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Cottage Grove, Oregon
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

During my recent first trip to England I stayed in many excellent B & Bs, but this was probably my favorite. Di is a wonderful host and person, the breakfasts were excellent with many choices available, the room was roomy, beautiful, quiet, clean and comfortable, and the bathroom roomy and clean. I had a nice view of the garden. The... More 

Thank freelance12016
Oslo, Norway
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16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 1 night whilst on a cycling holiday. The bikes were stored in a locked garage. The room was very comfortable and I really liked having a bookcase of books in the room. Di makes a lovely breakfast. We ate with the other guest in the kitchen/dinner whilst Di prepared our various breakfasts. I loved the arrangement as... More 

Thank Stripysocks123
Greater Manchester
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99 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 14, 2016

I would have to concur with the majority about this establishment :-) cheap, cheerful, clean, quirky, local to York city centre, and above all exemplary provisions from its owner, Di. Will defo be staying here again the next time I'm in York.

2 Thank Thee_Don
London, United Kingdom
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106 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2015

A very comfortable welcoming B&B with excellent breakfasts. Di is a very versatile and well-informed caterer, offering a fine full English for the meat-eater and a good range of substantial vegetarian and vegan options as well. In the evening, guests select for the next morning from an extensive breakfast menu, and choose from a range of breakfast times. A lot... More 

Thank Jonathan G
Cobourg, Canada
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41 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2015

Di and Paul are wonderful hosts and we enjoyed our talks with them. You can't beat the location as you can be to the walls of York in a 10 - 15 minute walk and to the Minster in about another 15 minutes. Di's breakfasts were great and she does cater to vegetarians and vegans. So, overall a great place... More 

Thank wintertime23
Great Malvern, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 20, 2015

What a wonderful find - a truly homely bed and breakfast. This is my third visit and I feel like I'm catching up with old friends. Everywhere is spotless, the beds are really comfortable and breakfasts are superb. I highly recommend checking out the website and don't forget to look up Hoover!

Thank MIcklethwaiteMiss
Richmond, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We've stopped here 3 times and Di treats us as old friends rather than paying guests. The Alternative B&B is really homely. We had an excellent breakfast. Impressed by the commitment to being environmentalally friendly. We would stay nowhere else in York.

Thank YorkshireCyclist2014
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 2, 2014

I stayed at Di's place for 3 nights with my boyfriend and had a wonderful time. Di and her partner Paul are lovely, interesting and genuine people, and Hoover the cat was very cute and friendly. I chose Di's place because I'm vegan, and was not disappointed by her lovely vegan breakfasts and cruelty-free toiletries. The room was very comfy,... More 

1 Thank brianoblivion
Doha, Qatar
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2014

It really is different from the norm. A friendly and homely welcome with an atmosphere that makes you feel as if you come to visit mum for a few nights, not paying to stay in a stranger's house. Comfortable room, lovely breakfast with home-made jams and honey from a beekeeper friend. Di is a vegetarian, but her sausages and bacon... More 

1 Thank Andy J
Boston, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 8, 2014

The Alternative B&B is unlike any pay-to-stay place I've been to, I really feel like I'm staying with an aunt or cousin. Many b&b's I've stayed in are either nervy, overly familiar that can come over as a bit fake or just to business.. room / breakfast/ pay and done etc. which is fine mostly as I tend to get... More 

4 Thank Jane C

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Additional Information about York Alternative Bed and Breakfast

Address: 82 Scarcroft Road, York YO24 1DD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Number of rooms: 2

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