Ibis York Centre
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... br> At the beginning of December we will cross (hopefully from Northern Thailand) into Laos. We'll have 30 days to explore as much as we can before crossing into Cambodia, for roughly the month of February. Then it's in to Vietnam.
We then plan to head south through Malaysia to Indonesia. Then....we'll let you know!
Checked into our Uber Modern B&B in the old walled city of York. The friendly owner has gone all out in redecorating our room in a Japanese theme and electronics and buttons galore (press button shower, smart 3D TV, silent fridge etc). The old city has a myriad of narrow winding streets and 14th century houses and, of course Minster Cathedral, a sprawling example of a 13th century ...
... by the arrival of the Viking hordes, lead by Ivar the Boneless (I laughed out loud when I read his name on the information panel). Having gone into the details of the Viking occupation in yesterdays entry I will bore you no further, however...
Viking fun fact #1:
Viking women were in charge of keeping the keys to the house. The English word "husband" comes from the Norse words for house-bound.
I don't know about you ...
... this is a dream guide to every place James and I plan to visit. Along with our regular Skype calls this has informed our travel plan no end. It is also a briliant source of truly useful advice! I would reccomend visiting her 'handy stuff' page if you are considering a similar trip :) Also loving the Travelfish website for quick snapshots of each country including boarder crossings, visas, transport ...
... stories the trees could tell, and see a Green figure running about in the forest hiding in the trees. Shame the tree needed supports for it branches but then if I was over 600 hundred years old, I' d need support too.
We changed bus drivers back to Ian for the London leg and headed down the motorway and into Cambridge, the university city. A city of ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ibis York Centre
Just back from a 2 night stay in this hotel - Absolutely Dreadful....The temperature in the hotel is unbearable and a good nights sleep is out the question , No Air Con and miserable staff to boot. York is a great place and the location of this hotel is good its just a huge pity that the service and quality on offer is so poor......Big Thumbs Down
Stayed for one night for our daughter's Graduation Ceremony in July this year. Booked the hotel through Superbreak which I have since found out are situated in York - they could have their Christmas Party there!
Some of the hotel staff were just plain rude!
First off, I got a great rate so I cannot complain about the room. Our room was fairly okay for UK standards. The brekkies was revolting. Do not eat the hot stuff, stick with toast and yogurt. This was still okay concerning that the rate was pretty good.
My only problem with this place was that our room was on the first floor overlooking the car park. The staff go out on their smoke breaks right near there. They were making fun of the guests and were really quite rude. One guy was making fun of Americans using a mock American accent and another guy said a Scot was an cheap (--) and he should have spit in his tea. I was repulsed. I couldn't wait to get out of there. Their voices were loud and they carried. Dumb jerks!
The location is good for the station.
I have very few other good things to add about this place. There was mould in my bathroom, the paint was peeling off the walls and the furniture in the rooms was very old and tired. As was everything else.
If you just need a place to crash having been out on the town and drunk too much, fine.
If you're sobre or intend spending any time in the hotel, I really wouldn't stay in this place.
My wife and I stayed in this hotel 3-4 May 2005. We had booked a double room and checked in together. We were given a room on the top floor, the previous servant quarters when the hotel was a Georgian Townhouse. The room had twin beds! Finally managed to get a double room just down the hall, no apology or explanation as to why we were put in a twin room. The double was tiny with a velux window. The TV had to be pulled out of the sloping roof recess to watch it and although I asked the staff to replace the TV remote control or at least the batteries, this never happened. The mattress was old, hard and noisy. The pillows were just as bad (but not noisy!). The entire hotel needs a makeover, the public areas are better but it is still very dated with old grubby carpets throughout and dodgy carpet fittings on many of the stairs. The breakfast buffet is okay, typical Ramada selection. The hotel is fairly convenient to the City Centre, only about 500m from the City Walls but about a 10-15 min walk into town. I was lucky in that I got the room at a much reduced rate through work but the normal rate on the Internet is around £145 per night and it is hardly worth £50. York has plenty of hotels to choose from that are much better than this one. There is a Premier Inn on the same street but closer to the city and it is only £57.95 per room with a much higher standard.
Having spent 2 nights at this hotel on 1-2nd April 2005 I would definitely not recommend it to anyone.
Felt I had to write a review about this place. Went with the wife for 3 night new year break (04/05).
Due to my occupation i have stayed in a great deal of hotels over the years, and this was by far the most unpleasant.
The hotel decor itself was very pleasant when arriving but when shown to your room you will find it small, basic, and with an appauling and ill kept bathroom.
But the worst part of the stay was the staff who, apart from one receptionist, seem to go out of their way to assist you as little as possible.
I have never before, as a paying guest, been made to feel as much as a bother as i was in this hotel.
If you dont want to feel like an imposing relative on holiday, dont stay here!!