With so many hotels in York, it can be difficult choosing the best one. Hotel Indigo York is a Yorkshire themed boutique hotel located within the city walls of York. The advantages of choosing the Hotel Indigo for your stay 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
Complimentary minibar (unique for hotels in York)
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. In addition it’s the only one of the hotels in York which offers a complimentary minibar. For the latest York hotel 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 York city wall gates, Walmgate Barbican. From this city gate, you can start a walk around the York city walls. Points of interest of York include the York Minster, Shambles as well as York Castle (Clifford’s Tower) which are all less than a 10 minute walk from the hotel.
The staff at the hotel are very friendly which means 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. Additionally, the staff will be more than willing to offer advice and suggestions for 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 many hotels in York will offer this! Additionally 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 special 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. The staircase is a good place to take pictures and fill up your Instagram feed! In addition you’ll learn a few Yorkshire facts.
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, as well as a Terry’s Chocolate Orange. These 2 famous chocolate varieties were both created in the city of York. Additionally, you will see a viking ship, the York Minster, as well as the Shambles.
Complimentary Yorkshire Breakfast
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). In addition, as this is a vegetarian friendly York hotel, there is a vegetarian option to enjoy.
Complimentary Breakfast Buffet
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), additionally there’s also a cocktail menu up there.
Onsite Restaurant – Walmgate 88
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 Hotel Indigo York – Hotels in York UK
Make sure you take full advantage of the complimentary minibar which is filled with local chocolates and goodies. For the latest special offers check out the Hotel Indigo York website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram pages.