Review – Ibis York

Visit the hotel’s website here.

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We’ve stayed at both of the Travelodges in York before and liked them, but an attractive rate made us grab a room at the Ibis for a Sunday night in one of our favourite cities.  The Ibis is located just outside the city walls on the Mount, a pleasant stroll away from the Minster and the river.  This hotel has a small car park, and parking is sometimes offered free of charge (check when you book – it’s a big bonus in busy York).

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The hotel blends nicely into the tree lined avenue, but the interior is attractively modern. There’s an open plan lobby, lounge and restaurant area with comfortable seating and even a fireplace.

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Our room was small but fine for a short stay, and overlooked the neighbouring Hotel du Vin’s garden as well as the car park (not a bad view at all).  The bathroom looked new, with a step in shower and vanity unit with plenty of space for toiletries.  Complimentary wifi is available in the room and in the lobby (it worked well).

Make a reservation for the Ibis York, or check rates and availability, here.

Our sightseeing tip for York – don’t miss the Railway Museum. Even if you don’t have much time, it’s worth a look around and since entry is free (donations are suggested) you can easily have a quick look around and come back again another day.

The highlight of the visit for me was sitting in a real Japanese bullet train, but you can also see the Mallard and a replica of the Rocket. The Royal carriages are great to look at too.