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So here is our super vague plan for the first few months of travel. The aim is to avoid air travel as much as possible!
7th November - fly into Bangkok, Thailand. Hang out for a few days in the city before spending a relaxing week on the beach near Koh Chang. Then back to Bangkok to hire a card and head north ...
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 ...
... the end of one stage of my trip, and the beginning of another. Tomorrow I am off to Durham, where I will move into residence and enjoy 12 days of freshers activities. This will certainly change the frequency and tone of my blog. Expect less frequent posts, thinner entries and probably a lot more pictures. What won't change, however, is my commitment to keeping you posted on all of the big events here in England.
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... 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 Mount Royale Hotel York
I just took my family to York this past weekend for a three day break and it was great! We came to see the Jorvik Festival and after reviewing TripAdvisor, we chose to stay at the Mount Royale Hotel. Although a 15 minute walk to the Jorvik Center, the hotel offered clean, large rooms, and great service. The adjacent restaurant, One19, offered great food with a wide variety of choices, ranging from about 12 to 16 pounds for a main dish. Abdu Naeb, did a fantastic job of making us feel welcome and epitomized the term customer service. All the hotel and restaurant staff were very friendly and helpful, and management took every opportunity to see to our needs. As Americans living in England, this was one of the best experiences we've had so far. Hotels in London could learn something from this little hotel in York. I'd highly recommend the Mount Royal Hotel to anyone.
We stayed at the Mount Royale over the weekend 6th - 8th Janary 2006. We booked room 31, which is one of the ground floor suites with a veranda overlooking the gardens. Obviously at this time of year the gardens were fairly barren, but in spring and summer the veranda would be covered in clematis and other climbing plants. The room was sumptuous and beautifully appointed. The facilities in the room were above average and the beverages and bathroom extras were excellent.
A lovely hotel, 10 minutes walk from York Centre, with Parking. It has a beautiful garden with a heated pool, hot tub and steam room. It has alot of character and serves lovely breakfasts too.
Our room at the Mount Royale Hotel in York was very spacious, as we were upgraded to one of the garden rooms with a king bed from the standard double we selected upon booking. The garden that our room looked out upon was very beautiful. The room's decor was sort-of late 70s/early 80s kitsch--struggling to be opulent but falling short in 2005; it needs a new bedspread, carpet and the like to spice things up a bit. The walk-in closet was large and there was a nice sitting area by the television. The bathroom was fine for the most part, but smelled a little old and mildewy. It was a nice three-star room for the price; nothing exceptional and definitely not the luxury of the same four- or five-star hotel one could get in America for the price including the poor exchange rate.
The Mount Royale is in a great position just 10 mins walk from York centre and has good parking provided you arrive early, the rooms are very nice and individual with nice furniture, good bed linen and modern clean bathrooms, our rooms looked out over the large gardens to the rear.All the staff are friendly and couldnt be more helpfull apart from maybe 1 night staff, a bar man/night porter who could use some happy lessons.
We have now visited The Mount Royale four times to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary and have never been disappointed. The room we have is just perfect, large and very quiet and overlooking the delightful gardens.
The staff cannot be more helpful. Breakfast is outstanding, especially the smoked haddock with poached eggs. Evening meals are very good too with a bottle of wine thrown in if you eat before a certain time.The distance into the city is only 10 minutes and after the huge breakfast this is an ideal walk.
A Memorable Weekend
I stayed at the Mount Royale Hotel with my partner for what was to be a special weekend. The room was absolutely fantastic, we had booked a garden suite which had a beautiful veranda and a walk-in-wardrobe. The garden was spectacular and the restaurant , which was open to the public, was smart and the food delicious. The staff were friendly and couldn't do more to help. It wasn't far to walk to the bars and main attractions of York and there was plenty of information on what to do at the hotel. Parking was a bit squishy due to the restaurant, but adequate. Would certainly stay again.
We stayed at the Mount Royale the first weekend in August. First, let me say, York is a fantastic place - full of history and interesting places to visit. Then let me say, that you can probably find a better place to stay than the Mount Royale. I booked it primarily because of the reviews in here. There were five of us, so my mother and kids took a triple, while my wife and I stayed in a double. Our room (# 18) was at the top of the first set of stairs and overlooked the patio. It was extremely disappointing and had no personality at all. Beyond that, there were a loud group of people who congregated outside on the patio about 11:00 pm or so and talked loudly for a couple of hours. Combined with the people stomping above us, and all the sounds of people walking up the stairs, we were in an extremely noisy part of the hotel and did not sleep well. The hotel did graciously move us the next night to a better location, but acted surprised when we asked to move. Our new room was very spacious and was well decorated, but was over the front door so we heard everyone who came in. It was a better room and we slept well. My kids and my mother's room was fine. The full English breakfasts were very good and served in a lovely room. Excellent eggs benedict and fish cakes. Not enough to raise them to four stars however. Be advised, as well, that it is quite a hike to the medieval city itself. I'm not sure where I would stay, but would not recommend here.
We recently took our two teenage children on a whirlwind tour of the UK and stayed at 8 different hotels. York was a challenge for me to find appropriate accommodations because it was the weekend and we were only going to stay in the city one night. Most hotels required a two night stay. The Mount Royale was very accomodating so we chose to stay there. We loved the location - in a more upscale residential neighborhood within walking distance (plan on 20 minutes) of all of the major attractions. There were many hotels that were closer, but not nearly as quiet. York is a wild town after dark with lots of pubs and LOTS of drinking. So it was nice to have a haven a bit off the beaten path. Our family room was just HUGE, by far the biggest room we had. It had two double beds so my husband and I had to split up. There was a great bathroom, a large working desk and a larger screened television complete with a DVD player a comfortable sofa and chair. The front desk has some films they will loan you but they are a bit outdated. The gardens are beautiful - complete with walking paths - plus there is a hot tub and outdoor pool which isn't very common in England. The hours were surprising, however, so we didn't get to make use of either one. The breakfast was ample and cooked to order, with cold selections served buffet style. A little pricey for a family room, but well worth it!
Home from home
Good old fashioned personal service. Nothing too much trouble. Ask for a garden room or one that overlooks the delightful garden. Food very good, especially the breakfasts. Within walking distance of York centre and railway station.