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Friars Rest Guest House
Ranked #42 of 194 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 1 May 2014

I took my boyfriend away to York for his 18th birthday and we stayed at the Friars rest guest house. There was no double rooms left so i just booked a twin and philip pushed the beds together and it was more than adequate. I'm still shocked at how big and spacious the room was for a twin. Everything was great from arrival, to breakfast. I still cannot believe how close to the centre we were literally a five minute walk as well as mcarthur glen being about 5-10 mins away in the car. I would recommend this guest house to anyone who wants a relaxing weekend away literally 5 mins from the city centre. It really is yorks little treasure.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

A very nice review and we are pleased you enjoyed your birthday stay with us and appreciated our great location , Hope you may stay with us again--Thanks Phil

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Reviewed 20 April 2014

Just returned home today from a 4 night stay. Both my wife and I had a wonderful time at the Friars Rest Guest House, from the friendly greeting from Phillip to Sophie's cooked breakfasts. On arrival Phillip showed us to our room and allocated a parking slot, with information on getting into the city centre along the river walk.
The room was very comfortable, clean and well equipped. What impressed was Phillip's and Sophie's friendly greeting whenever you met them. Definitely recommended if you are going to Stay in York. Thank you.

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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2014

Thank you so much for your kind comments on your stay with us . It was a pleasure meet you and are pleased you enjoyed our free parking and our great location. Take care Phil

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Reviewed 15 April 2014

I took my partner away for her birthday and we stayed at the Friars Rest Guest House. Philip was very helpful ensuring that he was in when we arrived, helped us with parking and directions into town for exploring later. When we got to the room we found a birthday card for my fiancé, which was a lovely touch and a much appreciated gesture. The room was clean and well appointed. Breakfast was great. A wide range of options including a full vegetarian cooked breakfast (which I modified to leave out tomatoes - which was no trouble at all) - it set us up perfectly for the day. Nothing seemed to be too much trouble for the owner and his staff. I would be very happy to stay here again and will certainly recommend it to friends. Parking, Free Wifi, a lovely walk to town (good distance - not too far) great breakfast and helpful staff. What more could someone want.

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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2015

Thank you for a fantastic review of your stay with us and you lovely comments , we are pleased you liked our free parking, which we guarantee when you stay with us , and found us very comfortable and very clean.
We also appreciated your comments on our breakfasts, take care and we hope to see you in the future, Phil

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Reviewed 13 April 2014


Yorks little treasure.
A warm and friendly welcome greets travellers at The Friars Rest in York. Ideally situated and within walking distance of the city centre. The rooms are comfortable, well equipped and very clean. The breakfast was excellent. Attention to detail is obvious everywhere from the well tended front garden to the well stocked visitor information desk. The owners are lovely. We chose to have a semi ensuite room as we were only staying one night. Excellent value for money. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Ideal location for an easy stroll into York centre. Friars Rest Guesthouse provided us with everything we needed for our 3 night stay. The breakfast was plentiful and the staff helpful and friendly. All well organised, clean and comfortable. Thank you for making our few days in York a success. :)

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Came to York to see Susan Boyle. Partner had heart attack on the journey there and was admitted to York Hospital! Phil and Bev went out of their way to help me getting to the hospital etc. Without them, the stay in York would have been a nightmare. The guest house was superb - great room and breakfast excellent. Thank you for your support. We will stay there again when all is well health wise.

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Reviewed 21 March 2014

We stayed for three nights for our Silver Wedding Anniversary. The ground floor room we stayed in was lovely, warm, spacious, nicely decorated and clean. The breakfast was beautiful, hearty and delicious. The service was so courteous and friendly.

The owner and staff continuously checked to see if there was anything else we needed.

The Friars Rest Guest House is excellent value for money and we would definitely stay there again in the future. The location is a short and a pleasant walk to the city centre. We would highly recommend the Friars Rest Guest House as a perfect place to stay in York.

Keith & Janice
East Yorkshire

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Additional Information about Friars Rest Guest House

Address: 81 Fulford Road, York YO10 4BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: £51 - £68 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Friars Rest Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We welcome you to stay at Friars Rest Guest House. We are a family run B&B situated just out of York City Centre which is approximately a 10 minute walk away. We offer comfortable ensuite rooms, well equipped and furnished, all at an affordable price. Your booking includes a freshly cooked full English breakfast (vegetarian options also available)& Free Parking. ... more   less 
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