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The Lawrance York
Ranked #6 of 50 Speciality Lodging in York
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2014 via mobile

The Lawrence is a beautiful and perfectly designed apartments! We are currently staying in apartment 6 sittin here with a cup of tea perfectly relaxed. Evrything is immaculate and wonderfully put together! Coming up the large wooden staircase and onto the massive landing we new we loved it already! Deffinatly the best place we have stayed. Not one bad comment I can think of! Thank you lawrence apartments x

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
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English first
Guildford, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014

Our 1 bed apartment was modern, reasonably well equipped, and comfortable. Convenient for the town centre and railway station. Bathroom was good, except the shower was only top down, no hand held spray. I had a nice hot bath instead. However, the lane on which the Lawrance sits is very noisy at night time at the weekend. Noisy, drunken arguments until the small hours interrupted sleep, and as our apartment was right on the lane, were a bit worrying that more than argument might kick off. I found the heating didn't work terribly well. It seemed to heat the top half of the rooms, but not the bottom, so the sitting area seemed cold. Friendly and helpful staff.
One of the apartments that isn't right next to the lane would avoid the noise issue, and would have been better.
I would have welcomed the possibliity of recycling rather than just putting all the waste in one bin. And it could have done with several more hangers.

Room Tip: Not next to the lane.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank J7Sue
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Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
78 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

We had booked to stay here for a night, but ended up staying here for two nights because we enjoyed it so much. The rooms are very cosy and nicely furnished, made you feel at home. When we booked the hotel, the staff were very friendly and was one of the most straight forward booking experiences ever. Check out was also very easy, all you had to do was slip the card into a box and the bill would be sent later. The location is great, a short walk to town. The only problem was that the bed was very big but it was made by two beds put together so you could feel the crack in between. The kitchen was very well equipped, it had all the necessities you'd need to cook a meal. Overall I enjoyed my stay here and would definitely recommend this to others.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Reading, United Kingdom
1 review
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2014

I stayed in the Lawrance York on 24 Feb 2014, the quality is superb and definitely the place to stay if you are bored with expensive faceless corporate "luxury" hotels. The Lawrance offers extra luxury, quality and the location is perfect. Staff friendly, nothing too much trouble. The Lawrence is a must if you want premium quality at competitive prices right in the middle of York. Perfect !

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Iain M
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014

We stayed in one of the 2 bedroom apartments which provided everything we needed and more. The rooms were a good size with comfy and often luxurious facilities. You are also just 10 minute walk from all the attractions. Finally would also add that the staff and reception were very helpful from the point of booking.

  • Stayed February 2014
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank S N
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wakefield
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91 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2014

We chose these apartments for New Years stay for 2 nights. We preferred these to a hotel on this occasion as it gives you more room if you are there a few nights and sometimes need to relax before heading out again. Excellent location in the centre. Lovely apartments of very high spec. Car parking at the car park behind which they recommend at excellent rates, around £11 per day , less that you can pay elsewhere in York for a few hours.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank kazaWakefield
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London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2014

After looking at what seemed like every option in York for a family weekend (8 adults, 3 teenagers and one almost teenager) we settled on the Lawrence. And I assure you, we definitely were not disappointed. The reservation process was clear and easy, and arrival instructions were sent a few days ahead of when we needed them. We had 3 apartments, number 14, a 3 level, 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom apartment, and apartment 2 and 5, both identical layout 2 bed 2 bath apartments. All were very well furnished and stocked, and our large party was able to have drinks all together in the larger apartment.
The main criteria for me, after proximity and general quality, is the quality of the bed and bedding, shower/water pressure, and internet access. The Lawrence does not disappoint in any of these, with massive king size beds, lovely fresh feather bedding with crisp white linens, very clean and modern bathrooms with heated floors and heated towel rails, and the wifi was easy to connect to and very stable.
The location is brilliant, close to the train station and the old part of town as it is located within the city walls.
The Lawrence also has agreements with local restaurants and cafes and we were able to take advantage of a special offer at Betty's tea room when we had afternoon tea (with complimentary champagne!)
I would recommend this accommodation any day of the week.

P.S. to the Lawrence - if you are checking reviews….only thing I would change is to have better lighting/mirror near where the hairdryer can be used. Otherwise, just lovely.

Room Tip: 14 is an excellent 3 bedroom (on 3 levels - the first level bedroom is above reception and you will...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Additional Information about The Lawrance York

Property: The Lawrance York
Address: 74 Micklegate, York YO1 6LF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 50 Speciality Lodging in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Lawrance York 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
14 Luxury Apartments consisting of Studios, 1 Bedroom Apartment, 2 Bedroom,Penthouse and 3 Bedroom apartments. Complete with modern Kitchen, Comfy seating, spacious bedrooms and all the essentials that you need for a home from home feel. ... more   less 
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