I miss being there! 10 stars!
14/08/2016 periwinkcat, Cambridge, Massachusetts
I was extremely lucky to spend 8 nights here while visiting my daughter, who is at the University of York this year. I was given a beautiful upgraded room that overlooked the Minster, and it was a jo... more
I was extremely lucky to spend 8 nights here while visiting my daughter, who is at the University of York this year. I was given a beautiful upgraded room that overlooked the Minster, and it was a joy to return to this room each day. The room was inviting, spacious and clean, with a really comfortable bed. This is a perfect location in York, central and convenient. If you are interested in York Minster, it is great to be next door. Tickets to the Minster are valid for a year, and being so close means you can drop by whenever you have a spare moment--and it is a wonderful space to spend time in. I absolutely loved hearing the Minster bells--perhaps more evident in rooms on this side in summer months with open windows. I loved them so much I made 3 video recordings on my phone, and now that I'm home I keep listening again and looking at my wonderful room (which I miss very much!). The bells did ring quite a bit, but only during the daytime; for me it added so much to the experience of staying there and was not intrusive in the least. The staff were gracious and friendly. I especially wish to mention the maitre d' in the breakfast room; he went out of his way to welcome me each day and seemed to select my table with special care, starting my day off well! I did have a little trouble with reception of the BBC channels on the TV; when I mentioned it, the same nice gentleman in the lobby who kindly insisted on taking my luggage to my room came up immediately. (Of course the TV worked when he was there, so he didn't have anything to fix, but he really tried.) I thought the breakfast was excellent; in addition to hot dishes, there was a nice array of cold items. After trying several hot breakfasts, I discovered the best porridge I have ever had in my life and had that for the rest of the stay; it was extremely creamy, presumably made with the same rich Yorkshire cream that also accompanies it in a small pitcher. How great to enjoy this while overlooking one of the great cathedrals of the world! I can't overstate how I loved this hotel and my room and the breakfasts! I hope very much that I am lucky enough to visit again. less
DeanCourt, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Dean Court Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your amazing review, 10 stars!!! I guess you are now back home and missing your daughter you have left behind at York University ? I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay, your views and sounds of York Minster. Can you believe I receive negative comments about the bells, which actually only ring once on the hour from 8am-8pm and for 1 hour between 8pm-9pm for bell practice on a Tuesday night and Sunday morning from 9am calling us all to Church! Sadly i do like our porridge too, and yes it is made with double cream and I put sugar on it! Lets hope your back soon to visit your daughter and stay with us?