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Arnot House Bed and Breakfast

17 Grosvenor Terrace Bootham, York YO30 7AG England
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Award winning Arnot House Bed and Breakfast is a short walk from the centre of historic York. York Minster, restaurants, shops, museums and attractions are all close by. The train station is a 10 minute walk from the house. You will not need a car to explore as York is kept car free within the historic city walls. This Victorian house is on three floors - furnished with antiques and original artwork. The three guest rooms have en-suite facilities and large beds which sleep a maximum of two persons. Many guests come for a romantic break so - Sorry - we do not take children. The inclusive breakfast includes cereals, fruit juice, fresh fruit, yogurts, dried fruits and cheeses and you can also have a traditional English cooked breakfast or other options including smoked salmon and scrambled eggs or a vegetarian/vegan breakfast. There is free on-street parking for guests. YORK IS A VERY POPULAR DESTINATION SO WE HAVE A MINIMUM TWO NIGHT STAY - UNLESS WE HAVE A ROOM FREE FOR ONE NIGHT.
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Free parking
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Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
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Paula O wrote a review Oct 2023
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We had a fabulous weekend in York celebrating a big birthday made extra special by staying at Arnot House. Kim was a wonderful and helpful host who has thought of absolutely every tiny detail to make a perfect stay. Even down to the tiniest details like plasters and paracetamol in our room along with sherry, lots of sweet treats, hot water bottles and so much more. The hotel is very cosy with lots of interesting artwork and antiques and very comfy beds. Breakfast was excellent - made to order with lots of cooked options along with a huge array of cereals. Location is superb - a 10 minute walk to York Minster. Thank you Kim, we will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Responded 13 Nov 2023
Dear Paulao112 , it was really good to hear that you all enjoyed your birthday celebrations in York. As you discovered, our city is full of wonderful restaurants, watering holes and venues to enjoy a good night out...and lots of lovely shops to purchase a birthday gift or two!! Plus travelling to York is easy .. with excellent road and rail links. We are so pleased you all enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to hosting you again!
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Kristin wrote a review Aug 2023
Rochester, New York29 contributions4 helpful votes
Kim was so helpful with local knowledge, and travel/train tips for our next leg! Charming Victorian with comfortable modern touches, ie: shower/bath. Great walkable location for town and train station. There was no common room (front room for breakfast though). Would return in a heartbeat!
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 7 Aug 2023
Dear Kfyoung62, We would be delighted to see you back in York...to enjoy some more of its delights! And I hope you enjoyed your trip across Ireland as well..I was able to use the bus and train info for some Irish guests last week who were doing the opposite journey from Dublin to York via Leeds Bradford Airport. Hopefully you had a wonderful birds eye view of the west coast and Liverpool etc as you flew over! Thanks again for staying with us at Arnot House and enjoy planning your next vacation....
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Kevin E wrote a review Jul 2023
Leicester, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
Kim, you are a fantastic host. Breakfast was superb. Loved the room. Very old fashioned but spotless clean and the little touches like the sherry, chocs, biscuits, fresh cake and even plasters and paracetamol. Ben linen made such a change from duvet, sheets and blankets great. Your knowlege and friendliness is amazing. We have recomended you to our friends. Keep doing what your doing and thank you.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 7 Aug 2023
Dear Both, lovely to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, and to our beautiful city of York. We like to make guests feel at home and provide the little extra touches just in case ....although a nice cup of tea and a piece of cake are a daily neccesity after all! Thanks again for staying with us at Arnot House...
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Roy V wrote a review Jul 2023
Camas, Washington5 contributions6 helpful votes
Excellent location, helpful and friendly host, plenty of space both room and ensuite-enjoyed every bit. Breakfast well done, all was clean and comfortable. Proximity to all sights and amenities, very proximate parking at no cost were all very high positives.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 10 Jul 2023
Dear rvvelardi,...we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay. York is a very compact city and as you say...nothing is very far from Arnot House . The train station is a short walk away, and we have on street car parking within a few yards of the house - so very easy access. We are so lucky to live in such a beautiful city with views across to York Minster...maybe as scenic as your part of the world - but in a different way. I hope you are settling back into the Pacific North west and already planning your next trip! Regards from sunny York!
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Joe W wrote a review Jun 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
Kim was a wonderful host - she truly loves York. She is a pro at making us feel at home. Very quick to respond to any questions prior to our arrival and even gave us a neat shortcut from the train to the house. Everything was close, within walking distance. The beds were comfy too. Breakfast was wonderful and large. We treasured our stay in York and the Arnot House was one of the reasons!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 5 Jun 2023
Dear 213Joew...we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay at Arnot House - as we always aim to give our guests the best experience of York. Hopefully you will have a future opportunity to enjoy our beautiful city but in the meantime I wish you lots of happy travels!
