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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Gray's Court for two nights in January, having read The Telegraph's review. The hotel has a unique history and is brilliantly located within the Minster quarter of York. It has lovely views of the local area and the restaurant has a brilliant garden view that includes a small portion of the York Wall. Breakfast is exceptional and...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and thank you for your review. Best wishes, Helen

Loughborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Grays Court Hotel is set in a wonderful location. It is very atmospheric and the history of the place is incredible. It is situated near the famous Shambles and Cathedral is a great location for exploring York. The hotel is beautifully decorated to an exceptionally high standard and is an eclectic mix of contemporary photographic pictures, historic decor and...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review, and a belated Happy Birthday! Best wishes, Helen

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Great location. Very central but still very quiet. We had the Cliff Room which was quite small but more than adequate for the weekend. Lovely breakfast and very friendly and helpful staff. We would definitely recommend staying here if you are visiting York.

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, I'm so glad that you enjoyed your time with us. Yes, Clyff is our smallest double but we hope you found that you had everything you needed. You must come back and try another of our rooms soon. Best wishes, Helen

Warwickshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 January 2017

We were recommended to this hotel by someone who lives in York and uses its bar and restaurant. So glad we took their suggestion! This hotel is centuries old, with a long and fascinating history. It's tucked away out of sight, abutting the city wall - the city wall is their garden wall (and what a garden!). At the eastern...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

What a fantastic and thoughtful review. Thank you so much. I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We've worked so hard over the last 7 years to make Grays Court a wonderful retreat for people, and it's lovely to hear that our hard work is paying off. I hope very much to welcome you again soon. Best wishes,...

Ashford, Kent
Reviewed 13 January 2017

We tried to book this hotel for a long weekend at the end of July 2017 in January. The on-line booking facility offered us an acceptable room, took all our credit card details and issued an acknowledgement and reservation number. 5 hours later we get an email saying there had been a problem with their on-line booking system and we...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

I'm disappointed to read this review, as I immediately made the effort to address your concerns personally - see email below: 'However, I need to let you know that I do not ever play the system as you describe it. We have a wedding on that weekend, and this was booked over a year ago. We also have a wedding...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 January 2017

We stayed recently for a 3 day holiday in York. We could not have picked a beter place. The hotel is a lovely old place with lots of character. The staff are lovely and look after you well. Our room was nice but not quite up to the price charged. The restaurant was also excellent with breakfast a real treat....

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review, and we hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Helen

Winfield, WV
Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

I am so happy I found Grays Court to stay at while on our trip through Northern England! Upon arrival we were greeted by the owner, Helen, who was amazing!! We had three rooms and all of them were decorated perfectly!!! Our rooms had a wonderful view of The York Minster! We had drinks in the Long Hall which had...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

I'm so glad to hear how much you enjoyed your stay, and it was a pleasure to meet you whilst you were here. You must visit us again in the summer - the garden is a treat in the sunshine. Best wishes, Helen

Reviewed 3 January 2017

Just wanted to say what a fantastic night we had on New Years Eve. The building is stunning and is about as close as you can get to the Minister and the city walls. Our room (Cumberland) was fantastic and we both thoroughly enjoyed the seven course taster menu. Every member of staff were both courteous and helpful and we...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review, and for joining us for what was a fabulous evening. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Helen

Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Absolutely lovely visit. This was a New Years treat for us, being common as muck our hotels are more often Brittania than botique! Yet we were made to feel very welcome. Service was friendly and efficient without being overbearing. The manager on duty (I asked then forgot his name- apologies!) could not have been more warm and helpful despite clearly...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

What a fabulous review - thank you so much. I've taken on board your comments re the mirror and breakfast - we'd be more than happy to order in some veggie sausages for your next visit, which we hope will be soon! Best wishes, Helen

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 January 2017

We stayed for two nights over the New Year at Grays Court, and had a wonderful time. The staff were so welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. Our New Years Eve meal was innovative and delicious, the excellent entertainment, and the setting in this remarkable old building all added to our enjoyment. Grays Court, situated in a quiet area...

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Helen H, Owner at Grays Court Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughtful review. We had a wonderful time as well, and would like to thank you for being such gracious guests and joining us to celebrate the New Year. We hope to see you for our next celebrations! Best wishes, Helem

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Dating back to 1080, and nestled in the heart of the exclusive Minster Quarter, Grays Court is truly a hidden gem. Luxurious accommodation in a historic house your visit will be unforgetable. Quiet and secluded in almost an acre of grounds, we are a few short minutes from the bustle of the city centre. ... more   less 

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Address: Grays Court Chapter House Street, York YO1 7JH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: ₹ 16,177 - ₹ 18,762 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Grays Court Hotel 5*
Number of rooms: 11
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