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The Bloomsbury

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An elegant Victorian Guest House, sympathetically restored to its former grandeur in a leafy part of York, within easy walking distance of the centre. Tastefully decorated with quality furnishings. All rooms have flat screen TVs with freeview. With a 4* Silver rating, a Breakfast Award and hosts Tricia and Steve doing all they can to enhance your stay. You are assured of a great time at The Bloomsbury. Free parking and free high speed internet access. The Bloomsbury is proud winner of the 2016 Visit York B&B of the Year Award.
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Grade: 67 out of 100
75Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
18Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
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The hotel is located in the northern part of York about a 15 minute walk to the main attractions. If you do not fancy the walk then the number 2 bus stops outside or a taxi to the town is about £5 in the evening. We were really impressed with the room and the whole property is
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Property's Favourite Review
The Bloomsbury is the Rolls Royce of guesthouses. Steve and Tricia are the most welcoming hosts. Breakfast is always cooked to perfection and the buffet options would satisfy even the most fussy eater. Special diet requirements are met on request as nothing here is too much
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Response from TheBloomsbury, Owner at The Bloomsbury
Responded 21 Nov 2018
Hi Dragonlady901! Thanks again for such a lovely review, it's really appreciated. With so many repeat guests who book directly to keep the costs down (who don't normally review us) it's nice that you realise that the TripAdvisor reviews are important to us. We know who you really are, but after what must be at least 20 visits to us in the last 9 years I'd expect us to ;) We truly value repeat guests (sorry, friends!) - it says we're doing something right! After a few years out of the business (enjoying our belated gap year!) it's lovely to start back and see familiar faces from the start. We're proud to be involved with the wedding next year, and we'll do all that we can to make it a truly memorable occasion for you all. We look forward to seeing you and Dave again in February! Tricia and Steve
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Myself and my partner Charlotte can't visit York without staying at the Bloomsbury. From the breakfast to the Beds you're spoilt from the quaility. A home away from home, both Steven and Tricia added to make our stay one of comfort and enjoyment. Looking forward to stay again
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Response from TheBloomsbury, Owner at The Bloomsbury
Responded 2 Jan 2019
Thanks so much Robert for a lovely review - it was a pleasure having you and Charlotte stay with us, and exciting to hear about what this year holds in store!! When you come in 2019, I hope that we'll have to roll out the red carpet for you both! Please let us know when the book comes out and we'll get a copy you can sign when next here.... we're already excited about seeing the film in March!! Warmest Regards, Tricia and Steve x
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My mum and I stayed here for a few nights and we were very well looked after. Both Steve and Tricia are lovely people and very accommodating to all of your needs. The place is ideally situated for getting into the City either walking or catching the local Park and Ride Bus.
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Response from TheBloomsbury, Owner at The Bloomsbury
Responded 2 Jan 2019
Thanks for such a lovely review Sharon, and great to know that you both had such a lovely time here. We look forward to seeing you in the future, and we wish you all the very best for 2019! Warm regards Tricia and Steve x
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Thankyou to Trish and Steve. my mum and myself spent 2 nights at this wonderful hotel. Our room Magnolia was beautiful, furnished with art deco furniture and wonderfully comfortable beds. The tea tray was well stocked, with the added bonus of a coffee machine. The bathroom was
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Response from TheBloomsbury, Owner at The Bloomsbury
Responded 10 Dec 2018
Thanks Jo for such a lovely review. It was a real pleasure meeting you and your Mum, and we look forward to seeing you both next year. Hopefully you'll get to do some of the things you didn't get round to doing this year. All the best for a peaceful Christmas and a successful New Year - especially with the excitement of your new job! Tricia and Steve x
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I don’t think so. They have the dining room for the (superb) breakfasts, which is set up each evening for the next morning, which I don’t think is available for guests to use in the evening, so you’d have to use your room. But there is a pub just a short walk away.
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No. Most B & B's don't have a bar.
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Hi there Marcia, Many thanks for your enquiry. We are about a 15-20 minute walk from the railway station (1.3 miles) or a 5 minute taxi ride, we are also a 12 minute walk to York Minster in the centre of the city (less than 1 mile). Many thanks, Matthew
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Hi Grace, Unfortunately we don't have both of those nights available. However, we do have the Sunday and Monday nights available (13th and 14th). For two nights based on two people sharing it would be £150 for a standard double and £170 for a superior double room. Prices include breakfast.
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Hi Giuseppe, Many thanks for your enquiry, We do currently have availability during those dates but unfortunately we don't have a family room. All our rooms are doubles but we can provide single occupancy, so could offer you two rooms. We are a pleasant 15-20 minute walk from the rail station via the river, though, if you have heavy luggage, I would recommend getting a taxi (costs approx £6) or the green line/number 2 Park and Ride bus (stops are detailed on the attached map) though this service does finish at around 7pm. If you have any further questions, or wish to book, please don't hesitate to email us directly. Kind regards, Paul
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"There are rooms at the front and back of guest house. But there is full double glazing, so no bothersome noise."
"All rooms are beautiful."
"Rooms at rear of guesthouse are very quiet. No lifts though the ever helpful Matt and Paul would offer to assist you with luggage"
"If difficulty with stairs, request a room on the lower floor."
"We had the Holly Berry room located at the back of the place, and it was so quiet and peaceful."
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