This is based on my opinion, it's possible that other people will go here and see lots of positive aspects that I missed.
For £75 a night in York I don't expect anything too large or fancy but this guesthouse was very disappointing. I had to buzz to be let into the building and then wait in a hall for five minutes for the receptionist to arrive. It went downhill from there!
I'd booked an attic room, which had chipped plaster and two skylights (one of which had a sign on saying not to use ) with flimsy see through blinds that did nothing to stop the dawn waking me up. The chair in the room had several loose buttons, its not a big thing but you expect rooms to be in good repair.
The bathroom was disgusting in my opinion, there was what looked like mould around the shower tiles and a couple of damp marks appeared to be developing on the ceiling. The owner has since advised that this was discolouration not mould; personally I wasn't going to get close enough to prove it either way. There was a hand soap but no cup or holder for a toothbrush.
The kettle was already full when I came in and I have no idea how long it had been full for. Tea and coffee was provided but the teabags weren't individually wrapped (keeping them fresh) but loose in a jar, I didn't how old they were or what kind of tea they were so I left them. The wifi (free) was a nice touch but the wifi signal for the 2nd and 3rd floor disappeared on my second night.
The guesthouse is apparently one of the cheapest in the area but at £75 per night even in London I would expect things to be in a better state of repair.
This review has been edited after the owner found my email address and threatened to sue me for saying there was mould in the shower. I do not appreciate being threatened so have added the disclaimer at the top and pretty much put the original review back up.
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