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Race Season

Dear Guests,   During the busy summer months when the York Races are on, we politely ask that you read over the following information to make your stay with us as smooth and enjoyable as possible:   -If you are staying for the races and need to get changed before 2pm, we will do our very best to let you quickly get ready in your apartment before it has been cleaned, which we know isn’t ideal but at least you can get changed in time!  This cannot be guaranteed though.   -Please check with us if you are ensure about sleeping arrangements in your apartment, preferable before you have made your booking.   -Please plan your trip in advance, for example make sure you book a taxi days in advance, as there can be waiting times of up to 3 hours on the day! If you are coming by car, please contact us in advance to talk about where to park and costs. A shuttle bus can be taken from the train station to the racecourse.   -Make sure you’ve got cash for the taxi! The nearest cash machines to use are located at Tescos on Goodramgate and at Sainsburys […]

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Arriving and Parking at Goodramgate Apartments

    ARRIVING Our reception is located at 2 Monkgate, York, YO3 7PE. It has a small brown door and is right under the archway. Check in is from 2pm-6pm. You can pick keys up between 10am-6pm, however apartments are not guaranteed to be ready until 2pm. You can leave all your luggage with us at reception between 10am-6pm. Most of the time you will be able to leave luggage in your apartment if you are checking in, this means you don’t have to return before 6pm, which means more time for exploring!       CHECKING IN   Come to reception and state the bookers name. Please let us know if you need a parking permit. This will need to be paid for before being given to you. You can pay by cash or card. Please be cautious and considerate of other cars and cyclists when you pull up outside. Our reception staff will advise you on parking, and take you over to your apartment. We only have a limited amount of parking spaces located at 3 Maurices Road in Flash Car Park, so this is on a first come first served basis. If our spaces are full we […]

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have parking? We have a handful of parking spaces nearby off Maurices Road, however these are first come first serve. Parking permits for these spaces can be bought from reception before parking. They are £12 till 12pm the next day, and £1 per hour thereafter. If we do not have any spaces left when you arrive then we will direct you to Monk Bar Car Park, off Lord Mayors Walk. Do you allow early check ins? Check in starts at 2pm, however you are welcome to leave your bags with us at reception from 10am and return any time before 5pm to check in. Occasionally your apartment may be ready before 2pm but this cannot be guaranteed. Do you allow late check outs? Check out is at 10am, unless previously arranged before arrival. A charge of £20 is required for late check out up to 12pm. Late check outs cannot be guaranteed. Do the apartments have en suite bathrooms? Some of the apartments have bathrooms leading on from the bedroom, however  many apartments have a separate family bathroom. Please see the apartment layouts on the website. Do all apartments have baths? No, most apartments have modern walk in […]

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Spring Updates 2016

We love spring here at Goodramgate Apartments, and we’re having so much fun welcoming all of our guests, from families, hen parties, tourists from all around the world and even business travellers. Our new reception area has been well received by guests, and our newly refurbished Minster Suite has wowed everyone! (It has remote controlled colour changing lights!) It’s also hen party season and we’ve welcome many hen party groups to our apartments in the last couple of months. Wouldn’t you rather have a whole apartment/ town house for the same price as a hotel room? Who wouldn’t! We’ve enjoyed recent events in York such as the Jorvik Viking Festival and the York Chocolate Festival, and we’re looking forward to The Festival of Vintage and The Yorkshire Fringe! If you’re following us on Twitter, you’ll see that we’re running a competition for guests who book with us during April, check it out here.

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Good Friday

Easter Weekend in York

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Why Bennett House is the perfect Hen Party accommodation…

York is a popular hen night destination due to the wide array of bars, clubs, restaurants, and other fun activities to do all within the city walls. The one thing York doesn’t have is a wide array of accommodation for large groups. Many hen parties are forced into booking multiple hotel rooms to accommodate for all their nearest and dearest, and it’s no fun! In our previous blog post ‘The York Hen Party Guide 2016‘, we mentioned our beautiful town house Bennett House, but now we’d like to give you the full tour. You will be met at the house by a member of staff who will give you the keys and a full tour of the house, and answering any questions you may have about the house.  We will also do our best to answer any questions about the local area. The house is conveniently located next to the River Ouse within walking distance to most popular bars and attractions in York. The spacious kitchen and dining area has all the amenities and appliances you need for the perfect hen party getaway, and includes a small breakfast bar and family sized dining table for your party to enjoy a […]

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Win a free nights stay for up to 4 people!

