City Cruises York Self Drive Boats, Lunch and Afternoon Tea Review: September 2020 #Gifted
City Cruises offer a whole range of exciting adventures aboard the river Ouse York, including Self Drive boats, Lunch and Afternoon Tea.
Self Drive Red Boats
Become captain of your very own vessel and cruise your way down the river Ouse York, in style.
Jack was an amazing chap, welcomed us warmly, provided instructions and our life jackets.
In your self drive motorboat, that can accommodate 8 people, explore York’s sights seamlessly, as the Vikings once did.
Hire is by the half hour or full hour and City Cruises York have fourteen Red Boats in total, their names are Josephine, Angie, Leonie, Sarah, Yvette, Kathryn, Alice-May, Lucy, Tina, Heather, Ellen, Rebecca, Emma and Penny!
Have fun and sail your boat all the way down the Ouse and you will even see the millennium bridge.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Super Sam, our chocolate master for the session, a fab chirpy chap created a relaxed fun vibe, providing an interesting, interactive and informative session.
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.
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.
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.
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.