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“The Monks never had it this good”
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Monks Retreat for special holidays.
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Monks Retreat for special holidays.
A cottage style apartment. Lounge
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8 reviews
Monks Retreat for special holidays.
A cottage style apartment.
Cosy and warm.
HDTV, Blu-ray, DAB Radio and wireless internet.
Dine in or choose one of the 100's of restaurants within walking distance.
Fully equipped kichen
Full oven, hob and fan.
Pots, pans, dishes and cutlery supplied.
Lounge through to the bedroom.
Lazy mornings.
Comfortable bedroom.
Minster inspired exclusive headboard.
Love it.
Shower over the bath.
Shampoo etc ...
... and towels.
Outside seating. You can smoke out here.
Hidden courtyard in a conservation area.
A special Monks welcome.
The magnificent Minster - Monks Retreat is just 4 minutes walk away.
Stroll by the river.
Near the city walls, a cloth of gold in the spring.
Winter breaks - York is an all the year around destination.
This property is not available for these dates.
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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
York, North Yorkshire, England

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“The Monks never had it this good”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
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Clean. comfortable and convenient... Monks Retreat ticked all the boxes to make our week's stay in this splendid city all the more enjoyable - a great place to come 'home' to after a day's foot-slogging around York's historic streets (and walls) or exploring the surrounding countryside. Owners Philip and Mary Nelson were on hand upon our arrival to ensure we were fully familiarised with our accommodation and its amenities, explain access to the nearby secure parking, and share some of their knowledge of - and enthusiasm for - their city and Yorkshire more generally. A plentiful supply of guidebooks, brochures etc within the flat also helped us make the most of our week's stay. Clever use of the internal space meant that the two of us never felt cramped in what is admittedly a small apartment. We'll have no hesitation in booking Monks Retreat again next time we return to York.

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Liked best: Position and self-contained comfort.
Liked least: Nothing worth carping about.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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23 Oct 2013
Thank you for leaving this review for Monks Retreat, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. By the way - I love the title.
Thanks again,
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