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Friars Rest Guest House

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#29 of 205 B&Bs / Inns in York
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 14, 2014

went with friends to celebrate 50 th birthday nothing too much trouble even put our champagne in fridge! rooms comfortable clean and warm and breakfast choice excellent and varied. a few mins walk to barbican centre where we were having night out and nice river walk approx 5-10 mins into city centre .

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701728777, Manager at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review

It was great to meet you all and and we are pleased you had a great 50th Birthday and choose to spend it in York , Thanks you for your lovely comments and hope you will come back and stay with us in the future-- Best Wishes Phil

Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 10, 2014

My wife and her friends stayed at the friars rest for two nights to have a birthday celebration in york and found this place had great rooms, was very accommodating,and also did a lovely breakfast, close to town centre and the barbican round the corner, with on site parking you cannot go wrong,will definitely stay again.

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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for writing such a lovely review of your stay with us, we are pleased you enjoyed our home cooked breakfasts, and as you mentioned we are only a short 5 minute York to York Barbican Centre which is now hosting many events. All very positive comments which we do appreciate, and I will pass onto my team ...,...

Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 10, 2014

Stayed here for my 50th birthday with 3 friends. Arrived to a birthday card from Phil and his team which was unexpected but very much appreciated. 5 mins walk from York barbican and a nice 10/15 mins stroll along the riverside in to the town. Made to feel so very welcome and Phil and his staff couldn't do enough for...

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701728777, Manager at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review

A very good review, we do try and look after you when you stay with us .We do like to give you a card if we know it is your Birthday or Anniversary, and hope you had a really good time. Take Care Phil

Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 9, 2014

Friars Rest was fine for a short break, but not majorly outstanding. It is a pleasant walk along the river into the city and has parking, which was a BIG positive. It is on a busy road but we were at the back of the property, so didn't experience any traffic noise etc. Our room was comfortable enough and a...

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701728777, Manager at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review

We are pleased overall you did enjoy your stay with and have looked at some of the issues you had. We have now altered the breakfast time to 08:00 to 09:15 am , and I have always when I great every one mentioned the times and say, is that ok for you? This gives the customer the opportunity to let...

Newcastle, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 8, 2014

I stayed here with a friend as we were going to an event at the Racecourse. The owner kindly accommodated our early check-in. City centre shops were a 10-15 minute walk along the riverside, and the racecourse a 15-20 minute walk away. There are, of course, regular buses stopping outside the guest house which take 5 minutes to get to...

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South Shields, United Kingdom
Reviewed May 1, 2014

I took my boyfriend away to York for his 18th birthday and we stayed at the Friars rest guest house. There was no double rooms left so i just booked a twin and philip pushed the beds together and it was more than adequate. I'm still shocked at how big and spacious the room was for a twin. Everything was...

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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review

A very nice review and we are pleased you enjoyed your birthday stay with us and appreciated our great location , Hope you may stay with us again--Thanks Phil

Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 20, 2014

Just returned home today from a 4 night stay. Both my wife and I had a wonderful time at the Friars Rest Guest House, from the friendly greeting from Phillip to Sophie's cooked breakfasts. On arrival Phillip showed us to our room and allocated a parking slot, with information on getting into the city centre along the river walk. The...

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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind comments on your stay with us . It was a pleasure meet you and are pleased you enjoyed our free parking and our great location. Take care Phil

Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 15, 2014

I took my partner away for her birthday and we stayed at the Friars Rest Guest House. Philip was very helpful ensuring that he was in when we arrived, helped us with parking and directions into town for exploring later. When we got to the room we found a birthday card for my fiancé, which was a lovely touch and...

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701728777, Owner at Friars Rest Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you for a fantastic review of your stay with us and you lovely comments , we are pleased you liked our free parking, which we guarantee when you stay with us , and found us very comfortable and very clean. We also appreciated your comments on our breakfasts, take care and we hope to see you in the future,...

Reviewed April 13, 2014

Yorks little treasure. A warm and friendly welcome greets travellers at The Friars Rest in York. Ideally situated and within walking distance of the city centre. The rooms are comfortable, well equipped and very clean. The breakfast was excellent. Attention to detail is obvious everywhere from the well tended front garden to the well stocked visitor information desk. The owners...

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 4, 2014

Ideal location for an easy stroll into York centre. Friars Rest Guesthouse provided us with everything we needed for our 3 night stay. The breakfast was plentiful and the staff helpful and friendly. All well organised, clean and comfortable. Thank you for making our few days in York a success. :)

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We welcome you to stay at Friars Rest Guest House. We are a family run B&B situated just out of York City Centre which is approximately a 10 minute walk away. We offer comfortable ensuite rooms, well equipped and furnished, all at an affordable price. Your booking includes a freshly cooked full English breakfast (vegetarian options also available)& Free Parking. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Friars Rest Guest House

Address: 81 Fulford Road, York YO10 4BD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: $52 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Friars Rest Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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“higher floor are quieter”
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“have breakfast its great”
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“Don't stay in the garret at the top of the house fronting the main road”
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“Choose a room on the rear-side to avoid (occasional) road noise.”
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