I note that Monkgate has some wildly divergent reviews. I think that there are some real pros and cons which, on balance, make it a place I would recommend.
Is the location good?
Yes. This is unquestionably the number one reason that you would choose Monkgate. We were touring the UK with a car, so wanted somewhere we could park in York but then walk into town. If you are going to York for the first time, I cannot recommend this aspect highly enough. Monkgate’s side of town is also a real positive. It was a simple and quick stroll to many restaurants, as well as all the places that you would want to see.
What is the room like?
We had the family room. This was tight. To get to the bathroom you have to walk through the kid’s room (between the beds), and this was really small. Having said that, the rooms were adequate, and a sacrifice that we were prepared to make to stay so close to the city.
But are the beds comfortable?
They were fine. Everyone slept well – there is some minor foot traffic noise that you can get as people walk home from pubs, but that is it.
What was the food like?
Good. The cooked breakfast and other options were fine, and if you wanted more toast etc, not a problem. The breakfast room was a pleasant place to be, and the hosts helpful. A nice touch was rotating guests around tables each morning.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Monkgate Guest House is 200 years old and is only five minutes walk from York Minster and the city centre where you will find beautiful shops and restaurants and all York's attractions close to hand. The property was originally three Georgian cottages so it is cosy and rambling with the quaint features you would expect from an older property. We have two rooms on the ground floor and the other rooms are on the first floor accessed by a flight of stairs. Our breakfast room is warm and inviting and we provide a full, freshly cooked English breakfast with eggs cooked to your requirements alongside the other menu options. We have limited off street parking in a narrow driveway at the side of the house, you will be able to forget your car then and walk to all the amenities! We can however try to arrange more parking if necessary. Free wifi is available in the public rooms and most bedrooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Monkgate Guest House Hotel York