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The Principal York

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Station Road Station Road, York YO24 1AA England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Pool
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Room Service
4 Star accommodation
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Reviewed yesterday

We had hoped to stay in a smaller hotel closer to York Minster, but this elegant vestige of the Victorian era was a better option because of its proximity to the train station, its excellent included breakfast buffet and how easy it was to walk...More

Thank KBKansas
Response from THarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded today

Dear KBKansas We value your feedback as we strive to improve with each and every stay and it is great to read your appreciation of the Victorian listed building and our location. Thank you for your review and we hope to welcome you again in...More

Reviewed yesterday

A beautiful building and a comfortable room. However there was not air conditioning even though this is a supposed quality hotel. It was extremely hot in our room. The breakfast was reasonable but lacked finesse. A poor selection of fruit and bread. The service was...More

Thank dennis_anthony
Response from THarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded today

Dear dennis_anthony Great to read you had an enjoyable stay with us at the Principal York. We appreciate your feedback and will review your comments accordingly with the team. Please come and visit us again soon. Warm regards Tracy Harrison

Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an impressive looking hotel but our first impressions were soon disappointed. Our taxi dropped us at the main entrance where there was no doorman to help us with our 2 large bags and carry on baggage. My husband had to carry all up...More

Thank lljbhartman2002
Response from THarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded today

Dear lljbhartman2002 Thank you for your feedback. It is great that our location was ideal for your visit to sightseeing visit to York and you were not disturbed by any train noise. I am saddened to read of your experience and offer my apologies that...More

Reviewed 2 days ago

We were a little surprised that we had to pay £15 for parking in the hotel car park. I think that the hotel should make this a little clearer. We had a long walk to our room from the reception area. Our room was 3*....More

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Response from THarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded today

Dear Lewismcfc Thank you for your feedback. It is great to read you enjoyed our Garden Room for relaxing on an evening. I am sorry that the location of your sidings room was not to your expectations, we do aim to be as transparent as...More

Reviewed 3 days ago

The hotel is brilliantly located right next to the station and adjacent to the Roman Wall. I was in the annex, my room was big and spacious and had nice amenities. I loved the KitKat in the room as well as the fresh milk provided...More

1  Thank Safina H
Response from THarrisonGM, General Manager at The Principal YorkResponded yesterday

Dear Safina H We value your reivew and feedback. I will reivew your comments accordingly and apologise for any inconvenience caused and please let me assure you that these are not our expected service standards. Great to read that overall you enjoyed your stay with...More

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About
Description
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 ...More 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 Centre can seat up to 300. The Principal York also boats a variety of meeting spaces from small rooms to the Events Centre with capacity for 410 delegates theatre style. Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Pool
Room Service
Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair Access
Beachfront
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
155
Price range
US$159 - US$373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Royal York Hotel
Also Known As
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
,
Royal York Hotel York
Location
United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Hotel Style
Luxury
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
155
Price range
US$159 - US$373 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Formerly known as
The Royal York Hotel
Also Known As
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
,
Royal York Hotel York
Location
United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
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Traveller (1,181)
Room & Suite (422)
Dining (94)
Pool & Beach (1)
Business Centre & Event Rooms (10)
Family and Play Areas (1)
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AdvisoryService
24 July 2018|
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Response from Sam M | Reviewed this property |
Actually on reflection it may be nearer than 100 yards
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TriffCliff
12 July 2018|
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Response from kellis2n | Reviewed this property |
Hi, yes they do. Hope that helps.
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"We were on the floor below the lobby, so no view. Upper-level rooms include a view of York Minster and the..."
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"Do not allow them to put you in a ground floor room"
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"Rooms at front have best views."
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"Ask for a room with a view of the minster"
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