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Chelmsford Place Guest House
Ranked #26 of 194 York B&B and Inns
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Reviewed March 12, 2013

We booked this place based on reviews we saw and were SO disappointed. It was at best, an average stay. We have stayed at quite a few B&Bs in the past and this was not as nice as those. There were none of the lovely little touches that you usually get in a B&B, felt more like a hotel stay. But with very old mattresses and the pillows may have been in the house since it was built. They were flat and extremely uncomfortable. There was mold in the shower cubicle. The breakfast was average at best and they didn't even offer real coffee. It was tea or instant coffee. Had to go and buy coffee after breakfast every morning.

The owners announced they had sold the B&B as we were leaving. So maybe the new owners will invest in new mattresses and bedding? May offer a better breakfast (how hard is it to buy a few French presses?) in the future as well. But the reviews found at this sight were NOT applicable to the place that we stayed!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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NorthYorkshireSmudge, Owner at Chelmsford Place Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2013

Hi
Sorry you did not enjoy your stay with us as 99% of our customers are very happy with the accommodation but we cannot obviously please all of the people all of the time and would strongly disagree with some of your comments regarding mould and soggy mattresses.l see it is only your first posting on Trip advisor and I am sure that customers will look at the rest of our reviews.Yes we are retiring after over 20 years in the business and have sold the guest house to some personal friends of ours who live locally who I am sure will look after the customers as we have done for many years. Kind Regards Nigel & Wendy

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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Lovely hotel and a really warm welcome, me and my partner have never been to York so didn't know anything Nigel the owner told us everything we needed to know and gave us lots of leaflets and maps!! :) very close to the town centre and a really nice stroll down by the river to and from b&b especially when the sun is shining! Breakfast was quick and hot and plenty to chose from! The slight downside is the bedroom we stayed in the walls were slanted and had to bend down to get in the bath and in to bed and a shame we didn't have a shower just a bath with a shower head which took twice as long. But overall was a lovely b&b and would defiantly go back again in the summer can't wait! Thanks Nigel and Wendy! :-)

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank Amy S
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NorthYorkshireSmudge, Owner at Chelmsford Place Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 22, 2013

Hi Amy....We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Guest House and thank you for the review. Hope to see you again next time you visit York

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Reviewed February 10, 2013

I had a flying visit to York. Asked for a twin room but was actually given a double and a single - lovely size room, clean, lovely breakfast. Had to share bathroom facilities but for £45 a bargain for two people! Lovely people very helpful. Would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank LlandrindodWellsjojo
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NorthYorkshireSmudge, Owner at Chelmsford Place Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2013

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Guest House at short notice and thank you for the review. Hope to see you again next time you visit York .Nigel & Wendy

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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This guesthouse is a nice walk away from the beautiful city centre of York. The hosts, Nigel and Wendy were very welcoming and they made us feel at home. On our arrival, Wendy showed us the room and then gave us directions into town and some useful suggestions and tips. The room was really comfortable and equipped with all that we needed. Breakfast in the morning was also delicious ... All in all, this place is highly recommended!

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank NCaruana
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NorthYorkshireSmudge, Owner at Chelmsford Place Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded February 1, 2013

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Guest House and thank you for the review. Hope to see you again next time you visit York

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Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

What a wonderful stay! Everything was perfect from the moment we arrived. Wendy welcomed us and gave us directions into town and told us about the best attractions. Tip - buy york passes before you arrive, you save a bundle on attraction admissions! Lovely comfortable room and very cosy. Equipped with all the essentials, nice hot shower in en suite bathroom, towels, big comfy bed and tv... What more do you need?! Wendy was so accomodating, nothing was too much trouble. Always took the time to ask about our day and even offered to look after our bags whilst we enjoyed our second day in town. Perfect location as well, lovely riverside walk into town which worked off the huge breakfast! Order the full english! My fiancee from america experienced her first one and it knocked her for six! Ideal place to come back to and crash after a long day in the city. Can't wait to come back next year!!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank floridabloke41
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NorthYorkshireSmudge, Owner at Chelmsford Place Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded January 6, 2013

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Guest House and thank you for the review. Hope to see you again next time you visit York....Wendy & Nigel

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Reviewed December 14, 2012

Hosts - Nigel & Wendy Armitage......friendly & welcoming. Clean & comfortable. Close/walking distance to York attractions. Very reasonably priced and includes a very/very good breakfast in good/clean & spacious dining room.
I had room without en-suite ...2 rooms with a shared toilet and shower and bathroom robes supplied.....sharing, I never encountered any problem :o) I must have found it good value as, due to unforeseen circumstances I required another nights accommodation in York, but they were already fully booked and did their utmost to help me when told/informed of my predicament......I would not rate your chances of getting a room, if turning up on the doorstep without prior booking lol :o)
Thank you both for an enjoyable stay.

Room Tip: Traffic noise could affect some people in front rooms, as the premises is on a busy road.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled solo
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NorthYorkshireSmudge, Owner at Chelmsford Place Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded December 16, 2012

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Guest House and thank you for the review. Hope to see you again next time you visit York

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Reviewed December 11, 2012

Stayed at the B&B as I was visiting York University early the next morning and wanted to beat the traffic. Was met by the owner who sorted my free parking for me. He was very welcoming and made my stay very pleasant indeed. The B&B itself was really clean and comfortable; the breakfast was delicious. Lots of tea & coffee in room too. Lovely B&B and great staff. Cannot fault it. Can thoroughly recommend it to anyone. Will visit again.

Room Tip: I had a room on the top floor and the stairs may be a problem if you have mobility problems.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled on business
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Thank Jcpenelope
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NorthYorkshireSmudge, Owner at Chelmsford Place Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded December 11, 2012

We are pleased you enjoyed your stay at the Guest House and thank you for the review. Hope to see you again next time you visit York

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Additional Information about Chelmsford Place Guest House

Address: 85 Fulford Road, York YO10 4BD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: $64 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Chelmsford Place Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Chelmsford Place Guest House is a charming 3 star, non smoking B&B ideally placed in York with easy access to all attractions including York Minster. We're only 8 to 9 minutes walk from York's historic city centre via a pleasant tree lined riverside walk and we have guaranteed free parking (essential in York!). ... more   less 
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