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“Excellent location”
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Guy Fawkes Inn
Ranked #44 of 192 York B&B and Inns
jonnyup
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13 reviews
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“Excellent location”
Reviewed 17 July 2008

Lovely hotel in an excellent location right opposite York Minster. Very handy to have a bar downstairs, although service a little slow. Breakfast was excellent although they were out of smoked salmon both mornings we were there, and it took a very long time to be served. We were disturbed twice during the day by the chambermaid asking if we wanted our room cleaning despite it already being done! Nevertheless, customer service was generally ok. Unfortunately we had to wait 10 minutes in the lobby area on our final morning before anyone came to check us out (good job we'd allowed extra time to get to the station!), and even then they tried to charge us for the rooms twice. Staff very friendly, if slightly disorganised at times! Excellent bathroom, good large room with comfortable bed. Top quality complimentary toiletries.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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waynesville, nc
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Reviewed 26 June 2008

Guy Fawkes hotel recently reopened after a renovation. We stayed there in room 8 for two nights. The location as stated is absolutely the best, right across the street and with magnificent views of the Minster. It is within a short walk of all attractions in York. The cons are that our room was very small and was located on the third floor with a very uneven 500 year old staircase to negotiate with your luggage. The first floor is a very popular pub which also serves as the hotel front desk. One final con is that there is no phone in the room to call the management when there are no towels.

  • Liked — Views, location
  • Disliked — stairs, small room, noise
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
58 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2008

Great location right next to the Minster, lovely renovated room, big bathroom, spotlessly clean and great L'Occtaine toiletries...but, the room was so small, we had to turn sideways to pass the end of the bed (although I believe this room is sold as a small double we weren't quite prepared for the impracticalities of moving around the room). The only other problem we had was the noise. Essentially, this is a pub with rooms behind and above (you have to wait at the bar to check in) - you won't get any peace and quiet until after closing time - that was fine for us - but the morning breakfast preparations were what caused us the problem. We went away for a relaxing weekend but were woken up about 6.30am each morning with the constant sound of a door squeaking, then banging shut - very loudly! over and over, then the staff running up the uncarpeted stairs. It sounds like I'm being over sensitive, but I can't tell you how loud these noises were - I'm not a light sleeper but couldn't sleep through this noise. There seemed to be absolutely no sound proofing from our room. We were right at the top of the stairs above the bar area and even the sound of them collecting cutlery from a basket on a table at the bottom of the stairs sounded like it was happening in our room. They've done a great job with the hotel and would recommend it as a nice place to stay but I'd request a room a little further away from the action!

  • Liked — Location and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Lisa_J_B
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Gateshead
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 20 June 2008

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Guy Fawkes Inn in York for our one year anniversary, we wanted a boutique type hotel for a one night splurge, we wish we could afford two nights it was so lovely. Our room was gorgeous, fabulous view, fabulous furniture that i loved so much i wanted to take home (especially the 4 poster bed). Very quaint and original, old creaking floorboards and Alice in Wonderland type windows and doors. Breakfast was included and much enjoyed. My only tiny fault would be the lack of parking, we had to park overnight in the NCP, a trifle detail though. We loved it and highly recommend it for couples.

  • Liked — Our room
  • Disliked — Lack of parking
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Jodsey
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Derby
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16 reviews
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Reviewed 26 May 2008

Fantastic location, beautifully revamped. Some of the pictures on here are a little out-dated, particularly the four-poster bed shot and the dust! It's recently been bought-out and renovated.

We just stayed in that same room (four-poster) and it was brilliant. Clean, modern, sumptuous fabrics. Very luxurious. Staff were pleasant, breakfast was good. I'm uploading two pics which show just how lovely the 1st floor four-poster room was (in Guy Fawkes' cottage at the back of the main building).

Large bedroom, plenty of room to swing a cat. Bathroom very spacious - roll-top bath and separate shower.

Would recommend this hotel, perhaps pricey but worth it for a treat.

  • Liked — Central location, luxurious rooms, good food, cosy bar
  • Disliked — Bar could possibly be noisy if you wanted an early night. Didn't bother me at all.
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank sister_elizabeth
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London, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2008

The Guy Fawkes Inn at York is literally opposite the York Minster and on the bustling high street of York, 5 minutes from any and every other tourist site / restaurant. The rooms, albeit small, are comfortable and cosy, with a plasma screen television and a well-equipped en-suite (including toilteries from L'Occitane).

Breakfast is included in the deal and is a typical full Yorkshire. The staff are wonderfully friendly and helpful.

  • Liked — The location
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank Magic_Carpet_Ride
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2008

On my recent long weekend to York we came across the Guy Fawkes Hotel. Although we did not stay there we did in deed enjoy a few ales from the excellent selection available and that of some fantasic cuisine, suggest the Guy Fawkes Pie!

They also have chutneys, pickled onions and eggs to purchase and take away with you to enjoy.

Excellent and friendly service will mean that this is the place I will be staying on my return to York.

Oh yeah, check out the Dancing Monkey!

  • Liked — Quirky
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Guy Fawkes Inn

Property: Guy Fawkes Inn
Address: 25 High Petergate, York YO1 7HP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Guy Fawkes Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Standing next to York Minster, the Guy Fawkes Inn was the birthplace of the notorious plotter, Guido Fawkes. The Inn offers en-suite rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV’s and AA Rosette Food. Each of the thirteen rooms have been decorated individually, feature antique feature, tea/coffee making facilities and complimentary toiletries. Many of the rooms also enjoy a landmark view. The inn retains many of its original features including gas lighting, real log fires and the timber staircase. You can also dine by candlelight in the restaurant, which serves classic pub-food from locally sourced ingredients and the bar stocks a range of real ales. The York Ghost Walk Experience leaves from York Minster each Saturday at 19:00 and both York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum are just a 5-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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