Eight Reasons Why The Hotel Du Vin Is A Great Hotel For Your Weekend Trip To York

Eight Reasons Why The Hotel Du Vin Is A Great Hotel For Your Weekend Trip To York

Earlier this month I spent a long weekend in York which was planned by the team at Visit York, so I was booked into a hotel on their behalf. We were booked into the Hotel Du Vin & Bistro which is a boutique hotel which lies within a Grade II lised mansion house giving it so much character. Located in the building are 44 stylish rooms and suites complete with custom-made beds, monsoon showers and roll-top baths in the rooms.

Whenever me and Luke go away we like to opt for boutique hotels as opposed to chain hotels so the Hotel Du Vin is exactly the kind of place we’d pick on our own. Check out just eight of the reasons why the hotel is a great base for a weekend in York:

hotel du vin and bistro stairway

Hotel Du Vin is just 10 mins from the station

The easiest way to get into the city is via train as it’s less than 2 hours from London and less than 3 hours from Edinburgh on the East Coast Rail. When you arrive the last thing you want to do is trek for too long to get to your hotel and the Hotel Du Vin is just a 10 minute walk from the station. This makes it super conveniant both when you arrive to check in and going back to the station on your final day.

It’s a short walk to main the attractions

Alongside being close to the station the hotel is also just a short walk to the main attractions in the city with the Jorvik Centre, Chocolate Story and York Minster around a 20 minute walk. Having a short walk towards the attractions means you don’t have to tackle public transport to get anywhere, but the Hotel Du Vin is also opposite one of the stops on the hop on, hop off bus tour (The Mount) so you can jump straight onto the sightseeing bus.

hotel du vin and bistro roll top bath

Quiet area away from the hustle and bustle

One of the things which puts me off from hotels right in the city centre is that they can be pretty loud and that doesn’t make for a relaxing trip. The Hotel Du Vin & Bistro is close enough to attractions to walk to but far enough away that you don’t have to worry about noise at night or distractions especially at the weekend when the bars and clubs can be quite busy.

There’s a Sainsburys across the road

It’s always good to have convienance close by and there’s a small Sainsbury’s just across the road from the Hotel Du Vin. During our first day we bought a few small bottles of gin to enjoy in our hotel room and therefore we were able to pick up some tonics and drinks from the Sainsbury’s. This is also great if you’re on a budget and want to buy some snacks and sandwiches as opposed to buying lunch as you can store it in the fridge in the room.

hotel du vin and bistro bed

The beds are very comfortable

All of the beds in the Hotel Du Vin have handsprung mattresses and soft Egyptian coton bed linen making them so comfortable. We have a great mattress at home and find it hard to get anything that compares when we go away but our sleep at the Hotel Du Vin was just as great as it is when we’re at home. When you opt for a double room the beds are queen sized which gave us an extra special treat compared to our king size bed at home.

There are high ceilings so it maintains temperature well

The Hotel Du Vin in York is an old orphanage which is a Grade II listed building meaning that the ceilings are really high and the rooms seem really big. We went in the middle of the summertime at the beginning of August meaning that the room was quite warm when we first walked in but the in room air conditioning worked fantasically and the high ceilings mean that the temperature was maintained well.

hotel du vin and bistro brownie

The breakfast is great

We had a room on a B&B basis which you can choose when you book a room, or you can opt for a stay on a room only basis. I’d highly suggest opting for the breakfast option as it’s a great start to the day and all of the food was freshly cooked to the highest quality as opposed to just being a buffet like you get for a lot of hotel breakfasts. Alongside bread, pastries, cereal and juice you could choose a cooked item from the menu which was included within the price.

Relax back in a roll top bath

Many of the rooms have roll top baths and our superior room had one located within the main room by the windows which was a great way to relax after a long day walking throughout the city. The bath was absolutely huge so much so that Luke could properly lay out without having to bend his legs which at 6 foot 2 is pretty impressive. You won’t need to wait long for the bath to fill up as despite the size as ours took less than 5 minutes to fill up ready for a relaxing soak.

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Eight Reasons Why The Hotel Du Vin Is A Great Hotel For Your Weekend Trip To York

*We were given a complementary stay at the Hotel Du Vin in collaboration with Visit York but all thoughts and opinions are my own


  1. August 23, 2018 / 9:27 pm

    Oh wow this hotel looks amazing. The bath is GORGEOUS and that staircase ahh! Absolutely love it.

  2. August 23, 2018 / 10:18 pm

    This looks lovely…. I’d love to visit! That bath!

  3. August 24, 2018 / 7:11 am

    I am sold! I will definitely check out Hotel Du Vin when I visit York. I love their interior!

  4. August 24, 2018 / 10:54 am

    the decor is so lovely, really modern and stylish. The location sounds like a good one too – I love York, grew up in North Yorkshire x

  5. August 24, 2018 / 11:45 am

    There is a Hotel du Vin in my town as well but I have never stayed or went to it yet. I do however have friends who go there for lunch quite often and said that the food is really good.

  6. Elizabeth O
    August 24, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    This looks like such a lovely hotel to visit. I love the warm feel to the place and it looks really modern and comfortable.

  7. August 24, 2018 / 6:39 pm

    Love the pictures and hotel. Seems like you had a great time. I wish I could plan to visit this place soon

  8. lauren
    August 24, 2018 / 10:09 pm

    I am definitely keeping this saved as I will be visiting York soon and it looks beautiful 🙂

  9. Tonya Tardiff
    August 25, 2018 / 3:02 am

    This reminds me so much of the Cypress Inn in Carmel, California! Same kind of style and feel, I loved that hotel! If I ever visit York, I know exactly where I’ll stay!

  10. August 26, 2018 / 4:03 am

    Those were all great reasons. I love hotels that are nearby the main local attractions. Ok, and that tub, I want it.

  11. August 27, 2018 / 8:50 am

    These look great reason to choose the hotel on my visit to york 🙂 I’ll pin this out

  12. August 28, 2018 / 6:04 pm

    It looks so gorgeous and I love that it’s in a quiet area as a noisy street can indeed spoil an otherwise perfect stay.

  13. August 29, 2018 / 2:20 pm

    It’s literally called the Wine Hotel so I’m sold! Hehe! Also I mean that bath looks incredible!

  14. August 29, 2018 / 5:43 pm

    This looks like a fab place for couples to explore York.

  15. August 29, 2018 / 6:48 pm

    I love Hotel du Vin, we have stayed in the Edinburgh one a few times and always had a great time. We are even thinking of staying in our local one on our wedding night. The York one looks lovely, will have to plan a stay next time we are in York without the kids xx

  16. Surekha
    August 30, 2018 / 6:05 pm

    Hotel Du Vin sounds incredible. The room looks cozy and I like the bath tub.

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