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Bishops Guest Accomodation
Ranked #10 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Leicestershire
Level 5 Contributor
63 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Very clean and comfortable at a reasonable price”
Reviewed January 14, 2014

This is one of the best B&Bs I have stayed in . It was recommended to me by a friend. If you travel to York on train,it's not too far from the station and a comfortable walk into town. My room was very clean and comfortable with an excellent breakfast the following morning. Rates are very competitive. Highly recommended

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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sirokas, Owner at Bishops Guest Accomodation, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay with us at Bishops and thanks to your friend for the recommendation Word of Mouth is always the best way to choose a place to stay. We hope you will choose to stay with us again on a future trip
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We arrived with our 5 month old in tow, with a lovely big room and clean, comfy cot already set up for us. The bathroom is recently renovated and very luxurious, from the bath-towels to the lovely toiletries provided. I think I could get used to the Yorkshire breakfasts made from locally sourced ingredients, it was just what we needed before walking around York. The location is great, not a long walk to Micklegate and the city wall, plus lots of restaurants and amenities only 10 mins stroll away. Looking forward to visiting again!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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sirokas, Owner at Bishops Guest Accomodation, responded to this review, February 18, 2014
I am so glad you enjoyed your family holiday here at Bishops, travelling with an infant can be hard work and we pleased you were able to feel relaxed and comfortable Its a long way to travel but hopefully we will see you all again on a future trip to the UK
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed January 6, 2014

My husband found Bishops on the internet and after reading the excellent reviews decided to book, we were not dissapointed we had a lovely stay, room was lovely,every thing was very clean and we had everything we could want. Breakfast next morning was all good quality, the fresh fruit salad was superb,
We will most certainly come back

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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sirokas, Owner at Bishops Guest Accomodation, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you for your review, I am pleased you enjoyed the fruit salad its a healthy choice that makes me feel less guilty when I then tuck into the traditional choice as well!
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Reviewed January 1, 2014

My girlfriend and I visited Bishops for 2 nights in November 2013. I had asked the hotel staff to assist in dressing our room whilst we went out on a trip as I wished to surprise her on our return and they were very happy to help. Fortunately my girlfriend (now fiancee) said yes and the surprise added to the event. We couldn't have received a better service by the staff at Bishops and I highly recommend them. We had a four poster room, which was a very good quality, as was the en-suite with large bath. We heard very little sound on our side of the hotel. Breakfast was also very good, I recommend the full English breakfast.

We look forwards to returning on an anniversary weekend.

Room Tip: Definitely worth upgrading to a four poster room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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sirokas, Owner at Bishops Guest Accomodation, responded to this review, February 19, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review your special stay with us at Bishops, it was our pleasure to be able to set the scene for such an important weekend for you both Congratulations
Hopefully you will choose to return to Bishops for more your special times
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2013

Stayed here for a long weekend.

The room was large and comfortable. As good, or better than some 5 star London hotels.

Breakfast was excellent, again, wouldn't be out of place in a 5 star hotel.

The crowning glory was the lovely owners who were very helpful and informative about York. Directed us to a fantastic Italian Deli off the beaten track which was great.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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leicester
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80 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2013

