Alexander House

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Address: 94 Bishopthorpe Road, York, YO23 1JS, England

Star rating:

3.9

Once a Victorian Townhouse, now a charming and highly rewarded Guest House.

An inviting and charming bed & breakfast. It’s not big, but it’s been created with love and comes with much praise and official endorsements. David and Gillian tell me that they’ve been in the hospitality business for many years and this, their final project certainly reflects their skills and experience.

Location
3.8
90%
Eating/drinking
4
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
3.6
90%
Bedrooms
4
90%
Public areas
3.9
90%

Location

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.

Bedrooms

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.

Public areas

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.

Leisure facilities

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.

Service

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.

Price advice

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.

Amenities

  • Parking

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Couples
  • Mature travellers
  • Singles
  • Escaping the crowds
  • Relaxation
  • No fuss

Pros & Cons

  • Welcoming
  • Pristine
  • No lift
  • Restrictions on one night stays
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