Bowman's Guest House

33 Grosvenor Terrace, York, England, YO30 7AG

Welcome to Bowman's

By David Cawley, your York expert

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#9 of 20
expert-rated hotels in York
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Location:
3.9
3.9
Bedrooms:
4
4.0
Eating/drinking:
4.3
4.3
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
3.9
3.9
Recommended for:
Couples, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, Mature travellers, Singles, Escaping the crowds, History, No fuss, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Bowman's Guest House

A lovely welcome and full of quiet charm and character near the city centre.

Another of my favourite guest houses in York. A white brick Victorian town house spread over three floors that oozes warmth and cosy comfort, these homely surroundings have been created from scratch by husband and wife team Debra and David Bowman over the past five years.

Location: 

Tucked down a quiet suburban street, walking to the centre of the city takes me less than 15 minutes at a gentle pace. Anyone arriving in York by public transport would be best advised to take a taxi. Those coming by car can use the rather narrow street outside to park.

Bedrooms: 

All but one of the six rooms is named by colour with the south facing, large bay windowed Blue Room my particular favourite. The little touches add to the charm including an ample tray of hot drink ingredients, iron and ironing board, small selection of books, free Wi-Fi internet access along with the staples such as TV, radio alarms, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries. Along with colours room sizes also vary in size and it is worth noting that the Russet Room is not ensuite, though it does have sole access to a bathroom.

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Public areas: 

On entering, polished hardwood floors reflect a lovely collection of period furniture and art works, a theme carried through to the quite spacious breakfast room where fresh flowers are the centre piece of the bay window. The small paved area at the front accommodates cast iron tables and chairs for basking in the warm summer evenings.
 

Eating and drinking: 

The recently awarded winning breakfast’s here have had tongues wagging for some time with the hosts offering a grand choice of healthy, light, vegetarian and heartier options including the calorific, cooked to order Yorkshire breakfast.

Leisure facilities: 

Bedrooms are all equipped for a night out or a night in.

Service: 

Having spent time with Debra it’s not hard to see why praise for her hospitality is constantly heaped upon her. Warm and personable her personality is one of the best assets of this guest house.

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Who stays there: 

Couples and families on leisure breaks and some people on business. Perhaps thankfully for other guests, stag and hen parties are not accommodated.

Price advice: 

Refreshingly and unlike most of York’s other accommodation Bowman’s rates stay pretty much the same throughout the year, though as a rule a two night minimum stay is required on Friday and Saturday night.

Pros: 
Exceedingly warm welcome
Tasteful well kept rooms
Cons: 
No lift
Front rooms face a railway line

More information on Bowman's Guest House:

Type:
Bed & Breakfast
Address:
33 Grosvenor Terrace, York, England, YO30 7AG
Free tags / Keywords:
guesthouse, bed and breakfast, b&b, Bootham
Amenities:
Parking
Neighbourhood:
Bootham

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