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York Alternative Bed and Breakfast

82, Scarcroft Road, York YO24 1DD, England
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London, United Kingdom
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80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

A very comfortable welcoming B&B with excellent breakfasts. Di is a very versatile and well-informed caterer, offering a fine full English for the meat-eater and a good range of substantial vegetarian and vegan options as well. In the evening, guests select for the next morning from an extensive breakfast menu, and choose from a range of breakfast times. A lot... More 

Thank Jonathan G
Cobourg, Canada
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30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

Di and Paul are wonderful hosts and we enjoyed our talks with them. You can't beat the location as you can be to the walls of York in a 10 - 15 minute walk and to the Minster in about another 15 minutes. Di's breakfasts were great and she does cater to vegetarians and vegans. So, overall a great place... More 

Thank wintertime23
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

What a wonderful find - a truly homely bed and breakfast. This is my third visit and I feel like I'm catching up with old friends. Everywhere is spotless, the beds are really comfortable and breakfasts are superb. I highly recommend checking out the website and don't forget to look up Hoover!

Thank MIcklethwaiteMiss
Richmond, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We've stopped here 3 times and Di treats us as old friends rather than paying guests. The Alternative B&B is really homely. We had an excellent breakfast. Impressed by the commitment to being environmentalally friendly. We would stay nowhere else in York.

Thank YorkshireCyclist2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed at Di's place for 3 nights with my boyfriend and had a wonderful time. Di and her partner Paul are lovely, interesting and genuine people, and Hoover the cat was very cute and friendly. I chose Di's place because I'm vegan, and was not disappointed by her lovely vegan breakfasts and cruelty-free toiletries. The room was very comfy,... More 

1 Thank brianoblivion
Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It really is different from the norm. A friendly and homely welcome with an atmosphere that makes you feel as if you come to visit mum for a few nights, not paying to stay in a stranger's house. Comfortable room, lovely breakfast with home-made jams and honey from a beekeeper friend. Di is a vegetarian, but her sausages and bacon... More 

1 Thank Andy J
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

The Alternative B&B is unlike any pay-to-stay place I've been to, I really feel like I'm staying with an aunt or cousin. Many b&b's I've stayed in are either nervy, overly familiar that can come over as a bit fake or just to business.. room / breakfast/ pay and done etc. which is fine mostly as I tend to get... More 

4 Thank Jane C
Lamar, Colorado
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2012

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. My husband, fifteen-year old daughter, and me stayed here for one night. It was very close to the city centre. We were the only guests there as they only have two rooms and one bath. We chose pancakes with fruit for breakfast and basically got crepes. Di makes her own bread and jellies and... More 

1 Thank NatParkTraveler
London, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2011

I'd thoroughly recommend staying here. Don't worry about the fact that you're sharing a bathroom and that the individual rooms don't have locks. We left all of our stuff there and didn't have any problems whatsoever, and as another reviewer said the bathroom is kept spotless. We were very pleasantly surprised by Di and Paul's guest house. As soon as... More 

Thank Ken_Justice
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2011

Advantages: Reasonable price, no extra charge for singles, all diets catered for and a relaxed place to stay. Disadvantages: Not easy to tell it's a B&B from the road and no on-suite bathrooms (didn't bother me!). When I decided I wanted to stay in a bed and breakfast in York the first thing I did was a Google search for... More 

4 Thank InsaneStar

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