Get what you pay for!
This was a mystery hotel paying just £55. We did get what we paid for. Hotel was lovely and rustic, typical old mansion style house with an open fire and a cat, however the rooms are in need of some desperate care. I believe some have been refurbished and if you ask, they will upgrade you never we didn't realise this until looking at reviews after our stay. It wasn't horrendous but the mattress was old and uncomfortable, fittings and fixtures were old and dated. The original sash windows were ratterly, lighting was poor and no biscuits on the tea tray even though they were advertised in the room manual. The room and bathroom were clean and the location was within walking distance to the city centre, however this was a gradual down hill one way but a slow incline heading back so tiring on the legs.
Overall we got a cheap night stay in York, clean and somewhere to put our heads down but wouldn't return.