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“Pleasant staff but our room failed to live up to expections”
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Holmwood House
Ranked #67 of 194 York B&B and Inns
Reviewed May 31, 2010

My husband and I spent part of the bank holiday weekend here. We booked a 'superior' double room and judging by the photographs expected something special. On the good side the bed was comfy, the bedding and towels were fresh and the tea, coffee, biscuits etc were replenished on a daily basis. On the bad side the bathroom had a faint damp smell, which isn't surprizing as it was carpeted so hardly practical or hygienic, the shower temperature and power flucuated depending if any of the other rooms was using the water too and the shower head angle wasn't able to be adjusted - it only had one setting. Also the shower hose started to untwist whilst I was holding it so I had to re-tighten it every now and again. The bath wasn't full size either which came as a bit of a surprize. I'm only 5 foot three and I could only lean back upto my waist so I had no chance of having a relaxing soak, which was a bit of a shame as having a bath instead of just a shower in the bathroom was one of the main reasons why we choose this 'hotel'. The telly was a small portable on a high wall stand (so good luck viewing that from the bed!), had just the 5 channels with poor reception and no teletext. In this day and age I expect a room of this supposed quality to have a telly which at least had freeview and teletext as I like to check the local weather forecast etc. The only other bugbear is the fact that this is called a hotel when it is a bed and breakfast. At a hotel you would be able to contact various services by a telephone in the room and have someone at reception round the clock. Neither of these applies to Holmwood House. For the actual accommodation this 'hotel' was overpriced as it really is a 3 star and not a 4 star at all. Well not for our room anyway.

  • Stayed: May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 11, 2010

We stayed for two nights and found Holmwood House very convenient for all the sights we wanted to see and places we wanted to go. They were very helpful with directions and recommendations for restaurants, sights, etc. and helpful for figuring out the train times & tickets for our trip back to London. Very friendly staff. Rooms were very well done. Decor was nice and everything was comfortable. Great shower and bathroom. We had our two girls with us and they got the room across from us that had a door separating our two rooms from the rest of the hotel so we could prop our room doors open and go between rooms all in privacy from anyone else. Breakfast was traditional English, but was flexible and made to order.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed January 1, 2010

NEW YEARS EVE STAY check out 12-00
Staff freindly,stayed in room six,superior room, was roomy,clean ,tv tea/coffee making biscuit's
Bathroom, ROOMY,Bright,tooth bush/shaver charger/hair dryer,,lovely large bath sheets
Breakfast Exc--Cereal,juice's water jams/toast/fully cooked meat/or vegi breakfast
fresh coffee/tea..
would return..Ruth//Aby

Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2009

came to this hotel for the third time , and would go back no problem as its a good friendly place,the owners always have time for a chat even when there rushed off there feet,we always get the same room and this never a problem,if there was one complaint i have it would be that the water in the bathroom isn't very hot

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 12, 2009

This Hotel is in desperate need of a makeover
Their webside does not descibe the rooms truthfully
Totally overpriced
There was no luxury in the luxury four poster bedroom
The museums bedding is in better condition
TV was old and used portable ariel therefor the reception was very poor
Wish we had read reveiws before booking has still not been updated since at leasat 2006 see other reveiws
Need we say anymore
Please avoid

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 27, 2009

The bed is wonderfully comfortable, the breakfast is of quality ingredients and wonderfully cooked. The place is spotless, not far from town and the owners so helpful. Need I say more?

  • Stayed: May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 2, 2009

We stayed in Holmwood House in November 2008. We had the room with a four poster bed, which the housekeeper said was their best room. I asked them to change the bedding because it was creased and very worn. (The housekeeper did leave us a bottle of wine to make us feel better, which was very nice of her.)The windows did not open, so room could feel very stuffy. The small portable television had an indoor aerial which was almost useless. The kettle was in need of de-scaling or really replacing. We would not stay here again.

On the plus side, the housekeeper was very nice, the breakfasts were fine,parking good.

  • Stayed: November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kayser
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Address: 112 - 114 Holgate Road, York YO24 4BB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
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Ranked #67 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: $114 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holmwood House 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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