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BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed today NEW

Stayed for 2 nights in room 44, which is located in a block not in the main hotel building. Room was lovely and spacious, very clean. Ideal location to the city centre- short walk to York Minster and the Shambles. Staff very helpful and even left a card and some sweet treats in our room for our anniversary. Would definitely...

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

The hotel was good in some points, But it did lack in other's Like we had a wedding there & it was a great day but the staff could of been more helpful as they lost our CD music for our wedding, They did not know that I put a tab behind the bar for the Bride & groom, Plus...

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Lakenheath, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed one night at this hotel very pleasant room 133 was a large room clean lovely bed only problem was that the room was very dark .Friendly staff & breakfast very good choice .No on site parking but discount given for car park across the road .Only a few minutes to town .

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Hello, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I'm pleased to read that you overall you had a pleasant stay with us and found our staff friendly and the buffet breakfasts gave ample choice. Hope to see you again soon if you have any future trips to York. All the best, Gary...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hotel is on the verge of the inner city, so very convenient. At first we were given a first floor room right next to the lift. This would have been unwelcome at the best of times, but the lift was faulty and made a dreadful noise. So we were then given Room 313 on the third floor. It was...

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Good morning Joanna, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I am glad that once we relocated you to another bedroom you had a quiet night and apologies for the issue with one of our lifts, We had been experience some problems with this lift at the time. All comments have been...

Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed here for 1 night. Great location only minutes walk from minster and various bars and restaurants. Hotel was modern, our room (311) was spacious and well equipped only comment was the room was very warm. Although there was no on site parking the car park was only minutes walk away. My only critiism my was that although I contacted...

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Gary A, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Good evening Pauline, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your time with us and found the hotel in a convenient position for visiting all of York's attractions. Glad you liked the room and for the comments regarding breakfast. The comments have been noted Pauline. Hope to...

Oxford
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a lovely few days here with a friend. Nice clean room and friendly staff and superb breakfast. Very good position just outside the city walls at the Monkbar Gate. Very good restaurants nearby as well. Parking was at the local multi-storey car park but at a discounted rate and very close by. You could load and unload at the...

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Gary A, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. it's great to read your review and I'm very glad you and your friend both very much enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you for all comments. Hope to see you again soon if you have any future trips to York. All the best,...

Milano, Italy
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Perfect place to stay for position,two minute walking from the cathedral .Large room and bathroom. Beautiful architecture similar to a cloister with a wonderful garden ( with tables and chairs). Very clean.

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Gary A, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Evening Lidia, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I'm pleased overall you had a lovely stay with us and also found our location handy for York. Hope to see you again soon if you have any future trips to York. All the best, Gary Auker Guest Relations Manager

yorkshire
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the Best Western Plus Monkbar hotel in York for the first time,we usually stay elsewhere but decided on a change. We were very impressed with the hotel, our room was very clean with a lovely large bathroom and a very comfy king size bed. There is a safe and tea / coffee making facilities in the rooms as...

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Gary A, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I'm delighted you had a really nice stay with us after deciding to stay at the hotel for a change. Very pleased you enjoyed the buffet breakfasts and had time to relax in our courtyard. Hope to see you again soon if you have...

Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Nice hotel, but noisy inside rooms due to water pipes and creaky floors... shame. Well appointed room, but needs a little bit of fettling to bring back to standards.... drippy tap, missing bit of tap etc... (room 121) Good enough mind. Breakfast, good quality and unlimited, shame I couldn't find the salt? I did ask too.... Would I stay again?...

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Thank Neil G
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Afternoon Neil, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I'm pleased overall you ha da very nice stay with us and the comments have been noted for reference. Thank you. Hope to see you again soon if you have any future trips to York. All the best, Gary Auker Guest Relations Manager

Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Excellent stay. Large comfortable room which was a standard room. Good walk in shower which I requested when I booked in. Good location in city centre. Only slight gripe was that the breakfast area is a bit squashed, with not much room to move around the buffet area.

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Afternoon Beverley, Thank you for completing the review regarding your recent stay with us at our property. I'm really pleased you had an excellent stay with us and good to know you found the large bed comfy and our location for York convenient. All comments have been noted so thank you. Hope to see you again soon if you have...

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Following an extensive £3m refurbishment program the Monkbar Hotel has been transformed into a stunning contemporary, boutique hotel 4 star hotel. Now boasting 125 individually designed and decorated rooms, some overlooking our Yorkshire courtyard garden, others overlooking the City Walls and some with a Minster View. As any true destination hotel our restaurant - The Yorkshire Bar and Grill - will not disappoint. A stunning bar and grill concept open for brunch from 8am daily, you will be greeted by staff with a professional yet relaxed approach, who appreciate the importance of great service - and great coffee! During the day you can take your pick from modern tapas-style dishes made with the best of Yorkshire produce or be swept away with an incredible restaurant menu. Armchairs and booths make the bar a perfect place for meeting friends you can simply relax in the bar with a glass of locally distilled Mason's gin and tonic or on sunny days enjoy a bite to eat in the beautiful walled garden. Produce is key, so our Head Chef Ben and the team have chosen incredible local suppliers to create a seasonal menu that will showcase the best of local produce and put The Yorkshire bar and grill firmly on the culinary map. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel

Address: St. Maurices Road, York YO31 7JA, England (Formerly BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: $136 - $301 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Monkbar Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 125
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Also Known As:
Best Western York
York Best Western
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#8 Family Hotel in York
#12 Luxury Hotel in York
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“Make sure you get the right brochure”
stephenjP8909TA, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had room 311 very spacious”
paulineshields, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Only negative - people staying there seem to have no concept on how to close room doors quietly”
Mgill2013, 14 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Room away from the main road in quiet position”
Davidfrost63, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“second floor very quiet”
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