ChocoLets – The Lion Suite

A very modern, stylish and high spec apartment with original features from its chocolate mill beginnings. Just a 2 minute walk into the heart of York with views of the river Foss.


A very modern, stylish and high spec apartment with original features from its chocolate mill beginnings. Just a 2 minute walk into the heart of York with views of the river Foss and FREE PARKING!

You’ll love staying in this brand new, light and airy apartment. You’ll have the best of both worlds with the luxury style of a boutique hotel but the flexibility of a self-catering home from home.

Swanky and convenient with high-speed wifi for business people but also adaptable for families.

The apartment master bedroom has a King Size Frank Hudson bed with a wall-mounted 50″ LED flat-screen TV at the foot of the bed.

In the living area, the lounge has a large sofa that can turn into a double sofa bed and a large armchair with a single sofa bed, (at an extra cost) making the Lion Suite great for families up to 5. If you are travelling with children, we are happy to supply a travel cot and high chair.

As you enter the apartment your eye takes to straight into the impressive master bedroom with views of the river, framed by the original brick. There’s a modern bathroom attached with a large shower over the bath. Then to the right is the spacious living area, again with tranquil views of the river with a comfortable corner sofa and armchair to relax and of course the kitchen area with cooker, dishwasher, fridge-freezer, hob and of course a wine fridge!

Considered York’s best industrial building, consisting of 5 stories and a 9 story water tower. This beautiful building started out as a flour mill before being brought by Rowntree’s to mill their cocoa beans. It truly is a beautiful building, our apartment is on the ground floor (there are 3 steps at the entrance of the corridor) overlooking the river, peaceful yet central.



Check-in:15:00 (Reception open 24 hours) 
Early check-in available on request
Check out:11:00 
Late check-out available on request
Child Policy:Infants and children welcome
Smoking Policy:No smoking
Pets:No pets
Accommodation type:Apartment

Booking Terms and Conditions

Free cancellation up to 1 week before your stay


  • Road from York Station (1.4 miles)

    York Station 
    Station Rd, York YO24 1AB 

    Continue to Station Rd/A1036 
    1 min (423 ft) 

    Continue on Station Rd/A1036. Take B1227, Clifford St and Tower St to Piccadilly 
    6 min (0.9 mi) 

    Take George St and Walmgate to Navigation Rd 
    3 min (0.5 mi) 
    Navigation Rd 


  • Free high speed internet
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • High speed internet
  • WiFi internet
  • Meet & greet service
  • Fire alarms with lights
  • Housekeeping – weekly
  • Express check in
  • Express check out
  • Kitchen/kitchenette
  • Wide entrance to property


  • On-site parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Limited parking

Children’s Facilities

  • Highchairs

Activities and Experiences

  • Billiards / pool / snooker
  • Boating
  • Canoeing
  • Fine dining
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Theatre
  • Adventure
  • Arts & crafts
  • Cinema
  • Concerts, music
  • Entertainment
  • Exhibition
  • Family fun
  • History/science museums
  • Train spotting

Business Facilities

  • Desk working station

22 reviews

  1. An amazing location

    An amazing location only a few minutes walk (across the bridge to the Q car park) to the famous Shambles street. Everything in York was very easy to walk to from here, no need for public transport or taxis at all. The apartment is spacious and beautifully decorated, with everything we needed for our stay. You can go out onto a walkway by the river from the bedroom and living room, but nobody walks past the windows as it’s the end apartment. The main walkway that people use is the floor above this apartment. In general it was really quiet and comfortable. We got parked in the guest parking right outside and left the car there for a whole weekend with no problems. Check-in was convenient and hassle free even after midnight. Richard was an excellent host and any issues we had were resolved as quickly as possible. Communication was so fast and every question was answered really quickly. I’d definitely recommend this apartment and will stay there again if I go back to York.

  2. Stunning, stylish and spotlessly

    We really enjoyed our stay here in York. Such a stunning, stylish and spotlessly clean apartment. It was only a short walk from the centre of the city and made for an excellent base for sightseeing. Daisy was also a fabulous host and very quick with all her responses and information for check in. Would highly recommend and would defiantly stay again.

  3. Highly recommend

    We would highly recommend this place. Beautiful and clean apartment and really convenient for the centre of York. Daisy was extremely helpful and prompt in her replies.

  4. Immaculate luxurious apartment

    Immaculate luxurious apartment with all modern amenities and more, we spent more time in the apartment than expected because it was so comfortable and had everything for a relaxing stay. Perfect location for days and nights out in the City, we are already looking into dates for when we can return.

  5. We would stay again

    We enjoyed our stay. The apartment is close to restaurants and the city center. Daisy is prompt with her replies and answered our call close to midnight to get directions to the apartment. Great host and apartment and we would stay again.

  6. Brilliant room

    I came here with me and four friends for the night and the room is fantastic. All facilities in the room are great and the beds are extremely comfortable. Defiantly worth the money as it is luxurious inside. It’s a quick walk to the Centre and Daisy was very quick with replies to help and friendly. Would definitely stay here again.

