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“Great Place Close to City Center” 5 of 5 stars
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The Groves
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   15 Saint Peters Grove, York YO30 6AQ, England   |  
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Cascade, Colorado
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46 reviews 46 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Great Place Close to City Center”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Room was very large....certainly larger than any other B&B/Hotel we stayed in our our recent trip to England. Service was superb - staff extremely friendly and helpful. A short 10-15 minute walk to York Minster and old city. Free parking and wi-fi.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
Thank you very much for posting a review and for saying such nice things, we're very pleased you enjoyed your stay.

David
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Reading, United Kingdom
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

We have just returned from a 2 night stay at The Groves staying in the Bootham Suite well worth treating yourself to this room, what a fantastic loft suite, spacious and well furnished. The bed is huge and so comfortable, the seating area and TV were again fantastic with a well appointed bathroom with bath and separate shower, WC also separate. the Complimentary Mini bar with water and cokes, crisps and nuts, morning paper and lots of other extras throughout our stay including chocolates, Fresh flowers in our room on our arrival, cosy bath robes and Plenty of soft fluffy towels, crisp white bed linen. Staff at the hotel were very friendly and efficient they could have not done more it’s really nice to see people care and smile when they are talking to you. Breakfast was fantastic and freshly cooked. We felt really spoilt and the food was excellent The Groves is a really lovely place to stay and highly recommended by Us, we can't wait to return for another visit, the service here is truly amazing.

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review, September 29, 2011
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay recently and thank you for such high compliments.

We try to go that extra mile here by providing thoughtful extras to make your stay that bit more special than the norm. We are pleased you noticed and I know our staff will all be delighted that your free time was memorable and so lovely.

The Groves improves a little each day so we hope to see you here again soon! Do email or telephone to discuss your requirements.

Kind regards

David
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Bucks
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107 reviews 107 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2011

Very well located a 10 minute walk from the Minster and having a free car park for guests. Very clean and comfortable room, adequate size for a couple of nights. Excellent included breakfast. Very welcoming and helful staff. Recommended as a base for sightseeing.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
Thank you very much for posting such lovely comments, and we are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay here with us! We enjoyed your company very much and would love to see you return in the future, take care!

David
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McFarland, Wisconsin
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37 reviews 37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

The hotel was comfortable, clean and close to the attractions in York (mainly the Minster). The breakfast buffet was fine and the staff was extremely helpful. Would stay there again; it's a great value!!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review, September 24, 2011
Thank you.

David
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Pontefract
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Just returned today from a second visit to the Groves. A group of seven ladies have had a lovely over night stay in York taking in a show at the theatre, shopping and several meals in town.
Our stay at the Groves was as good as we remembered the first time. The service was second to none, the food delicious and the standard of produce both in the bedrooms and in the dining room was excellent. The beds were comfortable and the bedrooms and bathroom decorated to a very high standard were spotlessly clean. The staff were attentive and polite and very efficient.
Not one negative thing to say about this lovely establishment, we are looking forward to our next weekend stay in December.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
Thank you, high praise indeed! And a big thanks you for taking the time to post a review. It´s great to see many guests again and again. We will work as hard as we can, to see you next year keeping up with the effort and improvements for making your stay in York unforgettable. Thank you again!

David
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2011

Visited with friends recently. Very nice small hotel with good facilities and very friendly staff. Short walk to city centre, free parking and a bar - what more could you ask for!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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TheGrovesYork-co-uk, Manager at The Groves, responded to this review, September 28, 2011
Thank you for taking the time to post a review for us, it's really appreciated.
We're very flattered that you ' highly recommended ' us, thank you. We seem to have really terrific people stay here and you are no exception! Kind regards.

David
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Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
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44 reviews 44 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

Good location with only a short walk to the centre (Minster). Quiet B and B with on site parking. Clean and comfortable room with a good breakfast. Staff very pleasant and efficient. A worthy alternative to the usual chains.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 15 Saint Peters Grove, York YO30 6AQ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Luxury Hotel in York
#4 Romantic Hotel in York
#5 Business Hotel in York
#6 Family Hotel in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Groves 4*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Personal summary by the owner: The Groves provides first class accommodation in a pleasant tranquil setting just minutes on foot to the historic city centre. Rooms & bathrooms come in all shapes and sizes - you pay for what you get - yet we are proudly competitive price wise. If you are staying for 3 or more nights or travelling long haul, we highly recommend, subject to budget, taking a large room if available. You will have a clean en-suite room, comfortable bed, a complimentary refreshment tray, and a hearty Yorkshire breakfast. We provide a polite unpretentious helpful service in a 'non-chain' quirky charming environment. We are owner operated and not complacent realising your free time is valuable to you and us. The Groves is unsuitable for groups wanting to party excessively. Other groups contact us for further information. Free parking until checkout. Wifi(that generally has a good signal) flat fee of £4. The accommodation is over 2 floors - no lift. We have ground floor accessible rooms by request. Room fans but no air conditioning. We love York and look forward to welcoming you to The Groves - email or telephone for best rates. David ... more   less 
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