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The Principal York

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel is impressive,grand and beautifully decorated. Our room was small but well appointed and with a marvellous view across York to the Minster. All the staff members were welcoming and helpful. The one downside was the food served at dinner. The menu is very limited,which is not necessarily a bad thing if the food is well prepared. However it...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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My partner and I went for afternoon tea. The hotel is beautiful with sumptuous sofas and chairs and an elegant style. The service was excellent and the food was amazing!! I cannot recommend this highly enough, definitely worth a visit! We have now booked in for a weekend stay in January and the opportunity to have afternoon tea again!

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Firstly this hotel was formerly the Royal Hotel and having stayed here numerous times over many years it's always held a special place in my life so when I knew it was being renovated I was a little apprehensive that it would maybe lose its magnificent history and charm but I had nothing to be worried about. I have to...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

A spur of the moment booking last night and such a lovely hotel. Helpful and friendly staff and the room was exceptionally clean and comfortable. The breakfast was a buffet and value for money and again the staff were helpful and courteous. A good base for exploring York, two minute walk to train station bars restaurants and city centre shopping.

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Cramlington, United Kingdom
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although the overall appearance seems fine when looking more closely there was a lot that could be improved. I expected excellence for the price charged for 1 night exclusive of breakfast and parking charges. Upon walking in the hall way was very grubby, carpet not clean, marble sides to the stairs very dirty, lots of scuffs and marks on the...

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hanthorpe, lincolnshire
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were on a 3 day 2 night stay.. Arrived after an awful journey and told our room was not ready. We went into the garden room for tea and then went off to our room. The room was a stunning suite. Spotlessly clean. Wonderful. The hotel was beautifully decorated for Christmas. Public rooms superb The staff throughout the hotel...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Fabulous hotel, booked for a 50th birthday gift. When arriving at reception we were upgraded to a beautiful junior suite for free, chocolates and wine where left by the staff which I must say were amazing throughout our stay. Hotel was immaculately clean, with beautiful decor throughout. Absolutely fantastic service.

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My boyfriend surprised me with a trip to the hotel recently, and it was wonderful from start to finish. We arrived to a lovely champagne afternoon tea, and then went up to our beautiful suite with more champagne on ice. The little touches like the bathobes and slippers made our night of luxury all the more special. Only two minor...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel is a huge stunning family/couple hotel. Next door to the hustle and bustle of the station but without interfering with your stay. Car parking is just £5 per day, we stayed for 2 nights. Literally a 5min walk to the city centre, just don't wear your heels if your walking! Breakfast was lovely, it was very busy on...

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london
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Just returned from a short weekend break in York and stay at The Principal York. After seeing images of the recent refurbishment we were keen to visit and were not disappointed. The hotel is truly stunning. At so many hotels you don't feel comfortable relaxing in the public areas but not at The Principal, the lounge and lobby are truly...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the beautiful historic city of York The Principal York elegantly combines carefully preserved Victorian architecture alongside more modern touches. The ground floor public spaces offer sweeping views into gardens and beyond to York Minster. Breakfast lunch and dinner is served in the Refectory Kitchen and Terrace and drinks are available from 11am till late in the Chapter House Bar and Games Room. Visit the stunning Garden Room for afternoon tea. As a premier luxury wedding venue in York the hotel and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures. The Victorian Oak Room holds up 110 guests for dinner while the Events Center can seat up to 300. The Principal York also boasts a variety of meeting spaces from small rooms to the Events Center with capacity for 410 delegates theater style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Principal York

Address: Station Road, York YO24 1AA, England (Formerly The Royal York Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: $215 - $504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Principal York 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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Also Known As:
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
Royal York Hotel York
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#7 Luxury Hotel in York
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“Ask for a view of the Minster”
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“Book early to avoid disappointment”
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“try to get a larger room at a good price.We paid £179.00 for 1 night exclusive of breakfast or parking(£5.00) and the room was very small.”
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“Make sure your room is not near the lifts -they are noisy!”
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