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St. Raphael Guest House
Ranked #24 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
California
Level 6 Contributor
250 reviews
52 hotel reviews
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“I wish I could stay here again.”
Reviewed 22 April 2011

This is such a wonderful little b&b how I wish I can come back to stay here again before Zoe & Dom close shop and move out of York. The room was nice & clean, the breakfast was delicious! It may be the usual English breakfast but it was definitely good English breakfast. I looked forward to having the homemade bread they served every morning. The hosts, zoe & dom were very nice and helpful. It's quite a walk to the center of town especially when it's cold but York is so pretty that you won't mind the walk at all. How I wish Zoe & Dom change their minds about closing shop in York.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled with friends
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StRaphaelYork, Owner at St. Raphael Guest House, responded to this review, 9 May 2011
Hi, and thank your for your review, we are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we just wish we could have done that little bit more to make your stay a 5 star stay.

We would just like to let our future guests know (as we've had a few phonecalls referring to this review) - we don't plan to leave York until January 2013 (and thats if all goes according to plan - it could be later).
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Reviewed 20 April 2011

Although we only stayed one night we would certainly recommend this place. The rooms were comfortable and very clean and the breakfasts are great - a lot more than we expected. The guest house is a short walk from the city centre. Zoe and Dom were really helpful and great hosts.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 17 April 2011

Very clean, very homelike. The room we had (for three) was the most spacious we had during our entire 2-week trip. Dom and Zoe consistently helpful (whole computer printouts of information!) and always friendly and willing to help, despite being obviously busy with the B&B and life.
Location could hardly be better for touring old York - just a few minutes walk from the city walls and about 15 minutes' walk from the train station.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Carmichael, California
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Reviewed 10 April 2011

St. Raphael Guest House was a great place to stay in York. The room and breakfast were perfect. It's very close to the walls of the city, just a quick walk through a beautiful garden and you're there for some great sight seeing. Thanks so much Dom, Zoe, and Ollie!

Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Beijing, China
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Reviewed 5 April 2011

My husband and I had a great experience in St Raphael, we can tell that Zoe&Dom do their best to make everything comfortable to guests.they are kind and warm hearted, we just look forward to going back again.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled as a couple
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Derby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

Me and my mum stayed in the St Raphael recently and can't find one problem with our stay. The hosts were perfect, on hand with any information you needed, when you needed it. The rooms was clean and beautifully decorated. The B&B in general was really clean and modern and felt very luxurious. Everything was on hand from a hairdryer to bottled water.
As for location I was slightly aprehensive about the on street parking. However I shouldn't have been, this really is a residential area and exceptionally quiet. It's also a lovely walk into York, about 5 minutes through the beautiful museum gardens.
I would recommend this to anyone visiting York. I hoping we'll be back again soon.

  • Stayed March 2011
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 March 2011

We recently stayed at St Raphael Guest House while my husband researched at the Minster Archives and I visited York. We couldn't have been happier with our stay. The room (Goodramgate) was lovely - light and fresh, very tastefully appointed. There were nice touches, like fresh flowers in the rooms. We especially loved the sunlight streaming in through the window, which we could open to hear the birds. Lovely for afternoon naps. The room and guest house were clean and comfortable to be in - definitely not a drab and dark guest house. We woke each morning to the smell of fresh bread, which was a treat. Breakfast (available with a variety of options, from full English to just yogurt and everything in between) was delicious. Nearly all the food is sourced locally, from the eggs, to the sausage (vegetarian and meat), bacon, down to the jam and yogurt. My husband especially enjoyed the sausage. The guest house is very conveniently located, no more than an easy 10 minute walk to the centre of town, which was perfect for us. It's in a quiet part of town, so we had no trouble sleeping with the window open (which we did due to the beautiful weather). Zoe and Dom are perfect hosts, lovely and friendly. We greatly enjoyed meeting them. They also pointed us to a delicious ice cream shop! When we return to York, we'll definitely be staying here again.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled on business
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Property: St. Raphael Guest House
Address: 44 Queen Annes Road | Bootham, York YO30 7AF, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — St. Raphael Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
St. Raphael provides bed and breakfast accommodation in a fantastic location; a quiet cul-de-sac, just 400 yards from the heart of York. The Minster, the National Rail Museum, Jorvik, the Theatre Royal, and York's other major attractions, are all within 10 to 20 minutes walk. York Rail Station is 15 minutes walk. Car parking is free and guaranteed. Broadband Wi-Fi is free. All 7 Bedrooms are en-suite, with walk-in shower, toilet and wash basin. All rooms are light, airy, and welcoming, with fresh flowers and well-stocked hospitality tray. Awake each morning to the gorgeous aroma of warm, home-made, freshly-baked breads! ... more   less 
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