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“Perfect stay for our wedding weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Alcuin Lodge

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Alcuin Lodge
Ranked #4 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Stockport, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Perfect stay for our wedding weekend”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2013

We got married in York 28th Sept and we chose Alcuin lodge for 2 nights after reading reviews on here and they were all spot on! Darren went out of his way to make it a special stay for us and I will always remember what a lovely time we had. Our room was lovely and light and bathroom was huge. We got back on our wedding night to balloons and a card on our bed which was a lovely touch. i have given 5 stars for sleep quality but of course i didnt sleep as was so excited about wedding but its a quiet street and extremely comfortable bed so had it not been my wedding, I would've slept like a baby. He was accommodating with my large group of bridesmaids and various family providing champagne glasses for us while we got ready. it was so quiet too! couldnt recommend this place enough - would love to visit again in future, maybe for an anniversary : )

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlcuinLodgeYork, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Goldie, thank you so much for taking the time to provide feedback. It was great to be able to host your wedding preparations / wedding night here at Alcuin Lodge - a very special weekend indeed. I'm delighted that you stay added to the lovely memories of the weekend - it was a real pleasure for us and I do hope you'll come back to celebrate anniversaries in the future.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2013

As others have noted, the Alcuin has a great location, close to the city center, yet is quiet. Our room was small and utilitarian, but clean and everything functioned well. The real value was in host Darren's superb advice for local activities. He enabled us to hit the high points on a quick trip through town. He obviously puts a lot into his very well-run B&B. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlcuinLodgeYork, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review, 7 October 2013
Thank you for your kind comments, in particular about the added value provided by sharing our local knowledge and for the appreciation of the care we put in to looking after our guests. It's always a joy to have visitors who make the most of a short stay and to know that they enjoy their time in our lovely city. I do hope you'll be back to see us again sometime.
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Perth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

Darren is a wonderful host, the room was clean and tidy and the breakfast was good.

He is a good listener and will spend time with you each day to make sure you get the best out of your visit to York.

This B & B is 10 minutes walk through a beautiful park.

It is in a quiet location which is what we wanted.

I will go back.

Before you go check the times that the bridge is restricted to make your way to the B&B.
- give Darren a phone as I am sure he will give you advice.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlcuinLodgeYork, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review, 9 October 2013
Thank you so much for your kind comments. I'm so pleased you appreciated some local advice. We're very fortunate to have a location that is on the doorstep of all the main sights in York and yet in such a quiet area. As for the bridge restriction, directions to avoid it are on Alcuin Lodge website so that's good starting point. I hope to see you back here again as soon as your schedule allows.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2013

Darren is a great host-friendly, helpful and knowledgeable who provides a range of options for breakfast. It is in a quiet location only a short walk from the station and attractions. There is also free parking available. Our room and bathroom were clean, comfortable and a good size.
Kay

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlcuinLodgeYork, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Thank you, Kay. I really appreciate you taking the time to provide some feedback and your lovely comments about the welcome you received, your room and location. Great to know that we were able to provide you with an ideal base to explore the city. I hope the rest of your trip was a success and that you're able to come back to see us again sometime.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2013

Darren is a gracious, knowledgeable and hardworking host who made us feel welcome the moment we arrived...he also prepares a tasty array of breakfast choices.

A great feature of this B&B is its location in a quiet cul-de-sac within walking distance of both the train station and the cathedral, yet far enough away from city centre traffic to assure peace and quiet during the night.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlcuinLodgeYork, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review, 29 September 2013
Michele, thank you for your kind feedback. It was a pleasure to look after you and I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us at Alcuin Lodge. Yes, we have the best of both wih our location being so close to the centre and station and yet we're in a quiet residential area. I'm so pleased you were able to take full advantage of it. Do come back and see us again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2013

My friend and I, both seniors, really enjoyed our stay here. Darren is a wonderful host and is very helpful. Our room was very nice and had a good bathroom. He took our bags up the stairs for us, which is essential for us. The location could not be better. It is a short walk to the Minister and the old part of town. We could easily do it. There are also parking in the front of the B&B and it is in a quiet residential area yet was easy to find. Darren makes the best scrambled eggs and the rest of the breakfast is just as good. The breakfast room was very nice. He made a reservation for us at the Guy Fawkes restaurant where we had their steak and ale pie, excellent. We stayed in 9 B&Bs during our 3 week trip and this one was one of two that we loved and wanted to stay much longer. You could not do better.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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AlcuinLodgeYork, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
Thank you so much for the lovely feedback you've provided on your stay here at Alcuin Lodge. I'm so pleased to read that you found everything just as you wanted it to be. It was great having you here and a pleasure to be able to assist you to make the most of your visit to York. I certainly hope that wishing you'd been able to stay longer will provide you with a great reason to come back to stay again.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2013

Faultless b&b in quiet residential area. Easy access to station and city including Minster and restaurants. Great hospitality. Confirm all previous complimentary remarks. Excellent value for money. Just book it!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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AlcuinLodgeYork, Owner at Alcuin Lodge, responded to this review, 23 September 2013
Thanks for the concise summary! Great to know you enjoyed your stay at Alcuin Lodge. I do appreciate you taking the time to let us know that we were able to offer just what you needed. See you next time you're up this way.
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Property: Alcuin Lodge
Address: 15 Sycamore Place | Bootham, York YO30 7DW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Alcuin Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once the home of an Edwardian family, Alcuin Lodge is now a comfortable guest house in the centre of York, with light and airy bedrooms, recently refurbished modern bathrooms and a welcoming breakfast room. Alcuin Lodge is the perfect place to stay during your visit to York, a City boasting some of the most amazing architecture and history in the UK. We are a short stroll away from the city walls, the Minster, Museum Gardens and city centre where you will find Betty's tea rooms, the Yorvik Viking centre, York Dungeon, a vast array of shops and many more places to explore. There is something for everyone to enjoy, all within walking distance. We are in a great location for the popular business areas and University, making Alcuin Lodge a great setting for business travellers and those visiting friends and family. Alcuin Lodge is a ten minute walk from the station. There is free on street parking available opposite the property, on a first-come, first-served basis. Our rooms have en-suite bathrooms and contain televisions with Freeview and DVD player. Towels and a hospitality tray are provided. We also have free WiFi available throughout. Our small double room has its own private bathroom which is a few steps away from your door. There is a sink with shaver point fitted in this bedroom for your convenience. We can arrange for flowers or chocolates to be in your room on arrival, or for champagne to be delivered. Breakfast is freshly cooked every morning, offering a traditional English breakfast (with bacon, sausage, tomato, beans, mushrooms, egg...) And toast. There is also a selection of cereal, juices, jams and tea and coffee. We can cater for vegetarian and gluten free diets. ... more   less 
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