The Newington Hotel
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... pud) at Toby Carvery on outskirts of town. Tuesday we caught up with Marion and Brian Cole and what a lovely day we had. Brian was so good with the boys and was a very obliging film director. We all went on the York Chocolate Story which was really good. You learn all about York's history as a chocolate town (think Rowntree and Terry's) and you get to taste ...
... Minster. Met a group of really lovely ladies that we are related to, Aunty Doreen, her daughters Anne and Janet and cousin Maddy. We all had an enjoyable lunch at Lucia's and looked at old photos (what fabulous legs you had Audrey!). Boys were quiet well behaved and even earned some pocket money from the ladies. We wrapped up the day with dinner at Table Table again. What a great day. We will miss our big Sis Sue ...
Ah, but we have to get it back and PC World don't deliver to boats . . .didn't think of that ! Thank goodness for taxis and our sturdy little trolley, it was soon safely delivered to its new home. And as with all technology the rest of the day was taken up getting it to work properly.
Next day saw us set off along the Leeds Liverpool canal, windlass in ...
... is at the port.
So how were we going to get round the worst case of shelling out a lot of beer money for a ferry crossing. Trying to get on as a stowaway is a no no, i'm sure the border patrol wouldn't be happy and we've already been warned its not the best idea! By chance I stumbled across a deal with the Sun for a return crossing for £1!!
It seemed too good to be true but ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews The Newington Hotel York
What's the fuss!? We loved it!
Read other reviews. Bit of a mixed bag so decided to give the Newington a go. Had a truly wonderful time during our brief visit to Yorkshire last month. All the adverse comments on previous reports seem to have been addressed as we could find no fault. The Newington came up to expectation, clean, very friendly and well run. Nothing was too much trouble, even when we asked to leave our car in the car park all day when we had checked out! Dinner was included in our Low Season deal and we were not dissappointed. The food is of good quality, nicely presented and plenty of it. We can give the Newington the thumbs up, so don't be put off by what others say. We were delighted and will go back.
Staff were pleasent enough, however the room though serviced, had thick
Had a brilliant stay
Just returned from another stay at The Newington had a fantastic time.
Staff were very helpful, meals were excellent and rooms were very well maintained. I have stayed here on several occasions and have always enjoyed my stay, only wish I had stayed over a little longer as did not have enough time to visit all the attractions of York. I would recommend the Hotel to anybody I know.
We keep going back
We found The Newington a couple of years ago. Since our first stay we have become almost regular visiting up to three times a year. Have stayed in a number of different rooms. All are clean and well decorated. The food has a degree of traditional about it but is always pleasantly served and in our opinion value for money. No pretentions here! If you do not mind the ten minute walk into town then this is the ideal place to stay when visiting York.
Having spent one night in this hotel I pray all who read this listen.
Partner and I stayed there a few weeks ago. An overpriced, overrated, dump. There are many, many better, cheaper, value-for-money, cleaner, places to stay in the York area.
Dirty, small room. Bathroom facilities from Trainspotting. Pay fee to use the sauna. Pool not available. Unhelpful staff.
Made Fawlty Towers look like the Hilton, at double the price.
Great stay at The Newington
Had a wonderful stay at The Newington last week. The reception staff were very friendly and helpful and the standard of housekeeping immaculate. The food in the restaurant was wonderful and all the waiting staff smiling and most helpful. Can't wait to go back!
My wife and I booked for two nights at this Hotel, one was enough. On arrival we were directed to the annex (this was not disclosed on booking), our twin room was the dingiest I have seen. The ceiling paper was loose, no spoons to stir our coffee, one saucer and chewing gum stuck on the window sill. I immediately complained to the reception who offered us another room. This room was moderately better however the TV only had two channels and it was damaged, the handles on the units were loose and as it was getting late we reluctantly accepted the new room. The next morning we woke to find that our clothes which we had hung in the wardrobe were lying on the floor of the unit as the pole fixings had came away from the sides of the unit. So as not to be completely negative the bar area was quite nice as was the dining area. Grossly overpriced.
We were trully fooled into planning a weekend break at the Newington!! The place portrays itself as a luxury hotel, but is nothing but an ordinary (and seriously overpriced) B&B.
Weekend at the Newington
Our stay at the Newington was excellent. My husband and I could not fault any part of our stay. The swimming pool was warm and very inviting, our four poster bedroom was lovely also the jacuzzi. The food was brilliant, service friendly, nothing was too much trouble.