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The Grange Hotel, York

The Grange Hotel

The ivy-covered Grange Hotel occupies two Regency townhouses that date back to 1829. Well located just outside York’s medieval city walls, it provides a good base for exploring the city. The interior of the hotel has the feeling of a guesthouse, with furnishings such as vintage armchairs and portraits on the walls. Exuding a traditional English feel, the guest rooms are spacious and decorated in pastel shades.

The Grange has great options for dining, including the award-winning Ivy Brasserie in the hotel’s vaulted cellar, which serves classic cuisine with a French influence. Traditional afternoon tea is offered among relaxing surroundings in the Morning Room.

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With their dark or pastel hues and traditional English feel, the rooms at The Grange Hotel have the comfortable, home-like atmosphere of those in a guesthouse or bed and breakfast. Each room has an en suite bathroom, a flat-screen TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, and tea- and coffee-making facilities. There are six types of room, the Premier rooms upward being the most spacious, some with separate walk-in showers. The suite has a separate living room.


The hotel is easily accessible by car and in an ideal position for exploring the city on foot. From the hotel, it’s a 10-minute walk to York Minster, and a 15-minute walk to the National Railway Museum.

Food and drink

Located in the vaulted cellar of the hotel, the two AA rosette-awarded Ivy Brasserie serves classic, French-influenced cuisine. The brasserie’s breakfast, lunch and dinner menus all feature locally sourced ingredients, wherever possible. On selected Friday evenings you can listen to live music while you dine. Traditional afternoon tea is served in the hotel’s Morning Room.

Our opinion

A quiet and well-located property that puts guests at ease with its relaxed, home-like atmosphere.

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