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“Lovely accommodation close to town” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of St. Mary's Guest House

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St. Mary's Guest House
Ranked #48 of 205 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Lovely accommodation close to town”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2013

A really lovely B&B. Big rooms and a comfy bed. Only a 5 min walk to town but peaceful as it's not right in the city. We stayed in the front room and never had a problem with noise. Breakfasts were really good and the staff were very attentive making sure we had enough to eat. We found the service overall was very friendly from the moment we arrived.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Cowdenbeath
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38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2013 via mobile

Absolutely brilliant. Great location, super service, excellent location. We found this brilliant. Great room, parking and minutes from the river and town centre. Would highly recommend this guest house. Oh and breakfasts were superb.

Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

We only stayed one night but Caroline's welcome set the tone right from the start. We valued the off-road parking spot and access to our room from mid-morning. There weren't many guests staying, but Caroline's friendly chat over her excellent breakfast sent us on our way in appreciative mood.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Rob N
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Hexham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

We stayed in this establishment in July, so my husband and his brother could visit the National Railway museum A4 exhibition.
Okay that was several months ago but I'm glad I didn't post then because at that time I reLly didn't appreciate just how good St Mary's is it took an awful experience in a 5 star hotel in Keswick to highlight just what a gem this is.
The welcome when we arrived was second to non Caroline, full of enthusiasm and information. The rooms were clean and bright with nice en suite bathrooms. The breakfast was fresh and plentiful, I particularly liked the fresh fruit platter.
The cooked breakfast was made from good quality ingredients. and served with a smile.
St Mary's was a short riverside walk to both the Museum and the centre of York with loads to spend money on.
Barry and the Girls did everything they could to make our stay a great experience.
I'm sorting out the datess for another trip there in October, hope they have space forr us.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2013

We are a young-ish couple who visited York for a long weekend.

This was a fantastic B&B. Barry, the proprietor, was very friendly every time we spoke to him. The guest house has private parking which is fantastic, Barry even let us leave the car there on our last day after we had checked out until we were ready to leave the city.

The room was clean and stylish. There were tea/coffee-making facilities which were stocked up, tv with freeview, a very comfy double bed, two armchairs, a dressing table and a rail with hangers for our clothes. The bathroom was very clean and had a good shower.

Breakfast was very, very tasty! The hot breakfast was skilfully cooked, and other food available (cereals, fresh fruit, yoghurt) was delicious. The lady who took our orders was very smiley, friendly and checked often if we were ok or needed more toast, etc. Barry, the proprietor and chef, made a point of visiting everyone at breakfast and ensuring we were ok. Breakfast was in two sittings: 8.15 and 9.15. The later sitting was booked up both mornings so we needed to go to the earlier; however this was beneficial to us as we got to see more of York instead of sleeping off the previous day's real ale consumption!

We would recommend St Mary's to anyone coming to York. The location is great for walking into the city (along the river and through the museum gardens is the best route), and the guest house itself is wonderful. It was worth the price (which was the top end of my budget for the city break) but having visited I would pay more to stay again.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2013

Glad to have the Sat Nav to find the accommodation but it was worth finding. There is off road parking (worth its weight in gold in York) and walking distance to the town and museums so once parked you don't have to move the car again until you leave. The room was very clean and comfortable. The cooked breakfast was excellent and plentiful. Would definitely stay again if we go back to York

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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wales
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2013

My Husband and I stayed at St Mary's in August 2013 we both enjoyed staying at this Guest House. The room was well decorated and lovely and clean. The owner has obviously spent a lot of money on this property. The breakfast was well cooked and the waitress was a lovely friendly Lady. It is a short walk into town especially the river route. I would go to this guest house again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: St. Mary's Guest House
Address: 16-17 Longfield Terrace | Bootham, York YO30 7DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #48 of 205 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — St. Mary's Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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