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Southlands Guest House
Ranked #1 of 194 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 27, 2013

We stayed here for three nights for the races - Southlands really is a wonderful place to stay! The location is fantastic - walking distance from the centre of York or the race course but with handy parking available outside, and close to a range of great restaurants. Karen and Steve are excellent, friendly hosts and the room was comfortable, clean and well equipped - it even had a fridge and electric fan, which were very welcome in the hot weather.

Breakfast was one of the best we've ever had. It made a nice change to have a fruit and yoghurt starter as well as the choice of hot food, which was top quality - no catering-pack sausages here! And don't forget to try the jam and honey, because it's definely worth it.

We hope to return next time we're staying in York, and highly recommend it to others.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

I haven't stayed at a lot of B&Bs, but if they're all like this, I need to do it more often! My friend and I arrived in York a few hours early and we stopped by to see if we could put our luggage away so we could get a head start on exploring the town unencumbered. Karen and Steve greeted us warmly and told us that our room was actually ready and allowed us to check in early! Sweet! Our room was very clean, the bathroom smelled nice, and I wasn't afraid to take my shoes off, unlike the hotel we had just come from in London. We checked out the following morning after a delightful and refreshing breakfast prepared by Karen. They allowed us to store out luggage there until our scheduled train departure, which wasn't until later in the afternoon. Our entire experience there was fantastic and Steve and Karen were awesome! I can't recommend it enough!

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Ange L
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Reviewed August 11, 2013

This was my first time visiting York and it was made very pleasant by staying with Steve and Karen. Right from the start we were warmly welcomed, we were showed up to our room (Room 1) and offered tea and coffee straight away, which was brought up to our room, accompanied by a lovely shortbread biscuit. The room decoration was lovely, immaculately tidy and very cosy. Karen & Steve, helped us with deciding how to spend our time in York wisely, by supplying us with numerous brochures and guides of all the main tourist attractions and places to visit which happened to include many vouchers. For breakfast, we certainly got more than we bargained for. It was delicious, starting with a lovely fresh fruit salad followed by a cooked breakfast customised to your liking and nice pot of tea. The B&B was only a short walk from the centre of York, which suited me fine as i am not a lover of walking far distances. They supplied us with a parking permit which was very handy because the roads are riddled with 'permit holder only parking' spaces. I would love to return to York for another visit and when i do Southlands Guest House will be my first choice of somewhere to stay. I would highly recommend it to anyone. Thank you for making my first visit to York, one in which i will always remember. :)

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here for the races. Arrived on the Friday night and left Sunday. The B&B is a 10-15 minute walk to the race course and the same to get into town. We walked through Rowntree park to get into town which was lovely.

Our rooms were clean and spacious. Karen and Steves hospitality was great and breakfast was lovely.

Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

We stopped at Southlands for our wedding anniversary and it was fantastic! First impressions were excellent. We were showed up to our room (room 1) and offered tea and coffee. These were accompanied with warm, home made choc chip shortbread that tasted amazing!
Our room was a good sized double. It's was very clean and nicely decorated. 2 nice soft towels each. The room had plenty of guides and resturant info to look at.
The BnB is situated 5/6 minutes walk into the centre.
Breakfast was great too, all locally sourced foods that were cooked fresh and well presented.
When my husband mentioned it was our anniversary we were given small bottle of sparkling wine, which was lovely of them.
Overall, nothing was to much trouble for Karen and Steve, the room was clean and comfy and it's in a great location. Would not hesitate to visit again.
Thanks

  • Stayed: June 2013
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1  Thank MrsB2906
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

This is the best b&b throughout my stay in UK. The house is beautiful and nicely located within reasonable walking distance to town. The bedroom is very clean, comfortable and cosy, and the breakfast is simply delicious. Love to be back again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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3  Thank hiowyim
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Reviewed June 13, 2013

Rose & I stayed here for 1 night the room was very clean & a very high standard of decor throughout. A very good choice for breakfast which was served to a very high standard. On arrival the landlady made you feel very welcome.

  • Stayed: June 2013
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3  Thank elanob
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Additional Information about Southlands Guest House

Address: 69 Nunmill Street, York YO23 1NT, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: $60 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A warm welcome to Southlands Guest House. Quietly situated yet just minutes from the hussle and bussle of the historic city of York & within walking distance of York racecourse. We pride ourselves on friendly service, comfortable en suite rooms, tea/coffee making facilities and other essencials. Enjoy a full English 'deliciously yorkshire' breakfast made to order (continental, vegetarian, vegan dairy free, gluten free or other requests available). Free on-street parking in marked bay directly outside the front door and environmentally friendly procedures in operation. * Southlands is completely Non Smoking ... more   less 
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Southlands Guest House Hotel York

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