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5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   17 Grosvenor Terrace | Bootham, York YO30 7AG, England
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Arnot House
Ranked #44 of 209 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arnot House is very well located a short walk from York City centre - you can park your car in the road outside with a parking permit and never need to move it if you just want to see the city. The road is very quiet and the car quite safe. The room was very comfortable with lots of extras... More

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millyYork, Owner at Arnot House, responded to this review

Dear IanJoan44 Thankyou for your glowing report of Arnot House...and for your lovely card and flowers when you left us. I hope you are enjoying the continuing summer of good weather and resting after your busy holiday here and in the Lakes. More

Kent, Washington
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68 reviews 68 reviews
32 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

This B&B is located on a quiet street a short distance from the old city walls. It is perfectly situated for visitors who want to check out York, but don't want to be in the thick of the bustle. The innkeepers are pleasant and helpful; and the breakfasts are the full meal deal. We easily walked here from the train... More

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Dear Carol253 Thanks for your review and compliments about Arnot House. I am so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us in the Kirkham room (which was refurbished in January this year) and the wonderful claw foot slipper bath....the Victorians produced such lovely houses and fittings. More

Placerville, CA
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69 reviews 69 reviews
21 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Location is perfect…outside the city gates but within easy walking distance, and lots of easy on-street parking. Historic old house is beautifully furnished and Kim was very gracious and helpful with recommendations of what to see and do during our two days in York. Lovely room and bathroom (I recall it was #6, up one flight of stairs) stocked with... More

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millyYork, Owner at Arnot House, responded to this review

Dear JamieKay, Thankyou for your review and wonderful comments...it was a pleasure having you to stay. As you say we prefer guests not to do hand washing in bedrooms and leave it to dry as we have had several mishaps in the past with dripping clothes and antique furniture not mixing well. if the weather is good we can certainly... More

Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

The Arnot House is a Bed and Breakfast in York, England. It is within walking distance of the major sites and rail station. The accomodations were great and the breakfasts were delicious. Note, there is no fitness center but I cannot get the ratings to delete the category.

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millyYork, Owner at Arnot House, responded to this review

Dear Driver 2014 Thank you for your lovely review - it is good to know that you had a comfortable and enjoyable stay with us in June. We always feel that York is a really friendly and safe city for single travellers, and there are lots of nice places to eat, drink and visit - that welcome those travelling alone.... More

Salt Lake City, Utah
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We landed in York for six days by default when a portion of our UK trip had to be rescheduled, and the recommendation of Arnot House was the best compensation for our schedule change. From the first email contact, Kim went out of her way to help us adjust to our sudden plans and to help us with the circumstances... More

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millyYork, Owner at Arnot House, responded to this review

Dear Sharon Thanks for your lovely email and the Trip Advisor review...I am so pleased you both enjoyed your stay at Arnot House - it was great having you here. I hope you enjoyed your time in London just as much and that your hubbies foot held up with the ice pack! Have a wonderful summer in Utah... More

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56 reviews 56 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

We stayed 5 nights and enjoyed Kim's hospitality. She was available for recommendations, yet never intrusive. Breakfast was lovely. Room was spacious with thoughtful touches of sherry, biscuits, candy, etc replaced daily. En-suite was the largest ever. The location can't be beat. Parking is convenient. We spent a couple of days in York and also spent 2 days driving to... More

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millyYork, Owner at Arnot House, responded to this review

Dear ParisCarol, Thankyou for your glowing review and comments. Kirkham is a lovely room with a big bed and bathroom - indeed all our rooms are all of differing sizes and decoration as we are a city centre Victorian house with all the period character and charm that offers. I am so glad you enjoyed your visit to York, and... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We stayed here for two nights while visiting friends in York. The location is superb for visiting the historic centre of York. Everything is easily within a few minutes walk. There is on-street parking outside and we had no problem finding a space. You get a free parking permit for the duration of your stay. The house itself is a... More

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millyYork, Owner at Arnot House, responded to this review

Dear Statto88 Thanks for your lovely comments and I am really please you enjoyed your stay with us....as you rightly said York is a wonderful city - especially on a lovely spring day like today- and hopefully you will have the opportunity to revisit in the future! More

Liverpool, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Set in a large Victorian Terrace this is a lovely B&B with three bedrooms. No effort is spared by Kim and Ann to make your stay memorable. Very friendly hosts with good advice on where to shop and eat. It is a big old house and I assume listed to some degree as all the original features are intact -... More

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millyYork, Owner at Arnot House, responded to this review

Dear Mal T, Thanks for your lovely review of Arnot House...I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us at this time of year when York is looking particularly beautiful . Have a wonderful Christmas and New Year in Liverpool! More

2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Arnot House is a dream. York was a particularly special experience for me, since it was a trip to pay homage to my childhood hero James Herriot (Wight). Having read all about Yorkshire hospitality, expectations were high (plus this was our first B&B in England). And Arnot House came through like a pro. The Kirkham room was extremely comfy and... More

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millyYork, Owner at Arnot House, responded to this review

Dear Prishaya, It was lovely to hear from you and receive such nice comments...I am so glad you and your mother had a wonderful time at the James Herriot Experience in Thirsk as well as your time in York with us. Enjoy your chocolate fridge cake! More

South Woodham Ferrers
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

My wife and I first visited Arnot House over 10 years ago and have been recommending it to friends ever since. Kim and Ann continue to provide a wonderful escape with a fantastic location just 10 minutes walk into the centre of York. No matter what room you book you are treated to fantastic luxury with even a glass of... More

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millyYork, Owner at Arnot House, responded to this review

Thanks for your wonderful comments (although it seems we shall have to work harder to get a perfect 5 in certain areas) and it was lovely see you both again after all these years...hopefully you will be getting away again together soon! More

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Address: 17 Grosvenor Terrace | Bootham, York YO30 7AG, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
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Hotel Class:5 star — Arnot House 5*

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Arnot House Bed and Breakfast is only a few minutes walk from the centre of York, York Minster and the city's many shops and attractions. This Victorian house is on three floors and is furnished with antiques and original artworks. There are three double bedrooms - with ensuite facilities - and large brass beds. Breakfast includes a help yourself cold buffet with cereals, fresh fruit, fruit compote, yogurts, dried fruits and cheeses plus the traditional English cooked breakfast and other vegetarian and cooked options including smoked salmon and scranbled eggs. There is free on-street parking for guests. AS WE ARE A SMALL BED AND BREAKFAST AND YORK IS A VERY POPULAR DESTINATION WE HAVE A MINIMUM TWO NIGHT STAY - UNLESS WE HAVE A ROOM FREE FOR ONE NIGHT. ... more   less 
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