Let me take you down the rabbit hole, through the cobbled streets of one of England's oldest cities, where you’ll be met by an unassuming building that holds the secrets of The Vices York.
A stay at The Vices York will make you feel like you are stepping into Milan with their directly imported, innovative smart technology that adorns each suite. This sanctuary is filled with the owner's super quirky and fun personalities. The two co-founders, Daniel and Moreno, are a match made in heaven. Daniel is a trained chef and sommelier and Moreno is from Rome where he discovered his love for art and design. A quirky duo who have admirable attention to detail which is showcased so elegantly throughout the property.
The stand-out feature of this particular location is its building, housed inside an old Victorian police station; like much of York, it is brimming with history in every crevice.
Breakfast was to die for, carefully curated and stunning in delivery. I could not get enough, and every mouthful was a pure delight.
My night was spent in the luxurious second suite – there are only three suites in total – which proves the exceptional attention to detail each one carries.
Described by The Vices York as “A contemporary and playful concept, with an undertone of feminine authority”, I personally couldn’t describe a suite more befitting of my personality.
With my very own bathroom oasis which came with a plentiful offering of not only an Aquaelite shower but also a double circular bath; it was the idyllic setting to unwind and switch off and catch up on the latest episode of Real Housewives on my iPad! To add to this suite's incredible offering, I also had my own private dressing room, complimentary fresh coffee, fruits and pastries, as well as parking – which is a big must for any city getaway.
If you’re searching for fine dining, then you’re in luck – their immaculate restaurant concept served by Chef Luke Sanderson invites you to taste a six-course set journey that will whisk you away onto a taste fairytale.
What’s more, you can indulge the mixologists at the on-site cocktail bar or book a tour of their wine library, where you can sample and discover a variety of specially sourced champagnes and fine Italian wines.
The founders, Daniel Curro and Moreno Carbone, have crafted an exquisite addition to York’s already stunning grandeur.
I simply cannot wait to revisit The Vices York experience their unique dinner experiences, and get lost in their traditional architecture that graciously moulds with their contemporary design.
This is York’s true hidden gem.
If you want to Explore Italy right in the heart of York, you're in luck as they are hosting an exclusive Wine Tasting event hosted by sommelier at The Vices York.
Co-founder of The Vices York and professional sommelier, Daniel Curro, will stage a luxury wine tasting event on Sunday 11th December from 4pm – 6.30pm. This forms part of a series of wine tastings, which will guide guests through an exploration into Italian wine from different regions.
Photography by : Olivia Brabbs Photography.