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Guy Fawkes Inn
Ranked #40 of 195 York B&B and Inns
Reviewed 2 March 2011

Absolutely loved this place, went in for lunch and had the most delicious fish pie I have ever eaten. My husband had the steak and ale pie, which was also top class. Everything is home cooked, so you know that you are getting quality. The staff are very friendly and helpful. Also has a lovely range of real ales on offer. The place itself is steeped in history, so it was a really nice experience. Would definitely return without hesitation!

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 February 2011

Stayed here with my husband and extended family (50, 45, 27, 21, and 2 x 19 year olds) in the Belfry Suite which accomodates 6 people. We were recommended the Guy Fawkes Inn by my daughters partner who has stayed here on a previous occasion. Friendly welcome and pleased with first appearances, location was excellent and we were all looking forward to celebrating my husbands birthday. We were showed to our suite, which is situated at the very top of the building up very steep steps but aware of this before booking so this didnt pose any problems. The Belfry suite is very quaint with very low ceiling heights, by husband bumped is head on more than one occasion, much to the amusement of the rest of the family. Breakfast was very good and plentiful and also catered well for my daughter who is vegetarian. After having a lovely birthday meal at the Dean Court Hotel and seeing the sights of York we arrived back quite late, Paul the night porter was very attentive and provided entertainment (ghost stories) whilst having a night cap, however he was also very aware of any noise so as not to disturb sleeping guests.

Now for the bad points: Unfortunately we were very disappointed with the Belfry Suite, 1. Stains on the carpets
2. Toilet seat completely broken (ended up placing it on floor, the annoying thing is that the staff were aware that it was broken because the screws were neatly placed ontop of the cistern!!!)
3. Bath tap handle came away in my sons hand. (husband managed to get it back on)
4. Only 2 cups, and one of the glasses was filthy
5. Bed Settees are very small, not comfortable for two adults
6. One of the duvets on the bed settee was actually a single in a double cover!
7. Very poor lighting, had to move bedside lights to be able to put make-up on.
8. 2 spot lights in bathroom not working.
9. Iron available on request, however my son had to go and collect it himself in the end as we couldnt wait any longer or we would have been late for our evening meal reservation.

Surely this is not acceptable for a 4 Star Rating!

On the morning of our departure we were able to see into one of the double four poster rooms at the front of the hotel, and i must admit these did seem far superior, and alot cleaner. My daughters partner was disappointed with the quality of the Belfry Suite as he had expected the same standards as on his previous stay.

We brought these points to their attention on the evening and expected some acknowledgement of this at check out, however i had to mention it again and just received an apology which i feel is not acceptable.

When all is said and done, we still had a very enjoyable weekend and the location was great. We would possibly stay again but not in the Belfry. They really do need to sort out the finer points otherwise i do feel it shouldnt have a 4 star rating.

I would recommend this hotel to friends for location and ambience, but wouldnt recommend the Belfry Suite and certainly not for a party of 6 adults.

  • Stayed: January 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 30 December 2010

We have just returned from a post christmas break staying in the Belfry suite,which was much bigger than we expected with a landing connecting the bedroom,living room(with two double sofa beds) and bathroom which were all of good size. As the suite is within the eaves of roof I had to stoop quite a lot . I was happy to find the central heating working well when it was so cold outside and found the need to turn the stats down. From the living room window there is great views of the minster.Downstairs the public rooms are wood panelled and gas lit with breakfast served in the rear dining room. There was a wide choice for breakfast which was all good quality and all the staff were helpful with a positive friendly attitude. The only drawbacks I would say would be the numerous steps to the bedrooms and the car parking being a fair distance away but both of these issues are a trade off for staying in a 400 year old inn set right in the middle of York.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 December 2010

Positives:- Great location, Hotel steeped with history,Staff friendly and efficient, great breakfast, Decor and furniture in keeping with interesting and historic building. Food looked great though we only had breakfast.
Negatives:- Had to move rooms as 1st room (rm 10) was dingy and smelled damp. 2nd room was very small but nothing else was available. Overpowering smell of bleach from the toilets at the bottom of the stairs, I have read other comments on this so it's not just me! Staff said they had a problem with the plumbing. The courtyard of the hotel could really do with a spruce up as was a bit like a back yard, bin area for smokers and given that several rooms lead off this area it was a bit off putting. Also cleanliness was ok on visible areas but I found a thick pile of dust, fluff and hair clinging to my coat which has fallen under the bed - nice.
If I was to stay at this hotel again I would book a different room as I had a peak around the door and those on the 1st floor (except petite double) looked lovely, airy and spacious (everything the 2 rooms offered to us were not!). Oh and don't forget that this hotel is a pub so will be noisy until closing time.

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 December 2010

Literally just walked through the door on return from Guy Fawkes, can't rate it enough. After months of researching on the internet this jumped out at me. I wanted somewhere authentic, with a real fire (being December I was aiming for cosy!), a fab location, good food, service and lots of atmosphere, This checked every single box. If you are after, ultra modern, shiney new swish hotels with no character, then please listen to the other reviews and go elsewhere, this is a fab traditional olde wold inn! The room (room 7) was beautiful, a huge 4 poster (sooooo comfy!) with modern touches such as the flat screen TV, kettle (plenty of tea/coffee/hot choc), hair dryer etc. Bathroom was a little on the small side, but didn't exactly spend a lot of time in there. Location is amazing - we watched the bell ringers at the Minster through the window, everything is on the doorstep. Service was brill too - only ate breakfast there as they dont serve evening meals on a Sunday. Breakfast was lovely, fresh juice, tea, coffee, pastries, fruit and cereal and a lovely full Yorkshire! In the evening the pub was packed and had a lovely atmosphere. There is no reception, you check in at the bar which was really quirky - I liked it. Make sure you go to the hotel first to get your car parking pass, its about a 5 minute walk back to the hotel from Marygate carpark. Tons of shops, restraunts, bars etc on the doorstep. It also had free wi-fi, just ask at the bar for the passcode. I really can't speak highly enough of this hotel it's fab!!! Can't wait to return!!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 December 2010

Just home from our yearly weekend stay in York at Xmas,and as always the Guy Fawkes is our favourite place to stay! The bar was VERY busy when we arrived but the staff booked us in quickly and let us put our lugguage in the rooms even tho we arrived well before the check in time! The bar areas are the best place to unwind with the gas lamps and flickering candles! Anybody on this site critising the lighting or furniture has no soul and should get themselves off to a Travelodge! The beds are superbly comfortable and the rooms warm and very very cosy,perfect at Christmas! Room 7 is our favourite with its wood paneling wonderful views of the Minster.Breakfast is hearty and well cooked with great choice! FRESH orange juice too! This must be our 10th stay at the Guy Fawkes we stay at least 3 times a year and as soon as we arrive the stress of modern life falls away! The ONLY downside is the outsde area which is a bit untidywhich is a shame because with a little work ,heaters,decent furniture and lighting would make a great place to enjoy a drink and a meal! Be back soon!!!

  • Stayed: December 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 November 2010

Stayed for one night with the wife. The Inn is on the doorstep of the Minster and excellent for exploring Stonegate and the shops of York. Parking a short walk away. Service was good. Had some beautiful soup for lunch and a nice glass of red wine. Lots of choice of beers and Addlestones cider. Room was sympathetically decorated. Quirky, but in keeping with the 16th century buidling. Breakfast was amazing. All locally sourced and very tasty indeed.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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 #40 of 195 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: £101 - £319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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