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    The Principal York

    Station Road, York YO24 1AA, England
    011 44 844 854 2910
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    Overview
    • Excellent61%
    • Very good25%
    • Average10%
    • Poor3%
    • Terrible1%
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    “tuck box” (84 reviews)
    “beautiful hotel” (121 reviews)
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    Free Wifi
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    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Beautiful for a special celebration. Excellent reception staff breakfast staff not so good - plates stacking up on tables not being removed heard someone complaining they had been sat 10 mins waiting for service as well. Other than this location was great on site parking...More

    Thank Elorac1712
    Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

    Dear Elorac1712 Thank you for sharing your review of your anniversary stay at the Principal. Delighted you will be returning and thank you for choosing us. Warm regards THarrison

    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    The hotel had got its decorations for the festive season which gave a lovely atmosphere. Lovely breakfast. We were on 5th floor overlooking the grounds. Great location, staff were very helpful & friendly. We visited the National Railway Museum, City Wall, York Minster, Shambles, City...More

    Thank QueenIzzy999
    Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

    Dear QueenIzzy999 How fantastic to read your delight with your stay. The Christmas decorations have gone up this week and I agree they provide a lovely festive atmosphere in the public areas. Sounds like you had an amazing time in York and we look forward...More

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    If arriving by train it is useful to know that rather than leave the station by the main exit, turn left just before the exit, go along the platform past "The York Tap" and this will bring you out at the hotel entrance close to...More

    Thank chinahandEdinburgh
    Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

    Dear chinahandEdinburgh Thank you for your feedback following your stay with us at the Principal. It sounds like you had a fabulous time and we appreciate the detailed review you have shared with the online community. See you again soon. Warm regards THarrison

    Reviewed 4 days ago

    The hotel is very tastefully decorated and furnished. I was visiting my daughter who is studying at The University of York. It was a brief stay but I could not fault the staff - from the check in team to the housekeeping - they were...More

    Thank TravellerJ50
    Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

    Dear TravellerJ50 It is great to read you had an excellent experience and you will be visiting York again where we look forward to welcoming you. Thank you for staying with us. Warm regards THarrison

    Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

    Lovely hotel, nice staff, good location but it was costly to stay here compared to competitors. But to be told at check-out that it was £10 for parking when we've paid to stay overnight is ridiculous really. We have stayed in some beautiful hotels and...More

    2  Thank Hannah G
    Response from TracyHarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded 4 days ago

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    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Room Service
    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Room Service
    • Business Centre with Internet Access
    • Dry Cleaning
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Laundry Service
    • Concierge
    • Banquet Room
    • Multilingual Staff
    • Conference Facilities
    • Breakfast Available
    • Room amenities
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Things to do
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    • Restaurant
    • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Spa
    • Heated pool
    • Indoor pool
    Details
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    • US$135 - US$414 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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    • #7 Luxury Hotel in York
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    • Number of rooms
    • 155
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    • Also Known As
    • Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian ,
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    kdibb90
    9 August 2017|
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    Response from pamela m | Reviewed this property |
    Breakfast was good but it took a long time to get a table. There is a buffet and one can order other things from a menu. We waited 20mins. one morning and there were 5 couples ahead of us. .Poor service
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    3 August 2017|
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    Response from mglrowan | Reviewed this property |
    I think it was 12.00 though we left earlier.
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    27 July 2017|
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    Response from mglrowan | Reviewed this property |
    The room we had only had a shower though it was huge and great. The suite had a bath
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