To the south of York’s centre, it takes me around 10 minutes to reach the city walls past the collection of shops and restaurants on Bishopthorpe Road, slightly longer if I take the more picturesque riverside route through nearby Rowntree Park. Rail users will need a taxi to get them there and free street parking is available for those arriving by car.
Named after Medieval streets, fresh flowers amidst warm and cosy hues set the scene for the four bedrooms. Each comes with space to breathe, temperature control, king beds, flat TV’s, radio/alarms, hairdryer and a generous hospitality tray. Bathrooms are pristine, two with showers, two with bath and shower.
The warm magnolia, fresh flowers and ornate period floor tiles are an inviting introduction with the lovingly decorated breakfast room in bright yellow and scattered with rich blue porcelain equally charming.
Eating and drinking
Providing a good start to the day with a choice of cereals, fruit and baked products followed by all the ingredients to make a hearty full English breakfast.
Freeview TV in the rooms and hairdryers. Rowntree Park is just around the corner and is lovely in its own right or as thestarting point for a riverside walk into the city.
The hosts here offer gracious, efficient, yet understated hospitality.
Who stays there
Alexander House is a popular choice for couples on leisure breaks and race goers.
Owners do prefer a minimum two night stay here, though single nights can be had on Sunday and during the week. If you can stay longer the overall rates do drop accordingly. All prices include breakfast and there is a free small car park to the rear or street parking just around the corner.
- Backpackers / Students
- Mature travellers
- Escaping the crowds
- No fuss
Pros & Cons
- No lift
- Restrictions on one night stays