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“A mixed bag”
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Ashley House
Ranked #19 of 192 York B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
australia
Level 6 Contributor
71 reviews
30 hotel reviews
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“A mixed bag”
Reviewed June 1, 2010

Good points: A very nice room, good breakfast. Bad: owner disappears and if you have any questions, bad luck. Our parking spot was taken when we returned one day and we were unsure where else we could park with the permit he gave us. At the start he'd told us to call him on his mobile if we needed anything...too bad if you did, this man does not want to know his guests. Couldn't get hold of him either day. This was the only place in the entire month we travelled that the owner did not seem to want to spend a minute with his guests. Everywhere else the owners were knowledgeable, friendly and eager to assist.Try a little harder, mate. A great room alone does not make a great b & b.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2010

Stayed in room 1 with a big comfy bed. made very welcome on arrival and lovely and clean place. Breakfast lovely, set us up for the day. Thanks Phil (the owner) hope to be back soon

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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Hull
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Reviewed May 26, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Ashley Guest house for one night in Room 4, a lovely room with traditional character. This is the first B&B we have ever stayed in and it was fantastic, from the minute I booked and spoke to Phil on the telephone I was impressed and when we arrived we were delighted, we received such a friendly welcome from Phil and could'nt have been looked after better. Breakfast was lovely with a great choice and again wonderful service. We will certainly return to the Ashley guest house and we would definitely recommend it as the perfect place to stay in York.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
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canarias
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Reviewed May 22, 2010

Ashley Guest House is the best B&B we´ve ever stayed!!
The place is beutiful, nice decoration and really comfortable bed. Perfect shower!
The breakfast is just awesome with a plenty of choice. The owner, Phil is really kind and helped us a lot while we stayed there!
It´s a Guest House but is so clean that could be a 5 stars hotel!
Will surely come again!

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed May 6, 2010

My husband and I stayed in Ashley House B&B last month for two nights. Our trip to York was very last minute and I had been planning to stay at the Travelodge, but when I saw they were looking for £175 for two nights, I thought I’d look elsewhere! I am really glad we did, as Ashley House is a beautiful B&B with great character. We stayed in room 5 and it was absolutely lovely, whoever decorated this house has a great eye for design as all the areas we saw where beautifully decorated. They have remained sensitive to the age of the house, but included all mod cons. It’s kind of like staying in a modern version of your grannies house! It makes a nice change from the usual soulless boxes that pass as hotel rooms these days. Our room wasn’t huge but it was an adequate size with a wrought iron bed, traditional dresser with tea, coffee and shortbread, a flat screen TV and a clever hanging unit that acted as a space saving wardrobe. It was decorated in soothing green with panelling halfway up the walls and wallpaper on the top half. The bathroom was large with the most amazingly powerful shower. I didn’t want to get out of it! A couple of things about the bathroom though, there was no mat to stand on when you got out of the shower and absolutely no hooks, so you had nowhere to hang your towel. Room 5 was at the front of the house, but we only found it noisy one night as we had the window open (the heat seems to be on all day and the room gets very warm unless you turn it off). Otherwise the road that Ashley house is on seems very quiet.

The breakfast was tasty and had a good choice, again the breakfast room was beautifully decorated. I liked the fact that there was a toaster in the breakfast room with a basket of assorted bread so you can help yourself. I hate when B&B’s are stingy with toast and leave you asking for more! Everything we had for breakfast was delicious including the coffee and juice.

The location of the B&B is ok, previous posters have said it is a 10 minute walk into town, but to get into the old town proper it is more like 15-20 minutes. It would be my preference to stay a little closer to the town, but on the plus side, the street is quiet as a result. There is permit parking outside and you are given a permit when you check in. Just be careful where you park, the permit only allows you park in certain areas, the owner will point them out. Philip the owner is very friendly and helpful, he made a point of asking us if there was anything he could help us with when we checked in and was happy to supply maps and directions.

The only slight negative I have about this B&B is that they do charge 2% on payments by credit card, I felt this is slightly nickel and diming customers, the rooms aren’t exactly cheap at £70 per night. I know it’s only small amount, but I think most hotels these days waive this charge.

Other than that, we had a great stay in York, it is a beautiful city. We would both recommend the Ghost Walk! Very enjoyable! I would definitely recommend Ashley House to anyone looking for attractive accommodation with bags of character.

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Northampton
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Reviewed April 5, 2010

Stayed at Ashley House on 2nd and 3rd April 2010 and had an excellent time. Would definitely recommend. Phil was very welcoming and our room (Room 1) was well furnished and very clean. The bed was very comfortable. Good location - only a 10 minute walk into the city centre (walked back to Ashley House at night as well and felt very safe). Breakfast both mornings was lovely. We had a lovely break and would definitely stay at Ashley House again. Very good value for money. Thank you!

  • Stayed April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Liverpool
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Reviewed March 28, 2010

,Stayed two nights in room 5 - lovely cosy attic room - spotlessly clean ad comfortable. Phil (owner) made us so welcome even when we had to phone him cos we got lost! Breakfast lovely - excellent value for money - would recommend to any couple of any age - ideal position to enjoy York!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ashley House
Address: 76 Scott Street | Off Scarcroft Road, York YO23 1NS, England (Formerly Ashley Guest House)
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
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Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 192 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Ashley House 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a small family run bed and breakfast just a short walk into the city centre. We have 6 beautifully appointed bedrooms all with their unique style. We offer a wide range for breakfast from our famous 'Yorkie breakfast' to french toast. During your stay there are also free cakes and cookies:) ... more   less 
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