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Monkgate Guest House
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Reviewed 30 December 2011

I note that Monkgate has some wildly divergent reviews. I think that there are some real pros and cons which, on balance, make it a place I would recommend.

Is the location good?
Yes. This is unquestionably the number one reason that you would choose Monkgate. We were touring the UK with a car, so wanted somewhere we could park in York but then walk into town. If you are going to York for the first time, I cannot recommend this aspect highly enough. Monkgate’s side of town is also a real positive. It was a simple and quick stroll to many restaurants, as well as all the places that you would want to see.

What is the room like?
We had the family room. This was tight. To get to the bathroom you have to walk through the kid’s room (between the beds), and this was really small. Having said that, the rooms were adequate, and a sacrifice that we were prepared to make to stay so close to the city.

But are the beds comfortable?
They were fine. Everyone slept well – there is some minor foot traffic noise that you can get as people walk home from pubs, but that is it.

What was the food like?
Good. The cooked breakfast and other options were fine, and if you wanted more toast etc, not a problem. The breakfast room was a pleasant place to be, and the hosts helpful. A nice touch was rotating guests around tables each morning.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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5  Thank DadTravelOrganiser
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Reviewed 3 October 2011

Great location for all attractions, there's a beautiful Italian restaurant just down the road which we loved. Lots of bars nearby. I'd be back in an instant. Owners are lovely and accomodating. Our room was a decent size, only issue we had was that the fan in the bathroom really wasn't powerful enough and so we had a bit of a 'steam room'. Tea and coffee facilities. A nice, big breakfast provided in the morning. Owners always had polite chit-chat and suggestions of places we shouldn't miss during our stay. We recommend the walking tours. They were helpful enough to allow us to leave our rucksacks a while until our train home.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank nicbing
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Reviewed 28 August 2011

We have been visiting York for over 18 years and stayed in numerous B&Bs until we discovered Monkgate and have stayed usually twice a year for the past five years. I think we have stayed in most of the rooms. It is everything a proper English B&B should be, with the most friendly welcome, excellent breakfast, clean, as well as being perfectly situated. We will be back as soon as possible!

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 August 2011

we came from holland and expected normal 3 star accomodation but but were blown away with room, hostpitality, food and location. we felt we were made welcome as i hope all the other guests felt. we recomend it highly. a big thumbs up thanks

Room Tip: we had double ground floor room and heard nothing from outside
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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1  Thank tommonaghan34
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Reviewed 31 July 2011

Just spent a weekend at the Monkgate Guest House, we had a family room for 2 nights. This Guest House gives first quality service and the best breakfast ever. Will and Jane are welcoming, friendly and go ouy of their way to spend time with all the guests individually. To some rooms may need an update but this is not a cheap chain hotel therefore it's individuality to us, made it special. We shall be returning.

  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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