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23 St. Mary's

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Newport, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 November 2015

Our stay at 23, St Mary's although only for a few days was a very pleasant experience,the owner and the staff were very professional and helpful,The breakfast was of a very high standard. The only downside we could find only being a minor is the bed was a little hard. We would definitely revisit in the future

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Thanks for the constructive feedback about the mattress....it's difficult to cater to everyone's personal preference regarding mattresses though. We routinely check that guests have slept well and most guests love the high quality medium-firm mattresses we have chosen for our beds. For guests who prefer a softer mattress we are happy to supply an additional memory foam mattress topper on...

Felton, CA
Reviewed 6 November 2015

This was a lovely B & B that was walking distance to all the historic sites in York. Very good wi-fi service. The staff were all delightful. Very good and filling breakfast served each morning. The owner, Simon, gave wonderful above and beyond personal service to all of his guests. He is a natural innkeeper! I would return here whenever...

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Capitola, California
Reviewed 6 November 2015

We were so happy with the charm and location of our B and B. When we arrived,Simon welcomed us with open arms and a joyful presence! We are 'seniors" and were on our delayed honeymoon vacation with friends. Simon enthusiastically congratulated us. When we returned from our first outing to the walled city [a ten minute walk] a lovely card...

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Cork, Ireland
Reviewed 1 November 2015

I stayed here two nights while attending a course in York. I was struck by the attention to small detail. The B and B has wifi which is very useful. The bed was very comfortable and the breakfast was excellent. I cleaned my plate and the staff were helpful and attentive the whole time.

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Thatcham
Reviewed 18 October 2015

We were visiting York for the marathon, last weekend, and booked a two night stay. From the warm welcome on arrival to Simon & his staff's extreme help & kindness, this was a perfect place for our stay. Our comfortable room catered for all our needs and the superb breakfast was a perfect start to the day. Unfortunately, our visit...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind comments. Wishing you both all the best, a speedy recovery and of course we are looking forward to spoiling you next time you come to stay. Simon and the St Mary's Angels

lincolnshire
Reviewed 11 October 2015

We picked 23 St Mary's from the many B&Bs in York and what a find it was! The welcome and service from all the staff was excellent, great breakfasts, and a lovely spacious room made our short break in York with friends so successful. When they realised there was a special birthday to celebrate, a lovely cake, with candles, appeared...

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 October 2015

Just back from a fantastic few days in York. The guest house was perfect - I met both the previous owners and the new owners Simon and Sarah, and was made to feel very welcome by everyone. The room was perfect for me as I was travelling on my own this time, studying at the very close York Art Gallery....

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Hazel Grove, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We arrived just as the new owners were moving in, despite a little chaos they went out of their way to make us feel welcome and made a lovely fuss of my mum whose 70th birthday we were celebrating, cake, card and candles and she was sang to at breakfast which all added to the enjoyment. We will be looking...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Hello! It was really nice to meet you and a real privilege to be able to join in just a little bit with your very important birthday. Thank for sharing it with us. Don't forget to book direct with us on the St Mary's website so we can give you a discount on your stay, next time you come to...

Reviewed 5 October 2015

Arrived the day the new owners moved in. Lovely people. Our room was very comfortable especially the bed. 2 great nights sleep. Very good shower loads of towels and soaps and lotions provided. The breakfast was so filling !! Needed nothing else to eat all day long until dinner at night. Plenty of good restaurants within walking distance. Parking a...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay with us - and thank you for your kind remarks. For parking, we have lots of free permits and I am always happy to park your car for you. We hope you will come back and enjoy our home-baked breakfast specials (warm apple cake fresh out of the oven - anyone?) Simon

Cambridge, Massachusetts
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We chose this guest house because of it's location and it was fantastic in every way. We only stayed 2 nights and on the first night we had one set of owners and the 2nd night the new owners took over. They hit the ground running and were outstanding in the way that they engaged with the guests that were...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

It's so encouraging that you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you. Thank goodness you couldn't see what was actually going on in that kitchen!! ;-)) Only kidding. It was an oasis of calm.....

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our happy, friendly and stylish home from home! Come and stay awhile in our characterful Victorian townhouse, tucked away down a very quiet and safe street in the centre of the historic Hamlet of Marygate. Less than 10 minutes easy stroll from the station, the city walls and York Minster, we offer a fantastic location, wonderful and filling breakfasts and individually designed rooms that make you unwind and relax. With free and fast WIFI and parking, 23 St Mary's is a lovely place to B&B! ... more   less 

Additional Information about 23 St. Mary's

Address: 23 St. Marys | Bootham, York YO30 7DD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: $162 - $258 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 23 St. Mary's 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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