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“Yee Oldie Experience” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Guy Fawkes Inn
Ranked #42 of 205 York B&B and Inns
Chiang Mai, Thailand
Level Contributor
12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Yee Oldie Experience”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 14, 2014

Stayed with wife for a long weekend while staying in the UK. I wanted to show her, (she is Thai) a little bit of old England. Well the Guy Fawkes most defiantly did the job..... Though I think the jury is still out with her after my explanation regarding Guy Fawkes and the whole bonfire and fireworks thing!
As for the Inn...Great location, nice ambiance, breakfast and friendly staff. The room we stayed in was on the top floor and facing the Minster, the ascent and descent to our room was interesting due to the age of the building, (the staircase leaning one way...or the other)
Our room, though small, was large enough for a two night stay, however....too make a coffee, plug in a lap top or charge a phone meant you had to unplug a bedside light, move something, climb under .... something......Or a combination of all.
Only one drip really....The bed, on one side the mattress had seen better days and was not comfortable at all. In saying this the room was clean and bedding/pillow were nice.
Food, we only had breakfast at the hotel, happy to report it was very good.
We did not use the bar, for no other reason than we were out all the time.
A good plus is the fantastic location of this Inn.
I have mixed feeling about the Guy Fawkes Inn......We enjoyed our stay very much, how much was down to the Inn and how much was down to location.....we are still not sure.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bill253
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shane w, General Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for your review.
i will look in to the bed issues and resolve them in the best way possible.
we would love to see you give us another shot to impress.
Kind Regards
Shane Wood
General Manager
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Bridlington, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2014

This was the first time we had stayed at the Guy Fawkes Inn despite staying in York on a regular basis. My husband and I were very impressed with the Inn, we were greeted and escorted to our room which was at the front of the building with a wonderful view of the stunning minster. The room was clean and comfortable, with room service each day. The staff were very friendly and approachable. Breakfast was yummy (great eggs!). The Inn is candlelit downstairs giving it a 'walking back in time feel' which is cosy and in keeping with the historic surroundings. We were contacted on our arrival home by the very helpful general manager to inform us I had left a white gold necklace in the room, we were very impressed with the honesty and prompt action taken to return the item. Its nice to know staff are trustworthy. We stayed for a two night break and will definitely be booking again very soon!! We will certainly be recommending the Guy Fawkes Inn to friends and family.

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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank karen e
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shane w, General Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thankyou for this amazing review.
Im just pleased i could return it to you,
look forward to seeing you both again soon.
best wishes
Shane Wood
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Durham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2014

Booked a room for a birthday. From the moment we got there we were over realmed by the hotel. You enter the hotel straight into the small bar. Which is very nice it has both candles and gas lamps lighting the bar which was a pleasant surprise. Signing in was no problem and the staff were very helpfull. The room was though the court yard which we thought may have been a problem later on in the night but it is not as the court yard is closed after 10.30pm for the peace of the residents. At the end of the courtyard up some metal stair to a very nice large room and bathroom. A lovely four poster bed was the center piece and a great bath room. We had a very tasty meal in the restaurant only problem was there was enough for me but then again I'm a big eater . The breakfast more than made up for it, it was great and I was full after it. Will be booking again when go back to york.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank andrew47ghost
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shane w, General Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thankyou for finding the time to leave us a review.
We have recently looked at our portion sizes and have made slight adjustments with our latest menu.
we would love to see you again soon.
Kind Regards
Shane Wood
General Manager
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Filey, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2014

Having read many if the reviews on here giving 3s and 4s, I was interested to see what it was like for myself!! One word is wow!!! Beautiful hotel, lovely rooms, dining room and bar beautiful candlelit experience.... I can not fault one thing. Well priced for the location and quality of rooms etc. will be coming again ASAP ! P.s the food is in my experience as a regular hotel visitor across the country is above and beyond 5 star hotel standard with a low price!

  • Stayed January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Fileylad
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shane w, General Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
This is such an amazing review.
thank you for taking the time to give us your opinion.
very much appreciated.
looking forward to your second visit.
best wishes
Shane Wood
General Manager
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2014

My wife and myself had a lovely time here. We found the staff to leave you to it, but very knowledgeable when we asked questions, always with a smile
The food was amazing
We loved the whole 'Guy Fawkes' was born and lived there - with interesting facts on the wall

Well worth a visit :)

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank BeerFulledDude
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shane w, General Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
I would like to thank you you such a fantastic review.
We love receiving such positive feed back.
hope to see you again in the near future
kindest regards
Shane Wood
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Worksop, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

Arrived early so left bags and came back to room around 4ish - room 9 is out the back up some stairs overlooking the courtyard - room was lovely and clean - no problems whatsoever. Booked meal for 5.30 the restaurant is beautiful. Didnt really enjoy our meal but this was our fault as we ordered wrong, (no fault of the chef or waiting staff as they were brilliant - couldnt do enough for you). Overall a charasmatic quaint hotel, excellent location and will definitely visit again.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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shane w, General Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thank you for your review.
Always great to hear our guests have enjoyed their stay.
Our menu changes at least every 3 months so next time you visit just ask one of our extremely competent waitresses for some recommendations that suit your taste, were always more than happy to help.
look forward to seeing you again soon
best wishes
Shane Wood
General Manager
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Leigh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2014

We hadn't stayed in York before, and I can say we had a great time. At the inn, all the staff were very helpful, and willing to do anything for us. Our room was great too, and as we visited in the winter very warm. We ate at the inn and we had a lovely meal, with some great wine as well. The service was great, no rushing you, really relaxing. Breakfast was great by candle light. The hotel is will placed, close the the station, minster and the centre. It's quirky and with character.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank W8Y
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shane w, General Manager at Guy Fawkes Inn, responded to this review, March 5, 2014
Thanks ever so much for you time to give us feedback.
I am thrilled that you enjoyed your stay.
we look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.
best wishes
Shane Wood
General Manager
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Additional Information about Guy Fawkes Inn

Property: Guy Fawkes Inn
Address: 25 High Petergate, York YO1 7HP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 205 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Guy Fawkes Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Guy Fawkes Inn stands next to York Minster and was the birthplace of the notorious plotter, Guy Fawkes. The Inn offers 4-star rooms with free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and home-cooked, AA Rosette food. Decorate with antique furniture and Italian fabrics, the rooms feature handmade beds, tea/coffee making facilities and bathrooms with complimentary toiletries from H2K of Harrogate. Many rooms have views of York Minster, the city or the courtyard towards the rear of the Inn where Guy Fawkes was born. The Guy Fawkes Inn retains many original features including the timber staircase, gas lighting and real log fires. Dine by candlelight in the Inn's restaurant, which serves traditional pub-food using locally sourced ingredients. The bar stocks a wide range of real ales and a broad selection of wines. The world famous Ghost Walk leaves every night just around the corner. York Theatre Royal and the National Railway Museum are both just a 5-minute walk away. ... more   less 
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