sleep. Only 10 mins walk from the walls, its quiet, luxurious and so reasonably priced - better and cheaper than the competition. Loved it.
I was looking for a small but sophisticated location for my pre-wedding celebration with close girlfriends (NOT a wild hen-party!) Marmadukes was a lucky find, in the increasingly fashionable Clifton area of York - an easy 10 minute stroll from York Centre (great in "flatties" but for evening stilettos a taxi may be needed). I booked all available rooms for my party of 10 almost as the paint was drying!
We had as lovely stay in Marmadukes Hotel in York. All of the rooms have recently been renovated and how lovely they are! We spoiled ourselves and stayed in a Four Poster Luxury room, the furniture was all sourced from English Manor houses and Palaces which lent the room a lovely old style feel. I relaxed every night in our claw foot bath, and watched DVD's lent from reception on the plasma screen TV in our room. The service was friendly and personal, with the staff doing everything they could to make us comfortable.