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“Stayed, enjoyed and hungry for more.”
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Bowen House
Ranked #41 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Liverpool, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Stayed, enjoyed and hungry for more.”
Reviewed December 13, 2009

Having just stayed at the Bowen Guest House for one night only (12/12/09), My Mother, Wife and myself thoughly enjoyed every moment we we there. It really was "home from home" From the minute we arrived we were made very welcome by Diane, as we were shown to our room which was a family room oozing with atmosphere, we felt very comfortable and pleased with our choice of guest house. The room and indeed the whole house was spotlessly clean. The dining room offered a country cottage feel and the breakfast was first class with an array of joice to satisfy the fussiest of appetites.
Set in a quiet area of York with just a 10 minute walk to the town centre this is ideally located for short or longer stays to the city. Overall, a first class and extreamely competative Guest house that will not leave you disappointed with your stay.
Graham and Family. Liverpool.

  • Stayed December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 19, 2009

Me and my mother booked a two night stay at Bowen House paying a deposit of £65 which was immediately debited from my mothers account expecting to pay another £65 on arrival. Based on the excellent reviews we were anticipating an excellent stay. However this was not the case.

After a 1 hour and 30 minute journey from Oldham we arrived in York. However we could not find the exact location of Bowen House and therefore rang the guest house for directions. After numerous phone calls we got no answer with the phone constantly going to answer phone.

Eventually after directions from helpful locals we arrived at Bowen House to find the hotel completely empty. We rang the doorbell - no answer, called the only contact number supplied - no answer, asked the next door neighbour for information - he knew nothing. The whole guest house looked empty with no sign of life, it would seem we have been conned.

Consequently we had to leave York with no where to stay and our whole weekend away was ruined.

We are still yet to receive any sort of explanation, apology or refund from Bowen House.

I URGE ANYONE CONSIDERING PAYING ANY MONEY TO STAY IN THIS ESTABLISHMENT TO THINK AGAIN!!

Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 9, 2009

The owners were very friendly and welcoming. The location was ideal, with a comfatable 10min walk into town. The breakfast was fantastic and full of choice! The room was fairly small but extremely adequate and very clean. Recommend stopping here!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
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West Midlands
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Reviewed November 1, 2008

Had a super 2 night stay. On arrival we recieved a warm and friendly welcome and were given details of how to get into town and a guide of what is on in the city. Room was very clean with lots of nice touches to make you feel at home. Breakfast was lovely and kept us going all day! With only a 5-10 minute walk into the city cente and lots more to see and do in York we will be staying here again next time we come to visit.

  • Liked — Very clean, very welcoming
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Property: Bowen House
Address: Huntington Road | Huntington Road, York YO31 8RF, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #41 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bowen House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Diane and Peter offer a warm Yorkshire welcome at Bowen House. It’s a 10 minute stroll from the famous Shambles and York Minster. We offer five comfortable rooms, each has a TV, radio, tea and coffee making facilities, towels and toiletries. Free Wi-Fi and private off-street parking are available. Start your day with a hearty breakfast in the bright and airy conservatory. The extensive menu includes a traditional full English breakfast. Special and vegetarian diets can be catered for. ... more   less 
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