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The Entrance Porch
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The Entrance Porch
Minster Bells is one of five grand Town Houses Spacious Dining Area (Extending table) Leading to the Balcony
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61 reviews
The Entrance Porch
Minster Bells is one of five grand Town Houses
Spacious Dining Area (Extending table) Leading to the Balcony
Modern Fully Equipped Kitchen with Integrated Appliances
Lounge - A large bay window great for watching the world go by (especially for children)
Lounge - with an original Victorian slate fireplace.
Master Bedroom with Period Features
Twin Bedded room
2nd Double Bedroom
3rd Double Bedroom
Single Bedroom
A newly fitted Victorian v Modern bathroom
The Entrance Hall
An array of quaint streets literally on your doorstep
Bootham Bar - entrance to the city walls (at the end of the street)
York Minster - 2 minutes by foot to reach
Take a trip down the River Ouse. Boats have 2 City Centre Boarding points. (Lendal is the closest)
The City Wall is approximately 50 metres away
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Overview
Townhouse -
5 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 9
York, North Yorkshire, England

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Excellent - based on 61 reviews
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Mandy C
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Absolutely fantastic house - close to everything!!!”
Reviewed 3 November 2013 for a stay in November 2013

This was my second visit here with my group of girlfriends. Yet again from start to finish Janet who owns Minster Bells has been fantastic. Any questions were answered straight away and the lovely biscuits and tea/ coffee and milk that were left out for us were gratefully received when we arrived! The house is in the best spot you would want to be in York. Only 10 mins walk from the train station and literally 5 mins to the shops. We walked 'the wall' and really enjoyed our visit to 'Betty's' tea rooms. We also visited 'Mamma Mia's' just a hop across the road from the house for dinner on Saturday evening which was lovely. We had a fantastic weekend away - just what we all needed. Thank you Janet - we will be back!

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Liked best: Beautiful spacious rooms and location of house.
Liked least: Nothing to dislike!
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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sas2207
Newark-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful house, perfect location”
Reviewed 22 October 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We had a 3 night stay with extended family for a family celebration. The house was exactly as described and perfectly suited or needs. Located so close to city centre meant we could come and go as we pleased without the need for additional travel or taxis. Janet, the owner, made booking so easy and was quick to respond to any queries she was also very helpful by arranging flowers, chocs, champagne & balloons for our guests of honour. Definitely recommend.

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Liked best: Location
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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jakgaff69
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Perfect location!!!”
Reviewed 10 September 2013 for a stay in August 2013

Stayed for 3 nights with family. Could not believe how close it was to the city walls, at the end of the road turn left through the arch and you're at the Minster! Have stayed in York before in hotels which weren't as well located. Lovely large kitchen and lovely cosy lounge, the sofas were very comfy. My only gripe would be the bed we had was a bit on the firm side but that is personal preference. Also the wifi was a bit iffy, had to sit on the stairs to get it to work, but didn't need it much anyway so not a major problem. Would recommend this house and would definitely return.

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
19 Sep 2013
Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and the location of the house. Thank you for your feedback about the Wifi too. Another set of guests said exactly the same thing about the strength of the Wifi and therefore as a matter of priority I have changed providers and have upgraded the Wifi. This will all be in situ in the next week or so. I hope you will visit us again in the future!
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Sally150
London, UK
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Highly recommended holiday house”
Reviewed 31 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013
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We have just returned from a few days stay at Minster Bells. The house has a homely feel and is in an ideal location for exploring York centre on foot. We were a family group between the ages of 10 and 82 and the house suited all of us very well. Very clean and comfortable. There was friendly efficient communication from the owner before our trip and she answered any questions I had. The house didn't disappoint us in any way and we hope to return later in the year.
Thank you Janet.

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Liked best: Location, cleanliness and comfort
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Stu J
Norwich, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great house in a great location”
Reviewed 15 April 2013 for a stay in April 2013
1
person found this review helpful

We (my family of 4 with my uncle and aunt) spent 3 nights at the Minster Bells as a base to explore York and to attend my brothers wedding at York Maze. The house was superb, plenty of space for the six of us and we could not fault it. Clean and tidy with York literally on the doorstep. Would definitely return in the future.

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Liked best: The feel of the property
Liked least: Liked it all
Travelling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
Families with young children Large groups
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Reviewed 1 April 2013 for a stay in March 2013
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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   No.
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Jo L
Matlock, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Comfortable, perfectly placed and clean as a whistle!”
Reviewed 19 March 2013 for a stay in March 2013

A lovely town house full of period features and containing everything you may ever need on a holiday! Really cosy and comfortable. Great size rooms....perfect for our girlie get together! Very hospitable and helpful owner. This house couldn't be better placed for spending time in York!

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Liked best: Fully equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and stocked cupboard of towels.
Travelling group: Friends
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Families with young children
Large groups
  • 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?
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Was this review helpful? Yes
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