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... the trip but she said that as the flight wasn't full she couldn't upgrade us but instead she upgraded our luggage to priority and got us the best seats she could in economy. We were really chuffed that they were so pleased to see us as It confirmed that we had got on well with them on the trip. Waving us off and wishing us a good flight we head ...
... part of the water supply of the village. We turned left and headed up a hill to the moors where there was a sign placed there to celebrate the millennium. There are several of these stones all over the moors.
The five and a half mile walk was uneventful and extremely peaceful. You will notice in a couple of the pictures the heather looks sere. The owners of the moors burn sections each year to help ...
... We encountered a herd of sheep on the hills and they were quite curious about us as we passed.
At one spot we needed to ford a stream which poured over the path but we made it to the other side without getting our footgear too wet. Everything was very pleasant and we were making good progress when all of a sudden, I glanced to my right and noticed a huge, menacing black cloud. You could see ...
... pets. We didn't have time to look at all of it because it's huge, but the walk-through aviaries were brilliant, full of birds we'd only seen at a distance before, like secretary birds and cranes. Also a a lot of exotics - cassowary, scarlet ibis, parrots from all over the tropics. Several species' of lovely turacos, which reminded us of the Knysna Lourie as they bounced around athletically ...
... with Koru. There were guides in each room of the castle who
were very informative about the history. The original duchess of the
castle, went there with her huge four poster bed and bedroom
furniture at age 18, she had 12 children all of whom not only
survived but went on to become pretty amazing people in their own
right. She must have been a proud mum.
took us on a scenic tour north of Linton-on-Ouse including a visit to
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Queens Hotel York
The Queens Hotel is a fairly new hotel in a beautiful location by the River Ouse, and almost all York's attractions are within walikng distance. When we arrived we found the parking to be difficult as the hotel charges for this and whilst we were staying it flooded so we had to find an alternative. Also, our key card for the room didn't work so i took it to reception where staff were very matter of fact in their approach to customer service and we felt that a smile would not go a miss. Nevertheless, Dinner was served in the Royal Brasserie Restaurant, which is usually very quiet but still pleasant. The Restaurant staff were extremely polite and friendly and looked after our every need, with the Chef paying us a visit himself! There is a small bar that is open until around midnight with a lovely lounge to relax in the evening. Overall, we enjoyed our stay although there were a few problems with our room such as no clean towels and coathangers. I would say that this hotel is good for a short stay to use as a base.
Good value and position
The Queens Hotel offers excellent value but don't expect character. The more expensive rooms are on the outside overlooking a quiet road or the river. We had the good value bed-and-breakfast rate. The good sized room with a decent bathroom faced into a courtyard. The room was well kept. Service is efficient but curt. There is a restaurant but dining there could be lonely; there are numerous eating place nearby. So treat it as a good value base for a city visit rather than a pampering hotel stay.
I picked the hotel on the strength of its excellent location. Basically, it is satisfactory with decent sized, clean rooms with good bathrooms but considering we stayed there for just one night, we encountered a number of unusual problems as follows:
The Queens Hotel in York is certainly centrally located - in fact you really couldn't ask for a better location. There are some problems with the hotel however. I try and judge the hotel in terms of value for money - I would never expect the same confort levels or service standards that I do when staying 5 star.
Sitting on the banks of the River Ouse, The Queen's Hotel York is in the perfect position for sightseeing in the city of York. Many attractions are within yards of the hotel and the main shopping centre is only minutes away. A welcoming modern hotel with all the amenities you may need. The rooms are bright, clean and spacious. The food was excellent and the staff friendly. My only grouse was there were no biscuits provided with the tea and coffee in the room. I would suggest requesting a room overlooking the river as the view was nice. On the opposite side of the river there are bars and restuarants and people sit outside and enjoy a drink during the summer months.My friend and I will definitely be going back.
I would thorougly reccomend this hotel for anyone planning to visit York. The hotel is excellent value for money, rooms are very nice, and staff are very friendly and helpful. The hotel is in a grat location just by the river, a couple of minutes walk from the town centre.
Best for the price
I have stayed in many hotels in York and the Queens rates amongst the best. Sensibly priced, modern and clean with exceptional staff. Minutes from the city centre, on the waterfront, what more could you ask for.
Excellent buffet breakfast. Better hotels cost 75% more for little extra.
A good deal
When I was doing research on York, the Queen's seemed like the best deal for the money, and it turned out to be true. It's not in a historic building right in the middle of town, but it has American-friendly amenities like a stand-up shower (as opposed to a bath with a low nozzle). It really is only a few-minutes walk to the city center and train station. If it's still reasonable priced, I'll stay here again.
This hotel could not be in a better position for a city break. It is on the waters edge with a road bridge outside its door taking you right in to the city centre. Across the water are the excellent restaurants, bars and shops that this city offers. It is a new hotel with bright clean rooms and the English buffet breakfast is of an above average standard. The bar is bland, but with so much to offer outside the hotel this does not really matter. Service was good. I will be using the hotel agian on my next trip to York.