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Friars Rest Guest House
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   81 Fulford Road, York YO10 4BD, England   |  
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Ranked #59 of 213 York B&B and Inns
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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“sue & roy, portsmouth”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

what can i say, we had a great time staying at the friars rest, the company is great and so very friendly, out room was very nice with a comfy bed as well, (cant beat a comfy bed) :-)
the cooked breakfast was lush as well, and i dont usually eat a cooked breakfast but what marion cooked was to good to refuse....
we had free parking which is always a bonus, also just walking distance for the city centre, and some nice places to eat, as recomended by phil we went to the masons arms, they serve the biggest dinners there and real value for your money, without a doubt!
plenty to see, plenty to do, cant go wrong, a lovely place to visit and a lovely guest house to stay in while you are there, lovely people... would definately recommend friars rest to friends & family..
it was lovely to walk along the river side as well, many thanks for a nice few days away!!

  • Stayed May 2013, 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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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thanks Sue and Roy for a fantastic review of your stay with us. Our large home cooked breakfasts are being very well received and we are pleased you enjoyed yours. We can always recommend places very nearby for a good evening meal as we are so well situated. We hope that you may stay with again in the near future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

Came to stay at Friars Rest over Easter and found the place really great. Phil gave us a very hearty welcome and was extremely friendly and helpful throughout our stay and also very cooperative with the booking procedures in advance from abroad. Our room on the first floor was in perfect condition, breakfast was super and cooked according to our wishes. The location offers a short and very pleasant walk along the river to the city centre. We can thoroughly recommend Friars Rest and will stay there again when revisiting the city.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review, May 16, 2013
Thanks Erich, For a really nice review of our Guest House in York , Our excellent location near the centre with only a 10/12 minute walk by the riverside, is something you did enjoy , no need to take a car as it can be left free in our car park. We hope you may stay with us again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here - the room was lovely, very comfortable and clean. Breakfast was also good with options for vegetarians. The service was excellent - ours was a last minute booking on expedia and they were in touch with us within the hour. Overall, great value. We will be back!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review, May 4, 2013
Thank you for a fantastic review of your stay with us --Myself and my staff really appreciate your kind comments --we make cleanliness a high priority, with good value for money accommodation.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Found this guest house on trip advisor & the reviews sold it too me . A fantastic location just 15minutes walk away from the city centre . The owner Phil was very helpful & friendly . The room was fab ,we stayed on the top floor and the wifi was great, our room had everything we needed . Breakfast was amazing and you could tell the team have running that place down to a fine art :) . Cannot wait to return and would recommend a stay here to anyone . Well done on such a wonderful guest house .

  • Stayed April 2013, 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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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review, April 29, 2013
Thank you for an excellent review, we are pleased you appreciated our great location, near to York centre and our guaranteed free parking for your car while you stay with us. Our breakfasts set you up for the days sightseeing, and hope you may stay with us again in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

Just got back after having spent 2 nights there,ideal location 15 min walk to centre,
B&b very clean,breakfast was great quick and hot,
Very warm welcome and it was our 1st wedding anniversary and my birthday they had a card and balloons on the breakfast table which was a loverly touch,
Will be staying there again and would recommend this place .
Thank you both again
Lv nelly and Peggy crane x

  • Stayed April 2013, 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
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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
A really nice review, thank you for staying with us and hope you had a great birthday and anniversary.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

this is an exception guest house wish i had found it sooner nothing was to much for the staff a nd the room was of very good standard. the breakfast was very good with a good choices. will definatly stay there again

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Thank you for your kind comments about your stay with us, and I am glad we met with all your expectations. Hope you may stay with us again in the furure .
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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013

Friars Rest is a lovely guest house in a brilliant location. It is only a few minutes walk to the river and a 10-15 minute walk to York city centre. The room was clean and adequate for our stay and we found it a brilliant base for exploring the city. There were lots of informational leaflets in the foyer which were of help to us and the breakfast of cereals and a full english breakfast set us up for the day. The staff were warm and welcoming, especially Marian who cooks the delicious breakfast. We would definitely return!

Room Tip: Room 7 is the best option if you find it difficult climbing stairs.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 81 Fulford Road, York YO10 4BD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #59 of 213 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Friars Rest Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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