Terms and Conditions

Check-in time – is from 4.00pm on the date of arrival and check-out is by 10.30am on the date of departure. Earlier check-in and later check-out times maybe available but must be requested directly with the Hotel. Check-in and Check-out times are clearly identified at the time of booking. We do not operate a 24 hour reception. Any unauthorised extension to the check out time will incur a charge upon departure.

A group booking – is a booking of 3 or more rooms and must be confirmed directly with the Hotel by telephone prior to a reservation being made.

Room Occupancy – Maximun number of adults in any room is two, child age shall not exceed 16 years old at the time of the stay. All occupants of a room must be registered, any unregistered guests will be charged full price.

CCTV – There is CCTV coverage in all public areas of the hotel and grounds.

Online Bookings – Full payment for your reservation will be taken at the time of your online booking. By agreeing to the Terms & Conditions you understand that by selecting the confirm reservation button you are authorising a charge to the credit card number provided for your booking and/or cancellation fee that may apply. Cancellation fees are non-refundable. Only the reservation as entered into and confirmed by our system will be honoured. Any written or printed confirmation that has been altered may be rejected by the hotel.

Cancellation Policy – You can cancel or alter your reservation in writing by e-mail, fax or letter, without charge by noon up to 48 hours before the day of arrival, for group bookings this is 7 days before the day of arrival. If you cancel or amend your reservation within these periods we will charge the first nights stay for the whole booking. A failure to show (no-show) will be treated as a cancellation. We recommend you have adequate travel insurance to cover you for this.

We reserve the right to refuse a booking – which does not meet the criteria of our terms and conditions. We do not accept bookings for Stag and Hen Groups.

Pets – As of 1st April 2013 the Hotel will no longer accept pets other than service animals.

No Smoking – From July 2007 the York House Hotel is fully NO SMOKING, this includes all bedrooms and public areas. Any guests who smoke within the building will be reported to the authorities and an extra charge, min. £100, will be made for the unavailability of the room, cleaning and/or repairs due to guests smoking.

Tampering with fire detection systems and fire fighting equipment – We reserve the right to take action against any guest found to have tampered / interfered with any fire detection equipment throughout the hotel, including detector heads in public areas and bedrooms, break glass points and fire extinguishers. Guests found to have tampered with any fire detection or fire fighting equipment will be charged with any costs incurred by the hotel due to their actions and additionally may be asked to leave the hotel. Depending on the severity of the guest actions, the Police may become involved at the hotel’s discretion. Should the fact that fire fighting or detection equipment had been tampered with come to light after the guest has departed, we reserve the right to make a charge to the guests credit / debit card, or send an invoice for the amount to the registered address.

Damage to hotel property – We reserve the right to charge guests the cost of rectifying damage, caused by the deliberate, negligent or reckless act of the guest to the hotel’s property or structure. Charges will be also made for the unavailability of the bedroom while remedial work is carried out. Should this damage come to light after the guest has departed, we reserve the right to make a charge to the guest’s credit / debit card, or send an invoice for the amount to the registered address.

Removal of hotel property – We reserve the right to charge guests the cost of replacing any items that are removed from the premises by them without consent. The charge will be the full replacement amount of the missing item, including any carriage charges. Should the fact that the item is missing come to light after the guest has departed, we reserve the right to make a charge to the guests credit / debit card, or send an invoice for the amount to the registered address. Hotel keys not returned by guests on departure will result in a £25 charge.

Inappropriate behaviour – It is the hotel’s policy that all our guests and staff have the right to be treated with dignity and respect and as a responsible host we believe that we have a duty to our guests and staff to protect them from inappropriate behaviour. Should any actions by a guest be deemed inappropriate by the Manager, or if any inappropriate behaviour is brought to the attention of the Manager, the hotel reserves the right, after any allegations have been investigated, to take action against the guest. Depending on the severity of the guest actions, the Police may become involved at the hotel’s discretion, or guests may be asked to leave the hotel.

Lost / Damaged property – Should any guest lose any belongings during their stay or incur damage to their property, the provision of the Hotel Proprietors Act 1956 will apply, a copy of which is displayed in reception. Lost property is kept for 3 months then disposed of.

Vehicles – All vehicles are parked at the owners’ risk. Should a problem occur with a vehicle in the hotel parking area, the hotel cannot accept any liability. If a vehicle is left in the hotel parking area for more than 8 hours after the guest has departed without the written consent of the hotel, the hotel reserves the right to remove the vehicle at the owners’ expense. Street parking fees/regulations are displayed and it is the responsibility of the car owner to park legally.

Nothing in these terms or conditions shall limit or restrict the guests’ legal rights as a consumer. Advice concerning such rights may be obtained from a Citizens Advice Bureau.

Company Reg Number 4091247
VAT No. 436148648

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