Set on the banks of the River Foss in York, the 4-star Novotel York Centre hotel is housed in a red-brick building, a short riverside stroll from York city centre. As well as a stylish bar with a terrace overlooking the river, the hotel has a heated indoor pool, plus indoor and outdoor playgrounds for children, so it’s perfect for a family city break.
York Minster, the largest gothic cathedral in Northern Europe, is just 15 minutes’ walk from the hotel, while the York Castle Museum -- which documents the city’s social and military history and is housed in a former prison -- is even closer. Still not enough history for you? Visit the Jorvik Viking Castle (a 10-minute walk) to see the remains of 1000-year-old Viking houses and take a tour of a reconstructed Viking settlement. Further afield, the North York Moors and the seaside resorts of Scarborough and Bridlington are around an hour away by car.
York has plenty of restaurants but if you’re back at base, the hotel has an international restaurant with a varied menu. Standout dishes include chipotle prawn tacos with fennel seed and mustard confit, carrots and apple purée; tuna burgers; and a selection of British cheeses served with fig jam and Swedish crisp breads.
Bedrooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and laptop-sized safes, as well as sofa beds, so they are all large enough to sleep two adults and one child. Upgraded Executive Rooms also come with mineral water, bathrobes, slippers, a Nespresso machine and a Bose iPod docking station.
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / checkout
Laundry / dry cleaning
Safe in reception (fees apply)
Coffee / tea-making facilities
Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas
Parking (fees apply)
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.
Standard check-in time: 2.30pm
Standard checkout time: 12pm
Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.
Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2.30pm Check-out time is 12pm
You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.
Know Before You Go
Up to 2 children 16 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
Fee for buffet breakfast: GBP 13.95 for adults and GBP 0 for children (approximately)
Self parking fee: GBP 11 per night
Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
The closest airport is Leeds Bradford -- 55 minutes away by car, or you can take the airport bus into Leeds and take the train to York from there -- the journey will take just under an hour and a half. York Railway Station is a 20-minute walk away, or a 7-minute journey by taxi. If you’re driving, there is parking available in the hotel’s car park for £11 per night.
Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.
You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.
The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.
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