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Oran A wrote a review Jun 2023
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My wife and I stayed at Arnot House for 4 nights in May, and the location could not have been better. The historic town center is easily reached by foot in about 5 minutes, yet the house sits on a very quiet street with parking in front. Our host, Kim, could not have been more pleasant and helpful. She was so helpful with all of our planning and offered advice on restaurants and nearby attractions. Our daily breakfast was made to order and was fresh and delicious. Our room was upstairs and was spacious and perfectly clean. Snacks and freshly made pound cake were provided each day, too, and were a nice treat. Considering the rates and location of other accommodations within York, you cannot beat Arnot House. We would gladly stay here again on our next visit.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Room Tip: Take your time and enjoy this historic city. It is well worth it.
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Responded 5 Jun 2023
Dear Both, it was lovely to have you stay - and especially to talk antiques and collectables. As a fellow obsessive I was so envious of your travel plans for the next few weeks...although I did get to enjoy last Saturday's Racecourse car boot sale in York and made a few purchases of my own! Wishing you all the best for the rest of your holiday and happy hunting!
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Deborah M wrote a review May 2023
United Kingdom4 contributions
In our opinion opinion Arnot House has to be one of the best Bed and Breakfasts around. Kim is a super host, always welcoming and keeps the beautiful house immaculately clean. Of course, the breakfasts are superb. Arnot House is in a great position to access York city centre and all of the tourist attractions. We wouldn’t dream of staying anywhere else in York.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 25 May 2023
Hello from sunny York...it was lovely to have you stay with us again now you have plenty of time to relax and explore...in between your thespian endeavours! Good luck with the next production and we hope to see you at Arnot House in the not too distant future...best wishes from us both and Tabitha.
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Devin E wrote a review Apr 2023
Greenville, South Carolina5 contributions3 helpful votes
My wife and I loved our stay at the Arnot House! The location is excellent, being an easy access walking to the train station and to the historic part of York, yet it is on a quiet residential street, which made it easy to relax after a day of sightseeing. Our room was very nicely decorated, and contained more amenities than you would expect in a typical hotel. We both also loved the breakfast, which is customized to each guests' desire, with many options available. Since Arnot House is a small B&B with only three rooms, there are a lot of personal touches which we loved, and our wonderful host Kim seemed to always be available if needed, while never being in the way of things. Not only was Kim a great host for our stay, but she was also extremely helpful booking our room since we were traveling from the States. She was also very quick to respond to questions, and she was a great help and a delight to converse with during our stay. I would highly recommend Arnot House to anyone looking for a quiet, comfortable stay in a wonderful location in York.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 4 May 2023
Dear Devine553, Thanks for taking the time to review us...it was so nice to hear you enjoyed your visit with us as part of your short UK vacation. York is a beautiful small city and we are in a quiet location ....which was probably the lull before the storm as you were travelling onto Liverpool on one of the busiest weekends of the year! I hope you enjoyed the football match as well as the result!! Thankyou again for visiting with us ...Best wishes from York!
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Amy wrote a review Apr 2023
Pittsford, New York2 contributions
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What a fabulous B&B. Kim runs an immaculate and lovely home No detail was overlooked -tea (and coffee) and Sherry and homemade chocolate cake in the room. Speculation large bathroom. Incredibly clean and pleasant. She is so kind and helpful. It was like visiting a friend. Great location- so convenient to the train station and to the village of York. AND - the most wonderful breakfasts!!! We can’t wait to visit again!!
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Date of stay: April 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 4 May 2023
Dear Go47791834261 It was wonderful to read your review and hear that you enjoyed your stay with is so much. York is a wonderful city to visit ...and its compact size is part of its great charm - as well as its long history and the beautiful River Ouse that flows through it. We are lucky to live so centrally...near to the train station and the historic heart of York - sometimes we take it for granted... Thankyou again for visiting and we look forward to welcoming you back some time soon!
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Brian R wrote a review Feb 2023
89 contributions32 helpful votes
We have stayed numerous times over the past twenty years at Arnot House with Kim and Anne. The house is cosy, interesting, unusual and with incredible attention to detail, plus it’s in a very good position close to the centre of York with parking. Above all, Kim and Anne are wonderful hosts and look after their guests incredibly well (The breakfast by the way, is probably the best in Yorkshire) If you are looking for a guest house in York, look no further. Another wonderful stay, thank you Kim and Anne. Looking forward to next time.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Mar 2023
Dear Both, It was lovely to have you stay with us again - celebrating your Anniversary! I cannot believe how the time has flown from all those years ago when you first stayed with us for your wedding...and York is still as lovely although we do have a few more restaurants, attractions and cafes etc than twenty years ago...Thankyou for your glowing comments and we look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future! Happy Easter to you both...
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arnot House Bed and Breakfast
Which popular attractions are close to Arnot House Bed and Breakfast?
Nearby attractions include Sore Thumb Retro Games (0.3 miles), York City Church (0.3 miles), and The Zentist (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arnot House Bed and Breakfast?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Arnot House Bed and Breakfast?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Arnot House Bed and Breakfast?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Arnot House Bed and Breakfast?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arnot House Bed and Breakfast?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coconut Lagoon, The Sea Catcher, and Osbornes at 68.
Are there any historical sites close to Arnot House Bed and Breakfast?
Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (1.4 miles), Holy Trinity Church (0.5 miles), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (0.8 miles).