The walls are paper thin and if you stay on the top floor it is certainly most unpleasant. Before I go further I want to stress the lady running it is lovely and I hope this tough review helps .Dave A describes it very well as dirty and cramped The room for three is not a room for three. Yes it has a double bed and a single but the room is claustrophobic. There is no way three people could use this room. The beds are not comfortable. You cannot sleep any way as its far too noisy, you hear everything! This could be over come with advice from an expert. You have to sit side ways on the loo and it is so cramped and tiny. I am hoping my suggestions and feed back will help.
If you sit in the normal position on the toilet you cannot close the door unless you are a child. We found used water bottles in the drawers. It needed a good clean. The is NO ventilation is shower toilet. Its pretty awful. Feels rather like a cell!
Its a pity because the lady running it is lovely and I think she wants to do better but the accommodation is ridiculously expensive. I don't think the reviews others have given this are accurate.
This place does not deserve the high rating.
If the owners turn it into a budget hotel which York urgently needs they will actually make more and do well.
We could not eat breakfast as we were too depressed.
The land lady should run a guest house because I give her full marks for personality but her place is not acceptable. We paid nearly a hefty sixty or so each! We could not stay! The land lady did the right thing by us and to be fair agreed with many comments. I admire that!
Next day we nearly had an accident driving as we had no sleep. What I would suggest is that the family of three stay in the rooms WITH LUGGAGE for a few days. They will then see why the reviews they are getting are so tough.
The location is very good and the lady delightful but the place is in need of a hotel inspector and a complete total make over and re-evaluation..
I am afraid after my experience here I decided against staying at B and Bs and stayed in hotel chains. It hurts losing all your hard earned money on such a depressing experience.
I do however wish the owners the very best and really hope they go back to drawing board and rethink this because the reviews indicate a need for change.
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