For luxury accommodation in the historic city of York, look no further than The Grand. The city’s only five-star hotel is just a five-minute walk from York Station and a pleasant 10-minute stroll to York Minster. Housed in an Edwardian building once owned by the wealthy North East Railway Company, many of the architectural features of the original building have been restored, so expect porthole windows, a sweeping stone staircase, parquet flooring and there is an impressive marble reception. The atmosphere is full of cosy elegance and the hotel has worked hard to create a home-from-home feel. The service is attentive, the well-appointed rooms are spacious, the dining options are excellent and the spa is wonderfully tranquil.
There are 207 rooms and suites spread across six floors. All are generously-sized with neutral walls and floors and indulgent marble bathrooms. Soft furnishings provide splashes of colour. Standard amenities include air-conditioning, Wi-Fi, premium linens, underfloor heating, large comfortable beds, Molton Brown toiletries, fridge, safe and flat-screen TV with Sky Sport and Sky Atlantic channels. Executive Rooms and Suites include complimentary access to the spa and White Rose Lounge and Nespresso coffee machines, while Suites also include a comfortable seating area.
For fine dining head to the 3AA rosette Hudsons Restaurant overseen by Executive chef, Craig Atchinson or for classic Yorkshire fare, book a table at The Rise. Both offer stylish and confident cooking using seasonal local produce. For an extensive Whisky Menu, expertly-mixed cocktails and local ales, the 1906 Bar is the perfect place to relax. Full of atmosphere and located in the building’s former vault is the spa, offering beauty and massage treatments, a 14-metre indoor pool, sauna, steam room and state-of-the-art gym. This is a lovely hotel offering high quality comfortable and stylish accommodation in the centre of York.