Park Inn by Radisson York
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What an amazing place this is.......Hard to believe we are actually here!! It was a very long flight to get here but time passed pretty quickly We left Singapore at 11.15pm and had a stopover at Munich for about an hour and a half but didn't get off the plane. Total trip took around 15 hours. The trip from Manchester to York was great, lovely …
... to steam down the Humber and finally get out to sea.
The ferry was the 'Pride of Hull' and takes vehicles as well as 1360 passengers. It is promoted as a mini cruise, and some people catch it from Hull, spend the day in Amsterdam, then catch it the next night. It isn't glamorous, but has bars, restaurants and a casino. Terry was concerned we had too much Sterling left, so I went to the Duty Free shop and used some of it.
... and patented the Economiser machine that saved coal fired steam run factories money on energy coasts. Frank left the house and all the contents (a huge collection) to the National Trust - we spent a long time wandering the rooms and garden. To top off the day we walked through the Museum gardens and along the river in the glorious sunshine, then back through the winding streets of The Shambles area. Two nights was not long enough - we leave for the Lake District ...
Left Edinburgh this morning heading for York. Stopped at Alnwick to visit the castle the Harry Potter scenes were shot at for their quid ditch matches. On to York and went for a walking tour through e town then went for dinner. Had ...
... 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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Not a 4 star!!
The Viking Moat House is in a good location. You can walk to all attractions, shops, restaurants easily. The rooms are clean, the bathrooms could use some updating however. The views are spectacular.
The all you can eat breakfast which is included in the price was okay.
My only gripe was the beds are too hard and uncomfortable. I did not sleep well for the two nights I stayed there. Although I had no major problems, I would rate this hotel only 3* tops.
Stayed here in Dec. 2003 for 2 nights. Hotel was not aesthetically impressive in any way, but I personally don't care about that kind of thing. Can anyone tell me what constitutes a non-smoking room in this part of the world? Cleaning out the ash tray? Changing the sheets?
Room: I had a river-view room, which had a view not only of the river, but a great view of the Minster. Not sure what the view was like on the other side of the hotel (the river-view costs more, but I think worth it). The room itself was pretty standard. It was clean, although the bathroom could do with a bit of updating.Location: Across the river from the main shopping/tourist area. It takes about 5-10 minutes to walk, which isn't too bad. There is very little in the immediate vicinity of the hotel.Staff: Friendly, efficient, but there didn't seem to be enough of them at the front desk. When I checked out, the line was about 6-7 people long. It took me a while to find a concergie so I could leave my bag for the day.Public Areas: The elevators are extremely slow, but, if you are there to relax, then Relax! The exterior is pretty ugly... apparantly it won some sort of architectural award, but that is really hard to imagine.Cost: A bit expensive, given what you get. I didn't think it really warranted the 4 stars (and the 4 star price).Overall, perfectly fine hotel. I'd consider staying there again, depending on the price and what else is available.
i asked for 2 boiled eggs 29/10/03,they arrived after a 20 min wait.minus egg cups. The waitress said we have no egg cups in the hotel.I informed reception and was told the problem would be solved. When i ordered the same breakfast 30/10/03,2 eggs were again served without egg cups,the waitress said again no egg cups. What a sad state when a 200 room hotel has no egg cups. After 2 spoiled breakfasts i shall not be booking into that hotel again.
So much to do
Great River view room, overlooking York with the Minster right in front of you. Great location, 2 minute walk to shops, pubs etc. Only stayed for bed & breakfast, but at the Hotel prices (8£ for a sandwich!) it was cheaper to eat out, with plenty around to choose from. Great freindly staff and rooms kept clean and tidy. Would definately stay there again, and will as there is just so much to see and do in York.
Great location with fine views
You can't beat the location: across the river from town and walking distance to the train station. But the hotel is pretty drab. The only reason to stay here is to book a river view room. York is wonderful (talk about great pubs!) so I'd happily return here if just for the location.
Viking Moat House
The elevators were marginally functional, the room was tiny - we were promised a river view room and instead got one facing the interior courtyard. We felt very disappointed and more than a little ripped off. The hotel is understaffed - the front desk was staffed by one person only and she was frankly overwhelmed. I would not recommend... we were happy that we would only be there one night while we were in transit to another part of Yorkshire.
Rooms basic but clean food okay but price more than makes up for any failings
Upon viewing the hotel from its exterior, one would think that the drab 60's building would be equally as uninviting on the interior. I was wrong. The hotel is infact the 2nd highest building in the city (apart from York Minster).