Welcoming hotel on the outskirts of York
20/02/2018 Andy S, Colchester, United Kingdom
The hotel is situated about a mile and half outside the town centre. It is a pleasant 25-35 minute walk in along the river (the reception are more than happy to direct you to the path) or a slightly s... more
The hotel is situated about a mile and half outside the town centre. It is a pleasant 25-35 minute walk in along the river (the reception are more than happy to direct you to the path) or a slightly shorter, much duller walk along the main road past the barracks.
There is plenty of parking, though it on gravel and none of it is "marked, so you may find that your fellow guests have differing ideas as to how much space their car needs/deserves and you may not have as much available as you would like or need.
The staff are welcoming and friendly and, even though we arrived a few hours before the allowed "check in" time, they were more than happy for us to register and leave the car in the car park and head off into town.
The hotel decor is styled so as to be reminiscent of a "1950s Country House", but with all of the guest rooms individually themed and furnished with very comfortable beds (and exceptionally warm quilts), all the standard/expected amenities and the fastest filling bath I think I have ever seen.
The gardens and courtyards looked as though they would be a lovely place to share afternoon tea or post-dinner drinks in slightly warmer, drier weather than we had during our stay.
The breakfast was varied and tasty (choice of Full English, Kippers, Salmon and Scrambled Eggs, Bacon or Sausage sandwich as well as the usual "cold buffet" and cereal) and served with in a manner that was attentive and friendly without being overbearing.
We ate out on both nights of our stay so can't comment on the quality of the dinners, but the menu looked varied and reasonably priced for a hotel of this style in this location (£25-£30 a head for a 3 course dinner).
We had a thoroughly enjoyable stay which, even though we were there over Valentines Day, we were able to book in advance for only £65.00 per night including breakfast (and this was for one of the Superior rooms) which was much better than the rates being charged by the Travelodges and Premier Inns that are slightly nearer to the town centre.
We had a great time here and would not hesitate to come back if we are visiting the area again. less
Irene C, Owner at Best Western York Pavilion Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you so much for your wonderful review.
I am so pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us!
I will share this with my team - it is so nice to hear when we have got things right!
When you are next staying in York, do give Matthew a call on 01904 622099 and he will make sure that you get a great room at the best price.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.