Marty's Blog

Hi everyone, what horrible weather we’ve had lately. It makes you feel like hibernating somewhere doesn’t it? Brrrrrrr.  We even had snow here in York, in February, but the hotel was lovely and warm inside. Maybe you should come and stay in one of our new rooms. They’re absolutely fabulous – check them out here

I have been very lucky and managed to escape some of the worst weather when I went to Alicante and my friends even tasted some wine, me, I just went for the scenery and the cheese of course! Someone took me on a trip to Hong Kong too – what an amazing place that was but I managed to get home to treat my Valentine to a very special dinner at the Dean Court. There were rose petals on the table and beautiful food, they really know how to celebrate a romantic occasion.   

The weather will be warmer for the Colour Run, taking place on 15th July. My lovely friends here at the hotel are taking part in a charity run. They have to run (or walk) 3.5 km around Bramham Park, just outside York, with white T-shirts on and people throw colour at them. They’ll end up with some amazing artwork and hopefully make a lot of money for Martin House Hospice. I am so looking forward to seeing the results and I will be there supporting them all the way.

If you want to sponsor them you can find out all the details on the Martin House Hospice website   or you can donate online by looking at

You can donate anonymously and any amount you want, so come on let’s raise lots and lots of money for this worthy cause.

Thank you everybody and keep taking me on your travels!