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23 St. Mary's

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#18 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in York
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Builth Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2015

I would definitely stay again, the room was very comfortable and clean, good facilities, great breakfast and friendly staff - thank you for a very comfortable stay, I would recommend this B&B to others.

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

Thanks for your review, Cy - we look forward to your next stay any time you happen to be in York - make sure you phone us so we can give you your preferred room (at our best rate too!) Have a Happy Christmas! From all of us here at 23 St Mary's

Greater Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 December 2015

We booked 23 St Mary's for our 12 month anniversary and we could not have chosen any better! The hotel was top quality for cleanliness, brightness and service with a fantastic breakfast (the black puddings are to die for!) and an outstanding four poster room! The location is excellent and it is only a 10-15 minutes stroll to York Minster...

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

Thanks Tom for your glowing praise! We are so glad you chose 23 St Mary's for your special date and that you both felt at home here. We are looking forward to welcoming you back next year in December and will make sure we have a few more surprises up our sleeves for when you visit us here again. I...

Colchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 November 2015

Only stayed one night, but the location is excellent, only a few minutes walk from the City Centre and the owner recommended a nearby restaurant that was ideal. The room was comfortable and warm. Thanks for a great night's sleep and a delicious breakfast!

1Thank Matthew R
23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Thanks Matthew. Glad you enjoyed our recommendation - it's easy to get a good meal here in York if you know where to go! Hope to see you again soon. Best wishes Simon and all of us at 23 St Mary's

Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 25 November 2015

We are frequent senior travellers around the world . We have visited York for two days. This guesthouse has an excelent location, you have a short walk to the major attractions of the city. All the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was at the second floor and it was clean. Breakfast is served between 7.45 to 9,15...

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

Hi Christina and Luis - I hope you got back safely to Buenos Aires - good to hear you have a new start after the elections there! Thank you for taking the time to leave your review - I'm glad you found 23 St Mary's convenient. I'm sorry the climb to your room was a bit of an inconvenience -...

Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Friendly welcoming new owners. You'll do well. The room was clean, lovely decorated, lots of coffee and tea in the rooms. Loved the honesty jar for chocolate and pop just what you want after a few drinks. The breakfast menu has choices for everyone and was very nice. Parking in York centre added bonus. Will definitely stay at 23 St...

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

Hi Nikki Thanks for your appreciative review. We're glad you enjoyed the 23 St Mary's welcome and hope you can come back again before too long. We've enjoyed getting the house all Christmassy (I think that's a word) and we will have plenty of festive cheer on tap for you here if you can squeeze in a visit before Christmas!...

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015

This was our 2nd time in York & we wanted somewhere near to the town centre. We found No 23 St Marys, a lovely comfortable, clean & warm guesthouse with a welcoming owner in Simon, who goes out of his way to help & make sure your stay goes well, backed up by a friendly team who prepared an excellent...

Thank smiles60
23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

We are so glad you felt comfortable here at 23 St Mary's - that's the best praise we could wish for. You're right about the lovely people who work here and maintain such consistently high standards, they are truly brilliant! Quite a lot of guests come here to visit family and it's always nice to be able to have breakfast...

High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 November 2015

The owner, Simon, had just taken over the week before we stayed. He was very helpful and friendly. The room we stayed in was comfortable and clean and had good views over the back of the property. The breakfasts were excellent with a good choice of food. Simon even surprised me with a birthday cake and card on the morning...

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

Thank you for your lovely review! The room you stayed in is one of my favourites too - really quiet and relaxing. I hope you get to visit us again before too long - next time you might like to try Room 8, which has fabulous views of York Minster and a wonderful skyline of Jacobean housing with quirky roofs...

Canterbury, United Kingdom
Reviewed 22 November 2015

An excellent stay - Simon and Amy were welcoming and proud of their guesthouse. The room was spotlessly clean and very comfortable, with everything that a guest might need. Breakfast was well-presented, and with a wide choice of items. 23 St. Mary's is in a great location - it is easy to walk to the station via the grounds of...

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

It was a pleasure to welcome you to our guesthouse, even though it was only for one night. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back another time - if you are able to stay a little longer next time, do remember to book with us direct on 01904 622738, so you can...

Balgowlah, Australia
Reviewed 20 November 2015

Simon was so eager to help, he booked us dinner reservations and even helped us plan an itinerary to get the very best of our stay. Breakfast was brilliant, and the rooms full of charm with some lovely personal touches. Will definitely return !

1Thank Joel_M_Hunter
23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

So kind of you to leave your lovely review! I really enjoy helping guests to squeeze out the maximum enjoyment from whatever time they have in this wonderful city and the amazing surrounding area. I was glad you and your lovely wife could stay an extra night to take advantage of what we can offer and hope that you give...

Yoxall, Staffordshire
Reviewed 19 November 2015

On arrival about 5.30 p.m. we found the radiators were not working in our rooms. This was reported to Simon, the owner. We had discussed reviews of Trip Advisor and he said that there is no point putting comments about the hotel after a stay. If he knows there is a problem he will sort it and he gave me...

Thank Yorkie52Yoxall
23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Dear Steve, thank you for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback . I am so sorry that we didn't manage to sort out the heating issues until Sunday. It was completely my fault that I didn't sort it to your satisfaction. I feel I have let you and your lovely wife down badly. I did everything I could,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Multilingual Staff
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: $141 - $277 (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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