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The Bar Convent Bed and Breakfast

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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good33%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“train station”(34 reviews)
“full english”(26 reviews)
“heritage centre”(7 reviews)
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Free Wifi
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Accessible rooms
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Free Parking
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Rooftop Bar
Fitness centre
3 Star Hotel
The Bar Convent is England's oldest living convent, established in 1686 as a school for girls. Today, the Grade I Listed building is one of York's most unique places to stay, promising peace, quiet and friendly service in a heritage setting. Our rooms are largely en-suite, with a few...
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17 Blossom Street, York YO24 1AQ, England
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23.8 miles to Leeds-Bradford Airport
65 restaurants are within a 0.25 mile radius
0.4 miles from National Railway Museum
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was small but spotless clean. television and tea, coffee facilities. We only needed somewhere to shower change and sleep, this suited us.4 minutes walk from the train station and 5minutes walk to town centre, near enough but far enough away from the noise....More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really had a problem finding anywhere to stay in York on the dates I wanted and settled on the only one that was available to me. I was reluctant initially as I would have to share a bathroom/toilet with other people which is something...More

Thank 454lindylou
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our two night stay at The Bar Convent B&B was great. On arrival we were met by a very welcoming lady who took us up to our room and made sure we had everything we needed. The room was quite spacious with an ensuite bathroom....More

Thank SKI_64
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here as it's a great location for central York and the races. We got there too early to check-in but we were able to leave our bags behind reception so we could go and enjoy the day bag free. Check-in was fast and...More

Thank NinjaBravo
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely room, friendly staff, great breakfast, restful garden. Easy walk into the city centre and close to the railway station. Very quiet - some scaffolding up as it is an old building with some work being done but it made no difference to our stay....More

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Certificate of Excellence
Top amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Meeting Rooms
Conference Facilities
Non-Smoking Hotel
Breakfast Available
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Price range
US$97 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Price range
US$97 - US$141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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27 July 2017|
Response from Carol H | Reviewed this property |
Hi, There's a car park opposite the hotel (side street) very handy. I cannot recommend this place enough. It really is a Gem. Full of history, charm & staff so helpful. Ask to see the hidden chapel.. Amazing!
15 April 2017|
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Response from benalowery | Reviewed this property |
I was in one of those rooms and didn't really notice the traffic noise but there is a lot of stairs and low ceilings so I would give them a ring to confirm the room that you'll be staying in is suitable. I'm sure they will... More
7 October 2016|
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Response from jackie g | Reviewed this property |
Sorry only just seen this question is a park around the corner hope you got sorted
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"If you have mobility problems then you should ask for a room no higher than the second floor....."
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"Courtyard rooms are away from road"
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"Rooms at the front have a view. My room at the back was very quiet."
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"Book early for ensuite room, this B&B is anyway very popular."
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