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The Principal York

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#11 of 46 Hotels in York
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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Halifax, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel has been refurbished since my last visit and looks spectacular as it was very tired before,had lunch in the garden room as the restaurant had been taken over by a convention even though I was directed there by reception who didn't appear to be aware that the general public couldn't eat in there at that particular time! Lunch...

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Suffolk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel itself is beautiful. A little haven of calm, while still being close to the city centre. Our room was beautiful, we had a wonderful view of York Minster. The amenities in the room were fantastic, and we loved the "tuck box". We would love to thank Harry on the reception. He was so professional and went above and...

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Lewes, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The Principal York is a much upgraded railway hotel in a splendid old building offering views of York Minster. The rooms are well appointed, but it is important to know that not all of them are in the main building. Some are in a separate building which is connected by underground corridors and can involve a walk of more than...

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Port Ludlow, Washington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Service, room, food, etc was all outstanding. Walking distance to the Railroad Museum which was free. Also walking distance to the walled city section. Railway station is next door. Nice pool and hot tub. Rooms are were spacious. We were very pleased with that choice.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I stayed here for a few nights over Easter and it's a very beautifully refurbished, grand hotel with a comfortable bed, room and excellent bathroom. The service was good. The shower was bliss! The hotel is the old railway hotel - I could see trains from my bed! But it's very well insulated and glazed so I wasn't at all...

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This occasion was a gift to us from our daughter and family, including 1st class train travel to and from York. we were shown to a table in the window overlooking the garden. From the moment we stepped into the hotel the staff were fantastic, smart, well trained, appeared happy to assist in any way possible, we had a delightful...

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Went for a wedding. The overall look of the hotel is very grand. They have rooms in the main building and rooms in the new section. A word of advice . Ask to go in the new section. I had to change as the original double room was too small with outdated furniture.and a view over the station. It's worth...

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

As a couple we stayed here for the first time in February this year. On arrival we were upgraded to a suite, which was unexpected but very welcome. The room had a lovely view of the grounds and across to the Minster. It was very comfortable and the bathroom was huge in comparison to many other hotels. We ate in...

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yorks
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Before we arrived they were professional on the phone, allowing early check in and a reserved parking space. When we arrived we were offered a space for our car right outside the door (parking is a reasonable £5). We were brought to the front desk to check in which was quick and painless. We were given a short tour around...

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Naples, Florida
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Loved the hotel and the location right next to the York railroad station. We were here for Easter weekend and the hotel had an Easter Egg Hunt which way fun, with lots of chocolate. The staff in charge of the hunt were exceptional, very much into it. We had breakfast at the hotel and were very impressed by the authentic...

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  • Pool
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €147 - €365 (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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“Hotel has several lifts and easy parking.”
GaryHPrice, 26 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The Garden room and afternoon tea is described in this review.”
godfreyf271, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for rooms in new section you won't be sorry”
noods90, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some of the room facing the back of the hotel are quite noisy as it backs onto the station”
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“Looking onto the garden”
Beatrice-TA, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
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