Novotel York Centre

Address: Fishergate, York, North Yorkshire, England, YO10 4FD, United Kingdom | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located on Fishergate, York, is near Jorvik Viking Centre, Merchant Adventurers' Hall, The Original Ghost Walk of York, and Rowntree Park.
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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

      Ordinary hotel


      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.

      Great Location


      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.

      Enjoyable stay


      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!

      Hidden jewel


      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 Novotel York Centre

      4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

      Travel Blogs from York

      The Beautiful Walls

      A travel blog entry by traveling_red on Jun 01, 2009

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      The Hotel's wake up service malfunctioned this morning, but fortunately I left the curtains open and the sun woke me up. At 4:30AM...

      First stop is York, which was really a fascinating city. It is basically a fortress, and a giant wall circles around the entire center of the city. I walked along some of the wall, which is quite high with no railing. Knowing how clumsy I am it's a miracle I'm not mush of the streets of York. Although I ...

      Just a Sleeping Place!

      A travel blog entry by traveling_red on May 31, 2009

      We headed straight to the hotel, did not get to see much of the city.

      My hotel room is huge and has two beds! I lay in both because I could. There is also a chair but I haven't sat in it yet. Need to get moving on that.

      8:38PM and time to go to sleep!