Advantages Good location near a Park & Ride, clean and comfortable and great customer service.
Disadvantages Busy breakfast area but I put this down to the bank holiday weekend.
|Value for Money|
Last weekend we went down to York for the day as we were going to the 6th Gear Experience at Elvington. I decided to book a night at the Holiday Inn York East as it wasn't that far away and though York is only a 2 hour drive away from home, the thought of driving there and back the same day didn't appeal to us. I booked the room directly through the Holiday Inn Express website, and for a double standard room at an advance purchase it came to £73.00. This is quite expensive but other hotels around York can cost considerably more, and with the temptation of a free breakfast which is quite rare in hotels these days, I was happy.
We arrived at the hotel at around 4:30pm. It is situated a few minutes' drive from Monks Cross retail park, where is also where you'll find Monks Cross Park & Ride to get into the centre of York, so this hotel is very handy if you don't mind using the Park & Ride, it's much better than attempting to drive into York central itself which is extremely busy. Right next door to the hotel is a Toby Carvery, which in fact dominates the car park and the hotel is tucked away round the park, the hotel is quite a small building. Parking is free, however we arrived on a Sunday evening of a bank holiday weekend and so the Toby Carvery was busy, along with the hotel! We were lucky though and did get parked quite close to the hotel; otherwise we would have been round the front.Check-in was quick and easy, and the receptionist was a friendly lady who was cheerful and polite. As a Priority Club member my name was on the priority check in sheet which I simply had to sign before being handed the key card and I was told how to find the room. She also pointed out the breakfast area which is right next to the lobby, and explained what time the breakfast was served. There is also a vending machine and a selection of alcoholic drinks you can purchase from the reception desk, and looking at the prices they weren't as expensive as I imagined. Our room was located on the top floor and up a small flight of stairs and along some windowless and dimly lit corridors we found our room.
In reception there are leaflets for things to do in York, and there are also copies of The Independent newspaper for you to take. Check out was just as quick as check in, and the man on reception was just as polite as the lady from the day before.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay at this hotel again. I love the location of it being so close to Monks Cross, which has a good range of shops there, and also the Park & Ride to go into the centre of York. The Toby Carvery next door is handy for dinner, though I'm not sure if there's anywhere else nearby apart from the Pizza Hut at Monks Cross. The rooms were clean and the bed was comfortable, combined with polite staff and a free breakfast I couldn't have asked for anything else.
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This hotel is ideally located in a serene and peaceful setting in York, just 2.5 miles from the city centre with free parking and free breakfast.
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Availability: Price is per double room per night and may vary depending on date booked