Chocolate Indulgence Package with Chocolate Hamper at York Cocoa Works Review: September 2020
York Cocoa Works has always been a home away from home for us. A lovely local independent chocolatier with high quality products where they literally go from bean to bite, as their yummy treats are produced on site at their chocolate manufactory.
Owner Sophie and her team have created a cosy and snug environment perfect for family, friends and couples to enjoy a chocolate indulgence making your day much sweeter.
As always, the whole team make you feel welcome and part of the Cocoa works family from the moment you step in the door which is a reason many York residents and visitors to York keep returning.
The York Cocoa Works Chocolate Indulgence package includes a platter of super scrummy chocolate truffles, cakes and a hand-crafted bar of chocolate.
You also receive a hot drink of choice and I would highly recommend having their signature hot chocolate.
Sophies beautifully bespoke handcrafted chocolate packages allow the team to adapt for allergies such as dairy free, wheat free, vegetarian and vegan, so perfect for everyone.
Marmadukes Townhouse Hotel and The Park Restaurant York – Review: February 2020
Looking for a chic, sophisticated and an elegant place to stay in York, the 4 start AA rated Marmadukes Townhouse Hotel is the perfect place to rest your head, enjoy a romantic break or time with family and friends
Situated within a central location minutes from York’s ancient Roman walls this Victorian hotel, that previously belonged to a Victorian gentleman, has all the charm and character one would expect.
The cosy countryside feel to the place provides a snug cosy hub and a hideaway to enjoy a peaceful and tranquil break away.
The breathtaking beautiful four poster room is rather regal, sophisticated and a perfect place to spend your time while in York.
The large room provides enough space to relax with writing/vanity desk and seating area with freestanding traditional full length mirror.
Merry New Year Celebrations at the Moxy Hotel York Review: February 2020
Think personality with a hint of pink, Moxy York located within the city centre is the perfect place for a stay in York any time of the year.
Also, with Valentines day just around the corner why not treat your loved one to a lovely Valentines break away at Moxy.
We stayed over New Years and the place felt festive and fabulous with the stunning Christmas tree and the super cool swinging chill chair, we were so glad to spend New Years Eve with such a fabulous and friendly bunch or guys and gals – amazing staff.
The Moxy Sleeper room was a cosy compact double room, offering a comfortable bed with a modern reading chair.
The walled wardrobe is decorated with a mural of all York’s key landmarks and if any of your clothes do get a bit creased there is always the option to iron out in the communal ironing room at the end of the corridor, but the chap will not be there to iron your clothes lol.
Christmas Celebrations at Novotel York Centre Review: February 2020
Novotel York Centre is the perfect place for family and friends to celebrate Christmas in style. Also, with Valentines Day fast approaching, Novotel York Centre would make a perfect Valentines retreat for yourself and a loved one.
Recently, the hotel has carried out extensive quality refurbishment to the property providing guests with an even more fabulous experience.
Their reception area even has super sweetie shop style displays which is a very cool addition.
The newly renovated Junior Suite really is something else, a spacious open plan contemporary family hub to kick back and relax in as you plan all your amazing York adventures.
With a queen bed, desk, tea tray, iron, minibar with complimentary bottled water, Nespresso coffee machine, safe and hairdryer, you really do have all the modern conveniences.
There are two huge flat-screen televisions for viewing both in the bedroom and lounge. Along with complimentary Wi-Fi access.
Guy Fawkes Inn York Review: January 2020
We all remember the 1605 attempt to blow up parliament and the ‘Remember, remember, the 5th of November, Gunpowder, Treason and Plot’.
Now it is your chance to relive history in the shoes of Guy Fawkes and enjoy a unique experience by staying in the alleged birthplace of the notorious Guido Fawkes conspiracy plotter aka Guy Fawkes.
Warmly welcomed and looked after throughout by the lovely team including Delightful Dan and super Stacey.
Our fabulous four poster room had bags of character including the most amazing four poster bed and 3 large windows with the most wonderful views of the majestic York Minster cathedral.
