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St. Raphael Guest House
Ranked #22 of 195 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 5 November 2011

Were travelling south from Scotland to Cambridge and called for a next-to-the last minute stop in York. Our first place we called was full, but they strongly recommended St. Raphael's-- and we were glad they did. Arrived late in the evening, but found the house with no problem. Easy check in via their unique automated check in system (you'll have to try it to understand), but it was fantastically easy and much better than expecting innkeepers to stay up late for guests. Our room was "The Minster" and was very lovely, quiet, clean, and comfortable. Met Dom and Zoe (and Ollie, their 10 month old) the next morning for a fantastic breakfast cooked by Dom-- homemade bread, fresh, local eggs and meats, and badly needed coffee were welcome! You should take a minute to check out the great photos on the walls taken by Dom and/or Zoe's Dad. They had great tips on where to tour, shortcuts through "snickelways" in York, and superb recommendations for places to eat. Overall, a wonderful inn staffed by a great young couple.

  • Stayed: November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 November 2011

My wife and I stayed here for 2 nights in September. Great location, lovely family, and awesome home baked bread with full breakfast. Very nice clean room with comfortable - would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 October 2011

We spent an excellent night in a very comfortable and welcoming guest house. All the information given to us about restaurants and bars was very welcome and useful, and Dom and Zoe could not have been kinder. The rooms are very attractive, the beds comfortable and the breakfast superb.

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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

I have just come back from a couple of days in York and had to write a review about St raphaels. Dom and Zoe made us feel so welcome, they went out of their way to tell us the best restaurants and bars etc the guest house is lovely, beds really comfy and the breakfast was amazing, even with a hangover!!
It's about a 5 min walk into York centre which is stunning and a great place for a lovely meal and a drink.
Great location, lovely sleep and a tasty breakfast.:)

  • Stayed: October 2011
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Reviewed 19 October 2011

Chose St Raphael based on other reviews here and we were really happy with our choice. Had a fantastic stay (Minster family room) and really enjoyed meeting Zoe, Dom and Ollie. Room was lovely, plenty of space for 3, comfy beds and a spotlessly clean and modern bathroom ensuite. Cooked breakfasts were awesome (thanks Dom!) and also enjoyed the fresh coffee, cereals and grapefruit on offer too. Zoe and Dom are fabulous, friendly hosts and we will definitely stay here again if we have a chance to go back to York!

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

Enjoyed a weekend stay with Dom and Zoe . Well worth the 4star rating - nothing too much trouble, lovely clean and spacious room(Goodramgate) - bed really comfortable and feather duvet so comfy that I got the name of supplier off Zoe and have just ordered one for home! Parking space was right opposite so left car in one place all weekend and had five minute walk into York. Have no hesitation in reccommending St. Raphaels to anyone - the lovely breakfast kept us going until late afternoon and the service this lovely young couple provide is well worth every penny spent.

Room Tip: If you visit York shopping outlet pick up leaflet in B & B and save an extra 10% on any purchase...
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  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 October 2011

Had a very pleasant 2 night stay, very clean, provided lovely quality breakfast. With an easy stroll into the City Centre, close to York Minster. Parking space provided by the owners via. an on street parking permit. Really can highly recommend a stay here. Excellent..

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with family
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Additional Information about 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 #22 of 195 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: £111 - £120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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