York House Hotel was staffed by some friendly people both at reception and during breakfast where we were waited on very expeditiously. The breakfast itself each morning, we didn’t use the restaurant at other times, was the highlight of our stay. Every morning we came down to a lovely selection of fresh fruit, fruit juice, scrambled egg, crispy bacon and mushrooms or a cold meat and cheese buffet with a good variety to choose from including my personal favourite; smoked salmon.
What let the hotel down for me was that the air conditioning did not work and the front road was too noisy late at night and in the morning to leave the windows open. Finally, but I guess this can’t be avoided, they lovely view across the courtyard is currently spoilt by a huge crane bringing building materials and noise. While we were just unlucky with the crane, I would recommend you ask for a room at the rear and one where the aircon works. To finish on a positive, the hotel is located in Santos and is well served by a choice of Train, Tram or Bus. Alternatively you can opt to walk into the old town which is only 15-20 mins away and you can pop into the famous Timeout Market on the way!