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“Comfortable and convenient.”
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Bowen House
Ranked #39 of 193 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
West Midlands, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
32 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“Comfortable and convenient.”
Reviewed 18 April 2014

We stayed three nights here. Very convenient for the city which is about a 15 minute easy walk away. Lovely cooked breakfast with generous portions. Comfortable rooms which are a little on the small size. The ensuite was very compact which didn't bother us but it may bother others if you need a bit more room. Breakfast was a little early for our liking as it finished at 9.15. Very friendly staff who made our stay very pleasant and easy. The only thing we didn't like was the matress was very soft and so gave us back ache. We would stay again.

  • Stayed April 2014
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Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

We had a very pleasant stay, the room was clean and well looked after. Breakfast was very tasty and lots of options! They were even able to accommodate us when needing to alter our plans due to illness. Highly recommended stay! A very friendly welcome and stay!

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Frstly, was allowed to check in an hour before advertised time. Very helpful.
Small room with small toilet/showerroom. But we knew that beforehand.
Very clean.
Nice tourist book in room was a good touch.
Great breakfast.
10 minute stroll into town.
Very friendly and helpful owner.
Thanks

Room Tip: Room 2 has very small showerroom, so maybe check before booking if a problem.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cheshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

We have just come back from a weekend away in York and we stayed here at Bowen House. The hosts, Diane and Peter can't do enough for you. The breakfasts served in the conservatory are amazing, the choice is just brilliant. The comfortable rooms are decorated and furnished to a high standard with a few extra special touches.

The guest house is located just outside the city walls, just off Monkgate and is approximately 10 minutes walk to Goodramgate where there is a great selection of restaurants and pubs to choose from.

This is our 4th stay at Bowen House and we are never disappointed!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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sheffield
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2014

We stayed at Bowen house recommended by my neighbours ang n Paul who said we wouldn't be disappointed and we were Wernet Dianne was very welcoming explained the places to visit n where we could get buses if we wanted one. The are really clean n comfortable even extra heaters if you are cold although heating was on till late and that's a big thing for me hate being cold so that was a big star for me it's nit far to walk into main town of York 10minutes so no real need for buses but if you do opt for taxis only a fiver would definitely go back we all wished we had stayed extra night

  • Stayed February 2014
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

Excellent value for money,really good location,within 10 minutes walk to centre. Lovely breakfast.
Excellent value for money,really good location,within 10 minutes walk to centre. Lovely breakfast.
Excellent value for money,really good location,within 10 minutes walk to centre. Lovely breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2013

this is great place to stay and just a 10 minute walk into town. our room was very comfortable and had nice toiletries, tea, coffee, water and even some chocolates & biscuits. also liked the i pod/phone docking station which was very handy.the breakfast at Bowen House is fantastic with plenty of choice.we hope to stay there again. we were made very welcome
Thanks Diane& Peter

Room Tip: we stayed in room 2 and whilst it was a very comfortable room, the bathroom is very small.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Bowen House

Property: Bowen House
Address: Huntington Road | Huntington Road, York YO31 8RF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 193 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Bowen House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Diane and Peter offer a warm Yorkshire welcome at Bowen House. It’s a 10 minute stroll from the famous Shambles and York Minster. We offer five comfortable rooms, each has a TV, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, towels and toiletries. Free Wi-Fi and private off-street parking are available. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in the bright and airy conservatory. The extensive menu includes a traditional full English breakfast. Special and vegetarian diets can be catered for. ... more   less 
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