I needed reasonably priced room for the night close to The National Railway Museum prior to attending a function the following day. Initially, I found the Bar Conventr based on price and location and it ticked all the boxes on paper.
I regularly stay away on business and the first priority is always to get a good nights sleep. Now, as it's name implies, the Bar Convent is a working convent that sports a large ornate and fully operational clock tower which chimes every 15 minutes. I was beginning to lose the will to live given the prospect of being woken every ¼ hour throughout the night, but the clock was set to stop chiming at 9.30pm and I enjoyed a first class night's sleep. The bed single bed was comfortable and the en suite recently refurbished to a high standard. All in all, very satisfactory.
The Bar Convent is essentially a Bed & Breakfast establishment rather than a hotel and doesn't have a restaurant or bar. Having said that, there is a cafe within the premises where the most delicious breakfasts are served. The cafe is open to the public during the day.
Within 5 - 10 minutes walk there is a great selection of eateries, pubs, clubs etc., both chain and independent. I ate in a real ale pub, 'Thomas of York' which was great and reviewed elsewhere.
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