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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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Property amenities
Pool
Room Service
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
Wheelchair Access
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Accessible rooms
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Park View
Classic
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Grade: 100 out of 100
112Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
43Attractionswithin 0.5 km
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Arrived to a nice welcoming reception.Superb receptionist Oliver but everyone on reception was kind and helpful. Room was bright and spacious with an equally large bathroom with wonderful bath.Room had a fridge which again was useful containing water and fresh milk (a nice
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A perfect example of a railway hotel that has been maintained in excellent condition. Lovely gardens and adjacent to the station. Less than 10 minutes walk to the city centre. The Principal hotel group has been acquired by IHG so status upgrades are possible and I had a lovely
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I have just enjoyed a two night stay at the Principal with my wife. The room had lovely views of York and was spacious. The food was excellent and staff were very friendly and helpful. Many thanks we will be back.
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Response from TracyHarrison1IHG, General Manager at The Principal York
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Dear dutchy131 Thank you for review. It is great that your stay with us was excellent and our team looked after you both ensuring your visit to York was a memorable occasion. We look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest regards Tracy Harrison
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We have recently stayed for my birthday weekend away and The Principal did not disappoint at all! The room was beautiful, clean and the complimentary treats were such a lovely touch. The staff were really friendly and the restaurant service we couldn’t fault. Cannot wait to
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Response from TracyHarrison1IHG, General Manager at The Principal York
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Dear JollyKEmma We appreciate you taking the time to review your stay with us at The Principal York. Thank you for your feedback and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. Warmest regards Tracy Harrison
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We stayed in a Junior Suite for Valentines Day and had such a nice stay! We were greeted with such a warm welcome when we arrived and all our requests for the room were carried out. We had dinner at the Refectory Kitchen and while the service wasn't exactly speedy, everyone was
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Response from TracyHarrison1IHG, General Manager at The Principal York
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Dear Cjxck Thank you for your review and feedback. Delighted you had a fantastic experience and we hope to welcome you again in the future. 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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"room 402 has excellent views of York."
"Junior suites with bath have the best view of the city/minster"
"Ask for a room facing York Minster"
"Despite some reviews to the alternative I actually liked the Sidings rooms. Very cosy and spotlessly clean"
"rooms in tghe main building have better water pressure"
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PRICE RANGE
US$ 138 - US$ 295 (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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