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The Grand York

Originally built in 1906 as a ‘Palace of Business’ for the North Eastern Railway Company, The Grand is a luxurious hotel located in the heart of York, North England.

The Setting

The Grand is perfectly located in the heart of the historic city of York nearby the River Ouse. The main rail station is only 10 minute walk away, making it a perfect base to explore York, especially for our rail travellers. The hotel is a stone’s throw away from city’s main attractions, including York Minster, York Castle Museum with Clifford’s Tower and famous Shambles, an inspiration for “Harry Potter’s” Diagon Alley, as well as variety of pubs, cafés, restaurants and eateries.

The Hotel

The Grand is a five star luxurious hotel set in the iconic Grade II listed building, which dates back to 1906. Originally built as a ‘Palace of Business’ for the North Eastern Railway Company, the property today offers modern luxury hotel accommodation whilst retaining its Edwardian period elegance,
features and décor typified by high ceilings, tall windows, lofty arches, wide open corridors and spaces, sweeping staircases and grand chandeliers. The spa with indoor pool, jacuzzi and sauna as well as a wide range of treatments, therapies and massages, is located in atmospheric former vaults.

The Rooms

The Grand offers 207 luxurious and spacious bedrooms with 24-hour room service and premium bedding. All well-appointed and stylish, you will be spoilt with extra touches for added comfort and luxury, including a fully stocked Nespresso coffee machine or a complimentary mineral water. Elegant bathrooms with impressive marble décor feature bathtubs with powerful shower (and/or walk-in shower with a separate bathtubs) and complimentary Molton Brown toiletries – a haven for relaxation.

Food and Drink

You will be spoilt for choice at The Grand! Legacy is a three AA Rosette-awarded restaurant, serving modern British and Yorkshire-inspired tasting menus alongside an exceptional wine list, served in an iconic setting; whether The Rise Restaurant Terrace & Bar with one AA Rosette award offers modern British cuisine, with locally sourced, freshly prepared dishes, served from the open kitchen is a spacious, elegant setting. You can sink into comfortable loungers in the intimate 1906 Bar to enjoy an extensive drink menu with classic and signature cocktails, a fine array of quality lagers and a selection of Yorkshire’s finest ales with a hand-picked selection of quality wines and Champagnes to enjoy. On Friday and Saturday evenings The 1906 Bar is proud to have live music playing. The Grand is also proud to have won “Best Afternoon Tea 2022” by Condé Nast Johansens Awards for Excellence and organises Cookery Classes with a variety of courses designed for everyone from novices to aspiring chefs. Pre-booking is required.

The Wider Area

The walled city of York is one of the most popular destinations of England. The highlight is a spectacular York Minster dominating the city’s skyline with stunningly beautiful Gothic features. Influenced by various inhabitants throughout the centuries, including the Romans, Vikings, Anglo-Saxons and Normans, York offers a feast of historic landmarks, including York Castle Museum, National Railway Museum, Clifford’s Tower or JORVIK Viking Centre. Alongside its history, York keeps its finger on the pulse of modern life with its tangle of cobbled streets and arcades, thriving café culture, many specialty restaurants, street entertainment and some of England’s finest boutique shopping opportunities. The Shambles Market located on Britain’s oldest shopping street Shambles (an inspiration for “Harry Potter’s” Diagon Alley), where lurching timber facades lean over the narrow cobbled lane below, is attracting with variety of local produce. York’s location is also a great base for a visit to a spectacular Castle Howard, located only 15 miles north from the city; dramatic yet peaceful Yorkshire Dales National Park; and Fountains Abbey, the riverside ruins of a medieval monastery listed on UNESCO World Heritage Site list.

In Summary

Bursting with original features and architecture, The Grand offers luxurious accommodation and is the perfect base to explore the historic city of York.

Hotel at a Glance

Accommodation Name: The Grand Hotel
Accommodation Type: Hotel
Style: Luxury
Setting: Central
Nearest town: York
No. of Rooms: 207
Restaurant/Bar: Yes
On-site parking: Yes (£35 per night)
Elevator: Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes (free of charge)
Nearby attractions: York Minster, York City Walls, National Railway Museum, The Shambles, JORVIK Viking Centre, Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey
Nearest train station: York, YO24 1AB

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