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“A Gem”
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The Bloomsbury
Ranked #2 of 194 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 26, 2013

This was a remarquable stay. We only had 1 night but we would have stayed here more.
Rooms are beautiful and Steve was very helpful all the way. Breakfast was amazing as well.
Do not hesitate, you will enjoy this bed and breakfast. Rooms are beautiful decorated and clean.
Thanks again

Room Tip: Close walk to town. Parking available.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 24, 2013

My definition is that service is what you pay for … hospitality is that which is offered above and beyond what you have paid for.

What did we pay for? A smallish but comfortable clean room nicely decorated in keeping with the period ... a comfortable bed, a fantastic breakfast, and free parking at the rear.

What did we get? All of the above, plus that warm feeling that you get when you feel people are going out of their way to provide for your comfort and needs.

Then again, I get the feeling that Steve and Tricia weren’t going out of their way. I think they have found their niche in life … and are just nice people doing what comes naturally to them … looking after their guests to the very best of their abilities.

Well done … we thoroughly enjoyed the experience!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheBloomsbury, Owner at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thanks for the great review Jeff and Sue (the 'JJ gave it away!).
It's always rewarding and satisfying to get 5* reviews and lovely feedback, but when accompanied by comments like yours, with such insight, and from people who are such accomplished travellers.........what more can I say!!
Once again, THANKS!!
Happy travelling!
Steve and Tricia

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Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed two nights in a comfortable room on the top floor at the back ,
It was quiet , comfortable and had good lighting , over the bed and in the bathroom .
The bathroom was very clean and had good toiletries.
We enjoyed a good breakfast each day before walking in to the city centre for sightseeing.
The owner Steve and his wife were friendly and helped to point us in the right direstion for places to eat witihin walking distance.
Altogether a pleasant and handyplace to stay .

Room Tip: Rooms at the back are quiet.
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 21, 2013

This is the first time I have ever felt emotional when leaving a B&B - I actually had to hold back the tears. The friendly hosts and whole experience was quite honestly something you normally dream about, but to find this for our 3 day trip in York made it that extra special. We spent 3 nights in the amazing Peony room when the York races were on. Steve and Tricia have all the time in the world for people, and the room and breakfast were out of this world. York itself is as people had already told me, beautiful, and we felt very relaxed during the whole of our stay. It's not too far to walk into town, and there is a lot of lovely architecture to see on the way. There is free parking round the back, and once parked up the car did not move. This is the nicest and friendliest B&B you will ever find. We will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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TheBloomsbury, Owner at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 27, 2013

Thanks John and Caron for a lovely, heartfelt review. We really appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it.
It was lovely having you stay with us, and meeting you both.
Thanks also for the PROPER Grasmere gingerbread - it went down a treat!!
All the very best to you both until next time.
Tricia and Steve

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Reviewed June 20, 2013

We stayed for 2 nights in one of the smaller rooms - which was still perfectly adequate for a short stay. My only comment would be that it would be nice to have a bit more storage/shelf space in the bathroom but everything was lovely and clean. Breakfast was nice and everyone was attentive and helpful. It is around 10/15 minutes walk from the train station/Bootham Bar/the Minster but it is a pleasant walk on a main road with some old buildings so not unpleasant at all.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 17, 2013

I recently stayed for 2 nights and found it the best bed and breakfast we have stayed in the UK. Steve was great when we arrived, carried our bags and arranged a taxi to our first venue. Both Tricia and Steve were helpful with eateries and general advice about York.
The rooms/bathroom were clean and tidy and the breakfast was superb with all the normal choices of cereal, fruit and a full English. It was a 10min walk into town and there was car parking on site.

Would we stay there again -YES

Room Tip: It doesnt matter - you will enjoy the stay
  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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TheBloomsbury, Owner at The Bloomsbury, responded to this reviewResponded June 20, 2013

Hi Vic
Thanks for a terrific review, and we appreciate you taking the time and trouble to post it, especially when you must have a 'handful' of other things you could be doing....... It was a pleasure having you and your Mum stay with us. To say it's the 'best B&B you've stayed in in the UK', well, no pressure on us there then!
Warm regards
Steve and Tricia

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Reviewed June 17, 2013

Warm welcome, beautiful decor, exellent breakfast! Steve and Tricia are both so welcoming and helpful. Very clean, super location. If in York again we will definitely be back at The Bloomsbury. There wasn't much parking when we arrived but Steve re-organised the cars so we had a spot. He really did go above and beyond to help us.

Room Tip: Ground floor room is next to the main road - but it's a really really lovely room!
  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Bloomsbury

Address: 127 Clifton, York YO30 6BL, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: $99 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An elegant Victorian Guest House, sympathetically restored to its former grandeur in a leafy part of York, within easy walking distance of the centre. Tastefully decorated with quality furnishings. All rooms have flat screen TVs with freeview. With a 4* Silver rating, a Breakfast Award and hosts Matthew and Paul doing all they can to enhance your stay. You are assured of a great time at The Bloomsbury. Free parking and free high speed internet access. The Bloomsbury is proud winner of the 2016 Visit York B&B of the Year Award. ... more   less 
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The Bloomsbury Hotel York

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