Earlier this year we visited York, the capital of the `North, and had a terrific time. I shared both a post on how we spent a weekend in York including our visit to Clifford’s Tower, the Jorvik Viking Centre, Betty’s Tea Room The Shambles, as well as our tour of York Minster Cathedral and climbing to the top . However, today’s post is a bit different, about the gorgeous hotel we stayed in, the Principal York Hotel.
A few weeks before Christmas I told my fiancé that I did not want any physical presents but experiences, especially experiences in England. Thus, he booked us a weekend away and did an excellent job booking us a junior suite at the Principal York Hotel. This room was not only decorated beautifully and located in the historic part of the hotel, which dates back to the 1870’s. My favorite feature of the room was that the bedroom and living area were separated so Mark was able to watch a key rugby game and I was free to watch a Netflix reality show in the other room – secret to a happy relationship! Oh, and the rain shower was delightful!
And while it not directly related to the hotel I also wanted to comment on the food. As we left London after work on Friday (before COVID) and drove up to York we got there quite late but was glad we were still able to have dinner at the Refectory Kitchen & Terrace which is on the ground floor of the hotel. We sat down just after 9pm I opted for an Aged beef burger that was served with a tasty homemade tomato relish and mark chose one of their steaks which was sourced from the West Country and aged for a minimum of 28 days.
Would you want to stay at the Principal York Hotel ?