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The York Priory
Ranked #40 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, UK
Level 5 Contributor
36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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“a nice place to stay”
Reviewed 22 July 2014

Stayed at the York Priory over the weekend of the Tour De France in Yorkshire, and found it to be an ideal base, not only for seeing the two stages of The Tour, but also for York in general.

The hotel is a little dated, but very clean and comfortable, and I found all the staff to be very friendly and helpful. Since I was driving, it was good to have off-road parking round the back of the hotel and I never had any problems finding a parking space.

The breakfast I had there was very nice, and it was also an added bonus to have a bar in the hotel, which seemed to be very reasonably priced (well certainly to a southerner like me anyway).

York is a beautiful place, but seemed like it had the potential to get a bit lairy on a Friday and Saturday night with all the stag and hen parties, so I was actually quite pleased that I stayed a few minutes out of the centre.

Would stay here again.

Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
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Staffordshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 18 July 2014

Myself & my partner stayed here a few weeks ago'... With our 2 little dogs..We stayed in the four poster room, Which was comfy and lovely.. We had our own private bathroom, & The bath was so BIG'... Perfect for a long soak! The breakfast was tasty, With lots of choice. The staff were all very friendly and helpful"... The York Priory has a very laid back feel'... With beautiful gardens, & A nice 10-15 minute stroll along the river to YORK'.. It was the perfect get away! Nothing bad to say here... All good :-)

Room Tip: Four Poster Room'... PERFECT....Our Bathroom' PERFECT..
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Paris, France
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 16 July 2014

All staff were friendly, polite and obliging. We loved our room, the location was great and the guest house was a perfect for our 2 nights in this lovely city. Also, the breakfast selection was wonderful and the food delicious.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Delhi, India
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Reviewed 14 July 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night on the way to Scotland. The family room was on the top of the house. Spacious with one double bed and two single beds. The bathroom was small. There was a charming garden outside which we did not get a chance to enjoy. The inn is a short walk away from the river and centre of town. All in all, recommended.

Stayed June 2014
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Darlington
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Reviewed 13 July 2014 via mobile

Been visiting this establishment roughly 4 times a year, for the last 10 years. We have always been welcomed warmly when staying here. The service is very friendly with a homely atmosphere an the staff are very accommodating. They have a good selection of breakfasts on a morning... We recommend the full English. The rooms are warm, clean an welcoming with excellent comfy beds. There is a bar in the hotel with a decent selection, an not too costly either. Very nice to make use of on a warm summers night especially when sitting in their picturesque garden. If venturing out, you only need cut through their car park an your brought out to the river Ouse where there is lots to be seen as you wander into the city. (Roughly a 10/15min walk). This is a hotel my husband an myself would definitely recommend, excellent value for money.

  • Stayed July 2014
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Lizzie J, Owner at The York Priory, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
Thank you for such lovely positive feedback, it always so nice to hear a guest’s kind and appreciative thoughts. We feel very honoured that you choose to stay at The York Priory every year and we really value your loyalty. We pride ourselves on wonderful customer service, and are pleased to hear that you found our staff to be welcoming and accommodating. I have informed the staff of your experience with us - such a great way to motivate the team. Thank you and we hope to see you very soon.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 9 July 2014

This gem of a guest house ticks all the boxes. A short walk (along a beautiful canal) to the city, free parking in an area with very little, free English or Continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, Sky TV in every room and a family suite that sleeps 5 people comfortably in two separate rooms.
As a former Chef, I was particularly impressed with the food, which was cooked to perfection and was better than many a place we ate at in the UK (Black Pudding was optional!).

The staff are very friendly (I booked over the phone from Australia and got the best rate). The garden is delightful (we ate our first lunch in a lovely shaded canopy) and there is even a bar area if you need a drink after a day of "Are we there yet?"

If you add up the cost of parking in York and a full breakfast for every member of a family then the York Priory is a no brainier and was easily our favourite accommodation on our Family vacation.

Room Tip: Pick the family suite for 4 or more people as there is a second room if you want a bit of privacy or...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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Lizzie J, Owner at The York Priory, responded to this review, 3 August 2014
It was a real pleasure reading your review, it is always so nice to hear that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us, and appreciate the little extras like the free car park and free WIFI. I have passed your compliments onto our chef, who was thrilled to hear another chef was impressed with his home cooking. As you pointed out, booking direct will give guests the best rate and the option of including breakfast. We hope one day you will return to the UK and you are very welcome back at The York Priory. Thank you from all the team at “your favourite accommodation”
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London, Canada
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Reviewed 8 July 2014

I stayed 3 nights at the Priory in June and look forward to going again on my next trip to York. The friendliness of Liz and Pam and all the staff make it a warm and welcoming atmosphere. Everything was great: the beautiful garden in the back; the large parking area; the great breakfasts; the dog-friendliness complete with Bella and Roxie! The location is perfect - a short ride by city bus into town, but close enough to walk - it's a short walk down the side street to the river and the walk along the river into the city is very pleasant. Next time I must have a drink in their very nice bar. Thanks for a wonderful stay!

Rob Turner,
London, Canada

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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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 #40 of 192 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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