Prior to booking this hotel, I had no knowledge of the John Barry connection, but this information enhanced a good one night stay. On arrival, the very helpful lad on reception (I think he was called Connor) was very attentive and keen to be of any assistance, allocating a room with favourable Wifi, and advising of transport possibilities in to York.
It is, in fact, around a 20-25 minute walk in to the start of the south walls of York, but several bus routes pass by the hotel: however, the services appear to cease very early in the evening, so best to check.
Our room, number 12, had fine beams as a feature, which added to the capaciousness and atmosphere. The hotel was very clean, and we used the bar facilities, and enjoyed breakfast which was freshly cooked as ordered.
Overall, an excellent location with parking within walking distance of the city, and the hotel itself is very good, staffed by helpful personnel.
And the John Barry connection? The composer of many James Bond themes and the title music for TV programmes such as Juke Box Jury, The Persuaders and Born Free was brought up in the building which became the York Pavilion Hotel. less