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The Principal York

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Enjoyed our stay very much, staff were attentive without being ott. Loved the ambience of the place and the garden room made an excellent setting for an equally excellent afternoon tea. Room was a little on the small side for a superior with no room for chairs to relax in but it was furnished to a good standard with relaxing...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
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Stunning hotel amazing staff real great and the young lady who checked us in on sat was great best check in ever so smooth 1 thing need aircon in rooms and breakfast could be improved as food wasnt hot but cold food made up for it Thank you for an amazing stay we will be back

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Chesham, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We arrived at the hotel on Friday, 24th March, the doorman found us a parking space and immediately offered to help with our luggage. When we checked in the receptionist gave us a brief tour of the public areas of the hotel making sure we knew to find the bar, restaurant and lounge. The hotel has recently been re-furbished and...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Lovely hotel, recently refurbished in a contemporary style making the most of the orginal features. A very relaxing vibe throughout, plenty of space everywhere. Ours was a Deluxe room and we were very pleased - Queen size bed, lots of space, 2 wardrobes, huge bathroom with very high quality fittings. The TV has a feature where you can watch Netflix...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Lovely hotel. The bed was a bit hard and we had a noisy fridge. Otherwise beautiful and luxurious. The staff are friendley and helpful. We loved the bar which had live music on Friday and the bar staff were brilliant.

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Last night myself and my boyfriend stayed at The Principal York Hotel. Our stay was perfect right from the start. We cannot thank all of the staff enough for there outstanding hospitality and there kindness throughout our stay. When we checked in we were asked what brought us to York, to this we explained we were there to celebrate our...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed here the night before our annual conference. The setting is beautiful and stones throw from train station. All very grand. Rooms are lovely but try and get one overlooking the grounds and nit the bus station as it's quite loud. Rooms were really warm with Elemis both products and bathrobes included. Service at breakfast was slow but nice on...

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night as attending a business meeting. Staff all very personable, with a warm welcome. Bedroom was nicely appointed, a little noisy as opposite the lift, but as only here one night it was not too much of a problem. We had an unfortunate mix-up with our pre-ordered dinner, and the replacement fish was undercooked, twice! However, the...

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RichardMansellRYH, General Manager at The Principal York, responded to this review

Dear Mossdeeping20 Thank you for reviewing your conference stay with us. I sincerely hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you either on business or leisure in the near future. Warm regards RMansell

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed at this beautifully refurbished hotels for 2 nights and had a wonderful time. The hotel which is a few minutes walk from the station was completely refurbished in 2015. The lobby and other public rooms are a pleasure to relax in after a day sightseeing around York with plush sofas. Our room, which was upgraded...

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RichardMansellRYH, General Manager at The Principal York, responded to this review

Dear Maureen5583 What a great review of your stay with us at The Principal .. thank you. Your delight with your stay is fantastic to read and we look forward to welcoming you again soon. Warm regards RMansell

Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The hotel looks imposing as you arrive. Lots of parking available. Beautifully decorated and finished throughout. We loved the pale grey colour scheme, very calming. Excellent food and super service in the dining room especially at night. It was a little noisy outside over night as it was close to the railway station but nothing we couldn't cope with.We loved...

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Dear lynnbG4185EL Thank you for your review. Delighted you had a great stay and the next time you are in York we look forward to welcoming you to The Principal. Warm regards RMansell

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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: $222 - $506 (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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#6 Luxury Hotel in York
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“If the weather is hot ask for a fan upon check-in.”
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“Rooms at the front overlook the gardens and also offer a Minster view through the trees.”
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“305 os opposite lift, but does have a lovely Minster view.”
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