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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed for one night at this beautiful historic hotel in an absolutely perfect location by York Minster, with - and this is incredible for York - on site parking (small extra charge - book in advance). We took our cocker spaniel and he could not have been made more welcome. Dogs are understandably not allowed in the very smart...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We spent a few days in York and this hotel was just lovely. Great location near the Minster, a warm welcome and pleasant cheerful staff throughout our stay made it somewhere we will definitely return to. The building is beautiful and well kept. We'll try the restaurant next time and look forward to their expanded lunch menu soon.

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Helen

Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

First time visitor - beautiful building, amazing location, charming staff, subtle elegance. Good welcome on arrival and great room and bathroom. All public areas well appointed and comfortable. Didn't dine here but excellent breakfast. Great location from which to explore York.

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review - you'll have to visit again to try our new menu! Best wishes, Helen

Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My friend and I had the 'basic' afternoon tea costing £19.50. The premises are classy and the view into the gardens is wonderful. There was a good selection of sandwich fillers and the cakes were nice. The scone, however, was rather dry. Our pot of tea came much sooner than the food so we asked for some more. I was...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

I'm sorry to read this review, especially as I believe you spoke to one of our colleagues following your visit over the phone. As discussed, I assure you that our scones are made fresh every day but I have raised this again with the kitchen so that they are aware of your comments. I certainly wouldn't class our afternoon tea...

York, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this place and have been many times and so far it never disappoints. If you want a lovely peaceful environment with excellent service, nice food, coffee, drinks etc then this fits the bill. On my last visit I had a cafetière of coffee and a superb club sandwich which was consumed while listening to the delightful sounds of...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write your review, and I'm delighted to hear that you are one of our valued return customers. We hope to see you again soon - perhaps to try our new lunch menu! Best wishes, Helen

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This beautiful grade 1 listed, 5 star boutique hotel was the venue for my daughter's wedding 2 weeks ago. It was an amazing experience from start to finish. A truly beautiful venue I cannot praise Rhiannon (Events Manager) enough for her cool efficient co-ordination together with her team to ensure the day went to plan. From arrival on the Friday...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Well, what a completely wonderful review to read! Thank you! The staff will be over the moon to hear how happy you all were, and we hope to see Naomi and Teekall again for their anniversary! Best wishes, Helen

East Mids UK
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I doubt there is a better location in York. It is central for everything, with the Minster less than a minute away & the Shambles less than 10 mins. You can see the wall from the bedroom as well. We stayed two nights and had planned to have dinner in the hotel the first night and then eat elsewhere the...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely review. You shall have to come back and try our new menu! Best wishes, Helen

New York City, New York
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I’ve procrastinated writing this review because Grays Court is a lovely hotel and I never thought I'd be submitting a less-than-stellar account of the place. The public and private rooms are beautiful, the wait staff is very helpful, and the location near-perfect. However, my 4th stay here was marred by a similar “system error with[the] online booking system” to the...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so sorry to hear that you were disappointed on your visit to us. Please rest assured that the member in staff in question has been pulled up on this matter as I would be just as frustrated as you. With regards to the booking system, we have made the decision to remove ourselves from the majority of external, larger...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We recently stayed at the Grays Court Hotel when our daughter was graduating at York University. My first impressions was this was a beautiful, well maintained building in lovely grounds, but what was to follow made our stay one of the most pleasurable we have had in York. This period property is stunning inside and ALL of the staff are...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

What a fantastic review, thank you so much. I'll be sure to pass on your thanks to the staff involved, and we will absolutely be commending Gosia on her service. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Helen

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My partner and I got married here on Saturday 28th January 2017. It's was absolutely perfect. The events organiser Rhiannon and the rest of the staff were attentive, friendly and accommodating. With little direction they gave is everything we wanted and more. The setting was beautiful, the food was phenomenal and the service was amazing. Our friends and family had...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

What a truly wonderful review. Thank you so much! We hope to see you again really soon! Best wishes, Helen

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Dating back to 1080, and nestled in the heart of the exclusive Minster Quarter, Grays Court is truly a hidden gem. Luxurious accommodation in a historic house your visit will be unforgetable. Quiet and secluded in almost an acre of grounds, we are a few short minutes from the bustle of the city centre. ... more   less 

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Address: Grays Court Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: €229 - €265 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grays Court Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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