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London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2014

I have just spent a wonderful weekend in York with my three daughters and one of their friends to celebrate two of their birthdays. We stayed at the Briar Lee Guesthouse and were very happy with the rooms, the breakfasts, the location and the hosts. Situated on a quiet residential street 7 minutes walk from the city it was an... More 

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

Briar Lea Guest House has now closed. Nigel and Norma would like to thank the thousands of guests who have stayed with us over the years. The house is now a private house, and no longer a B @ B. Most of our guests have enjoyed themselves here, and some didn't , but we did our best for you all.... More 

Nantwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 September 2014

Excellent, clean very nice little B&B.. yes rooms a little small, but what on earth do you want for a central very good value B&B. We stayed in 2012 and were looked after from arrival to departure. Lovely breakfast, what I consider to be 'clean' food (ie not swimming in grease) and loads of choice.

Thank Chezzy48
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 September 2014

My 10-yrs-old daughter and I decided to book at this guest house because of the good reviews read on Tripadvisor. I had great expectations about this accomodation, and I'm happy to say that everything was exactly like we figured it out, or even better! Nigel and Norma made us feel very welcome since our very first knock on their door.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2014

This Guest House is in a very good location. It's an easy walk to both the train station and into the walled area of town. It's about a 5-10 minute walk to each. The proprietors were very nice and helpful. They even allowed us to store our bags there for a short time after we checked out. The breakfast was... More 

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Chilton, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2014

I have been to this hotel twice and both times nothing was a problem to Nigel and his wife the breakfasts were very good i go to York every may for the dante meeting and hopefully will be going next may also this is the 1st place i will try and book

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I have stayed at this hotel twice. I would certainly recommend it. The owners are very friendly, and nothing is to much for them. When we parked our car, we didn't have to move it again until we were leaving. It is just a five minutes walk. The hotel is very clean, got everything you need and the breakfast is... More 

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Coppell, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 13 July 2014

On our recent whirlwind trip through the UK, my daughter, mother and I stayed in 6 different guest houses and small hotel/B&Bs. Briar Lea surpassed them all! The family room on the top floor was beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and very quiet even though facing the road. The owners, Nigel and Norma, were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was delicious... More 

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Briar Lea, and even more pleased that we were the best place you stayed in on your trip to the UK. What you understand is that a guesthouse like ours, is not a hotel, and is run by just the two of us, so we can't offer the 24 hour reception, and... More 

Chester, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2014

We chose Briar Lea for two things - car park space, near to town centre and the fact we could check in at 11.30am. We were not disappointed - we had room 5 which was excellent. The information folder provided in the room was really helpful covering all aspects. The building was spotlessly clean and the breakfast excellent. Nigel and... More 

Thank CheshireChallenger
yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

We always try to have the rooms ready for guests by 1130am, because we know some guests arrive early, and want to get on with all the great things York has to offer. Parking is included in our price too, unlike many hotels who charge extra for parking and breakfast. We are pleased you commented on the cleanliness. This is... More 

Barrowford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We recently stayed in Briar Lea and had a warm welcome but have to admit we were a little disappointed in the room. We were on the ground floor, right by the dining room. The room was very small and the shower room door hit the end of the bed when opened. The shower pressure was also very poor. Because... More 

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry Briar Lea failed to meet your expectations, but when we asked you at check out if everything was ok, you said it was, so we are surprised you were unable to tell us at the time about your experience. Our ground floor double room is actually requested very regularly , because guests... More 

Northumberland, United Kingdom
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69 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

Very happy with this guest house. Great location, 10 minutes walking time to centre and river, tastefully decorated room, we had the double room in room 5and more than enough variety for breakfast. We love York and will book here again

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you staying at Briar Lea. We hope to meet you again soon. More 

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Additional Information about Briar Lea Guest House

Address: 8 Longfield Terrace, York YO30 7DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Hotel Class:3 star — Briar Lea Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
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“Don't choose Room 1.”
 of 5 bubbles 1ParisLuv, 17 Sep 2014 | Read review
“Approx 10 mins walk from railway station”
 of 5 bubbles nevdavies2014, 11 Aug 2014 | Read review
“Both rooms we have stayed in, have been brilliant.”
 of 5 bubbles But2nnose, 20 Jul 2014 | Read review
“We had Room 5 at the rear of house which was great.”
 of 5 bubbles CheshireChallenger, 8 Jul 2014 | Read review
“Ask for a room on the 1st or top floor. Avoid the ground floor.”
 of 5 bubbles iliketogoawanderin, 7 Jul 2014 | Read review
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