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The Principal York

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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 Centre can seat up to 300. The Principal York also boats a variety of meeting spaces from small rooms to the Events Centre with capacity for 410 delegates theatre style.
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Restaurant
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar/Lounge
Spa
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Business Centre with Internet Access
Concierge
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Public Wifi
Sauna
Wheelchair Access
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Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Grade: 100 out of 100
112Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
41Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Celebrating a special birthday so booked the room, dinner and breakfast package. Hotel is lovely and in a great setting and very central - could not fault. We had issues parking and ended up near a skip on some gravel, hotel really should ensure their guest are catered for as
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Response from TracyHarrison1IHG, General Manager at The Principal York
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Dear JEs_121212 Thank you for choosing the hotel for your celebration. It is great to read our location and setting were to your delight, however I am very sorry to read of your disappointment with your dining experience and that the resolutions offered by our team did not meet your expectations for which I apologise. Warm regards Tracy Harrison
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We were seated at a lovely table in the window where our party of four felt comfortable and intimate. The garden room is a delightful setting. The tea itself starts well the little cups of soup, perfectly seasoned and totally delicious. The stands containing our savouries and
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Response from TracyHarrison1IHG, General Manager at The Principal York
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Dear Skippycommon Thank you for sharing your Afternoon Tea Experience. It is lovely to read your delight with the setting, and I will share your feedback with our Pastry Chefs who make our cakes. We hope we have the pleasure of welcoming you again. Warm regards Tracy Harrison
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What a throwback this hotel is. From the Art Deco bits all over the place to the crazy Escheresque main staircase. The staff are great and I would recommend popping into the bar for a marmalade old fashioned. Awesome.
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Response from TracyHarrison1IHG, General Manager at The Principal York
Responded 2 days ago
Dear dmderham It is great to read your appreciation of the hotel and our team. Thank you for your review and recommendation and we hope we can welcome you again soon. Warm regards Tracy Harrison
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We chose The Principal York for our two night stay in York primarily because of excellent reviews and its great location, which is next to the train station. Every aspect of this hotel is five *****. We were warmly greeted upon arrival and were efficiently 'processed' (for lack
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Response from TracyHarrison1IHG, General Manager at The Principal York
Responded 2 days ago
Dear Harry M Thank you for choosing us and for your review. It is great that our location and all aspects of your stay were a 5* experience. We value your recommendation and please come and visit us again soon. Warmest regards Tracy Harrison
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Arrived as a single business traveller and was greeted, as were several other newbies, by both the concierge and the receptionists, as both a billionaire and a regular visitor. What a welcome! The room was stunning: clean; neat tidy and pristine and exactly in line with my IHG
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Response from TracyHarrison1IHG, General Manager at The Principal York
Responded 2 days ago
Dear BerniS446 Fantastic to read your delight with your warm welcome and your room. We value your review and comments and look forward to welcoming you again to The Principal York. Warmest regards Tracy Harrison
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All pricing depends on the package and numbers. Please contact our Events team, unfortunately this website will not let me submit contact details however the hotel contact details are on our Principal York website.
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Thank you for your enquiry. A small number of our rooms do have air conditioning but these are dependant on room category booked which our reservations team can assist you with on 01904 688618.
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Pets allowed?
i did not see any one with animals. i used a little bed and breakfast in Cotswold when i took my three little dogs
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"Junior Suite 202 has no seating area. Request one that does."
"The cheaper your room, the more likely it is to be in the annex building and not the main hotel."
"Rooms in the Sidings are not huge and a bit of a walk/ lifts up and down, to get to the main building."
"Choose the rooms overlooking York Minster"
"Make sure you have aircon"
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PRICE RANGE
US$133 - US$309 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
royal york hotel grand victorianroyal york hotel york
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
The Royal York Hotel
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireYork
NUMBER OF ROOMS
155
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