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Bootham Gardens Guesthouse
Ranked #28 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
East Wales
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66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Quality accommodation and friendly service at a bargain rate.”
Reviewed March 10, 2012

The best breakfasts in York are served at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse: fresh fruit, a range of breads, smoked salmon, quality ham, kippers, eggs in all their forms, home made jams, even black volcanic salt for those who want it! The rooms are spacious, the beds are as comfortable as you can get and the hosts Ian and Ann are very friendly and knowledgeable. The bright and airy breakfast room can also be used as a lounge at one end with a TV and computer with internet connection. It's a 10 minute walk to the centre of the city so if you don't mind that, this is the place to be. You'll pay a lot less here than you will in the 3 and 4 star hotels up the road and you won't get woken up by traffic noise on this quiet road.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
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Thank 1013WesternRanger
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thanks. You and B. certainly crammed a lot in this time. Hard to beleive you have been coming here for 4 years.
Ian
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Reviewed March 1, 2012

On arriving at bootham gardens we were greeted by Ian who was warm friendly and very informative the dining room was spotlessly clean and beautifully set out,we were then shown too our room which was equally as clean and very comfortable (the bed was 1 of the most comfortable I've ever slept in!),in the morning we got up 2 an array of fresh fruit and bread which u can help your self too before you decide weather or not you would like some thing cooked,Ians breakfast menu is out of this world and does not flag in quality either it is every bit as delicious as it sounds!,over all I can not fault this guest house or its owners nothing is to much trouble,we will definitely return!

  • Stayed February 2012
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Thank veryleggy
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thanks, see you soon.
Ian
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 28, 2012

I have just returned from a fantastic weekend in York and I had to write and give Ian and Anne the review they deserve for their fantastic guest house!!
Ian gave us one of the warmest welcomes on arrival.... the guest house itself is 10/10. The quality, cleanliness and warmth of the guest house has made this the best ever guest house my partner and I have ever stayed.... quality is bar none and the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in!! The location is fantastic, literally 5 min walk from York Minster. We would highly recommend anybody to stay here, we will certainly be staying here again.
Thank you Ian and Anne.... .Nicky & Tim!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nicky B
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, April 18, 2012
Thanks N. See you soon.
Ian
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Columbus, Ohio
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

I can't say enough good things about Bootham Gardens. The room was one of the most comfortable we've ever stayed in. It was nice staying in a contemporary place for a change. Everything was of the highest quality, including bed, linens, bathroom, and appliances (including an amazing heater). The breakfast was also remarkable: you can have something traditional or something unique and gourmet, something hearty or something light.
The owners were welcoming and helpful.
The location is on a quiet side street not far from the town center. We walked with our luggage to and from the train station. The walk into town was easy.
We stayed three nights and were sorry to leave. We would definitely stay here again.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Thanks for helping put right some of the inaccuracies made elsewhere - much appreciated.
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Reviewed January 7, 2012

We enjoyed our stay here. Ian is a character, granted, but he is helpful and attentive. Anne is lovely. The breakfasts were early but well worth setting the alarm for, which we did without fail. The black pudding is excellent! Whilst chilly on arrival, the heaters are very efficient and warm the place up quickly. The surroundings are simple, neutral and immaculately clean. The guesthouse is well situated and quiet.

  • Stayed December 2011
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Hi
Pleased you enjoyed Doreen's Triangular Black Pudding.
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Rossendale, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2012

Cold Bathroom and Bedroom, Ian needs to get a job!!! he is watching you all the time and found him to be the most irratating host, Breakfast was ok but the dinning room lacks warmth, Ian was waiting with arms crossed for our arrival for breakfast!! seemed that we where in his way!! table was cleared before we finished eating to get us out before the 45 min deadline 8 a.m. to 8,45. Asked to put the room heater off when we went out!!.....Ian would make a good weather reporter all the time he is on the computer telling you the days temp!! shame he did not have the same thermometer in our bedroom,

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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5 Thank teresa g
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
I am sorry that you did not enjoy your stay. However, I need to clarify some of your criticisms. At the Meet & Greet we say to all guests “Orders are taken for breakfast between 8:00 and 8:45, but I am here from 7:30, so if you are up and ready please do not feel you have to wait. Earlier breakfasts are available but we request, if possible, that you order the day before. This is because it takes the grill15 minutes to reach a proper cooking temperature (Aga Falcon). Your plates should not have been removed before you finished. We do remove used cereal bowls before serving your main course and we certainly clear used crockery from vacated tables – but never the flowers, condiments or sugar bowls. We did experiment with a later breakfast but by far the vast majority of Folk are keen to get into the town. It also allows us to accept arrivals from 10:30.

Your bedroom room had a very high output Dimplex heater, and your bathroom a high output electric hot air fan heater – both of these were under your control. The heaters are so powerful that nobody could tolerate a room if the heater had been on high for more than 20 minutes. We suggest to all guests that they do not go out for the day with the heaters left on, otherwise you will come back to a sauna. The reason being that your ceiling has 8” of insulation and the cavity wall 4” of insulation and as such no heat is lost.

Thank you for pointing out that I talk too much about the weather.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed December 4, 2011

Ian and Anne are very nice and made us feel at home right away. It is not too far from York centre (about 5 to 7 min walk). The room albeit small is clean, but the bathroom is cold and there is nowhere to hang our damp towels. Having said we did get fresh towels the next day so this isn't a big problem. We had stayed some really excellent hotels before this so it may appear a little below our expectations. However, it is still a great little B & B and I would still recommend it to anyone thinking of going to York. I think one will really enjoy this B & B in the summer.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank DrCK
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, February 16, 2012
Thank you for your feedback and I am very sorry you did not tell me the bathroom was cold. For six years we have assumed that the guests would find for themselves the switch to the left of the bathroom door that turns on the high powered hot air heater above head level in the bathroom. This raises the temperature immediately. In line with our eco friendly policy we do not use aerosol air fresheners, we open the bathroom windows and ventilate the building. We have used your feedback positively and now show newly arriving guests the heater. Thank you.

The towels have loops to hang them on the 4 towel hooks in the bathroom. Recently we spent serious money on replacing them with towel rails. It was a disaster as when guests used them for support they pulled out of the wall. Our electrician has done a site visit and is preparing a quote for installing electric towel radiators.
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Property: Bootham Gardens Guesthouse
Address: 47 Bootham Crescent, York YO30 7AJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #28 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Bootham Gardens Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
New Owners since Oct 2014. Modern Purpose built guesthouse, Clean & Fresh. Award winning breakfast. City centre location only 5 minutes from the York Minster. Free car park. New Luxury 1500 Pocket sprung beds. Super fast WI-FI. Computer suite. All Mod Cons. Friendly Welcome. The property is separate so you are not in our home. Come and go as you please. Very well insulated and soundproofed. ... more   less 
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