During my short break at York I stayed at the Sycamore guest house with my family. Elizabeth was very helpful, she told us about a shortcut so we could get to attractions very quickly. Another good thing was that this guest house was located very close to attractions so it was very convenient to get around. We were allowed to leave our luggage at the guest house on our last day when we were visiting attractions so that was very handy. Unfortunately when we entered our hotel room the bathroom was extremely small; you can barely move around! The sink was located outside of the bathroom so we had to wash our hands and brush our teeth in the bedroom. The quality of hygiene is quite poor; dirt is lurking around in the corners of the carpet and there is mould on the ceiling of the shower and it was just covered up by a sheet of wallpaper draped across it. The room was too small for the family and there is no space to walk.The décor in the room was very outdated and was very roughly done. Overall I think this guest house totally overrated and according to its standards it is overpriced. I don’t understand how they attained 4 stars from trip advisor. Also if you pay by credit card you need to pay 3.5% extra over the price and it wasn't mentioned on the website when you book your room. If you want real 4 star quality accommodation, this will definately not come at the 4 star standard you expect.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This elegant Edwardian town-house, built around 1904, is a small family-run guest house in York. It is a 5-minute walk through the Museum Gardens to the Minster and city centre. The rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, a flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Every morning, guests will enjoy a selection of breakfast options including full English breakfast. The Sycamore Guest House is 10 minutes' walk or a short taxi ride from York Railway Station with its excellent rail links to the rest of England. The guest house also offers guaranteed on-street parking opposite the house at the end of the cul-de-sac. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sycamore Guest House Hotel York