Novotel York Centre
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Ambers Luxury B&B Silverdale
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.
There is no fridge/minibar in the room and no facilities for hanging up clothes to dry in the bathroom. The hotel is very much orientated to families and there were a lot of small children although they also have business meeting facilities. They even accept families with pets (I saw two dogs). We had a most enjoyable holiday.
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.
TripAdvisor Reviews The Ambers Luxury B&B Silverdale
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