We stayed here the compulsory 2 nights as we were not permitted to book in for just a Saturday night. As it was a birthday treat and we know the city very well, we weren't too put out by this... until we saw the place. It's a good job most of our time was spent away from the room.
Parking facilities are limited - as with most B&Bs in York - due to it being such a small city. We were aware of this before going and were glad that there was a space for our car in the B&Bs free to park yard.
The room we were given has a bit of a following on here! I'd seen some pictures before going and sure enough we were put in the ground floor room. The room came complete with mouldy bathroom and iron burn on the carpet.
The room itself was small, with double bed and a small dressing table & wardrobe. TV & kettle, but no milk so teas& coffees were off for us. The carpet was dirty. There was a pink chair in the room which was FILTHY. It looks more like a door mat than a piece of furniture. I don't think my camera quite captured the hue, but trust me, it wasn't something I'd want in my bedroom at home. The curtains didn't reach all the way down to the windowsill! The window is next to the car park and street, very open. The net curtain was no better as this didn't reach the full width of the window! We had to put our bag on there to block out the light and avoid passers by looking in! The eiderdown on the bed was grubby, I don't expect hotels to wash these after every guest but this looked like it hadn't ever been cleaned. I'm not convinced the bedding was fresh on either.
The bathroom was very small with a small shower and no ventilation. It was attached to an internal wall, so no window. There was black mould around the shower area. There was peeling of the paint above the tiles around the sink and the walls were generally grubby. The wall paper was also peeling off by the toilet.
We found the room very noisy, particularly in the morning when staff were coming from on end of the hall, past the room into the breakfast room. The door was thin and you could hear people cutting food in the next room! This also meant it wasn't at all private for us as we felt we had to whisper the entire time we were there. There was a small WC between our room and the breakfast room, which again was noisy when guests used that facility. You could also hear guests in the rooms above.
The breakfast was awful. We had to work out what was where as nobody was in the room ensuring new guests new what they could take. I don't know how the owner can defend previous comments about the food as the sausages were terrible and the rest of the offering was not much better. Black pudding was dry and tasted awful (i know it is an acquired taste to many people, but usually it is something I like being a Northerner!) They also ran out of juice and never bothered to check guests had enough of everything. Toast came after everything else - cold. Tea was unpleasant.
Nobody bothered to check how our stay was nor did we see the staff around during our time there to comment on any of the problems.
My recommendation would be to avoid this place and spend your money elsewhere. The only positive thing is the location (around 15 minute walk into the city.)
For the price we paid, the standard of accommodation was substandard. I would have rather than paid more and stayed at the Travel lodge.
York is a beautiful city and the people are generally very friendly. I would thoroughly recommend a visit for anyone as there is plenty to do whether you are a couple or a family. My negative comments are purely about our accommodation, we had a lovely weekend otherwise.
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