The Guy Fawkes medieval Inn is located within a prime spot adjacent to the York Mister Cathedral in York city centre and the views from our room – just breath-taking and the ideal photo opportunity.
Our room had all the modern conveniences including a flat screen television and tea tray with biscuits.
The Judge’s Lodging Inn York Review: February 2020
Think relaxed luxury, charm and elegance, the Judge’s Lodging located in an enviable postcode in the centre of York, in north-east England, perfectly situated in the main hub for easy access to all the city’s main attractions.
A gorgeous Grade I listed building, a Georgian townhouse steeped in charm and history, whereby the building’s origins date back to 1710 when it was built as a private residence.
Eventually, after the passing of the owner, the building became the residence of judges attending the Assize court sessions and remained so until around 1976.
The Judges adorn the walls and at Christmas things are rather grand with the addition of a gorgeously decorated Christmas tree.
This stunning residence has a restaurant, two bars, along with some quirky fixtures and fittings providing some super special character rooms.
Feature rooms at the Judge’s Lodging always have that extra character and detail.
The Botanist York Fabulous Festive Foodie Review: January 2020
Quaint and cosy, located within Stonegate, the Botanist York is the perfect place for family and friends to meet.
Escape the hustle and bustle and enjoy some fabulous food and drinks, as you unwind.
The décor is rustic and relaxed creating a beautiful and gorgeous setting for lunch or dinner.
Christmas in full swing, we loved the festive vibes and the charming Christmas tree.
Even though the place was super busy the staff including Christian, Richard and our super server Kyley all remained as friendly and efficient as always, a true test of professionalism and skill especially during the crazy Christmas season.
Equally impressive was the staff knowledge of allergens, without faff or fuss, providing both useful advice and alternatives which made our visit super smooth.
York Cocoa Works Festive Afternoon Chocolatada Review: January 2020
This lovely cute, independent quality Chocolate café York cocoa Works is run by owner Sophie along with her team including the marvellous Michelle.
Their beautiful bespoke city centre York location is the perfect place to escape the crowds and enjoy some you time.
Fixtures and fittings have been carefully thought out mixing the traditional and contemporary to create a warm and welcoming hub.
Get cosy and snug and craft your very own chocolate lollipops, perfect to gift or enjoy for yourself.
Why not go all out and enjoy an exquisite York Cocoa Works Festive Afternoon Chocolatada…pure yumminess!
The bonus about being independent is their ability to tailor make options especially when it comes to dietary requirements. Not only were dietaries such as no milk, no egg etc not a problem, but the way Michelle reassured myself before the visit put my mind at ease.
York Cocoa Works Chocolate Lollipop Making and Afternoon Chocolatada Review: October 2019
Sophie, founder of York Cocoa Works is a skilled and dedicated chocolate enthusiast. Creating a bespoke, luxurious and quality brand, York Cocoa works offers a range of chocolatey experiences to suit all tastes.
When visiting York Cocoa Works it feels like family, as Michelle and her team are just as lovely as their chocolate treats.
The Chocolate Lollipop making was a simple, but fun experience which took me back to my childhood evoking memories of baking in the kitchen with my mum.
You are free to release your inner artistic and creative spirit and use the toppings to create your Lollipop Piece de resistance aka your marvellous masterpiece.
Hotel Indigo York Review: October 2019
Located on one of the oldest streets in York, the Hotel Indigo York, in the Walmgate neighbourhood is a cosy, cute and quaint hub.
Décor takes inspiration from York’s historic rich chocolatey past and heritage. Leanne and the reception team warmly welcomed us and whisked us straight up to our room.
The most superior rooms are finished to a high specification with quality fixtures and fittings creating a lovely place to stay while you enjoy your York adventures.
Immediately to the right, a deep sunken standalone bath, situated in a clean and contemporary open plan living space with vanity area, complimentary toiletries and a wonderful walk in double person shower with side spray jets and rainfall showers.