We stayed for 2 nights over the new year period with another couple who took a small dog.We requested a speculative room upgrade and were given room 49 The Grandad Wooley Room with a 4 poster bed and large bathroom, which we were very pleased with.
The hotel was decorated for Christmas and being a traditional style hotel was done very tastefully.
We had breakfast served on the first day , the staff appeared to be under pressure but we wre served a decent breakfast after waiting half an hour for our order to be taken.On new years day we were in the main dining room where a buffet style breakfast was available which was an improvement over day 1.
Our friends had an annex room which appears to be for those who bring pets but the rooms looked to be satisfactory.
The hotel is approx. 40 minutes walk from the centre of York, we took the lovely park riverside route with our friends having a dog. this would be our recommended route having walked back the road route.
The No 7 designer outket bus picks up and drops off outside the hotel but for £2 each its as cost effective to get a taxi for similar money for 4 people. The hotel is on the main road into York and gets traffic jammed at peak times.
The staff were very friendly and offered local advice.
All in all a lovely short break, we would highly recommend the jotel and would return without hesitation. less