  7. Definitely 5 Star Apartment

    We carefully review photos and descriptions before making a booking but all to often not always meeting our expectations. This stylish, comfortable and quality furnished apartment exceeded our expectations. Everything is of top quality, even the toilet paper is 5 star, could even be 5 ply! Large very comfortable bed, quality pillows and bed linen, blackout curtains. Wide screen televisions in both bedroom and lounge, surround sound in the later. Full size fridge/freezer plus separate wine cooler and oven and hob. Free secure parking in the onsite multi-storey car park is a real benefit particularly in York. We stayed for 3 nights and due to being just a short walk to the city, we did not need to use the car. Restaurants and Supermarkets are even closer.

  8. Just what we wanted

    The apartment, location and service were all exceptional.

    Daisy’s communication through the whole process was great – fast, friendly and efficient.

    The apartment was spotless, luxurious and fully equipped. Having a designated parking bay was brilliant we just dumped the car when we arrived and didn’t use it until we were leaving as everything is in easy walking distance.

    Would have loved to have stayed longer!

  9. My husband and I had a nice week in the Lion Suite, which was very well situated to access the city and the university. It was an easy walk to a bus stop for me during the day, and a nice walk in to the area with restaurants in the evening. The place was well-appointed for breakfasts in and we were very comfortable. It was quiet in the evenings, with the exception of some atmospheric waterfowl. A lovely stay!

  10. The lion suite is a spacious modern apartment which is only a short walk from the city centre. We loved our stay and would definitely stay here again if we come to York in the future.
    2 Jan – 4 Jan 2020

  11. Great location in the town centre with free parking, modern amenities and very comfy bed!
    13 Dec – 15 Dec 2019

  12. You can expect a stylishly decorated, clean, modern apartment. Host is always available with a quick response if you have any issues

  13. It was a amazing stay.

    It was a amazing stay. Everything was really clean and in a great location. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in york. Having a car parking spot was a definitely a plus!
    7 Dec – 9 Dec 2019

  14. we will definitely return!

    An amazing apartment and building, great location and absolutely spotless. Very Modern and tastefully decorated. Directions to apartment and check in/check out instructions provided by host were really useful and easy to understand. A fabulous place to stay for a break away in York, we will definitely return!
    22 Nov – 24 Nov 2019

  15. Excellent apartment offering a high standard of accommodation.

    Excellent apartment offering a high standard of accommodation. It is really only 5mins walk to the centre of York and it’s so good to have a private parking space. The instructions were very clear and we had no trouble finding our way or entry. The accommodation itself it’s very tastefully decorated and was perfect for my husband and I to feel very relaxed. Highly recommended

  16. The apartment is beautifully decorated, very stylish and luxurious. The location is perfect for exploring York, but located in a quiet street on the bank of the river Foss (so great views!) Everything you could want to see or do is within no more that 15 minutes walk away. Communication with the host was great and we were given a step by step walk through with photographs for the self check in. Welcome touches for when we arrived in the apartment really made all the difference too. We loved our stay and would definitely want to stay here again when we return to York!
    26 Oct – 28 Oct 2019

  17. “Apartment is amazing “

    Apartment is amazing, absolutely stunning in fact . I would definitely use again as location is also perfect, 5mins away from everything you would need. Great communication with owner and help on hand if needed. We had such a great time here .

  18. York itself was just amazing and I would highly recommend the Lion Suites for brilliant hospitality and accommodation.

    This apartment is a gorgeous little nest so close to the centre of York. The free parking was amazing, we didn’t even need to drive, a 5 minute walk to the centre and 2 minutes to the supermarkets which are fab too. The apartment was so clean, stylish and had everything two of us needed for a couple of days. Daisy was fantastic and so quick in regards to communicating and always on hand to help or answer any questions. York itself was just amazing and I would highly recommend the Lion Suites for brilliant hospitality and accommodation. Daisy even had a Christmas tree ready, such a lovely touch! If you are considering booking to stay here I would 100% recommend it. Thank you Daisy!❤️

  19. It was an amazing apartment and brilliant location and absolutely spotless.

    It was an amazing apartment and brilliant location and absolutely spotless. Lovely decor throughout. My husband I had a lovely relaxing stay. Everything in walking distance. Instructions and information very clear and private secure parking was excellent. Many thanks we will definitely staying there again and would recommend it to our friends. Xx

  20. Lovely apartment and amazing hosts!

    Lovely apartment and amazing hosts! super responsive and had every detail covered. Great location just a few mins walk into town and with the luxury of tranquility when back at base

  21. Fabulous apartment, very clean & well equipped.

    Fabulous apartment, very clean & well equipped. The location is fantastic for all that York has to offer but very tranquil. Having parking was a real bonus too. Daisy is a great host & was very helpful. Contactless check in/out was very smooth & we had a wonderful stay.

  22. Great communication from Daisy and the apartment was spotless!

    Would highly recommend! Gorgeous apartment and so close to the city centre!! Great communication from Daisy and the apartment was spotless! Bed also very comfy! Did not want to leave but will definitely be back!

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