Hotel Indigo York Review

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.

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Côte Brasserie York Breakfast Review

Côte Brasserie York Breakfast Review: April 2019

Côte Brasserie York, a rustic charming fabulous French eatery, a beautiful location for a bountiful breakfast with family, friends or a loved one.

Côte continental offerings included the fantastic French Toast with fruit salad and maple flavoured syrup along with the Fruit Salad and Pain Au Chocolat.  All washed down with some fabulous Fresh Orange Juice and a marvellous Mimosa made with Blanc de Blancs brut with fresh orange juice.

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Wildwood York Dinner Review

Wildwood York Dinner Review: April 2019

Wonderful Wildwood York city centre is a beautiful bespoke and bright restaurant, with a fabulous friendly team who provide relaxed vibes and a place to feel at home.

The quality food menu is good value for money too, with a combination of the classics with contemporary additions including pizza, pasta, grills and much more scrummy offerings.

Super starters included the Marinated olives, Bruschetta Caprese with smashed avocado, sun kissed tomato, torn mozzarella & basil with lashings of balsamic glaze and the fabulous Four cheese arancini goat’s with Red Leicester, mozzarella, cheddar served in fresh tomato sauce.  All washed down with a Meantime Pale Ale and an awesome Virgin Mojito cocktail made with fresh mint, lime, sugar syrup and soda.

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LOCKEDIN Games York Review

LOCKEDIN Games York Review: April 2019

LOCKEDIN Games York, located opposite the Yorkshire Museum, is an exciting escape experience where you and your squad can test their mind and motivation to see if you have all got what it takes to escape within 60 minutes.

Both Rages to Riches and Caught in the Act, custom built escape rooms, cleverly incorporate York as a theme, while still retaining the quality and authenticity of the rooms.

Puzzles made sense and structured well, challenged your mind, but without frustration.  The games masters are also super duper lovely too.

Caught in the Act Escape Room

It’s your time to get your razzle dazzle on, be the star of the show and with jazz hands at the ready you open the dressing room door to make your grand stage entrance, but only to find the door has been locked.

Sabotage by your under study or perhaps a simple door jam hmm? Either way all that matters is you must get out within 60 minutes, as the Show must go on with or without you and you don’t want your acting career to be over before it’s begun.

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From Bean to Bar: York Cocoa Works Factory Tour & Chocolate Bar Making Review

From Bean to Bar: York Cocoa Works Factory Tour & Chocolate Bar Making Review: April 2019

Sophie, founder of York Cocoa Works is a skilled and dedicated chocolate enthusiast.  Using her extensive knowledge, Sophie has created a bespoke, quality, yet relaxed chocolatey hub for chocolate lovers alike to learn, live and love all things Chocolate.

Get hands on and learn to temper chocolate and then excitingly experiment with different flavour combinations as you create your very own chocolate bar loveliness.

York Cocoa Works Chcolate Tour & Chocolate Bar making 2a

Super Sam, our chocolate master for the session, a fab chirpy chap created a relaxed fun vibe, providing an interesting, interactive and informative session.

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The Mount Royale Hotel & Spa York -Review

The Mount Royale Hotel & Spa York – Review:January 2019

The Mount Royale Hotel & Spa is located a short stroll from the beautiful historic city of York.

The Mount Royale Hotel & Spa is situated at the top of The Mount, hence the name.  Founded by Richard and Christine Oxtoby in 1967, the hotel was formerly two private houses built during the reign of William IV (1830 – 1837).

The hotel has a country house feel, a home away from home vibe, which offers guests a relaxing place to kick back and chill.  This is reflected also in the service, a friendly and professional approach all-round.

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Novotel York Centre – Review

Novotel York Centre – Review: February 2019

Novotel York Centre, situated close to the historic city walls and overlooking the beautiful banks of the River Foss, is a fabulous four-star hotel.

Check in process was warm, welcoming and super friendly.  The lovely lady adopted a relaxed informal approach providing all the relevant information in a polite and professional manner.

The immaculate Executive rooms are the ideal space to unwind and relax.  Ideal for couples, families or business trips away. Fluffy robes and slippers are all provided for you to use throughout your stay.

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The Grange Hotel York – Review

The Grange Hotel York – Review: February 2019

The Grange Hotel York, a classic Regency townhouse, formally known as Bootham Grange was built and occupied by the wealthy Richardsons in 1829.

In 1989 Jeremy and Viven Caseel converted the building, into the luxury four-star hotel, opening to the public in 1990.

The opulent reception consists of a plush period sitting area along with a spiral style staircase and for our fabulous festive stay the lobby space boasted a beautiful Christmas tree with all the trimmings.

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The Ivy St Helens Square York – Review

The Ivy St Helens Square York – Review: January 2019

The Ivy York city centre, located in the hustle and bustle, within the St Helens square hub is a sophisticated relaxed dining spot ideal for a delicious dinner date evening.

Warmly welcomed by manager Will and all of his team, who provided prompt professional and personalised service throughout.  We relaxed and settled into our corner booth and admired the cosy, contemporary décor while encompassed York’s historic past with the amazing artwork adorning the walls.

Super starters included the brilliant Buffalo mozzarella Crispy artichokes, pear and truffle honey. Also, the lovely roasted scallops Grilled chorizo and ras el hanout roasted butternut squash.

Mouth-watering mains included the show stopping Grilled whole lobster Garlic and parsley butter with watercress and thick cut chips.  Also, my fav dish was the vegan roasted butternut squash with grains Buckwheat, chickpeas, pumpkin seeds, sesame and pomegranate with crumbled bean curd, harissa sauce and coriander dressing with an extra added on side of thick cut chips.

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Luxury York Guide with Visit York and The Judge’s Lodging – Review

Luxury York Guide with Visit York and The Judge’s Lodging– Review: January 2019

Founded at the confluence of the rivers Foss and Ouse, with an eclectic mix of Georgian, Medieval and Victorian characteristics, the wonderful walled city of York, with winding quaint, narrow streets and snickleways, has been perfectly preserved making it a picturesque location which combines historical heritage with sophisticated, contemporary amenities.

Known as Eoforwick to the Saxons, Eboracum to the Romans and then invaded by the Vikings who coined the name Jorvik, York is a city steeped in history and charm, an architectural Aladdin’s cave of all things historic, but is an ever-evolving city which offers a range of exciting events, activities, museums and restaurants.  Take on the wonderful wall walk and see if you can complete the complete circuit.

Where to stay

The Judges lodging

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. This stunning residence has a restaurant, two bars and some super special character rooms.

The Clifton was a super sensational cosy classy room rich in detail and historic charm.  Décor a mix of subtle neutral shades, quality furnishings, fine fabrics with a touch of chic added with the fab vintage telephone.

Immediately, walking into a lovely lounge, well appointed, with some super scrummy shortbread, water, tea, coffee and also fresh milk.

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