York pub named Best Historic Hotel in Britain

18 Jan 2015 @ 8.26 pm
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Crowned the best, the Rose And Crown. Photograph: Facebook

They’re celebrating at a York pub after it was named the Best Historic Hotel in Britain. And to make it even better, two other city venues were named in the top ten.

The Rose And Crown on Lawrence Street was crowned best historic hotel in the Simply The Guest awards run by LateRooms.com.

These national hotel awards are based purely on guest reviews. And the glowing reviews for the Rose And Crown include these beauties:

Excellent value for money. Lovely room and spotless. Staff are friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay again.

– Irene R

We arrived at the pub and were given a warm welcome by the staff.The room was very clean and wonderfully furnished. The food and ale selection was great and we will definitely go back!!

– Jessica Humphrey

The staff were all friendly & helpful. Lovely room, very clean and comfortable. Fabulous breakfast & Sunday lunch – all the food was lovely

– K Long

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Winning ways: the Rose And Crown on Lawrence Street

Run by Geoff and Paula McGarry since 2013, the Rose And Crown is also known for its collection of more than 100 types of whisky.

They were thrilled to get the honour. They thanked everyone on the pub’s Facebook page:

We honestly could not be happier or prouder of everything we achieved in just over a year and we want to send a massive thank you to everyone who has stayed with us and left positive reviews and helped us to win this award as a result of their feedback. Here’s to a great 2015!

More honours

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The outdoor dining area at the Mount Royale Hotel. Photograph: Facebook

In at number three in the best historic hotels is the Bay Horse Inn on Blossom Street.

The pub, which dates back to the 17th century, is very popular on LateRooms, with 96% of visitors saying they would recommend it to a friend.

The bathroom was extremely large and we would definitely consider coming to stay here again due to the friendliness of the staff and the quality of the room.

– James L

At number 7 in the list is The Mount Royale Hotel, on The Mount. With a heated outdoor pool, spa and sauna it has the mod cons to match its historic charm.

From the moment we arrived the welcome and care for our needs was amazing. Made to feel at home and of no trouble to any of the team especially John and Glenn.

– Leslie S

In other categories, the Parsonage Hotel in Escrick was number six in the top spa hotels, while No 21 on St Mary’s scored a double – fourth in the bed & breakfast hotels top ten, and sixth in customer service hotels.

Blossoms on Clifton was third in the most improved hotels category, and the Hampton by Hilton Hotel on Toft Green was number 10 in the best city centre hotels.