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Best Luxury Hotels in York

Best Areas in York for Luxury Hotels

In a kingly city like York, there are plenty of hotels to help you feel like a royal. The luxury offering starts beneath the carved Gothic towers of the York Minster. Hiding in the tight-knit lanes of the old town area are countless boutiques with 4- and 5-star ratings, each oozing Georgian elegance and packed with features like freestanding baths. Other York luxury hotels are in Clifton, spilling out onto green lawns where the sounds of drifting barges on the Ouse River filters through the trees. Others pepper the North Yorkshire countryside, fusing rustic charm with crackling fires and spa facilities.

Top Luxury Hotels in York

Just one glance at the handsome redbrick exterior, the plush lobby lounges with their royal-blue furnishings, and the elegant on-site bistro of the Hotel Indigo York should be enough to mark it out as a true luxury option. Then there's the 5-star Principal York, where the bathrooms are filled with Neal's Yard cosmetics and an indoor pool space waits for those post-sightseeing relaxation sessions. The Novotel York Centre also has a pool, along with charming gardens that overlook the bends of the River Ouse.

Where to Find the Best Fine Dining in York

The old town area of York is home to some of the best restaurants. Get ready for platters of creative British cuisine and Michelin Guide-attested bistros there. You could skip the bustling lanes of York's heart and head south to the lived-in area of Fishergate. Hidden behind the ancient City Walls, this neighbourhood has established itself as a centre of ethnic and creative gastronomy – think medleys of tasty wagyu burgers, Indian fusion food, Vietnamese noodle broths and more. And there are other fine-dining spots with set tasting menus up in Clifton to boot.

The Most Unique Things to do in York

For those staying in York luxury hotels on the outskirts of the city, countryside stables beckon with horse riding tutors and guides to take you on tours of the beautiful dales that spread out from the River Ouse. Talking of the river, you can rent private boats there to clink champagne glasses as you watch the verdant reaches of the North Yorkshire farms roll by. Golf clubs also abound just a stone's throw from the Minster. You can go to them for individual lessons or just to hit a round of 18 at your own pace.

Best Ways to Get Around York

Most people will opt to walk their way around this city's ancient heart. You can immerse yourself in the narrow lanes and the hidden courtyards there before heading back to the comfort of your luxury hotels in York or cosy lodges in the surrounding countryside. Talking of the countryside, you might want to rent private hire cars and chauffer drivers to get you back and forth to the city if you're staying out in the dales. Taxis and on-demand services like Uber also offer a convenient way to hop around the various neighbourhoods within the centre.

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