Travel Blogs from York
Time to leave London and who knows when we will return again, oh wait a minute we will be back late next week for a quick stop over before getting on the Eurostar. To honour our visit here are our top picks for the 'week that was' 1. Seeing the Queen drive out of Buckingham Palace of course, and then return. Didn't think that would happen, oh and …
... stained windows, the best I have ever seen. They were even more beautiful with the sun shining through them. We decided to do the tower tour which was an extra £5 on top of the visitor fee. We climbed up 275 steps and 230 feet. The view from the top was quite something, you can see all across the city and out across the Yorkshire dales, we could even see the Kilburn White Horse carved on the hillside in the far distance. From our viewpoint we could ...
The journey was good and fortunately without incident, although logs and "floating islands" were two a penny to make sure we were paying attention and not just lapping up the sun.
Much to our surprise we spotted salmon leaping two or there feet out of the water just before Naburn Lock, and there are salmon steps at the side of the weir which were introduced a couple of years ...
Very relaxing evening in the pub with John and Vanessa catching up on what we had both been doing for the last 10 days. They had a good trip down to Sheffield after we left them and then up to Leeds where John used to work before he retired!
Another sunny day for our 3 hour trip from Beale Lock up to Selby, via The River Aire, and The Selby Canal. We had heard ...
We are on the way again after a week at home. John and Vanessa join us at Lemonroyd Lock by the Marina and we head off on the second stage of our summer trip. First stop is Castleford to fill up with diesel, a simple process you might think, just like filling the car!!
Not quite so easy on the boat.
Two hours later after the chap at the Marina who was ...
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A average dinner experience
I found the dinner we had with my partner not to be value-for-money.
The service was attentive but slow, the decor tired with view on the car park and the food merely satisfactory (2 rosettes). The dining room was empty.
I also had the disconfort of meeting the Head Chef coming out of the guest toilets with his assistant having a drink sat on a sofa downstairs!
I booked this lovely looking hotel based on trip advisor ratings, for my partners birthday weekend. the room was very small, but renovated nicely, mini bar fridge wasnt working, but room otherwise clean. We ate in the bistro, and the food was excellent ,with fantastic service. For us, the whole experience was spoilt by a tiny portion for breakfast -one mushroom, one half tomato and a tiny piece of black pudding -at £12.50 !! When I complained, I was met with an aggressive stance by the manager. They took £12.50 off the bill.. I left a gratuity of the same amount to reflect the excellent service we had otherwise.
We spent 3 nights at this elegant hotel. Book the 4 poster bedroom. High bed, cozy with wonderful pillows. Shortbread and tea in the room. Room is filled with antiques. Breakfast is great. Try the haddock and eggs. Lots of fresh fruit and delicious jams. Brasserie was very good. Wonderful location 5 minutes to the Minster but away from the congestion. I dare say it was the best room I have stayed in my many trips throughout Europe, USA and the Islands. The Grange is everything one could ever want in a historic inn in a historic city.
Our delightful Easter Break
My wife and I stayed at The Grange for a 3 night break over the Easter weekend. The hotel is just a short stroll from the City centre and is on the main road (arent most city centre hotels!) We had a wonderful stay and as we booked a 342 offer I took advantage and ate in 2 of the hotels restaurants. The Brasserie was great but the Ivy was a beatiful experience and well worth a second visit. Breakfast in the morning was really good (nice touch of fresh, warm croissants) and the receptionist was very friendly and even took the time to print maps and destination details for us. The Grange is a splendid hotel and would recommend to all to pay a visit.
I stayed at this hotel in early March for one evening as part of a business trip. Having stayed there a number of times before, I was pleased to note that the standards have been maintained. My room was nicely decorated with good facilities (although a little cramped). The hotel has an acclaimed restaurant, although I chose to eat at a local Italian restaurant (ASK - excellent) which was within easy walking distance. Breakfast was very enjoyable and offered a good selection, although the tables were far too close together which meant almost having to share. The hotel provides ample parking at the rear and is well located.
A little noisy
Loved the restaurant and The Grange is a fantastic building but it is located on the A19 main road. Constant hum of traffic and sirens. You must insist on a room at the back to benefit from this fabulous hotel.
Nice hotel but make sure you get the right room
Nice small hotel but make sure you get a room at the back and away from the bar. We started off in room 19, nice room but right above the bar so there was a constant drone of muzak through the floor. We moved to a room at the back of the hotel, which was an excellent room but we could only have it for one night before moving to a room at the front of the hotel. Again the room was nice but the hotel is on one of the main roads into York so there was a significant amount of traffic noise.
What a FAB hotel, we booked for a weekend break for 2 and found the Grange to be one of the best hotels I have stayed in for a long time.
The staff were friendly and the food in the Ivy Restaurant was GREAT. I cant wait for our return visit!
Lovely little hotel, about ten minute walk from the centre. The bedroom we had was decorated very cosy including a fireplace and an extremely comfortable bed. My only complaint and it did spoil thingswas the adjoining door between us and the next door room. Even though it was two doors we could hear next doors television and even them cough, we felt no privacy and although the hotel were sympathetic they simply said that noone had complained before. Overall a relaxing, comfortable hotel.
I stayed at the Grange hotel with my girlfriend in August 2001. We had a wonderful time there, the hotel was warm and welcoming and the food was exceptional. We felt we were treated in the highest fashion with the greatest of respect. Thank you very much, we will be returning.
York is also an exceptional and beautiful city set in a very beautiful country.