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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia 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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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

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...

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

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 6 days ago NEW

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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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

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 1 week ago NEW

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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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

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...

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Greeted on arrival by Darren, our host, who was very welcoming and helpful throughout our stay. A 10 minute walk from the railway station with excellent directions supplied. The walk does involve narrow steps over a bridge which was interesting with heavy cases. Darren kindly carried those same heavy cases up to our room which looked over roof tops to...

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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

Catherine, your detailed feedback, covering almost all aspects of your stay with us was lovely to read. We really enjoyed meeting you and we're delighted that, not only was everything just as you would have wanted it to be, but you're already thinking of future visits. I hope all continues well with you both and look forward to seeing you...

Reviewed 1 week ago

Alcuin Lodge is ideally situated for all of the great places to visit in York. Our host Darren was very attentive, he has a good knowledge of what's on and places worth a visit. The rooms are very tastefully decorated and absolutely spotless, with lovely bed linen and losts of fluffy towels. The breakfast is of the highest standard and...

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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

Always a pleasure to have you to stay. Thank you for taking the time to express your appreciation here. I know you love our location and we enjoy sharing ideas for new places to visit, eat and drink. Thanks also for your kind comments about the room, breakfast and our baking. Finally, thanks back to you for the gifts you...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay at Alcuin Lodge was memorable. Darren was the best host. Helping us with questions and directions, great recommendations and shortcuts. He's very thoughtful and personable. Plus he makes a mean breakfast and bakes delicious treats! It has a great location while still staying just outside the noisy city streets. Great access to river walk, trains, old city walls...

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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

Your lovely comments made our day. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed our quiet, residential location and the fact that we are only a few minutes on foot from all of York's attractions. Thank you for your appreciation of our home itself, the food & treats and the way you were looked after - it really makes a difference to...

Florida
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A clean, comfy, well-appointed B&B within walking distance to York's attractions and the train station. Darren was so kind and helpful! Breakfast and afternoon baked items were delicious. So much better than a generic hotel experience. Would recommend and return!

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Alcuin_Lodge_York, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review

So glad to read that you enjoyed staying in a guest house for the personal / home-from-home experience and in particular that you found Alcuin Lodge to be just what you were looking for, in terms of location, comfort and style. We enjoyed looking after you and look forward to another opportunity to do so in the future. Thanks for...

Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Well what a welcome after a very long cycle ride ....47 miles! Tony my husband and I were on day 3 of "the way of the roses" cycle tour. We were tired and hungry and can't tell you enough how wonderful it was to arrive at this lovely B & B with a homemade chocolate cake and tea waiting for...

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Jane, thank you for taking the time to let us know that you felt so well looked after. Anyone who can cycle as far as you did deserves cake to keep them going! As Alcuin Lodge is situated in the centre of York and our street is right on "The Way of The Roses" cycle route, we always love having...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just returned from a very enjoyable stay at Alcuin Lodge,a beautiful Edwardian villa in a very nice quiet residential area.This was our first trip to York, and on arrival we were greeted very warmly by Darren our host who gave us recommendations on what to see and do as well as where to eat- all his suggestions without...

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Thank you for your lovely comments and recommendation. It was our pleasure to look after you and I'm happy to know that our local knowledge added to your enjoyment of the city. We're delighted that Alcuin Lodge provided you with such an ideal base and that you enjoyed our hospitality. I do hope you will have the opportunity to come...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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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: £75 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alcuin Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
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“We like room 3 as it light and airy with a lovely bathroom.”
 of 5 bubbles fatboynot, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 3,to the front has a lovely big bay window”
 of 5 bubbles isabellam783, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms seemed good value.”
 of 5 bubbles gazfraz51, 28 Oct 2016 | Read review
“3 floors and no lift, so discuss with owner for disabled access”
 of 5 bubbles CliffMarsden, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Contact Darren directly”
 of 5 bubbles TheDuchess53, 9 Oct 2016 | Read review
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