This is worth staying just for the experience. The staff could not have been nicer, looked after my luggage when I arrived way too early to book in, told me where the best places to eat out were, and were exceptionally helpful. I stayed in St Aidens, a single with just a sink, but there were ample toilet facilities on the floor, so no problems at all. The linen and towels were lovely and clean and the breakfast was superb. Just a stones throw from the station.
Please do not try to compare this with a 4* hotel, it is an exceptional B&B...There was no TV in my room (to me that's no problem), but there was a communal room with a TV, a pool table, and a fridge and kitchen. A shop on site, a museum on site and all for a fraction of the prices in the rest of York. Would I go there again? YES I most certainly will. No frills but an absolute must
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Bar Convent is England's oldest living convent, established in 1686 as a school for girls. Today, the Grade I Listed building is one of York's most unique places to stay, promising peace, quiet and friendly service in a heritage setting. Our rooms are largely en-suite, with a few lower-priced rooms on the top floor with shared bathroom facilities. There is an award-winning café on site, as well as an state-of-the-art Exhibition on the convent's fascinating history. Just around the corner from York Rail Station, and only minutes into the centre of town, The Bar Convent's location is second-to-none and provides easy access to the city's famous walls. A large number of restaurants, pubs and bars are nearby. The Bar Convent is proud to provide York's warmest welcome, to those of all faiths and none. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bar Convent Hotel York
- Bar Convent b&b