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“Overrated - Not the Place for Romantic Weekend.”
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The Limes
Ranked #27 of 194 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 September 2011

First, this isn't a bad place to stay - it's just below what my wife and I expected for a 4 star and from reading the reviews. The good; location is good, well placed for public transport and only a 15 minute walk along the river into the city. Breakfast, no complaints at all, very good.

The service was friendly although we had no reason to ask for anything out of the ordinary. Getting replacement tea bags and milk for our room was more difficult. The owners has some friends or family round on the Saturday night, which was fine except that they could be heard until around 2 am, depriving us of our sleep. Back to the tea bags - my wife tried to catch the attention of one of the family during their party to get some extra tea bags, to no avail. She did catch their attention, but whoever it was decided not to do anything about it.

Generally the place was clean, although most of our towels were frayed. The mattress felt old, but I slept ok apart from the Saturday night. No blackout blinds either, and a rather small en-suite.
To sum up - nice enough place, overpriced and spoiled for us by a noisy Saturday night. Not the place for a romantic weekend away.

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  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 September 2011

We reviewed the Limes Hotel and arrived for a weekend break to celebrate our wedding anniversary with very high expectations and the Limes Hotel did not dissapoint. The excellent service began on our arrival with advice, information and directions on how to get to some of the key tourist attractions of York. Our room was very clean and well presented and the en-suite was spotless. There was an ample supply of tea and coffee available in the room and this was topped up every day. We chose to follow the advice of our hosts and walked to York centre following the river and this was a pleasant short walk. So much so that we never moved the car from arriving to leaving. The breakfast at the Limes Hotel is fantastic with plenty of choice and I strongly suggest you try the full english. All in all, this was terrific break and we would not hesitate to recommend the Limes Hotel to anyone. If you want a hotel with high standards, terrific service in a quieter part of York and offering a nice gentle walk into the city then don't waste time reading reviews of others because you have found what you are looking for. I am not one for writing reviews, but felt the Limes Hotel derserved credit for the quality of service we were given. Trust me you will not be dissapointed.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Ju_and_Paul
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Reviewed 12 September 2011

Our room was clean, with a recently refurbished bathroom. Only complaint was old, flattened pillows. Excellent breakfast, excellent service, near public transport, good value for money. Away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of York.

  • Stayed: September 2011
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Thank JackEllisTahoe
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

We called in on the off-chance looking for an overnight stopover on our way to London. The lady was extremely welcoming and we had a very comfortable stay. The place was immaculate and the breakfast superb. The best thing was their willingness to assist when I left my insulin package behind. They quickly assisted and sent it off by courier to our London hotel. They wouldn't even accept my offer to pay the courier fee which is amazingly wonderful and I am very grateful to them for such kindness. Their Silver Award should be instantly upgraded to Gold in my opinion.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Sue L
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Reviewed 14 August 2011

We arrived late afternoon looking for a place to stop overnight on our way to London. The lady was so welcoming and we had a very comfortable stay in this charming B&B. The whole place was immaculate and the breakfast superb, setting us up for the day ahead. What really impressed me was their willingness to help out when I inadvertently left my insulin package behind. They were quick to get it couriered to our hotel in London and for that I am extremely grateful. They would not even let me pay for the courier which was amazingly wonderful. Thank you so much - Your Silver Award should be upgraded to Gold in our opinion.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank mirikiwi
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Reviewed 9 August 2011

Comfortable room with bay window overlooking main road. Double glassed which keeps noised level down surprisingly well. Quit warm when we were there & had choice between stuffiness or some noise.
Breakfast was good & waiter, proprietors son, was terrific.
Very pleasant stay & would go back.

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank PrincessAlan
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

Well positioned as a base for exploring York and surrounding area.
Easy to find and there is a small car park. Welcome was good and the room was well appointed and very comfortable. Nice bed and small shower room (on our room).
Breakfast was cooked to order and served well. There is a lounge bar which we did not use but looked to be a nice place to relax.
Our family had used the hotel and we benefitted from their rates as the prices had increased at the time we used the hotel.
Good smaller Hotels and B&Bs can be a problem to find and this is in the category of being a little gem and we will use this place again

  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Address: 135 Fulford Road, York YO10 4HE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #27 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: £97 - £149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Limes 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A very warm welcome awaits you at The Limes here in the historic city of York. We are a family run business and pride ourselves on the personal touch and attention to detail to make your stay as relaxing and comfortable as possible which has earned us the 4 star rating and a Silver Award for guest accommodation providing bed and breakfast. For the last seven years since it started we have been awarded the Kellogs Breakfast Award for excellence. The limes is convenient for visiting the City of York as well as York Racecourse, York University, McArthur Glen Designer Outlet and The National Railway Museum to name but a few. Look out for our special offers and remember it is always better to book directly either on our own website, by e-mail or telephone which can all be found here on our listing. We hope to hear from you in the future. ... more   less 
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