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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

booked a delux room,was far from that , room very noise no cleaning done in room over 3 days. Could not sleep properly street noise ,music from pub, Watergate inn is in a good area for city. There is a lot more pubs opened up in York city.

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1Thank paulzz2013
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Oh dear!!! This was a case of misleading advertising at its best. We booked our 'triple' room quite a few months ago and paid quite a premium it would seem. The only positive I can give is its location. It is very close to centre of York. We paid for breakfast in our price but we're told that the previous...

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1Thank Mastmire
Bolton
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this in May last year after reading great reviews. How things have changed! Rude greeting, told to go away and go back at 3pm. They had no idea if we'd paid or not. No refund for breakfast. Electrics not working. Room filthy. No wifi. Very noisy with a member of staff arguing with customers. The whole experience was terrible.

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6Thank Deli1102
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We booked the Watergate Inn a month ago for a weekend away in York, we read some reviews and thoughts "well it's not the ritz but it looks nice enough for one night!" Since then the inn has been taken over by new management. The reviews as you can see have been poor and we should have listened to them....

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4Thank Helen W
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I am currently lying on a paper thin mattress listening to mid 90s dance music pounding through the floor at 23:10. I know for a fact that this isn't even commercially necessary because I've just walked through the bar. There are about six people and none of them are dancing. The walls are stained, the taps are loose and the...

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4Thank Sean B
Walkern
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't know where to start really! We booked a superior room, well yes it was large, but I definitely think they need to check on the cleaning staff. The bathroom was small but that wasn't a problem but when we returned to the room late at night we realised the bulb had blown so had to wash in darkness. Sitting...

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1Thank Jackie G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a lovely stay the room was clean and facilities were adequate for our stay it is close to city centre there's a small bar downstairs if you want a drink after a busy day. Only down side is there is no staff till late morning and no one answered the telephone when I rang. Breakfast was in a small...

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Thank Dawn D
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is hundreds of years old, and looks it. If you like quirky old places, this will be just your thing. If you like everything to be polished and perfect, maybe look elsewhere. The staff were very nice, and the location was not far from downtown (easy walking distance). The building is pretty, and the rooms had lots of...

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Thank Cassandra D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our room was small but clean, the lack of soundproofing made for some noise when the room upstairs was occupied. Having booked bed and breakfast it was disappointing to receive an email a couple of hours prior to check in to say they don't do breakfast now. We stayed over Christmas day so that made going out for breakfast difficult.

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Thank Rosepew
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was a great place to stay. me and hubby love this part of York our favourite bars are all a stones throw away. The rooms are small but enough for what you need as a base! Clean and tidy and you get free parking which is hard to find sometimes. Breakfast was excellent and at 58 pounds for a...

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking

Additional Information about The Watergate Inn

Address: 24 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England (Formerly Five Lions Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: $79 - $237 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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“i take it rooms at the back of pub would be quieter”
 of 5 bubbles paulzz2013, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Unfortunately probably best to book another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles Mastmire, 11 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Try and get an upstairs room it may be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Rosepew, 28 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Rear rooms a bit quieter”
 of 5 bubbles Alcambs, 18 Dec 2016 | Read review
“If your only there to sleep no problem with cheap small room, any longer upgrade”
 of 5 bubbles juliec843, 11 Dec 2016 | Read review
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