Hotel Indigo, York is a Yorkshire themed boutique hotel located within the city walls of York in the United Kingdom. The advantages of staying at the Hotel Indigo whilst in York are;
- Location inside York City Walls
- Walking distance to the points of interest of York
- The use of Yorkshire products in the hotel
- Chocolate themed hotel (York is the home of chocolate)
- Onsite bar and restaurant – foodie heaven
- Delicious Yorkshire breakfast
Hotel Indigo is a hotel you should consider if you want a true Yorkshire experience in the center of York. For the latest special offers and events check out the Hotel Indigo York website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.
The hotel is located within the York city walls, in fact a 2 minute walk up the road (above) will take you to one of the walls gates, Walmgate Barbican. From there you can start a walk around the city walls. Famous sites of the city including York Minster, Shambles and York Castle (Clifford’s Tower) are all less than a 10 minute walk away.
The staff at the hotel are very friendly and you’ll receive a warm Yorkshire welcome on check in. I recommend you take a map from reception so you can plan which sites you’ll visit during your stay. The staff will be more than willing to offer advice and suggestions on your visit to York.
The beds at Hotel Indigo York are super comfortable, you’re guaranteed a good nights sleep. Whilst relaxing on the bed you’ll be able to watch a wide variety of channels on the 40″ HD flat screen TV.
Something very rare about the mini-bar here is that it is complimentary. Not only is it complimentary but there is some of York’s very own chocolate in there, Guppy’s chocolate. This chocolate is delicious, don’t worry if you eat it all, there is plenty more for sale in the lobby.
The reason the bathroom deserves a mention is not because of the fountain showers or the bathrobes but because of the complimentary toiletries. The toiletries are sourced locally from H2K Harrogate and smell wonderful.
There is an elevator but it’s worth taking the stairs as it’s such a beautiful staircase. The cast iron balusters were designed and made locally. As you go down the stairs you’ll notice each floor is numbered and the floor number is surrounded by posters and artwork of all things famous from Yorkshire and Britain. You’ll see artwork of anything from the York races to a Penny black stamp. As you reach the bottom of the staircase the wall is designed to look like a bar of chocolate.
You must visit the gym, if not to exercise, to check out the artwork (above right). By studying this artwork you can learn a lot about York. You’ll see a Kit Kat and a Terry’s Chocolate Orange, which were both created in the city of York. You’ll be able to find a viking ship, the York Minster, the Shambles and much more detail, you should check it out.
Breakfast at the hotel is actually what I would describe as a double breakfast. I’d describe it as a double breakfast because not only can you order a full Yorkshire breakfast (above) but you can also enjoy the breakfast buffet (below). For vegetarians there is a vegetarian option to enjoy.
The breakfast buffet offers fresh juices, fresh bread, fresh waffles and one of the most delicious chocolate muffins I have ever tasted. Check out the full breakfast menu, foodies visiting York will love the breakfast.
The bar has a selection of great Yorkshire beers, I wish I had visited with my Dad as he would have loved trying them. For those not familiar with Yorkshire there is a map of Yorkshire behind the bar explaining where each beer comes from (above left), there’s also a cocktail menu up there.
The restaurant at the Indigo York is called Walmgate 88 and is open from 12-10 pm daily. Foodies visiting York who want to try local, well prepared Yorkshire food must check out Walmgate 88. Just by looking at the fish and chips (above) you know they are delicious! You can check out the restaurant menu here as well as make reservations and check promotions.
Enjoy your stay at the Hotel Indigo York.