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The Principal York

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Thoroughly enjoyed three nights here, celebrating a special occasion. It was everything we had hoped for and being upgraded to a suite was a fantastic start. Reception staff were very efficient and welcoming. We were equally impressed with staff in the bar and restaurant, not forgetting housekeeping staff, who were always very pleasant. Very good breakfast and again staff were...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a lovely one night stay at The Principal, conveniently located next to the train station. Only downside was not being able to go to our room until 3:45 and we had arrived for check in at 3. However it was a few days before Valentines day, and explained they were busier than normal. Rooms were spacious with plenty of...

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Firstly, the location of this hotel could not be any better. You just exit the platfrom from York Train station and you are greeted with a lovely chandelier and modern decor through to the reception/concierge area. The staff are very friendly, welcoming and always willing to help. I had a room on the ground floor which was very spacious and...

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worcestershire
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were there for pre Valentines night and Valentines night and after a long journey we found the hotel more than satisfactory in every way We had booked a junior suite which due to early arrival was not available but after a drink and sandwich in the bar we were collected by the hall Porter to say our room was...

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Chester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

From the outside, a hugely imposing brick built hotel, superbly located next to the train station and a short stroll to the centre of York, the city walls, the Minster and the river. Pleasant gardens and convenient parking at £5 per day. From the inside, after passing through the incredibly understated entrance, the building opened into a magnificent hall and...

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed at The Principal for my birthday with my wife and we have never had a weekend like it! From the moment we arrived we were provided with first class service, the hotel staff are fantastic, extremely helpful and friendly, the decor and scenery of the hotel is simply breath taking! The breakfast, afternoon tea and evening meals were...

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I stayed at The Principal in January for a surprise weekend away for a birthday. The room he had booked had been upgraded complementary which was a lovely touch since it ended up being our engagement weekend too! The staff were friendly, informative and willing to assist wherever possible. The cocktails, wine and rum choices were impeccable....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I visited here with my family for afternoon tea. The garden room is lovely and the staff were very attentive. The array of sandwiches/cakes were good and they cater to dietary requirements if you ask in advance. For a 5 star hotel there's always room to be even more luxurious/creative with the selections but overall a solid and enjoyable afternoon...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

I stayed here to meet a friend as it is half way between London and Edinburgh. Online the building looks like country house when in fact it's right in the centre and has entrance almost in the station. The hotel is full of character but it has a contemporary feel which I really like. the room itself was a great...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is really grand, the interior and the building are just really beautiful. Spacious Junior suite. The staff is really amazing: so friendly, so welcoming! The only disappointment was the pool and sauna/steam area: doesn't really go well with the chic of the hotel, looks really cheap and shabby and wasn't clean as well. Hope they will refurbish it!

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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of the beautiful historic city of York The Principal York elegantly combines carefully preserved Victorian architecture alongside more modern touches. The ground floor public spaces offer sweeping views into gardens and beyond to York Minster. Breakfast lunch and dinner is served in the Refectory Kitchen and Terrace and drinks are available from 11am till late in the Chapter House Bar and Games Room. Visit the stunning Garden Room for afternoon tea. As a premier luxury wedding venue in York the hotel and gardens provide the perfect backdrop for your wedding pictures. The Victorian Oak Room holds up 110 guests for dinner while the Events Center can seat up to 300. The Principal York also boasts a variety of meeting spaces from small rooms to the Events Center with capacity for 410 delegates theater style. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Principal York

Address: Station Road, York YO24 1AA, England (Formerly The Royal York Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: $198 - $450 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Principal York 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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Also Known As:
Royal York Hotel Grand Victorian
Royal York Hotel York
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#6 Luxury Hotel in York
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“Contact hotel direct and discuss requirements, quite, view, which floor (5 in all)”
 of 5 bubbles AlanCarlyle, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“a room in the main building”
 of 5 bubbles KentishTravellers, 17 Feb 2017 | Read review
“High room with view of York Minster”
 of 5 bubbles Sandra18630, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“201 is a junior suite with a beautiful view of York and York Minster.”
 of 5 bubbles 33MichaelA, 6 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Try a room upgrade, you wont be disappointed!!”
 of 5 bubbles D2837OWstuartm, 4 Feb 2017 | Read review
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