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“Decent alternative accommodation”
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Wentworth College
Ranked #39 of 50 Speciality Lodging in York
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“Decent alternative accommodation”
Reviewed 12 August 2012

Got a double room for £61 and single room for £40 a night (no breakfast). I like the fact that this place is flexible with one night only booking during weekend period. It's a rare find in York during summer period, where most accommodations require 2-night booking over weekend. The price is also among the lowest we found in the internet.

The place is a bit out of town. We did not quite explore the surrounding, but there doesn't seem to be much in the way of public amenities. Saw buses passing quite frequently but I'd imagine it's not very convenient for visitors to York who don't drive. There's free parking in the university in weekends.

Franklin house is clean and has new looking lift installed for the first and second level (oddly the the brand new lift button panel shows 9 levels). Security looks good with guest card needed to enter the building and the room area. There is a living room with TV, sofa, fridge, microwave, washing machine, sink, cutleries and dishes. We ate our simple breakfast and takeaway dinner here, which was really convenient.

The room is also clean with simple furniture and a small flat screen TV monitor. There's even a hairdryer which is a nice surprise since I stayed in a student accommodation without one before. Bathroom is very small with shower area separated from toilet and sink by a think plastic curtain. You can't even put your clothing inside without risking it getting wet. No bathroom lock.

There was some noise from students in a dancing class in the nearby building at night, but it wasn't too bad and wasn't that late or long.

A minor complaint is that the reception wasn't there when we arrived. We spent a few minutes getting confused before some guy came over and gave us the room card.

All in all, a decent night stay with good price, but not recommended for those who don't drive or expecting a lot of comfort.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 13 November 2011

We have stayed B&B at York University twice. Previously at Franklin College there had been some initial confusion over whether breakfast was actually included but this was eventually sorted and we had no other complaints apart from Franklin being a good distance from Wentworth College where we had breakfast.

This time we stayed at Wentworth. Car parking is free at the weekend so we started well but then found the reception desk deserted although our check-in instructions said it was staffed 24/7. Eventually we worked out that we needed to use the red 'security phone' to contact 'security' who then radioed for a porter who duly appeared. Friendly and helpful he quickly got us booked in and pointed us to some good local restaurants for an evening meal.

The room itself was modern, very clean and comfortable with en-suite, TV, fridge, coffee/tea making facilities and wireless internet.

Breakfast in the Wentworth self service restaurant the next morning was good with a choice of any or all of cereal, croissants, a full English, toast, yoghurt, fruit and coffee/tea, fruit juice. Friendly staff.

From the university there is a frequent bus to York City Centre (£2 return).

We liked: friendly, helpful staff; cleanliness and comfort of room.

We didn't like: lack of appropriate check in instructions; noisy fridge and missing milk sachets in room.

Cost: £70 for two people.

Room Tip: Avoid a long walk to breakfast and choose Wentworth College if possible.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Wentworth College
Address: Wentworth College Wentworth Way | University Of York, York YO10 5NG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 50 Speciality Lodging in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wentworth College is situated in the heart of the University of York campus. With acres and acres of greenery and a peaceful lake this is the ideal place to stay for easy access to the University of York and to the City of York, only two miles away, with buses to the city centre and the railway station running every ten minutes. If you would like to see a 360 degree view of a bedroom, please click here. Please note that York Conferences at the University of York do not accept stag or hen parties and reserves the right to remove you from site should they find that you are a stag or hen party. ... more   less 

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