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The Limes
Ranked #26 of 193 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester
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82 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“welcoming, beautiful B&B”
Reviewed 19 June 2013

I stayed here as I had to go to the science park the following day which is only a 5 min drive away. The B&B is not that close to the centre of York it is approx 20-25 min walk from the rialway station. There is plenty of parking, I had a large room for 3, with matching decor and bedding, the bathroom was only small with a shower and loo and the sink was in the bedroom. I think it'd have felt small if there had been 3 people occupying it. The beds were comfy, the stairs to the rooms were narrow and a little steep something to think about if you struggle with stairs. I had a room only rate of £45 which I thought was a little steep for the outskirts of York. However it is a beautiful B&B and if I had to go to the science park again I would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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FionaatLimesYork, Owner at The Limes, responded to this review, 30 June 2013
Thank you for your kind review regarding The Limes, it is much appreicated.
However there are a few points I would like to clarify. Many people comment on how convenient we are for the City Centre only being a 20 minute walk along the pleasant riverwalk to the Castle Museum side of the city and we are about a 25 minute walk or a short taxi or bus ride from the station. The number 7 Park and Ride bus comes past The Limes and is very regular. Ask to get off at the Army Barracks.
It is the first time in 17 years that someone has mentioned the stairs are narrow, they are 2ft 10 inches wide (approximately 860mm) which I would not consider to be narrow and is the standard width of a staircase.
I was suprised that you thought that the price was expensive as this was a special offer and we had done a lot of research that week on pricing as we were looking at a new booking system and it was one of the least expensive in the area which also included VAT and Booking agency commission.
We look forward to seeing you again on your next visit to the Science Park in York. Thank you again for your comments.
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

I can honestly say I really enjoyed my stay here. We came to York on business at short notice and picked the place based on the proximity to our meeting. Yet it turned out to be far better than we expected. In fact, we will not be using the mainstream hotels in Tork in future. The rooms were at least as good, similarly with the business facilities, and the service was truly leagues better. I am now looking at returning to York for a short break and this will be the place for us.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled on business
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Haywards Heath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

This B&B is family run by Riccardo and Fiona who are friendly and welcoming hosts and go out of their way to provide a good experience. The ensuite rooms are extremely clean and comfortable and the breakfasts are exceptionally good- we have experienced none better and is one of the reasons we keep going back! Don't be put off by the location being slightly out of town as there are regular buses into town - though we preferred to walk in along the river..only about 20 minutes and good to stretch your legs after a full English breakfast. Visited regularly whilst our daughter was at York University and have just visited again with friends who were just as impressed as we were. A fantastic B&B!

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

We had 2 nights at the Limes hotel and were disappointed with the room and its furnishings. Everything was in need of refurbishment and not what we had expected for the price. Bed was very uncomfortable. We paid £70 per night with no breakfast as the chef was on holidays which was supposed to be a discounted price. This did not compare well to other B&Bs we have stayed this trip.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 May 2013

if your visiting york and you want to be looked after this is 100% the place to stay the dictionary doesnt hold the right words to describe what you can expect warm friendly spotless and welcoming are but a few FANTASTIC this place see for yourself .chris and rosemary from sheffield will be back

Room Tip: we stayed down stairs .it was so quiet
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 May 2013

My mom and I stayed at The Limes over the summer and had a wonderful experience. Fiona and her husband were very welcoming and accommodating to us. We needed to get some washing done as we'd be on a trip around England for over a week at this point, and she arranged it for us without a problem! While I was there I also left my cell phone in a taxt and she helped us track it down and was there to get it from the taxi driver when he brought it back. Outside of their outstanding customer service, the room was clean, comfortable, welcoming, and overall lovely. Thanks again!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 May 2013

We chose this hotel mainly because of its location and because of other comments made on Trip Advisor. We were not looking for a City Centre Hotel.

The Limes is situated about a 20 minute walk from City Centre via Banks of River. It also has Car Park although there is off street parking available. If you don't fancy venturing to City Centre there are about 4 local pubs within a 10 minutes walk and also a local Chippy. There is also a regular bus service to York City (£1.90). Taxi costs £5.00

We found this hotel to be extremely friendly/clean/ hospitable. Fiona made us both feel very welcome, she is friendly and humorous. The Breakfasts were freshly cooked and fulfilling and the room we stayed in was extremely clean and comfortable.

Thoroughly recommend this Hotel for those who don't fancy finding a parking space and enduring City Centre location

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Limes
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 #26 of 193 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
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 six years since it started we have been awarded the Kellogs Breakfast Award for excellence. ... more   less 
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