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Göbel's Vital Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • Just outside the centre's historic city walls & near The Shambles
  • Less than 10 minutes’ walk from York Minster
  • On-site restaurant & bar with private courtyard
  • Pet friendly, with free Wi-Fi

Enjoyed This
"Location was great. Rooms were very nice. Breakfast was fab."
May 16, 2018 - Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
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The BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel is just outside York's historic defensive city walls. The hotel's name comes from its location near Monk Bar (ancient city gate), an elaborate, self-contained fortress dating back to the early 14th century. Formerly a prison, Monk Bar now houses a new Richard III exhibition, and has the city's only working portcullis (a heavy grating suspended vertically above the entrance), which was in use until 1970.

The hotel is a 7-minute walk from York Minster, one of the largest Gothic cathedrals in Northern Europe, and The Shambles, a picturesque cobbled street lined with timber-framed buildings that date back to the Middle Ages. The Yorkshire Museum, which houses Viking and Roman artefacts including the 1000-year-old Cawood Sword, is less than 10 minutes away.

The hotel features an on-site bar open to non-residents, and dining at the Yorkshire Bar & Grill, which serves modern European dishes with a Yorkshire twist, made with local seasonal produce. Although the restaurant is currently being refurbished, it is still open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. The hotel's bar offers a range of drinks and snacks until 11pm daily, and there is a private courtyard where you can have a coffee or glass of wine.

The contemporary rooms are pet friendly (£7.50 charge applies) and feature free Wi-Fi and tea- and coffee-making facilities, with views of either the city or the hotel’s courtyard.



  • Bar
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Safe


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 2.30-10pm.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 7-11am.

Cancellation: 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.

Additional details: Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2.30pm Check-out time is 11am

National Rating
Hotelstars Union assigns an official star rating for properties in Germany. This property is rated 4 star Superior and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Know Before You Go

  • The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: EUR 15,00 per pet, per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Mandatory Fees and Taxes

You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 2.20 per person, per night

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(5 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for BEST WESTERN Monkbar Hotel over the past 15 months.
4.6 Ambiance
5.0 Location
4.0 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.0 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Not really
Other Comments
The cost of the room was to much for whar it was i would rate it at £60 per night not £145.00 and no breakfast i expected luxary for my 50th at this price ans ir wasnt at all very disapointed with the standard
Mark Aug 20, 2018 Brocklesby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The bed
Other Comments
The staff especially Aurea and Bethany were wonderful
Dana Jun 16, 2018 Bruderheim, AB, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Location was great. Rooms were very nice. Breakfast was fab.
Claire May 16, 2018 Scunthorpe, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location to York Minster and Resturants and shops. Also 10mins from Station.
Other Comments
Staff are very pleasant . Adequate breakfast choices. Lots of places to sit. Good decor.
Jean May 03, 2018 Colchester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
helpful staff and the room was excellent
Other Comments
parking was a little bit difficult but with the help of the receptionist it was no trouble ,and we can not wait to go back !.
john Apr 18, 2018 Skipton, United Kingdom

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