I currently live in the south and am preparing to move up to York for university. Both times I have visited York (last November and again this month), I have opted to stay at Barbican House. Both times, I and my parents have been more than impressed with the quality of the accomodation. The rooms are immaculately clean and very comfortable (a "home from home" kind of thing), the owners absoloutely lovely, and the breakfasts tailored to exactly what you want in the morning. We stayed in room 8 which is accross the road from the main building and absoloutely lovely. It used to be a flat - so you can get a good idea of just how much space there is in there - definitely not what you come accross at most B&Bs!
The area is perfect - a 10/15 minute walk from the University and also 10 minutes from the city centre. The road to the city centre (Walmgate) is very typical of York, and is host to an array of restaurants, of a variety of different kitchens. The first time we stayed we were reccomended by the owners to go to an Italian restaurant called Toto's which is just down the road, about 5 minutes away. We liked it so much - none of that fake Italian English-ness - that we visited again during our second stay.
I have a friend who is already studying here, and the location of Barbican House also proved to be perfect for going on a night out - a short walk, or if you're too tired - only a cheap taxi ride home. A previous comment suggests that perhaps Bootham would be a better area to stay in in York. I looked at B&Bs in this area as well and was completely disauded by my friend - apparently this area is higher in crime and a lot more limited in terms of restaurants and things to do in general.
Overall - a big thank you to Adrian and Ann for two absoloutely lovely stays in York. Will definitely reccomend Barbican House to all those who come to visit me when I'm at University :)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Luxury Family run Victorian Guest House overlooking the famous medieval City Walls of York. All our rooms are individually decorated to compliment the charm and character of the Victorian period but with but with luxury bathroom facilities. Our rooms are en-suite and have double glazing, central heating, ceiling fans, radio/alarm, Wide screen TV/DVD, tea and coffee making facilities and chocolate biscuits with a complimentary decanter of Sherry, 500 meters to City Centre and 800 to York University. We have 4 King size en-suite rooms, 1 twin en-suite rooms, 2 double en-suite rooms and 1 suite. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Barbican House Hotel York