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Splendid cottage style apartment. Cosy seating
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38 reviews
Relaxing Retreat
Splendid cottage style apartment.
Cosy seating
Comfortable Lounge
HDTV, Blu-ray, DAB radio, ipad dock, wireless internet.
Stylish dining area.
Open plan kitchen
Well equipped kitchen.
Charming bedroom.
Double bed with crisp hotel linen.
Designer headboard inspired by the Minster windows.
Dressing gowns for your use.
Love in the air.
Modern Bathroom.
Shower over the bath.
Shower gel etc. supplied...
... and towels.
Outside seating - morning coffee?
Gated hidden courtyard in a conservation area.
We take your safety seriously.
The magnificent Minster is only 4 minutes walk.
Relax on the riverside.
Guided Tours - this bus has a stop just outside the apartment
Walk pass the Minster after a lovely meal in one of York's many restaurants.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
York, North Yorkshire, England

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aliboots
Bristol, England
Level 3 Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Fab surprise”
Reviewed 23 March 2014 for a stay in March 2014
4
people found this review helpful

We stayed at Monks Retreat, York for a week and enjoyed every minute. In spite of the horrific traffic Mary and Philip greeted us on arrival with local beers, cake and scones. Just what we needed. The location of the apartment was in a gated area set back off the street which made it very quite and only a few minutes walk from the Minster. It was great to be able to put the car (in a secure parking area) away for the week and just wander around the streets of York to all the museums and fab restaurants and great shops. Would definitely recommend and am hoping to revisit soon.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
22 Mar 2014
Thank you for posting your review we really appreciate it. We are glad you had a good time and your are right just wandering the streets of York is lovely, we have lived here too many years to admit to, and we still love to go out for a wander.
Thanks again,
Mary and Philip
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ec0s
Armidale, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cosy, convenient and convivial”
Reviewed 14 January 2014 for a stay in January 2014
1
person found this review helpful

York is one of our favourite cities and Monks Retreat is the perfect place to stay. Hosts, Phiip and Mary have all bases covered. The apartment is spotless, warm, well equipped, quiet and very welcoming. Parking is provided, the centre of York on the doorstep with a supermarket within 100 metres. There are countless restaurants, coffee shops and pubs within walking distance with a limitless choice of food. What more can one ask for? Five star for everything! We will certainly return and recommend it for all our Aussie friends.

Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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SteveandM...
Coventry
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Ideal apartment in a perfect location”
Reviewed 19 December 2013 for a stay in December 2013
2
people found this review helpful

We recently stayed at Monks Retreat for two nights (Friday/Saturday) and were delighted by what we found. Philip and Mary made us welcome and showed us the apartment, how to use the security gates, and where to securely park the car (all included). As we were staying during the run up to Christmas, we really appreciated the Christmas tree and decorations including an advent calendar complete with mint chocolates for the days that we were there.
The apartment was fully kitted out with everything you would expect and there was even a loaf of very nice bread and the table was set up with scones and Yorkshire Parkin for us.
The apartment is in a quiet location just off the main road but was only minutes away from the town centre .... easy walking distance.
... and if you want a nice place to eat, I would recommend Little Italy but make sure you ask for an upstairs table.

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Liked best: The finishing touches, like the scones and Parkin
Liked least: The directions could do with a detail map of the exact location.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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People with disabilities Older travelers
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GazzaJame...
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The monks never had it this good”
Reviewed 13 October 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Clean, comfortable and convenient... Monks Retreat ticked all the boxes for a great week's stay in York. Hosts Mary and Philip were on hand to meet us on arrival, help with unloading the car and make sure we were thoroughly familiarised with our accommodation. They were only too pleased to share their knowledge of - and enthusiasm for - the many attractions their city and county have to offer visitors. In addition, the flat was well stocked with local guide books etc to help visitors make the most of their stay. Although small, the flat is cleverly designed to provide more than enough space and amenities for a couple to enjoy a fully self-contained holiday in comfort. The small gated complex in which Monks Retreat is located proved very quiet throughout our stay.

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Liked best: Comfort and convenience.
Liked least: Nothing worth mentioning.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
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  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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496Meggie...
Newport, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great apartment and location all city sights within walking distance.”
Reviewed 23 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Received a lovely welcome from the owners Mary & Philip who were on site on arrival at the electronic gates. They helped us unload the car then took us to where we could park the car which was just around the corner which was also gated. A real bonus as there were no extra charges for parking like at hotels in the city.
A peaceful little apartment considering how close you are to the city walls. It was really well equipped with those extra little touches like the cream tea and beers set out on the table. I really liked that there were lots hangers so was able to actually unpack the case. Mary & Philip had gone to a lot of trouble to think of everything you would need for a stay, even down to some carrier bags so you could go shopping for provisions at Sainsbury's that was just around the corner a 5 minute walk. There were some leaflets and books on things to do and see in the area. We only moved the car once to visit the impressive Castle Howard and grounds.
We really enjoyed our weeks stay and would recommend Monks Retreat to our family and friends

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Liked best: Location
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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