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Bootham Gardens Guesthouse
Ranked #28 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
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“Thoroughly delighted!”
Reviewed December 13, 2013

Ian and Anne really know every aspect of running a B&B business. They make your stay as easy and enjoyable as it could be. They know how different people's demands can be and are genuinely respectful and helpful. They keep their guesthouse in top notch condition and provide superb breakfasts. It is simply but effectively designed and the pricing is very reasonable for such high quality of service. i have been here twice, once with a friend, felt totally at home and will certainly be coming again. The location is great too - so central and quiet!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thanks for that and please remember clicking on the Bookings.com calendar will always show no prices availability even when I have rooms available. This is because I have refused to pay TripAdvisor £159 per bedroom per year AND 22% of the gross value of any booking through them. In effect I am being blackmailed. They also refuse to remove false reviews.
All direct bookings receive a 5% discount on the price published on our website.
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 11, 2013

Bootham Garden's Guest house is a wonderful guest house to stay in, very comfortable, friendly always with a smile and greeting, Ann and Ian are really excellent hosts and will go out of the way to help you Daniel-me and Larman has stayed there and think it is a really excellent guest house. It is spotlessly clean and has AWARD WINNING breakfasts with a large choice Breakfast's start around 7.30, they are not around 5am as some reviews have said, and there is no smells from the kitchens into the rooms. All of the bad reviews are lies, we have have stayed in many places around the country and this is the best anywhere. Breakfast is 08.00-09.00 and from 07.30 if you want to, you can talk to people after breakfast if you like to.

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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank day_daniel
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thanks for that and please remember clicking on the Bookings.com calendar will always show no prices availability even when I have rooms available. This is because I have refused to pay TripAdvisor £159 per bedroom per year AND 22% of the gross value of any booking through them. In effect I am being blackmailed. They also refuse to remove false reviews.
All direct bookings receive a 5% discount on the price published on our website.
Ian
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Perth, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed December 9, 2013

My sister and I have just returned from an very enjoyable weekend in York, where we stayed at Bootham Gardens Guest House for the 5th time. Now we think that says it all or else we would not keep going back. This place is immaculate and the breakfast is to die for. York was very busy on the Saturday but much better on Sunday what an amazing place, we love it. Thanks very much to our hosts Ian & Ann.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sue W
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thanks for that and please remember clicking on the Bookings.com calendar will always show no prices availability even when I have rooms available. This is because I have refused to pay TripAdvisor £159 per bedroom per year AND 22% of the gross value of any booking through them. In effect I am being blackmailed. They also refuse to remove false reviews.
All direct bookings receive a 5% discount on the price published on our website.
Ian
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Spilsby, United Kingdom
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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Everything the owners say on their website is true. This is very clean and comfortable accommodation, with attention to detail, yet simplicity. I'm very fussy about my bed and although it was indeed spacious and comfortable, high thread-count pure cotton linen would have been an improvement on the polycotton. Also, the towels, whilst soft and thick enough, were rather small - bathsheets are really to be expected in quality accommodation; there is no need to provide clean towels each day. There is an excellent choice for breakfast, which is freshly cooked and plentiful; however, truly fresh fruit juice (plus grapefruit?), rather than from concentrate, would be appreciated, as would yoghurts. Very helpful and friendly hosts. The location is superb: close to the centre, yet quiet - AND has parking!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Lorraine W
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Glasgow
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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Yet another super weekend break in this superb little gem of a place - would not like to stay anywhere else!Excellent, well appointed en suite room with TV and tea/ coffee making facilities.Breakfast is freshly cooked to order with ample choice- it will set you up for the day.The owners are most helpful in suggesting places to visit and also offer suggestions of good places to eat in York.The B&B is only a 10 minute walk from the heart of the city.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Charlotte C
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thanks for that and please remember clicking on the Bookings.com calendar will always show no prices availability even when I have rooms available. This is because I have refused to pay TripAdvisor £159 per bedroom per year AND 22% of the gross value of any booking through them. In effect I am being blackmailed. They also refuse to remove false reviews.
All direct bookings receive a 5% discount on the price published on our website.
Ian
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Worcester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed November 30, 2013

A very nice friendly guesthouse. Lovely food. Plenty of choice for breakfast !! Close to the centre, only a 10 min walk at the most.
A very relaxed atmosphere. Would like to have stayed longer !!
Tried the pubs which they recommended for food and they were excellent ! York is full of extremely great places to visit !

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Sarah C
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Hove, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 30, 2013

I travel a lot for business and have stayed in a great number of guest houses around the UK, especially in Yorkshire. Bootham Gardens Guest House in York is far and away the best guest house I have ever stayed in. The owners are incredibly friendly, warming and go the extra mile to cater for your every need. The food is superb, super fresh and lovingly made with a vast selection of breakfast items. I would not hesitate to recommend Bootham Gardens to anyone who wants a peaceful stay in a clean. modern and friendly place. A real home from home. Excellent value for money!

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled on business
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Thank allyjowett
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Ian B, Owner at Bootham Gardens Guesthouse, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Thanks for that and please remember clicking on the Bookings.com calendar will always show no prices availability even when I have rooms available. This is because I have refused to pay TripAdvisor £159 per bedroom per year AND 22% of the gross value of any booking through them. In effect I am being blackmailed. They also refuse to remove false reviews.
All direct bookings receive a 5% discount on the price published on our website.
Ian
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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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