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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent but one night here in mid-December 2016, while visiting historic York with friends who booked accommodations for us at the Alcuin Lodge Guest House. If you're reading up on places to stay in York on Trip Advisor, and see nothing but superlatives about the Alcuin Lodge, well, every word is true. First, your host, Darren. Gracious, charming, friendly,...

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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

What can I say? Your lovely review is extremely kind - we do our best to look after our guests in the way we would want to be looked after so it's wonderful to read that you had such a great stay with us. We are very fortunate to live in such an amazing city and love being able to...

Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 December 2016

I love this place and the hosts - this is like 'my place' to stay when I come to York. I just love Darren, he seriously can't do enough for you. I would now be seriously gutted if I couldn't stay here when I visit York now.

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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

What can I say, Heather? It's always a joy to have you to stay and, with you being so organised that your subsequent trips are always booked during the time you're staying, I'm sure you'll always be able to stay with us. Have a great Christmas and all the best for 2017 until your next stay. See you soon.

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I stayed at Alcuin Lodge for three nights in December. Darren our host was wonderfully welcoming,warm and friendly. We felt totally at home there. Every aspect of our stay was perfect,could not be faulted. Breakfast was always perfectly cooked and so tasty. Our room was spotless and checked every day to keep it that way. Fiona and...

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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

Margaret, We really appreciate your lovely comments and it's especially great to hear that you felt "at home". It was a pleasure to look after you and I'm delighted that we were able to provide you with a great base for a visit to our wonderful city. Come back to see us again soon.

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Have stayed at Alcuin Lodge on several occasions now! Everything our stay has been fantastic. Walking distance to the City and after a long day shopping there were home baked treats, love ❤️ the ginger flapjack. Darren is the perfect host, his knowledge on activities attractions is so helpful. Looking forward to our next stay.

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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Derry. Always a highlight of our pre-Christmas season to have you visit us. I'm so pleased that everything was up to the standard you've come to expect and that you had another great trip to the city. We look forward to seeing you again (great that C has already booked for summer 2017).

Scunthorpe
Reviewed 9 December 2016

My friend and I have been coming to York for an annual weekend break for the last six years and Alcuin Lodge is one of the best we have visited. We stayed in the twin room which was very clean and comfortable and has everything you need. It has a lovely spacious bathroom with a nice sized shower and soft...

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Helen, Thank you for your detailed feedback about your recent stay and we're flattered to know that Alcuin Lodge ranks amongst the best for you. Great to know you had such a lovely time here in York and that we were able to offer you a quiet, welcoming, clean and comfortable base so close to everything you wanted to do....

Lichfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2016

We stayed in a double room on 2nd floor, at the back of the house. It is spotlessly clean, well kept and in very quiet location. Darren is an excellent host, providing a warm welcome and some info on the city to get us started. As others have said - great home made cakes! The B&B is a short walk...

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Thank you so much for your lovely comments and great to know that you enjoyed your stay at Alcuin Lodge so much. Just to add a couple of comments in response, we'd strongly encourage guests to come to York by train - we're so close to the station and almost everything you'd want to see in York is within easy...

Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

I stayed at the Alcuin Lodge for one night while on business in York. Location is perfect -10 minute walk from both the station and the pubs/restaurants in the Shambles. The owner, Darren, is warm and friendly and went out of his way to ensure I had a comfortable stay, switching me to a double room on arrival and allowing...

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Thank you Conor. Great to meet you and lovely to know that Alcuin Lodge provided everything you needed for your work trip to York. Because we're a small, independent guest house, we try to offer something that's more like staying with friends than staying in a hotel so it's great to read that this was welcomed. We look forward to...

England
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We stayed in the twin room which was very comfortable, giving us all that we needed. We were welcomed by Darren who took our cases to the room and recommended places to eat. We are regulars to York but this has to be one of the best places we have stayed. Well cooked breakfast and cake in the afternoon !...

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As regular visitors to York, your feedback that Alcuin Lodge is one of the best places you've stayed is very much appreciated. As you mention, we don't believe in charging extra for such things as parking while you're here or breakfast (something that seems to be an increasing trend). I'm so pleased that you felt well looked after and enjoyed...

washington
Reviewed 30 November 2016

Spent 3 fabulous nights in room 3 always a pleasure to come here as Darren and mark are such lovely hosts. We have already booked for July looking forward to that. Great breakfasts and always a home cooked treat (biscuits /cake etc) when you return from a hard days shopping.

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Great to see you, as ever. Thanks for taking the time to let us know that everything was up to the standard you've come to expect. Have a great Christmas and New Year and we look forward to your visits in 2017.

Beck Row, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great Accommodation, Only a short walk into the city centre. Our room was lovely (the twin), very comfortable and clean, good sized bathroom too. Darren was a great host, full of information, places to eat etc, good breakfast as well. Ideal being able to park the car and not use it all week.

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Thank you, Tina. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us so much. You're right about not needing a car while you're here - we're only a short walk from the station too so even better if you can reach us by train. We're grateful for your feedback and hope that means you will be back to see...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Once the home of an Edwardian family, Alcuin Lodge is now a comfortable guest house in the centre of York, with light and airy bedrooms, recently refurbished modern bathrooms and a welcoming breakfast room. Alcuin Lodge is the perfect place to stay during your visit to York, a City boasting some of the most amazing architecture and history in the UK. We are a short stroll away from the city walls, the Minster, Museum Gardens and city centre where you will find Betty's tea rooms, the Yorvik Viking centre, York Dungeon, a vast array of shops and many more places to explore. There is something for everyone to enjoy, all within walking distance. We are in a great location for the popular business areas and University, making Alcuin Lodge a great setting for business travellers and those visiting friends and family. Alcuin Lodge is a ten minute walk from the station. There is free on street parking available opposite the property, on a first-come, first-served basis. Our rooms have en-suite bathrooms and contain televisions with Freeview and DVD player. Towels and a hospitality tray are provided. We also have free WiFi available throughout. Our small double room has its own private bathroom which is a few steps away from your door. There is a sink with shaver point fitted in this bedroom for your convenience. We can arrange for flowers or chocolates to be in your room on arrival, or for champagne to be delivered. Breakfast is freshly cooked every morning, offering a traditional English breakfast (with bacon, sausage, tomato, beans, mushrooms, egg...) And toast. There is also a selection of cereal, juices, jams and tea and coffee. We can cater for vegetarian and gluten free diets. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Alcuin Lodge

Address: 15 Sycamore Place | Bootham, York YO30 7DW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: £88 - £112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alcuin Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are no specific tips: everything is grand!”
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