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Listener Choice Awards 2017

Voting is now open for the Best Place to Stay category of Minster FM's Listener Choice Awards 2017 sponsored by Switch Networks


You can read all about each of our entrants below and vote for your favourite at the bottom of the page.  Voting in this category will consist of one round of voting concluding at 23:59 on Sunday 5th November.  Following this the winner will be announced at our Listener Choice Awards ceremony on Monday November 6th.


The entries are as provided by the nominees.


The Nominees

Foss Bank Guest House

Guest House

Why Should You Win?

We are a friendly family run b&b just a 10 minute walk from the city center. We have great reviews on Tripadvisor and go out of our way to make sure our visitors enjoy their stay.


No.21 York

Built circa 1840, No.21 York is a Victorian Terrace building that first became Guesthouse when in 1961 Mrs. J.P. Morcome opened her home to travellers. It has since been called Chimneys & TreeTops and – from March 29th 2014 - No.21 York. We offer 9 letting bedrooms complete with Smart TV's, alarm clock radios with complimentary Secure Wi-Fi access throughout the property, tea & coffee facilities with Home-made Biscuits from The Sawley Kitchen in Ripon, Taylor's of Harrogate Teas, Coffees and Hot Chocolate, Harrogate Spa mineral waters, hair dryers, irons & boards and free off-road parking to the rear of the building. A lock-up bike shed is also available. We are fiercely proud of the fact that our produce & supplies are local and our breakfast offering are cooked to order. We cater to all dietary needs & will bake gluten free breads as well as cook a selection of vegetarian options. We want to make everything we do a celebration of Yorkshire. Our team are the mainstay of No.21 York, we work alongside them & lead by example the result is maintaining a 5 Star rating on TripAdvisor, 100% on LateRooms.com, 4.5 Star rating on Eviivo and 96% on Booking.com.

Why Should You Win?

We believe we are inviting our guest into our home and offer them that homely feel …along with a few added extras. Our guests are welcome to make themselves at home and our service is informal yet very personalised while maintaining the traditions of hospitality. We strive to make their experience as memorable as possible and will go the extra mile to surprise & delight our guests at every opportunity. We are fiercely proud of the fact that our produce & supplies are local & want to make everything we do a celebration of Yorkshire, we love York and the surrounding countryside and it's a pleasure for us to share our “local” knowledge of what’s on offer. Not only this but we support local charities & fundraising like SNAPPY, Ali's Angels, The Blueberry Academy, The Arts Barge, Team Minster FM at the The Dirty Hero challenge & Noah's Electric Wheelchair fundraiser. Our team are the mainstay of our business and work alongside to offer this homely and welcoming atmosphere, we couldn’t do it without them. This is what makes No.21 York what it is.


Rosslyn House

Martin & Vanessa look forward to welcoming you at Rosslyn House. This lovely Victorian house retains many of its original features but has been sympathetically brought up to date to provide our guests with the modern requirements for a comfortable and enjoyable stay. All our rooms are en-suite and have hairdryers, mini-fridges, tea and coffee making facilities and flat-screen TVs. We also have drying facilities for walkers (please note we do not accept luggage transfer from Sherpavan, all transfers must be arranged by taxi with agreed pick up and drop off times), cyclists and bikers. Unfortunately we are unable to accommodate children under the age of 12. The Guest House is situated on Whitby's West Cliff, just one street back from the seafront and beach and a short stroll from Whitby's historic seaside town centre. A free parking permit is provided for on street parking and a large Car Park at the top of Abbey Terrace is free of charge from 6pm until 9am. We offer a varied breakfast menu all locally sourced from bespoke local suppliers. From dry cure bacon and sausages from the renowned Radfords Butchers for our full English and Whitby Kippers and local Haddock for a bit of variety, Yorkshire Tea and Rainforest Alliance Certified Colombian coffee and plenty of hot toast. We aim to give you a great start to your day. If you are looking for a relaxing break by the coast, or a more active holiday within the North Yorkshire Moors, Rosslyn House is ideally situated. We can provide information on Dracula, Dark skies and Dinosaurs, boat trips, smugglers and folk-law.

Why Should You Win?

We love Whitby, the North York Moors and the fantastic coast here in North Yorkshire; not only that we love what we do, meeting new people, making friends and encouraging visitors to try out all the wonderful things this area has to offer! We support local businesses, using local tradesmen and suppliers for locally sourced produce for our award winning breakfasts.


The Principal York

In the heart of the city with views of the Minster The Principal York, steps from the train station, is the perfect base from which to discover the historic city of York. Blending the grandeur of late-Victorian architecture with the comforts of modern travel, The Principal York offers its guests the warmest welcome this side of the Pennines. Award-winning interior architects Goddard Littlefair have refurbished and restored the hotel’s rooms and public spaces to create 155 elegant, comfortable bedrooms and suites in balanced, neutral tones that offer more than just a place to sleep.

Why Should You Win?

The Principal York is reviving a local icon and of the UK’s most significant and historical railway hotels with our new wave of ‘Great’ British hospitality. We are proud of our location with our award-winning design and we are proud of our people who share our vision of modern service and classic values. We’ve been working not only to put our hotel on the map, but also York and Yorkshire as a destination. Don’t take our word for it……. Here’s just some reasons from our guests: On arrival we were treated like really valued clients, something unfortunately missing in many hotels. In fact all the staff here are by miles the best we have ever come across, you really feel you are their only guest.’ 17/06/17 ‘A warm welcome was extended, the porter taking time to tell us about the hotel and its facilities... The Principal has had a multi million £ makeover and looks beautiful… the complimentary "tuck box" is a nice touch… We would recommend this hotel not least as it as you would hope friendly and stylish and proud to be Proper Yorkshire.’ 01/07/


Talbot Hotel

The Talbot Hotel has recently been fully restored. Classic British design now meets traditional values of comfort and unobtrusive service for an elegant hotel with 26 bedrooms, landscaped gardens and a great restaurant.

We are in the heart of the North Yorkshire market town of Malton, 20 minutes from the city of York. Visitors here are spoilt for choice. Compiling a list of 101 things to do proved easy. You won't, of course, have time to do all of these things in a single stay - so there is only one on which we insist: relax and let us look after you.

Why should you win?

We believe that the Talbot Hotel should win the award for “Best Place to Stay” due to our passion and dedication to providing a memorable experience to our guests - we are small in size but large in vision!  To do this, we have made considerable financial investment into the business:  Since reopening the 26 bedroom hotel in 2012 we have continued to develop and grow; opening Malton Cookery School and a second restaurant (“Malton Brasserie”), and the new exciting development - York House wedding venue.  Over the years the hotel has been central to the development of Malton as a town tourist attraction and “Yorkshire’s Food Capital”, promoting visits not only to the hotel, but the town and Yorkshire as a whole.  Our team go the extra mile to make a guest visit special, and the consistently positive feedback makes us hope that we might be recognised with an award also!

Listener Choice Award: Best Place To Stay

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