We loved our stay at Duke's lodge. The room was clean and tidy and very cosy. The location was perfect walking distance from central York. Michael was very helpful and welcoming, we had a great stay!
I titled my review, "Location, location, location" but it was much more than that. We were met by the owner and his wife when we arrived. They are wonderful people. Since we were early, they hadn't yet gotten the milk and cookies that they usually greet their guests with. However, Michael's wife (I'm so sorry that I can't remember her name) went out to the store and purchased these things even though it was raining. Above and beyond what we expected. The cookies were incredible, by the way.
On to my "Location" title. Right at the end of the street is a great pub that we didn't discover (even though we'd passed by it several times a day) until the last night. We would loved to have eaten there. We were within close walking distance to everything. The Abbey is probably 10 minutes, at best, from the Studio. Restaurants and a grocery store were ALL within minutes. We don't think we could have gotten a location much better.
We took a tour given by volunteers that was amazing. We visited the Abbey and even went to an evening service there. We shopped until we dropped and visited a ton of restaurants. All of which were fantastic.
We had a car but had to park it in the lot down the street. I think it was about 3 minutes walk, tops. It was 12.40 pounds for 24 hours. I think Michael mentioned a friend whose lot is closer that he can call if 3 minutes is too far away for you.
The Studio was all that we needed as far as space goes but we only brought one carry-on piece of luggage apiece. If you have a lot of luggage, you can slip it under the bed for storage.
We would stay there again without hesitation and would recommend it to friends.
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We booked this in October 2015 so when the time came to travel we were really worried about the recent floods. Michael the host was really helpful and honest and we realised we needn't have worried. The apartment is about 10-15 mins walk from the station. Michael and his wife met us there and explained all the workings and gave us some really handy tips of where to visit. Tea coffee and milk also provided. It is a really cosy comfy studio. It is literally 5 minute walk to all the attractions with some great bistros and wine bars now. We ate at turtle Bay a great carribean restaurant and a place called Lucias which is highly recommended. All in all I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this place and York is a fantastic city break.
Michael met us diligently, took care of our parking issues and laid out everything we needed with due care. The studio was warm and cosy and has everything you could possibly need to settle in and enjoy the wonderful city of York. Just a stones throw away from the city walls and York minster, the apartment was impeccably clean and the four poster bed a dream to sleep in.
Thanks again for the flexibility and warm smiles!
Very well located! 10 minutes from train station. Near York center.
The owners are friendly and thoughtful.
We recommend this appartment without any hesitations.
Merci et bon voyage