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“Quirky and romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Guy Fawkes Inn

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Guy Fawkes Inn
Ranked #41 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Lancs
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“Quirky and romantic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Lovely old building with furniture and décor in keeping with the age. We had a beautiful view of the Minster. Guy Fawkes is very central for the city. Staff were very friendly and the atmosphere in the public areas was very welcoming and cosy. I thought because of the age it might be cold and draughty but it was extremely warm and cosy. Possibly because of the gas lights on the ground floor and the fires. Food was very good and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Rooms are very spacious and we were given a free late check out until 12 which was very much appreciated.

Room Tip: Room 3 had a great view of the Minster and 3 very large windows. It was very light and airy
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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kent
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Our stay was fabulous. Warm welcome by the duty manager. Poor man was having to cope with a broken boiler apologised for lack of heat but promised us this was a temporary problem and it was fixed within an hour!! Considering the location and that it is also a busy bar the rooms are far enough away and very quiet! We stayed in a doubleroom. Bed was very comfy en suite was very small but fuctional!! The bar area is warm and cosy and has a great atmosphere. We didn't try the restaraunt but the food smelt amazing. We will have to try this next time as we will definatly be back as we love York and now we have a superb place to stay! We wanted to stay an extra night but sadly they were fully booked. Ahh well we will have to go again soon maybe a four poster room next time!

  • Stayed October 2013
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

From the outset we didn't know what to expect from the inn but as soon as we walked in we were welcomed very warmly and shown through to our room as soon as possible. They did mentioned they were short staffed but did the best they could to satisfy us. Our room was beautiful - such old school but modern features inside, nice teas/coffes/milk and a good pressured shower. It wasn't very noisy either considering it's also a pub so we slept peacefully. Breakfast in the morning, service was great again, was wonderful for an all inclusive price. I would highly recommend this room to any young couple. We paid around £80 for the night with breakky :)

Room Tip: We had to double bed
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

My friends and I have just recently stayed at the Guy Fawkes Inn on the 21st September, 2013. I have to say first impressions were very homely and friendly. We stayed in the attic room which was rumoured to be haunted and we weren't disappointed! The floors were very uneven and the ceilings very low, but I think it added to the character of the building. The main bedroom was very comfortable, but the other room with the bed settees was very cold and the beds were uncomfortable! We kept hearing strange banging noises during the night, which we thought was coming from outside. We also got a strange feeling that someone was watching us the old time. We had a few drinks, but I know it wasn't that kind of spirits!! The breakfast was good, plenty of cereals, fruit juices, pastries and a full English. The staff are very helpful, but extremely busy as this pub is right in the centre of things, next to the minster. I would stay there again because it's certainly something different.

Room Tip: If you are frightened of a spooky atmosphere, don't stay in the attic room(The Belfrey)
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Went for our silver wedding lived up to all our expectations. You have to like this sort of inn but we do and we did it is not for everyone when there is the a Best Western Monkbar and the York Hilton to choose but they wouldn't come close to this inn. Food excellent, staff excellent and the bedroom what can I say beautiful four poster room. According to my hubby as I am not a beer drinker real ales brilliant. I loved the candlelit bar and restaurant, as I say food excellent and room price includes breakfast hubby had a full english! It is an amazing place if you are historical you could almost touch York Minster. It was like taking a step back in time would recommend.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marmadukes H, Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Thank you for taking your time to review us!
We are glad you enjoyed your silver wedding with us and it was all you hoped for!!
We are an individual site that strives to offer the historical experience you experience alongside great food, ale and service :)
We hope to see you return to us!
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Derbyshire England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

This was a surprise overnight stay for me at my wife's expense!! The Inn has only 14 bedrooms with different beds and rooms sizes, we had a very slope, uneven, four poster bed room with a massive en suite and a very nice free standing bath in it. It wasn't the most luxurious of rooms for £209 including breakfast or with immaculate flooring to the en-suite but clean and charming all the same. Breakfast was good and the sleep was great so no ghosts for us as the beer obviously took over!! I would still recommend this place as it has a lot of character and is close to the town right opposite the Minster! The bar was excellent and the staff very accommodating, the candlelit presence all through was different and you felt like you had stepped back in time.

Room Tip: Go for the more expensive rooms as they are bigger with character.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marmadukes H, Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Thank you for taking your time to review us!
I am glad you enjoyed the character of the building and the location, it is an extremely popular place because of this.
We do feel we are good value for money rather than expensive and obviously our location and history is value for money in itself.
We do hope you will return to us soon!
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

A lovely, quirky inn in an ideal location for exploring York. The staff were all friendly and attentive and the food was excellent, with both breakfast and dinner being served in candlelight which created a lovely atmosphere. The bedroom in the Guy Fawkes Cottage was very spacious, clean and full of character. Will definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Marmadukes H, Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, 30 September 2013
Thank you for your lovely review!
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and our indeed quirkiness!
We look forward to seeing you again soon!!
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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 #41 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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