Ratings based on 110 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.0 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
by June from West Yorkshire
Disappointing stayPosted Feb 24, 2014
Stayed here overnight on a bed breakfast and evening meal basis at the weekend. Was really looking forward to it as we'd stayed twice before and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately, our small room was poorly appointed - dark wallpaper, no bath, very small bed and looked out onto a wall. As we were only staying one night we decided to accept it rather than try and change the room but our disappointment was further compounded by the evening meal which was nowhere near as good as we'd had before. We ate in the Brasserie and I had the worst French Onion soup ever and a poor steak. The breakfast the next morning was very good and matched the quality on our previous stays. On the whole I didn't think this stay was good value for money. We paid £180 for the deal which didn't include wine with the meal and had a per person cap of £29 for dinner. This meant we paid £122 for bed and breakfast and it just wasn't worth it!
by Will from London
Nothing wrong with it ... but a bit ordinary.Posted Nov 27, 2013
The photographs promise 'boutique'. And the building is indeed lovely (though the decor is a bit tatty on close inspection). Everyone was perfectly nice, the room was clean, the bed extremely comfortable, and I really can't complain about anything ... ... but I wish I'd saved my money and gone to a guesthouse because at no point did I notice a single extra touch that justified the not insignificant rates. It was just an hotel like any other ... with a cellophane packet of three plain digestive biscuits next to the tea and coffee making facilities (although full marks for fresh rather than UHT milk). It's a shame, because with a building and location like this it could very easily be exceptional. As it is, I was really struggling to understand how it merits just one fewer stars than Claridges!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Posted Nov 22, 2013
for Couplesby Sophie from Stevenage
Christmas breakPosted Nov 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
We stayed at The Grange Hotel for two nights as a short getaway. The hotel was lovely and just what we were looking for. The service was great if sometimes a little slow. The food in The Ivy was amazing. We took a recommendation from the waiter and we're really glad we did. The room was clean and the bed was very comfortable! Would definitely stay again.
for Couplesby Claire from Dorking
Friendly and comfortingPosted Nov 3, 2013 on Hotels.com
We were upgraded which was a lovely perk to our stay. We stayed in the suite which was massive! The rooms were clean and the furnishings were opulent if a little on the old side. This added to the charm of the place though. The staff were friendly and helpful and they seemed to take a great deal of pride in their work and in the hotel itself. The food was delicious; the cooked breakfast was fantastic and hot. We ate one of our evening meals in the Brasserie which was downstairs and this was a lovely, romantic venue. The food was, again, amazing, and also good value for money. The hotel is in a great location for the Minster area of York, being about a 10 minute walk to Bootham Bar. Overall, we had a lovely time here and will certainly return to stay in this part of York.
for Everyoneby Evelyn
Spacious & comfortable hotelPosted Oct 25, 2013
York must be experienced to be believed. Eminently civilized, and fairy-tale special in its charm, you can see why no one has torn down the centuries-old buildings to replace them with anything new. Each generation has built new edifices carefully outside the limits of the "old city." The Royal Grange is one of those "new" buildings - not new to us, dating from early in the 20th century, I would guess, and composed of large, spacious, comfortable rooms with updated bathrooms and two top-notch restaurants. There was a lovely and welcoming coal fire in the parlor the night we checked in. It is about a 15-minute walk from the hotel to the Minster, which was not a problem for us as we had excellent weather for the three nights we were there, but might be a concern for some in the winter months.
for Everyoneby andy from Hampshire
Very GoodPosted Oct 23, 2013
Location: 10 mins from the centre.
My place of choice to stay when in York - nice feel to it, good restaurant, FREE WIFI
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
The Grange Hotel - YorkPosted Oct 16, 2013
Cons: Bedroom located at front of Hotel a little noisy in morning due to traffic however just ask for a fan for your room and it drowns all noise out!
Food was magnificent, ate in the Brasserie and steak superb! Breakfast also great! 5 to 10 min walk to City Walls and York Minster.
for Personal Eventby Lynda from South Wales
Lovely HotelPosted Oct 15, 2013 on Hotels.com
This was a lovely hotel, great for York and the Dales. A great birthday present from my husband, just one disappointment decided to have a steak on Saturday night unfortunately had to return this to the chef, however meal was quickly changed to an alternative and we were not charged, thank you.
by A verified traveler
wont ever stay there againPosted Oct 13, 2013
Location: York with all its facilities
Lovely old building but needs some major TLC. Really wasnt worth the money. Room was tiny and all dark green. Smelt stale and old. Sound insulation non existent - from above, from the bathrooms, from the corridor. Hardly got any sleep. Front door gets locked and the bell does not work nor the key card - you just have to knock loudly and hope someone comes to open up. No warning about this and not great for a single female.