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We didn't have the best night's sleep last night due to annoying, rude people in the rooms next to us. From one room we heard parents giving their squealing kids a bath at almost midnight. In the room on the other side of us, the people had been out partying and came home making heaps of drunken noise at 4.00am, so it wasn’t a great night. < …
We got up at 7.00am this morning and gave Emma her breakfast and a bath and had our showers. Matt went out at 8.30am to Starbucks and brought us back some breakfast. We packed up our things and were ready at 9.30am.
We set off for York which was a 50km drive and took less than an hour to reach. It was a nice and easy drive and we …
Today the boys met with the other festival participants from the United States for rehearsals in the morning to prepare for the big concert in York Minster cathedral tomorrow. We met the conductors Dr. Gilroy and Dr. Hamrey for the first time and worked solidly on the festival repertoire.
Later in the day we gave a concert in St. Olave's …
Well after many hours of flying and many hours of in-flight entertainment (multi-player tetris and movies) we have arrived. The flight was very smooth with only minor turbulence, no body was sick and the food was good. You will be pleased to know the boys represented the college admirably with numerous comments received about their exceptional …
After a long train ride (we had to wait 40 mins between train rides) we arrived in York. We were not sure what to expect but were pleasantly suprised.
Walking to get some lunch we could tell it was a laid back, relaxed, perfect to walk around the cobbled streets kind of town - well actually its more like a small city.
York city …
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Historical Traveler Reviews Novotel York Centre
Probably not again
Ideally situated for sightseeing. Breakfast buffet complete and good. Rooms were clean but looked as though the last update was in the 70's. Very minimalistic decorating-also bed very uncomfortable. Also stayed, as part of a guided tour, in the Novotel in London and it was not much better. Would never stay at a Novotel again.
There must be better
I stayed in this hotel on and off for a few weeks, and wish I hadn't.
There was nothing specifically wrong with it (I was working and spent little time there) but it is a fairly soulless place.
There must be better places to stay in York - places with more history and class. This is one of the oldest cities in in the UK, and it seemed a shame to spend any visit is such a nondescript hotel. If I had been in Ghana I would have been glad to stay there, but in York - no.
Highly recommend the Novotel York
We stayed here as a family, great large rooms, kids looked after with their own play room and restaurant and pub where you can eat all day.Our children loved the swimming pool and we could walk straight to the city centre attractions from the hotel. We were also given a room with a view of the river. Wonderful staff who are very customer focused. We are going to return and would recommend
There is absolutely nothing to make this hotel stand out above the ordinary. It is entirely anonymous. Gives rise to no complaints, but impossible to rave about it.
Lovely despite the rain!
When we arrived we were quite pleasently surprised! we only stayed for the weekend but had a very enjoyable time! the hotel is in a perfect position for relaxing stress free yet not to far from the shops! and despite the rain that we are all so used to in this country it was a very memerable stay! x.
Stayed here in November, 2001 for three nights. Loved the location - an easy stroll to York's city center and all the main tourist sites.
Fabulous buffet breakfast and very friendly and helpful staff. Large, comfortable, immaculately clean room with very nice modern bathroom.
Planning to stay here again in November of this year.
Stayed for almost two weeks July-August 2003. I would have no hesitation staying here again or recommending it to my friends. It is a great hotel, well staffed and well located. The rooms are reasonably large, clean and well appointed. The restaurants & bar are great. The buffet breakfast and dinner are excellent and good value. The staff are helpful, cheerul and multi-lingual (altho' a little disorganized at times - I suspect due to taking on P/T staff for the summer). 15 minutes leisurely stroll along the river bank brings you to the center of the city, 5 minutes' walk to the Castle Museum, 10 minutes' walk to Jorvik and only 35 minutes' walk to the Minster. However, the rooms are NOT air-conditioned (neither are the rooms at the York Hilton!). We stayed during a heatwave (24-28C) and the windows opened very wide and the rooms were cool enough but it would have been better with air-con.
The best !!!
Stayed at the Novotel While on U. of Tenn. trip. Room great, and so was food and service. What a city!!! Hope to return oneday. There was so much to see, and so little time. Janiece Peeler Martin, Tennessee
A great stay
We had a great stay here in November 2002. The hotel is within easy walking distance of the city centre, and is just down the road from the Castle Museum, Jorvik etc. The hotel was comfortable, the food (especially the breakfasts) excellent, and as an added bonus, for our two boys especially, it has a swimming pool! It was wonderful to be able to walk easily into town, and browse the wonderful selection of shops York has to offer. A definite winner!
The Novotel was a great surprise. The rooms were large, the food was great, the staff was wonderful, and after a busy day out the pool was relaxing. All of this and more. On top of that, out of all of the hotels we stayed at during our vacation, the Novotel was not only the best, bust it was also the least expensive.
Highly recommend it.