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“Fantastic place and so near centre of York.”
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Splendid cottage style apartment. Cosy seating
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38 reviews
Relaxing Retreat
Splendid cottage style apartment.
Cosy seating
Comfortable Lounge
HDTV, Blu-ray, DAB radio, ipad dock, wireless internet.
Stylish dining area.
Open plan kitchen
Well equipped kitchen.
Charming bedroom.
Double bed with crisp hotel linen.
Designer headboard inspired by the Minster windows.
Dressing gowns for your use.
Love in the air.
Modern Bathroom.
Shower over the bath.
Shower gel etc. supplied...
... and towels.
Outside seating - morning coffee?
Gated hidden courtyard in a conservation area.
We take your safety seriously.
The magnificent Minster is only 4 minutes walk.
Relax on the riverside.
Guided Tours - this bus has a stop just outside the apartment
Walk pass the Minster after a lovely meal in one of York's many restaurants.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
York, North Yorkshire, England

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Liney223
Leicester
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Fantastic place and so near centre of York.”
Reviewed 6 May 2017 for a stay in May 2017
1
person found this review helpful

1st stay here and am already recommending to friends. Started with cream tea provided by the hosts and them sharing maps and hints for where to go and how to get the best from York. Appartement is luxuriously done with everything you could need. It's in a quiet private gated close but is 5 -10 mins walk from central York so handy for everything.
YORK MINSTER IS STUNNING and worth a visit. The hop on/off bus tour is a good way to see the sights and work out what is where.
The owners of Monks retreat were a joy to deal with and kind and friendly. 5 star plus. Highly recommended.

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Graham M
Glasgow
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great apartment, super location.”
Reviewed 9 April 2017 for a stay in April 2017

This is our 2nd stay at Monks Retreat which is located within walking distance of all the great locations and a variety of great restaurants that York has to offer. Philip and Mary are the perfect hosts and go out their way to give you the perfect holiday. Thanks again and we hope to visit you again soon.

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IsabelDur...
Durham
Level 5 Contributor
82 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Great Location, Friendly Owners”
Reviewed 8 December 2016 for a stay in December 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Normally would have stayed in a Hotel for our stay however the online reviews for the property influenced us to book this apartment. Very central location, easy to find with sat nav address provided by owners. Very warm and friendly welcome on arrival by the owners who had provided a welcome treat of scones cake & tea. Thank you. Secure car park less than 100 meters. Local tourist information inside property very useful. Seasonal Christmas tree inside the apartment with advent numbered mini houses with chocolate inside great touch.
Bathroom lacks space for putting out bits and bobs etc.
Short walk to centre and vast choice of restaurants to choose from.
Visited Castle Howard on one day and really enjoyed the quality of Christmas decorations inside the house. Highly recommended.
Would definitely stay at Monks Retreat Again.

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Management Response
16 Dec 2016
Thank you for taking the time to write the review. I'm glad you liked our Advent Village and had a good time.
Mary
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Bob B
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect appartment.”
Reviewed 1 December 2016 for a stay in November 2016
2
people found this review helpful

Everything you would expect and much more.
Five minutes walk from the Shambles and a Sainsbury's just around the corner plus secure parking.
Highly recommended,

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Your age range 65+
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sueandyti...
Palma de Mallorca, Spain
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“winter wonderland”
Reviewed 30 January 2016 for a stay in December 2015
2
people found this review helpful

we stayed here in december instead of our normal hotel, and we are so glad we did, we were met with a wonderful welcome, including local beer, tea, coffee, bread, milk, scones and even chocolate, the apartment had everything you could want it was home from home, and it was so clean, the best apartment i have ever stayed in, the owners were lovely and couldnt do enough for you. It was in an ideal location minutes from the minster, town centre, and the local sainsburys. I cant wait to go back again in 2016, A big thankyou for a wonderful holiday.

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Liked best: location and overall apartment
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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MP282014
Vancouver, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Simply Great”
Reviewed 16 March 2015 for a stay in January 2015

Mary and Phil are the best hosts! Wonderful presentation of local beer and a cream tea when we arrived - perfect after the arduous journey. They also could not have been more helpful with information and furnishing our requests.

The apartment itself was well appointed, super clean and comfy. Fabulous location. Highly recommended!!

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aliboots
Bristol, England
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fab surprise”
Reviewed 22 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
4
people found this review helpful

We stayed at Monks Retreat, York for a week and enjoyed every minute. In spite of the horrific traffic Mary and Philip greeted us on arrival with local beers, cake and scones. Just what we needed. The location of the apartment was in a gated area set back off the street which made it very quite and only a few minutes walk from the Minster. It was great to be able to put the car (in a secure parking area) away for the week and just wander around the streets of York to all the museums and fab restaurants and great shops. Would definitely recommend and am hoping to revisit soon.

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Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
22 Mar 2014
Thank you for posting your review we really appreciate it. We are glad you had a good time and your are right just wandering the streets of York is lovely, we have lived here too many years to admit to, and we still love to go out for a wander.
Thanks again,
Mary and Philip
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