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Barbican House

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#36 of 206 B&Bs / Inns in York
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic bed and breakfast in a great location at the end of Fossgate. Short walk past an eclectic mix of bars, cafes and shops to the centre of York. Great host, off street parking, exceptional cleanliness, and complimentary sherry to set you on your way. Adrian was good enough to let us leave our car in the car park all... More 

1 Thank Paul B
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 2 nights as our first time visiting York, what a lovely B and B, host were very helpful and charming, the ensuite room we had (room 7) was spotlessly clean with everything you could need and more, very luxurious, we was downstairs and right on main road but unless you are a light sleeper the traffic... More 

1 Thank Donna C
South yorkshire
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22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ann & Adrian were really welcoming. Our room was good and the bed so comfortable. Nice touches- decanter of Croft sherry, lovely toiletries and a tray full of coffees, teas and biscuits as well as bottled water replenished each day. Breakfast cooked, by himself, delicious. Really close to the Barbican theatre so perfect for our gig there

1 Thank yorkshirelass39
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

A couple of days ago I stayed in a Hilton hotel in London for twice the price. This beats the hotel hands down. Clean, characterful room with everything you need. The little things make a difference - there were several types of tea, free sherry and biscuits as well as plentiful tissues (I arrived with a heavy cold) The shower... More 

1 Thank Nick B
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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220 reviews
61 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Being fairly frequent visitors to York as my son lives there, we've tried many hotels both budget and top end. I found the Barbican House on Tripadvisor and thought the prices were great and knew the location was fairly central, plus photos looked good and reviews were great so we booked a weekend stay. Now we're not really B &... More 

1 Thank Allison A
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200 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here several days, using this as a base for seeing York as well as day trips to surrounding dales and moors. Easy accessibility to Walmgate and the wall walk. Reasonable walk to minster and that area. Great pub recommended by hosts around the corner. Thoughtful touches in room with plenty of supplies and nice toiletries. Appreciated the bottled water... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

Its a challenge trying to find accommodation in a city that you have never visited before but we chose right with Barbican House. Its extremely convenient to the walled city, just a delightful ten minute walk through a nearby "Bar" or gate. On the way, one passes 14th century buildings, you walk across a humpbacked bridge over a beautiful river... More 

1 Thank KayKew
Pontefract, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

We stayed at Barbican house on the 27th September as we were seeing Ross Noble at the Barbican centre that night and this guest house is ideally placed for the venue . After a warm welcome from Ann and Adrian we were shown to our room ..... Room 4 . It was spotless ,nicely sized and with some lovely touches... More 

2 Thank Sarah A
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

We felt very welcomed into the Barbican House B&B. We stayed on a bank holiday weekend and the pricing was no different!:) (unlike some B&B) We honestly couldn't fault our stay, loved the fan on the ceiling. Very clean. Great selection of tea, coffee hot chocolate and biscuits. Great location if you don't mind a little walk into town. You... More 

Thank Stacey H
Connah's Quay, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

Lovely bed and breakfast close to the city centre. The staff are lovely. The house itself is a little out dated but it is spotlessly clean. And I kind of liked that it wasn't modern looking as I think it wouldn't fit in to such a old city. There are lots of local attractions near by. You can either walk... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Luxury Family run Victorian Guest House overlooking the famous medieval City Walls of York. All our rooms are individually decorated to compliment the charm and character of the Victorian period but with but with luxury bathroom facilites. Our rooms are en-suite and have double glazing, central heating, ceiling fans, radio/alarm, Wide screen TV/DVD, tea and coffee making facilities and chocolate biscuits with a complimentary decanter of Sherry, 500 meters to City Centre and 800 to York University. We have 4 King size en-suite rooms, 2 twin en-suite rooms, 2 double en-suite rooms and 1 suite. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Barbican House

Address: 20 Barbican Road, York YO10 5AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: ₹ 6,027 - ₹ 8,266 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Barbican House 4*
Number of rooms: 8
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“We were in room 3 which is beautifully appointed and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles LeeC929, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Our room was at top of house. 37 stairs to climb so may not be ideal for people who have difficulty negotiating stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles doreenthompson, 6 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I think any room would have been fine”
 of 5 bubbles Redwine69, 2 Jul 2016 | Read review
“the top is the biggest room and worth the extra the one we chose”
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“Room 1 was greatn”
 of 5 bubbles chrisfV3812OJ, 11 May 2016 | Read review
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