“Middletons”:https://www.middletonsyork.co.uk/ is part of the hotel chain, “The House of Daniel Thwaites”:https://www.houseofdanielthwaites.co.uk/, and was formerly called Lady Anne Middleton’s Hotel.
Rather than one building, it’s a collection of Grade II listed buildings set around a courtyard garden and comprises an old hospital, two Joseph Terry Almshouses, an organ factory, a sawmill and a row of Georgian townhouses.
There are 50+ rooms, and ours, 34, was located in the main building and had been recently renovated. It was up a couple of flights of stairs and there was no lift.
Our comfortable king-size bed had various pillow types available. The room was well equipped with bedside tables with drawers, reading lamps, and sockets for overnight charging of phones.
A separate recessed area had open shelving with hanging space, mirror, iron and ironing board. The desk contained the tea and coffee making facilities which were a little bit special with Yorkshire parkin biscuits, Taylor of Harrogate tea bags, Galaxy hot chocolate and a variety of pods for the Lavazza coffee machine. We not only had Lavazza branded coffee cups but large Yorkshire pottery mugs embossed with “Yorkshire through and through wi nowt teken owt” and coffee-shop style take away cups. The fridge was stocked with a pint of fresh milk and two bottles of water. As we’d chosen not to have breakfast, we enjoyed an early morning coffee and biscuit sat at a small table with its two easy chairs. There was also a flat screen TV on the wall, a radio and the option of ordering a newspaper. The only slight flaw was the hairdryer, its lead was not long enough to be able to dry my hair in front of a mirror.
The bathroom was a good size with shower cubicle, White Company toiletries and plenty of white fluffy towels and hot water.
As well as being particularly comfortable, we loved the location on Skeldergate, which meant we had a 10 to 15-minute walk across one of two bridges into the historic centre. Also as it was a conglomeration of buildings, there were three outdoor seating areas which we used even in October.
We used the ground floor bar several times either for a reviving drink after a day of sightseeing or for a pre-dinner drink, although we ate out on our four nights.
The service from all the staff we met, particularly those on reception, was extremely friendly and helpful and we’d highly recommend the place.