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The York Priory
Ranked #39 of 205 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Jose, California
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great Value, Highly recommended”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2011

We stayed for 2 nights at the York Priory with our 3 teens. We rented the adjoining family room - which was airy and spacious. The facility is very well kept, in a safe and relatively quiet location. It is a 10 minute walk to the center of York along the river (which is about a two minute walk behind the property) - so, extremely convenient. Staff was very friendly, and breakfast was extremely good.

We would highly recommend the Priory and would definitely stay there on our next visit to York.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tripeaze
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Dumfries, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2011

nothing like photo, room was basic, cluttered and could do with a good clean top to bottom. we were in a front facing room traffic busy never slept most of the night. was a fusty smell when you walked into room, bathroom floor sloped and toilet and bath was right infront of a big front window with discoloured net curtain.
staff very friendly and couldn't have been more helpful. but would not recommend it to anyone I know.
Never a four star not even a three, sorry.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Calgary, Canada
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2011

Cute guest house located a short walk away from the city center (10 - 15 minutes). Staff were very friendly. Back garden is beautiful. There is even a bar on the main floor. Breakfast was very good. We stayed in a family room which was quite large with a brand new bathroom including a shower and bathtub. Free WiFi, good connection.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Katey31
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Ardglass, Co Down
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2011

Stayed with Parents for a few days. Guesthouse was excellent. Great staff. Would recommend eating at masons arms 200 yards from hotel.

  • Stayed May 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Gracey103
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2011

My partner and I are normal working people, I in an office my partner a driver, since our stays are short we like to stay in 5star Hotels. My partner pointed out the Priory it sounded good in old ruins. We stayed in their superior room over looking the garden we found the Priory as good as any 5 star. We found the staff could not do enough for us especially Lil, we found it a pleasure to return at night walking along the river 20 mins to the town. However 3 small points (1)the room one day was not hovered (2) my empty beer bottles purchased in house was not cleared away (3) the loud talking directly below our bedroom window, however this never happened once the back door was shut. We will stay there again, we then went to Edinburgh at stayed at the Sheraton Grand Hotel.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank cabbie1952
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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2011

WHAT CAN I SAY..had 1 night in the priory at easter, felt like i had been there a fortnight, owner and staff couldnt be more friendlier, food excellent, room brilliant, just a VERY NICE place to stay, thankyou to all at the priory

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank garyandmasha
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Grovetown, Georgia
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16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2011

The York Priory is a wonderful hotel / B&B. We stayed in a third floor family room which had a king size bed and two twin beds. The room had lots of character with slanted ceilings and several windows. The bathroom was large for European standards, just make sure that you pull the cord hanging from the ceiling to turn on the shower! We didn't figure this out until the next hotel!!
The staff at the York Priory are extremely helpful and they couldn't do enough for us. The location of the hotel is just a bit outside of the "city-center," but there is a bus stop right down the street from the hotel that will take you directly to the train station. There is also free parking behind the hotel for a limited number of cars. It was ideal for us as we had a rental car and also needed to use the bus for our son to get to the hotel from the train station. The best of all worlds!
We ate dinner at the pub on the opposite corner from the hotel and they had good prices and good food. We had a very enjoyable evening there.
Breakfast was your typical hot English breakfast with all the trimmings and the wait staff was very friendly and helpful.
This hotel / B&B is highly recommended by our family. If we were ever going to be in York again we would definitely stay here!
One word of caution: it is on a major road and in the summer time if you need to keep the windows open it could get pretty noisy. We didn't have any problem staying in April, and there were two fans in the room; just want to give you something to think about.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: The York Priory
Address: 126-128 Fulford Road, York YO10 4BE, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #39 of 205 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — The York Priory 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The York Priory Guest Accommodation. The York Priory was a Grand Victorian End Terrace, of a private residence, that was converted into a hotel in the 1930s by the present owners' grandmother. Its always fondly remembered by customers for the Twin Gothic Arches in the gardens, an original `Victorian Folly' The guesthouse is period styled in William Morris wallcoverings he was a famous designer of the Victorian Era. Eclectic and unique it is a far cry away from the modern, purpose built chain hotels. The Guesthouse could not be better located for the city centre. It's situated less than a mile away from the city centre via pretty riverside promenade, which take you to the historic attractions and a wonderful selection of 1st class restaurants and bars. The York Priory has a large car park to the rear of the guesthouse providing ample free parking space for all the customers of the hotel, for the duration of your stay in York. Just park your car you won't need it If walking isn't your thing then several buses stop outside and return right in front of the guesthouse, all of which go to the city centre and the station. The York Priory is proud to welcome well behaved owners, and their dogs. We are pet friendly and welcome your pets by prior arrangements (a small surcharge is applicable). Special terms and conditions will apply when bringing your pet. We have accommodation to suit all. From a large Adjoining family room that sleeps 5 people over 2 rooms to the smallest room in the house, an en-suite single bedded room overlooking the gardens. The romantic 4 Poster Room has a large bathroom with a full size bath luxury bathrobes and satellite TV. The cosy Classic rooms are en-suite all have flat screen TV, tea and coffee making whilst the comfortable Superior bedrooms are individually decorated and ideal for a longer stay with luxury bathrobes, satellite TV (including a free home movie package), Tea and Coffee Making with upgraded hospitality tray. The Priory is an ideal for an overnight stay or for longer, more relaxing break, visiting the sights of York. Make it more than just a brief visit there's plenty to see and do especially when it's just an hour's ride away all North Yorkshires attractions. On your return, relax into your bedroom or enjoy a drink in the bar, or in the gardens terrace. Whatever your reason for your visit to York you can be sure of a warm Yorkshire Greeting at the York Priory. Ideally situated for The University and The racecourse. The York Priory is situated in the Fishergate the 1036 inner ring road of Fulford road near the city centre and Not to be mistaken with Fulford Village, which is 2 miles away. ... more   less 
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