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Briar Lea Guest House

3.0 of 5 Guest house   |   8 Longfield Terrace, York YO30 7DJ, England
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Ranked #79 of 208 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
But2nnose St Helens, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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St Helens, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have stayed at this hotel twice. I would certainly recommend it. The owners are very friendly, and nothing is to much for them. When we parked our car, we didn't have to move it again until we were leaving. It is just a five minutes walk. The hotel is very clean, got everything you need and the breakfast is... More

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Coppell, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

On our recent whirlwind trip through the UK, my daughter, mother and I stayed in 6 different guest houses and small hotel/B&Bs. Briar Lea surpassed them all! The family room on the top floor was beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and very quiet even though facing the road. The owners, Nigel and Norma, were very helpful and friendly. Breakfast was delicious... More

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at Briar Lea, and even more pleased that we were the best place you stayed in on your trip to the UK. What you understand is that a guesthouse like ours, is not a hotel, and is run by just the two of us, so we can't offer the 24 hour reception, and... More

Chester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We chose Briar Lea for two things - car park space, near to town centre and the fact we could check in at 11.30am. We were not disappointed - we had room 5 which was excellent. The information folder provided in the room was really helpful covering all aspects. The building was spotlessly clean and the breakfast excellent. Nigel and... More

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

We always try to have the rooms ready for guests by 1130am, because we know some guests arrive early, and want to get on with all the great things York has to offer. Parking is included in our price too, unlike many hotels who charge extra for parking and breakfast. We are pleased you commented on the cleanliness. This is... More

Barrowford, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We recently stayed in Briar Lea and had a warm welcome but have to admit we were a little disappointed in the room. We were on the ground floor, right by the dining room. The room was very small and the shower room door hit the end of the bed when opened. The shower pressure was also very poor. Because... More

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are sorry Briar Lea failed to meet your expectations, but when we asked you at check out if everything was ok, you said it was, so we are surprised you were unable to tell us at the time about your experience. Our ground floor double room is actually requested very regularly , because guests... More

Northumberland, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Very happy with this guest house. Great location, 10 minutes walking time to centre and river, tastefully decorated room, we had the double room in room 5and more than enough variety for breakfast. We love York and will book here again

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you staying at Briar Lea. We hope to meet you again soon. More

Cowdenbeath, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Just returned from a short trip to York with my sister-law. Stayed at Briar Lea overnight. Very comfortable twin room on the top floor. Breakfast was excellent, good start to the day. The owner Norma was very friendly & helpful. An easy walk from the railway station. Lovely riverside walk into the city. Will definitely stay at Briar Lea again.

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We would love to welcome you to Briar Lea again in the future. We are pleased you found everything to your liking. More

London, United Kingdom
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We were in York for a wedding at the nearby museum gardens and the B&B was a really nice place to stay. The owners were friendly and helpful, the room nice size and clean. The breakfast was filling and tasty. The only small criticism would be the shower was a little cramped but overall, a good value for money option... More

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you had a good stay at Briar Lea, and you had a nice time at the wedding you came to York to celebrate. It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. More

Cheyenne, Wyoming
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Lovely upper floor family room accommodated our family of four nicely. The en suite bathroom was modern and convenient. This property is located an easy walk from the train station (over the rail/pedestrian bridge) and the town center. The breakfast room is very pleasant and the full English breakfast was a great start to our day. The vegetarian option was... More

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review. You mention in your review that one of the beds was a "cot" . A cot is a small put me up bed, in American translation. Our guests will be pleased to know that this bed has been replaced by a proper divan bed, and will of course be more comfortable. We have also... More

Barrow-in-Furness, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We have visited briar lea several times over the years and as always we never want to leave. Nigel and Norma are a lovely couple and always friendly and welcoming. The rooms are spotless and lovely now they have been decorated. The breakfast is always delicious and plenty to chose from. Ideal position for all attractions. We will be back... More

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

We are so pleased you really enjoyed your stay at Briar Lea. Thank you for noticing we have been busy with the decorating tools. We hope to meet you again in the future. More

Manchester, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed here for two nights on 22/3/14 with friends. Really really nice place to stay, great hosts ( Nigel & Norma ) and our room was spotless. Great breakfast to start the day off, we were told the way into town and to be honest you are less than a ten minute walk either by the river or by... More

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yorkandproud, Owner at Briar Lea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you. We always enjoy reading the reviews sent by guests who have enjoyed their stay at Briar Lea. York is a fantastic place to visit, for a day or two, or as a base for a Yorkshire holiday, and if they like the place they are staying at, it goes a long way towards an enjoyable break. More

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Address: 8 Longfield Terrace, York YO30 7DJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Briar Lea Guest House 3*
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