  To thank everyone for their loyalty and custom over the last 8 years, we wanted to give you the chance to win a FREE NIGHTS STAY for up to 4 people! For your chance of winning, all you have to do is visit our Twitter page, Follow us, and re-tweet the competition post saying which apartment you’d like to stay in and who you’d take with you! It’s that simple. Competition terms and conditions Winners will not be able to stay in Bennett House as this for large groups only (up to 16 people). Chosen apartments and dates are subject to availability and the free nights stay can only be claimed between Sunday-Thursdays. Entries will only be counted if you have followed all 3 steps (Follow, RT & Comment). Entries will only be counted once. Competition closes at midnight on the 29th February 2016, the draw will be made on Wednesday 2nd March at approx 12pm. Must be 18 or older to enter. Thank you for all your entries so far, and best of luck! Remember to also follow us on Instagram and like our Facebook page!

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The York Hen Party Guide 2016

Welcome to our York Hen Party guide! If you’re a bride to be looking for the ultimate hen party destination in the UK, then look no further! We have restaurants, bars, boat trips, tours and most importantly accommodation for you and your hens! For the foodies! Pairings: ‘Behind ‘Pairings’ are Sisters Kelly and Kate, who, whilst travelling extensively in alluring far flung places and clandestine corners of France, discovered the joys of pairing delicious foods with an array of fabulous wines, spirits and even coffee.’ With table waiting service and delicious dishes paired with the perfect drink, Pairings is perfect for small groups who want to dine in style. View the menu here. Lendal Cellars Located under beautiful archways underground, Lendal Cellars offers hearty traditional comfort food and a wide array of drinks in a relaxed environment. They have fantastic deals available such as ‘Buy any burger and get a drink for £1’ and ‘Coffee and a cake for £2.99’ View the menu here. For the sweet toothed! Crumbs Cupcakery: Cupcake Decorating Tea Party One of our personal favourite spots for a cup of tea and cake has to be Crumbs Cupcakery on College Street, right behind the York Minster […]

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The Vikings are coming!

32nd Jorvik Viking Festival: 15th-21st February Here at Goodramgate Apartments, we are really excited about York’s 32nd Jorvik Viking Festival which is coming up starting on the 15th February-21st February 2016. For the whole experience you can see the Viking Invasion on Coppergate on the 13th February, where you can witness the Viking Warriors demonstrating a walk in invasion. Entry to all the daily events in this festival are free, and are located in the city centre in various locations depending on activity. ‘Recognised as the largest event of its kind in Europe, the annual JORVIK Viking Festival is a city-wide celebration of York’s rich Viking heritage. In 2016, York celebrates a week-long commemoration of the millennial anniversary of the crowning of Canute, the Viking warrior who rose up to be not just King of England, but leader of the North Sea Empire! With an exciting programme of events inspired by this Norse monarch on offer, including living history encampments, talks and of course dramatic combat performances there is something for everyone at JORVIK Viking Festival.’- Jorvik Viking Festival Website We currently have some availability left between 13th-21st February 2016, so if you are visiting York for this festival than […]

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About Goodramgate Apartments

Goodramgate Apartments are located on Monkgate right next to Monkbar, and compromises of 11 luxury apartments and 1 town house. The fantastic location of the apartments means that you are only a 2 minute walk into the city centre, or better yet, 10 steps away from the city walls! We are one of the few holiday apartments situated in York that offer 1 night stays, without any minimum stay restrictions. The apartments themselves are decorated and furnished beautifully, and come with king size beds, Egyptian cotton sheets, TVs, coffee making amenities, fully furnished kitchen, modern bathroom, and towels provided. Local shops and restaurants close to Goodramgate Apartments include; Little Italy, Wagamamas, Goji vegetarian café and restaurant, Coffee Culture, Tesco Local, Crumbs Cupcakery, The Travelling Man and Ceasers Italian restaurant. Just to name a few! With the handy location, it means that all the popular York attractions such as the York Minster, Jorvik Centre, Chocolate Story, York Dungeons, and the York Shambles are within a 2-10 min walking distance. Our reception is directly opposite the apartments, so no waiting around in the cold for a host to come and meet you! We are always around during the day if you have […]

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