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Grays Court Hotel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
Dating back to 1080 and nestled in the heart of the exclusive Minster Quarter, Grays Court is the original hidden gem. As privately-owned family-run establishment, we are committed to providing an exceptional, professional and truly personal customer service. Our eleven beautiful hotel rooms are all individually styled with wonderful views of either our ancient cobbled courtyard, our half-acre garden with direct access onto the famous Bar Walls or York Minster itself. Our on-site restaurant – The Bow Room at Grays Court – is headed by Joe Clapham, and serves relaxed platters and light bites in the day and a beautiful 5- or 9-course tasting menu option in the evening. Just 10 minutes’ walk from York Station, and less than a minute’s walk to the East Façade of York Minster, Grays Court offers a truly central location with the relaxed feel of a country house.
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Grade: 100 out of 100
274Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
120Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Picture perfect, stunning, beautiful lazy weekend away, relaxing atmosphere, great to recharge the battery’s ready to start again! Me and my husband can’t wait to return, booking our next visit as soon as possible 👌
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Response from Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel
Responded yesterday
Dear Lisa, I am delighted to read your lovely review, and look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards, Helen
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Hotel's Favourite
We stayed in the Aislaby room for the weekend and could not have enjoyed it more. Helen was so welcoming when we arrived and the hotel is to die for. We enjoyed a lazy weekend having drinks and coffee in the Long Room while exploring York and coming home to a cozy room every
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Response from Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Sienassr, Thank you for this review, it is so important to get feedback as we are really trying to make every detail perfect. I do hope you will visit again. Best regards, Helen
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This was our 3rd visit to this wonderful hotel and restaurant, but the 1st time we’ve actually stayed overnight. I’m pleased to report that as usual the food was excellent , little taster surprises to wet your appetite, followed by a wonderful seasonally varying tasting menu.
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Response from Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
I am delighted to read that you had such a positive experience here, and that you will be returning soon. I have let my team know, and thanked them again. Best regards, Helen
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My husband and I married at Grays Court on Thursday 13th December & I can honestly say that everything was outstanding from beginning to end. Rhiannon was a star on the lead up to the wedding, helping me plan everything - not one detail was overlooked & she ensured that the day
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My partner and I stayed here for one night. Fantastic location for a couple of days in central York. The staff were all lovely and welcoming. Food, especially breakfast was a delight. (The hotel was a little noisy in the night but nothing that would put me off), would definitely
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Response from Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Kirsty, Thank you for posting such a positive review, I did hear about the TV turning itself on in the middle of the night though, and spoke to my maintenance manager straight away. Simon is mystified though because because he always makes sure that any timers are disabled and had checked that one the day before. I am relieved that this has not put you off, and hope to see you again. Best regards, Helen
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Dear Mark, I can make a note that you require early parking so I would say that from 12:00 we can find a space. The next day we would say the car can stay until 15:00 when check in for the next day starts. Can you let me know the date of your stay So I can find and annotate your reservation. Regards, Helen
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Do you have AC?
Hello, We don't have air conditioning here, but the windows open (no traffic noise), and we do have fans if required.
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Do you have a car park?
Hi Yes there is, but limited spaces so you have to book in advance and pay a daily charge, which is well worth it for the convenience in my opinion.
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HI, We charge £19.50 and this includes a selection of sandwiches, a scone with homemade preserve and clotted cream plus three cakes. This is served with tea of your choice or coffee. There is no need to book, but we serve this between 14:00 and 17:00
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Dear Carol, I apologise but I was away for a few days and did not look at emails.
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"The Aislaby room has a beautiful peek at the Minster from one of the windows."
"Our room, Aislaby, was a double and faced out to the front of the hotel."
"Some rooms require steps - best to ask"
"Edwards room was devine"
"We had a view of the Minster and that made a great difference."
US$284 - US$390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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