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The Watergate Inn
Ranked #164 of 194 York B&B and Inns
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Don't listen to the bad reviews...this hotel was very clean,the staff we're very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was one of the best we have had at any hotel.the location couldn't be any better,rooms are a bit basic but clean...the only downside I could fault it with was the shower could have been a bit more powerful

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andrew C
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Reviewed October 28, 2013

My wife and I booked this owner-run hotel for a night in York to follow on from a friend's party at another location within walking distance. We really appreciated the free parking, even though York traffic congestion is so bad it took us on a late Saturday morning ¾hour to get from the 30 mph limit boundary to the hotel - it can't have been more than 4 miles.

The hotel is more like an Inn, but no worse for that. Our room was in a converted stable block and quite narrow - not as narrow as a horse loose box but nearly - but otherwise comfortable, and clean. Breakfast was satisfactory. The price at £80 was not cheap but this is York. Service was efficient and friendly, which counts for a lot. We'd stay there again - York has so much to offer and at the Five Lions you are right in the centre of it.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Roger-of-the-Raj
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Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Me and 4 girls stayed in the five lions pub for a night away and we were happy with the location of the hotel, the spacious rooms and cleanliness. The only problem we did have was the entrance on arrival, we weren't bothered that we were staying in a pub however the landlord that took us up to the room made us feel uncomfortable as she said to the locals 'what are they doing in here' it made us feel very unwelcomed.
Apart from that we enjoyed the stay and would go back again. Great for a night out and cheap bookings.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
1  Thank Clozzatron
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Reviewed October 17, 2013

Checked in at the Five Lions over the weekend for a stag do with 5 other lads. The best man had left things a little on the late side so remaining York hotel options were expensive. Then he chanced upon the Five Lions which met the budget. However, reading the reviews on here we weren't expecting much except ofcourse for the brilliant location. However, when we got there we were greeted with smiling faces and complimentary tea/orange and biscuits. Infact more biscuits kept appearing throughout our stay! Our rooms were prepared early for us so we could get changed before heading out. they were clean, warm and we all slept soundly when we eventually got back from the lash. The bar was staffed by a hat-trick of bubbly young very attractive barmaids who were friendly and a great laugh the whole time. The next day they were happy to laugh at us in our sorry states and have a bit of banter! Overall a fantastic stay. Special mentions go to Laura and Katie. Cheers girls!

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank acktion_force
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Reviewed October 13, 2013 via mobile

I'd gone on a hen weekend , and after reading the reviews I was not looking forward to my stay.
But we got there the room's were great , big clean and comfy , the staff were friendly , breakfast was lovely , had a fantastic stay , would I stay there again ... A big yes

  • Stayed: September 2013
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1  Thank Emma A
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

five lions was full so I was offered dennis street small house across the road from the pub.what a cute lovely little house,very modern and clean.brilliant location,the bottom of the street is marks and sparks.we parked the car for £5 in the pub overnight so no worries there and also had breakfast in the pub which was really good.There is a lovely decking area at the bottom of the car park which looks over the river,gorgeous.Laura and the other staff are lovely and cannot be more helpful.will most definitely use either the pub or the little house again.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Mandymeddy
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Reviewed August 28, 2013

Was at my mates stag in York, 18 of us stayed at the five lions for 2 nights. What a fantastic place to stay. Rooms were very clean and spacious. Laura and her staff couldnt have done enough for us. Thanks for being so friendly and attentive to our needs. Will deffo be back here if i down in york.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Craig S
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Address: 24 Walmgate, York YO1 9TJ, England (Formerly Five Lions Hotel)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
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Ranked #164 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: $77 - $219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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