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Best Western Monkbar Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago

beautiful professionally designed hotel, warm clean welcolming and comforting place to come back to after a day in the bitter cold driving rain! breakfast tasty and great choice big problems around buffet area huge bottleneck! while using toast machine blocking people from getting vital daily fresh fruit fix (more of a bacon and sausage type personally) but otherwise heaven on...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am glad to read you had a nice stay with us and I'm glad you liked the hotel. Our english breakfast uses locally sourced produce and I am glad you liked it! All comments have been noted for review. Thank you again...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hotel is actually quite nice although somewhat over priced I was prepared to accept this as it was Christmas market week. However on returning to our room at 10 on Sat I found the music in the wedding below our "Executive" room was so loud it made the floor vibrate. When I went to reception I was told that...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good Morning, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I sincerly apologise for any noise issue you faced when staying with us Paul and we do try our very best to allocate rooms to our guests effectively, taking into account events we have at the hotel. I am sorry this impacted on...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Just returned from a 2 night stay at The Monkbar after a recommendation from a friend. The hotel is located just at the edge of the city. Literally cross the road and turn the corner and you're there. There is a multi-storey car park just a minute's walk away from the hotel. We paid £16 at reception when we checked...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good afternoon Julie, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am so pleased to read such a nice review about the hotel. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and I think York steals at least a small bit of many peoples hearts. It is a lovely city. Thank...

Aarhus, Denmark
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The Monkbar Hotel is a really good stay, this was my first time there. I changed my room due to some noise problem coming from an out side fan/air con - this with absolute no problem, professional behavior from the front desk. All in all the service from hotel staff are brilliant. The room are at a good size and...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Kenneth, Many thanks for the recent review regarding your stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  Apologies for any issue with outside noise levels and I am glad we were able to quickly resolve with for you. I am pleased to hear you think the staff and service given is brilliant. The comments made will all be passed onto...

Kirkcaldy, Scotland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is situated just behind York Minster and around ten minutes walk from the city centre. The reception was bright and airy and the staff very helpful. The room was spacious and was equipped with flat TV, a safe and tea/coffee making facilities. The bathroom had a shower over bath arrangement but no grab rails were provided which may...

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am glad to read you had a nice stay with us and I am pleased you found the staff very helpful. Our english breakfast uses locally sourced produce and I am glad you liked it! We do have different variations of rooms...

Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's quite difficult to achieve what this hotel manages to do with ease; just make you immediately feel welcome. The space is understated and attractive, the room was so homely and staff were warm and helpful. Add to this a wonderful location and this is a hotel that I'll enjoy visiting again and again!

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garya224, Guest Relations Manager at Best Western Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening, Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am so pleased to read such a nice review about the hotel and staff. I am glad you enjoyed your time with us and I do hope you'll be back soon! I Hope to welcome you back to the Monkbar Hotel in...

Northumberland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Only stayed here about 7 times and going again next month - the rooms are lovely and it's in an ideal location - can't go wrong 😀 All rooms have recently been refurbished to a high standard - cannot fault it yet lol !

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Thank you for the review of your recent stay with us. I am really pleased to hear you stayed with us on several occasions and coming back soon. I am glad you like everything about the hotel and your stays so far. All the best and see you again soon. Gary Auker Guest Relations Manager

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely hotel . Staff were friendly. Good location 10 min walk into York centre. Room was clean the only thing I could pick up on was the dressing table mirror not enough light around it quite dark so had to do my makeup in bathroom it would have been nice to sit at the dressing table and do it. We...

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Morning Rachael, Thank you for the review of your recent stay with us. I am really pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and found the staff friendly, room clean and location. Thnk you for the comment regarding the light in the room. This has been noted. All the best and hope see you again soon. Gary Auker Guest Relations...

Bromley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When I arrived at the Monkbar Hotel the impression i got was a quality hotel with a pleasing air. I was greeted with a warm and friendly welcome. I was shown to my room. My room was very comfortable, clean and suited me nicely. The Hotel is within easy walking distance to the centre of York, York Minster and the...

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Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and in York and found our staff to be friendly and welcoming. The location is great for York's attractions and city centre, I am pleased you found it convenient. All comments have been...

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My partner and I found this hotel immaculate with well appointed rooms and excellent food. Staff were very helpful and pleasant. My partner finds walking distances difficult and we were given a parking space right outside the entrance which was much appreciated. The breakfasts were excellent and our family joined us for Sunday lunch in the restaurant. The roast dinner...

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Thank you for the review regarding your recent stay at The Best Western Monkbar Hotel.  I am so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us and in York. I am pleased to hear the staff were helpful towards you during your stay and that your husband didn't have trouble getting around which is good to hear. I will...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Following an extensive £3m refurbishment program the Monkbar Hotel has been transformed into a stunning contemporary, boutique hotel 4 star hotel. Now boasting 125 individually designed and decorated rooms, some overlooking our Yorkshire courtyard garden, others overlooking the City Walls and some with a Minster View. As any true destination hotel our restaurant - The Yorkshire Bar and Grill - will not disappoint. A stunning bar and grill concept open for brunch from 8am daily, you will be greeted by staff with a professional yet relaxed approach, who appreciate the importance of great service - and great coffee! During the day you can take your pick from modern tapas-style dishes made with the best of Yorkshire produce or be swept away with an incredible restaurant menu. Armchairs and booths make the bar a perfect place for meeting friends you can simply relax in the bar with a glass of locally distilled Mason's gin and tonic or on sunny days enjoy a bite to eat in the beautiful walled garden. Produce is key, so our Head Chef Ben and the team have chosen incredible local suppliers to create a seasonal menu that will showcase the best of local produce and put The Yorkshire bar and grill firmly on the culinary map. ... more   less 

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Address: St. Maurices Road, York YO31 7JA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: €88 - €223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Best Western Monkbar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Best Western York
York Best Western
Hotel Style:
#8 Family Hotel in York
#11 Luxury Hotel in York
#13 Romantic Hotel in York
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“Road side are quite noisy.”
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“Rooms on the top floor very very quiet and relaxing.”
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“Very good hotel close to amenities”
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“We asked for a quieter room if possible when booking, and were given a room on third floor near the back.”
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