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York Minster & River View from Lounge Balcony
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York Minster & River View from Lounge Balcony
Lounge
Private Covered Balcony with River & Clifford's Tower View
Lounge
Lounge with Dining Area
Dining Area
Lounge
Master Bedroom with King Size Bed & Ensuite Shower Room
Master Bedroom with King Size Bed & Ensuite Shower Room
King Size Bed Master Bedroom
King Size Bed Master Bedroom
Master Ensuite Shower Room with Heated Flooring
Twin Bedroom with River Views
Twin Bedroom with River Views
House Bathroom with shower
Kitchen
Entrance Hallway
Hall
Private Covered Balcony with River & Clifford's Tower View
Private Covered Balcony with River & Clifford's Tower View
View from Balcony towards York Minster
View of River and Cliffords Tower from Balcony
Stunning River Views from Balcony
River views from the Balcony
River Views from Balcony
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Riverside Location in the Heart of York City
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
York, North Yorkshire, England

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KMP56
Ann Arbor, MI
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Exactly what we expected”
Reviewed 16 July 2012 for a stay in June 2012

My husband and I traveled with my sister and brother in law from Michigan. We were looking for a place that had two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and was conveniently located. I had done a lot of research, and this apartment seemed ideal. I was looking for accommodations that had a little more personality than a chain hotel. I have to admit to being somewhat nervous dealing with a privately owned property, but in the end, I had nothing to fear. Chris, the owner, was responsive and answered all of my questions in a timely manner.

When we arrived, we were delighted to find that it looked exactly as it had on the website. There was also a washer/dryer in the kitchen, and that was a welcome bonus since we were midway through our two week trip to the UK. The location could not have been better. We could easily walk to everything we wanted to see.

The apartment is situated on the River Ouse, and I loved the view when we first arrived. There we boats going back and forth, and there was a pleasant level of activity without being too noisy. However, it had been raining a great deal, and the river quickly began to rise. This is apparently not uncommon. Within a day, the river had flooded the surrounding areas, causing us some concern because our car was parked under the building. We asked a tenant if we should move our car, and he said no, because it is a fairly new apartment block, and the garage area is sealed for the most part. While the garage next door was completely flooded, ours was dry. It would have been helpful if there was some information in the apartment regarding this issue, and when people renting the place should be concerned about the flooding.

Otherwise, our stay in York was wonderful, and I would not hesitate to call Chris and rent his apartment again.

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Liked best: There were no surprises in the apartment itself
Liked least: Lack of information about flooding and street closing
Travelling group: Extended Family
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marktt
Near Oxford, UK
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great location”
Reviewed 5 March 2012 for a stay in February 2012
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This is a super appartment with a great view of the river and parts of the city - Clifford's Tower and the Minster - there is always something going on to watch. It is close to the centre but quiet enough and nearby Micklegate is a lively area with shops, restaurants and a choice of pubs.
We visited York with our aged parents who found the lift very welcome, although the stairs were no big deal. Secure parking so close to the town centre was a bonus and we walked to the city sights daily. Getting out of the city was also easy on the days we went further afield.

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Liked best: The sunlit sitting room overlooking the river
Liked least: Nothing in particular
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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rav4soton
Reading Berkshire
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3 reviews
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“Excellent Accommodation - Excellent Position”
Reviewed 19 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011

We arrived and everything was smooth and to plan, we met the cleaner who showed us to our car parking space. From then on in we never saw the car until we went home. The appartment was spotless, had everything you could want.

The position was fantastic, near town (5 minute walk) but far enough away if you want a little bit of peace.

I would recommend this to anyone

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Liked best: position, views and cleanliness
Liked least: nothing to dislike
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Chris H
Kenilworth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lovely apartment with stunning river/city view”
Reviewed 12 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

When we visited, the apartment was clean, tidy and provided excellent accommodation and facilities. The owner greeted us on arrival to hand over the key and showed us around - and provided a welcome bottle of wine. The apartment is not large but it suited three of us and would probably have been comfortable with four. The second bedroom is quite small for two, but adequate for a short stay such as ours (3 nights). We would certainly like to return. The secure car parking for one car in the basement is an important feature. Fortunately there were lots of empty bays while we were there so manoevering around was not a problem. If full it would be very tight- and it's important not to park in the wrong one because you might get clamped. (They are numbered.) We really enjoyed our stay, particularly the proximity to the city centre with all its facilities and interest. If you get a chance, try the Olive Tree restaurant near Clifford's Tower. It's excellent.
But back to the apartment. The view from the balconies, day and night, really made it. Don't take my word for it. Try it out. You won't regret it.

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Liked best: The view
Liked least: Size of rooms
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Nancy C
Kirkcaldy, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent accommodation within easy walking distance to city”
Reviewed 4 October 2011 for a stay in September 2011

I was looking on the internet for an apartment for 3 days in York and found 44 Emperor's Wharf. Well we could not have asked for more. The apartment is furnished to a very high standard and the beds and bedding are the best I have ever experienced in a holiday apartment. No scimping there!!
Every room was spotless and there was absolutely every utensil and appliance one could ever need.
Well done Alison and Chris, we will certainly be back and have already recommended the apartment to friends and family.
We look forwared to our next visit.

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Liked best: The overall high standard of furnishing and cleanliness
Liked least: having to leave!
Travelling group: Extended Family
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Jake T
England
2 reviews
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“Superb apartment and fantastic location.”
Reviewed 30 September 2011 for a stay in August 2011

Well where do I start.

Everything about this apartment is just what the doctor ordered the second you walk through the door you feel like your stepping into luxury.

The owner ( Chris ) had sent us some information and videos about the apartment prior to our arrival so that when we arrived everything was a breeze, We arrived at the car park were he was waiting for us and gave us the key to the car park gates so that we could park in the allotted bay and then disclosed to us the code to the small key box on the wall behind the parking spot so that we could get the keys whenever we wanted and put them back in there when we left, we were then told the combination to the door on the bottom floor so that we could gain access to the lift to get to the apartment.

Once up there we opened the door and finally began to relax after our long trip, the kids instantly ran for the bedroom to secure their beds while me and the wife had a look around and saw the balcony's and with it being such a gorgeous day the views were stunning I could of admired it all day, we then continued to have a look around the apartment and saw the very clean kitchen with all the essentials and also a very clean main bathroom/toilet, we need had a look in the master bedroom to find a nice big bed with en-suite and the kids seemed to enjoy their room also as they fought over which bed was who's.

The living area is very spacious as well as having all the things like WIFI and Satalitte TV as well as a neat little iPod dock which was a nice little surprise and the sofas are very comfy also.

All in all we had a fantastic week exploring the surrounding area and having a good look around York and I would highly recommend this great little apartment to anybody with kids or if your just with your parter or friends its fantastic I could not of asked for more from an apartment.

Thanks for reading,

Jake Tassie.

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Liked best: The views out on the balcony's
Travelling group: Family with Young Children
Your age range 25-34
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Reviewed 23 September 2011 for a stay in September 2011

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Liked best: the whole place would love to have it full time :)
Travelling group: With Friends
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