The Hotel Review: Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel


Review: Elliott Whitehead


The Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel is a grand and traditional building, a Georgian Manor house set in its’ own grounds, and within easy distance to York’s famous shambles with its cobbled streets and many shops, the famous York Minster and Castle Museum plus many more attractions.


On checking in we found the staff very friendly and easy to talk to, the receptionist was efficient and double checked our dinner reservation so we were confident all arrangements were in order.We were shown to our Superior suite one of 89 guest rooms in the hotel, the room was traditional in keeping with a manor house, four poster bed, with lots of paintings on the wall, a handy dressing table. A sofa, coffee table all added to the comfort of our stay. The amenities in the room included a flat screen TV, coffee machine and tea making facilities together with a handy fan and a trouser press. The bathroom was compact but having a Jacuzzi bath made up for the size and added a nice bit of luxury.

We dinned in the onsite KILBY’S RESTAURANT which was quite large, with about 30 tables, it was very clean and tidy. The menu was full of mouth watering foods. It was quite busy but a very quiet atmosphere with a little music in the background. Again, the restaurant was very traditional styled and a lot of paintings on the walls, staff were very friendly and attentive always making sure we had everything we needed. Menu had good choices and I  had the steak and my partner, the lamb shank both paired with a good Rose.


Following an evening out in York and a peaceful nights’ sleep we were looking forward to our breakfast, it was served buffet style with all the usual choices from full English through to continental giving a wide choice but most importantly it was delicious.

This is a good hotel for a comfortable stay, great staff and close to the famous York’s main tourist attractions.

Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel

Check in time 2pm – Check out time 12pm

Starting from rate: £76.50 for a double room

Telephone: 0844 815 9038