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Bowen House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   4 Gladstone Street | Huntington Road, York YO31 8RF, England
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Ranked #69 of 209 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Diane couldn't have been more helpful and Bowden House is a credit to her. We stayed in room 3 which was plenty big enough with a lovely en-suite shower room. Lots of little touches around the room which just made it more of a great place to stay. The breakfast was delicious with lots of choice and flexibility to suit... More

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Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

we stayed 1 night at this guest house in July for my husbands birthday, very good location with car parking, rooms are clean and comfortable, lovely full english breakfast served by a very nice, helpful host. will definatly stay here again.

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you visit york, this is the place to stay. A lovely run guest house, where there is everything you need for time away. Excellent hosts that give you excellent service, and will make your stay very welcoming and enjoyable. The rooms are lovely, with lots of little extras you wouldn't expect. Breakfast is excellent and served with a welcome... More

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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53 reviews 53 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights and honestly there was nothing i could fault. Check in was at two but we arrived a little early and wanted to park our car and have a look about the city pleasantly we were told our room was ready and it would be no problem to check in now and enjoy the rest of... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night on the 26th July 2014. The owners couldn't do enough for you. As we were arriving early they arranged early check in and organised a taxi to the racecourse. We stayed in room 3, which was spacious and comfortable with a lovely little en suite down a small flight of stairs. There was plenty of choice... More

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102 reviews 102 reviews
28 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I cannot fault our stay in anyway or any of the communication from the owners. I booked this B&B and was informed it was the last room available, so we were allocated a twin room with a separate but private bathroom. I received a message from the hotel, letting me know about the room I had booked and I was... More

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37 reviews 37 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This well run place is within easy walking distance to York centre. The house itself looks old and consequently has the feel of an old fashioned boarding house but the reality is different in as much as the room is equipped with a smart slim TV, a digital clock, and a facility for listening to music (beyond me!) The tea/coffee... More

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London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews 39 reviews
16 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

A friend and I stayed here for a short stay during the recent Tour De France: Grand Depart. Situated a short 5/10min walk from York castle walls this well presented guesthouse is in a great location. Full English along with a selection of fresh fruit, juices and cereal were served in the conservatory for breakfast. We had planned to take... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Decided to spend a night in the city of York with my partner as a special treat so, as you can imagine, I wanted somewhere that was a bit nicer than your normal run-of-the-mill budget hotel but was also in a great location within the city and this lovely little guest house definitely fitted the bill. It was literally 15... More

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58 reviews 58 reviews
9 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014 via mobile

Bowen house is one of those properties you could rate six out of five! We arrived an hour after the time we advised, but this was not an issue. We were warmly welcomed and offered fresh milk for our room (which was appreciated), provided with a map and had the route into town (about 10 minute walk away) explained. Upon... More

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Address: 4 Gladstone Street | Huntington Road, York YO31 8RF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Bowen House 3*
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Diane and Peter offer a warm Yorkshire welcome at Bowen House. It’s a 10 minute stroll from the famous Shambles and York Minster. We offer five comfortable rooms, each has a TV, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, towels and toiletries. Free Wi-Fi and private off-street parking are available. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in the bright and airy conservatory. The extensive menu includes a traditional full English breakfast. Special and vegetarian diets can be catered for. ... more   less 
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