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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 have reduced rate permits available for Monk Bar car park, St Maurice’s Rd, YO31 7QR, 200 yds from our reception. The permits are £15 each and cover from 10am to 12 noon the following day. You will be […]

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Frequently asked questions

Do you have parking? Yes. We have reduced rate permits available for Monk Bar car park, St Maurice’s Rd, YO31 7QR, 200 yds from our reception. The permits are £15 each and cover from 10am to 12 noon the following day. 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 checkouts? 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? All apartments have a separate bathroom apart from St Maurices Den where the bathroom is accessed from the main bedroom. Please see the apartment layouts on the website. Do all apartments have baths? All apartments have modern walk in showers. Do your apartments have a lift? Unfortunately because of the age and history of the building we do not have a lift. If you have mobility issues or particularly heavy luggage, please contact […]

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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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