We had a wonderful stay. I had booked this as a long weekend away for myself, hubby, son (aged 12) and my in laws for my father in laws 80th birthday. I had done a huge amount of research online before booking and you can always tell what a place is going to be like by the phone conversation when considering booking, hence I didn't hesitate to book - we were given all the details on the rooms as I specifically wanted a bath for my mum in law and there seems a distinct lack of a bath in bathrooms in b&bs, i'm guessing because of lack of space so re the comment about a lack of a bath from a reviewer a couple below this - just ask when booking and you will get what you want! We booked on the b & b basis direct with the owners - I understand you can book on a room only rate through a booking site hence making the cost the price without breakfast which again someone commented about - all I can say is just make sure with whatever place you go to exactly what you are booking and there wont be any disappointment!
ROOMS - If you book this place I can guarantee you will NOT be disappointed, we had the annexe room which is a double bedroom with a single bedroom off this which was absolutely perfect for us, my in laws had a 4 poster with a beautiful bathroom - my mum in law commented that she felt like royalty the room was so wonderful which is exactly what we wanted for this weekend away. I had emailed Debora as reading a review recently re the heating I was very worried, she had been very upset about the email as the heating is on from 0530 - 2330 and there are thermostat controls on all the radiators so you can have your room as hot as you want! - in fact we turned 1 radiator off and the other right down as it was beautifully toastie warm in both our room, my in laws room and throughout the building/breakfast room etc.. - absolutely no issue with the heating - if I had read that review I would not have booked and I'm so glad we booked before we read it as we would have missed out on a really wonderful place
BREAKFAST - beautiful quality locally sourced food, great selection - could not have been any better
HOSTS - the whole team were wonderful, right from the very first phone call they could not have been more helpful, I wanted a cake for my father in laws 80th birthday as we were going on the train and I wanted it to be a surprise I asked if they could possibly get one for me - Debora arranged it all and brought it in as arranged with the candles etc.. - the cake was one of the loveliest cakes ever - so beautiful and moist and they had written happy 80th on as requested - it was fantastic. I had emailed about a few things in between booking and getting there and they were all extremely helpful, you could honestly not hope to find a more lovely, welcoming and helpful team
LOCATION - no its not within the walls but I personally wouldn't necessarily want that as it can be very noisy at night in York and I like to escape! It was only an easy 10 min walk to Micklegate - yes its along roads but its honestly fine, it wasn't a problem - we did go on the bus the first day just to get our bearing as buses are frequent and its not an issue if you would rather catch a bus than walk - we tended to walk in and then catch the bus back at night which worked really well for us
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WALLS -We walked the whole of the walls - about 3/4 of them going to the right as we got to Micklegate one day right around stopping off at points on the way - a great stop off was at CLIFFORDS TOWER where although you do have to pay to go in (English heritage) it is well worth it for the view - right across the whole city over to the minster etc... - there is no-where else to get a view like that - would hightly recommend you do this whilst in York. We did the other bot of wall the following day from Micklegate to the Minster - we didn't go in the minster itself which was a shame but with a price of £10 we felt that was way too steep for a Church to be charging so we didn't go in.
GHOST WALKS - there are a few - you just need to research which would suit you best, my husband did the original ghost walk which was most factual and historical which he preferred and then the following night he did the ghost creeper walk which was good but more theatrical so again you just need to research which type you prefer
FOOD - We went to the HOLE IN THE WALL on High Petergate and found this an excellent place to eat for what we wanted which was good quality pub food at a reasonable price - we couldn't have had a better choice and the food was excellent

To sum up - we had a great weekend, if you are looking for a bed and breakfast that goes a little further with lovely touches, lovely warm rooms, beautiful décor, a great breakfast and lovely hosts - your search is over! We don't manage to get away for many weekends but if we do every get a chance to go back to York we would 100% be going back to the Bishops!

Room Tip: book direct and ask if you have any specific requirements ie bath, or room not on 3rd floor etc...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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sirokas, Owner at Bishops Guest Accomodation, responded to this review, February 26, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to make such a detailed review of your family holiday with us. It was our pleasure to help with the birthday arrangements and thank you for sharing your cake with us!
Hopefully you will choose York as your destination and Bishops to stay for your next celebration!
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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 14, 2013

I have stayed at the Bishops on several occasions for both business and pleasure trips. The building is about a 15 minute walk into the centre of town past some historic parts of York. The accommodation is clean and spacious, set in an old victorian styled building, with lots of charm and authentic properties. The rooms are spotless in there presentation, you can tell they are well looked after and in great order. There is also FREE parking, which being at the centre of York is at it's premium due to parking restrictions in the town. I have stopped in most of the rooms in the hotel now and each one has it's own unique setting, spotlessly clean and well presented in really good decorative order, with on suite facilities - The minute you walk through the door, you are met with a warm welcome. The staff are second to none, you can tell they really care about YOU and are genuinely interested in helping you to have a great stay. The food at breakfast is amazing, all fresh, hand cooked to order, all bought locally, all prepared and served exactly how you request it. This is not the Hilton or the like, with their fake plastic rooms and rubber food, this is true full on 'bed and breakfast' at its best, delivered with passion and a warm welcome from probably the nicest people you will ever meet - Personally my favourite 'staying place' in the UK - As Tina Turner would say "simply the best"

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Bishops Guest Accomodation
Address: 135 Holgate Road, York YO24 4DF, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Bishops Guest Accomodation 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Bishops offers 5-star Guest Accommodation with a silver award. Our restored Victorian villa has individually designed en-suite rooms in comfortable, family-run surroundings. Relax with a delicious award-winning Yorkshire breakfast, served in a sunny dining room with views of the gardens. Alternatively, unwind with a drink in the licensed lounge. Bishops is within walking distance of many of York's main attractions. Take advantage of our local knowledge to find hidden treasures and unique restaurants. Free off-road parking available. It is a short walk to bus and train stations, making Bishops an excellent base for exploring Yorkshire's countryside and coastline. ... more   less 
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