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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great little find. Stayed for 3 nights. Great little breakfast served to our room. Easy to check in. Short distance from the town! Room was alittle cold in the afternoon but warm up by the evening. Lovely decor

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Amy, Happy New Year! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, it really does help enormously. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back in 2017. We have a happy lovely band of regular guests and that makes us very happy. Should you wish to stay again...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Couple staying here for one night in December. We needed a last minute place to stay in York literally booking it a few hours before arrival. The staff were understanding of our late arrival and left the keys in the main hallway for us to collect. There is parking available and the B&B provide the parking permits, they just require...

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Zoe, Happy New Year! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us, it really does help enormously. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and would be delighted to welcome you back in 2017. We have a happy lovely band of regular guests and that makes us very happy. Should you wish to stay again...

Tamworth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 December 2016

We stayed in December for the snooker in York. The location is perfect for the city of York, only 10 - 15 min walk from City Centre. Our room 1 was comfortable and warm. Breakfast is served to your room on a tray. Only critic of the room is the bathroom sink is a little small and low down, managed...

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for posting your review, it helps us enormously to know what our guests think. We are glad you enjoyed your time in York and even happier that you remembered Holmlea. I'm sure you noticed quite a few changes since your last visit! We would be very happy to welcome you back, please book direct on our website...

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Myself and partner stayed during the midweek for xmas shopping. Was a lovely break had a lovely Indian only five min walk from B&B La-talia think was called very well priced, York is a lovely city shopping is great and The railway museum is a must to. Only 10 walk into the centre, The B&B although small rooms was very...

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for your lovely review, we realise that it takes time to do this and we thank-you. Nothing pleases us more than knowing our guests have left Holmlea happy and the biggest compliment is when they return, which we hope you will. I have taken on board your comments about noise from the breakfast service and my housekeeper...

Reviewed 19 November 2016 via mobile

A lovely quirky place room very clean and welcoming. Complimentary breakfast a lovely touch would definitely recommend/return. Only a 10 min walk to the city somewhere nice to come back to after a lovely day in York.

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

How very lovely of you to take the time to post a positive review, it really does make it all worth while when we read them. We know we're not the Ritz but we do try very hard to satisfy our guests. I would be very happy to welcome you back, please be sure to phone direct for the best...

North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed here 29th oct-01st nov. We stayed in rm 1, loved the meerkat wallpaper! One of the reason we picked Holmlea was because of it's quirky charm, and great attention to detail! so many Guesthouse's don't have any character! Decent size room, also very clean! Staff were very welcoming and friendly, Sara the owner was great...

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for posting your review, it helps us enormously to know what our guests think. We are glad you enjoyed your time in York. We would be very happy to welcome you back, please book direct on our website for the best rates. We also discount returning guests to acknowledge their loyalty and we are building up a...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed two nights with a 10 week old when visiting york. The room was large and comfortable, if a little cold (it was freezing outside). The breakfast is basic but does set you up for the day and remember it is delivered to your room :-) The loss of a mark is due to the 3 single beds -...

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank-you so much for taking the time and effort to post a positive review, we really do appreciate it. Just to clarify that this room can be made up as a king size double and a single bed. We also have an extra bed for an extra child. If we do not receive a request for a double configuration then...

Reviewed 10 November 2016

I have stayed here previously, but wanted a little early xmas shopping break so booked in again for a couple of nights. Like my previous visit everything was clean and tidy and the staff super helpful. I love the location , quiet & no street noise on an evening but an easy walk into the town centre. I walked back...

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Thank-you so very much for taking the time to post this wonderful review. We're surging up the list of most popular Bed & Breakfasts in York and this is because our guests are so very supportive and appreciate what Holmlea offers. We do our very best and strive to offer good, decent, characterful accommodation at affordable prices. I am so...

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 November 2016

We chose the Holmlea as it was close to where we needed to be rather than for the general tourist sites. It is within walking distance of the City centre but it is a good walk. The principal attraction was the free parking which is on-street and can be a bit of a struggle as you are limited to specific...

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

I am so sorry you did not enjoy your stay at Holmlea. We do have permits but they are limited, however there is free parking a short walk away. Our rooms are definitely bedrooms and not suites, we feel this is reflected in our prices. We charge between £70-85 per room per night at weekends when most bed & breakfasts...

Reviewed 7 November 2016

Spent a weekend here two years ago and returned yesterday for a 3-day break. Wow, was nice then but even better now. Has been refurbished so tastefully. I like cleanliness, peace and solitude and Holmlea certainly offers this. Can't praise it enough. It takes me 10 minutes to walk to the town centre - very scenic and quaint little shops...

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Sara A, Owner at Holmlea Guest House, responded to this review

Hi Prunella! It was lovely to have you stay and thank-you so much for such a lovely review, it warms my heart to know we are appreciated. We thoroughly enjoyed meeting you and look forward to your next visit which hopefully won't be too far into the future. Please remember to book direct for our best rates. Have a lovely...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Holmlea is a 10-15 minute walk into the centre of York, between the race course and city centre. We offer double, family, triple and twin rooms, all with en-suite or private non-shared bathrooms. We also have 2 ground floor rooms with wide access for the partially disabled. Holmlea accommodates up to 16 guests and offers inexpensive, high quality accommodation, with 24-hour access. Free wi-fi is available in all rooms and throughout the guesthouse. Please ask about discounts for pensioners, single occupancy concessions, longer stay guests discounts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Holmlea Guest House

Address: 6 Southlands Road, York YO23 1NP, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: €53 - €142 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Holmlea Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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“No lift but ground floor rooms if mobility probs”
 of 5 bubbles prunellat, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Short walk to city centre”
 of 5 bubbles amyb1777, 12 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 has the most comfortable bed ever...and crazy Meerkat wallpaper! It's right by the front door but I didn't hear a thing”
 of 5 bubbles Jude19604, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Go elsewhere ! Sorry, but it's true.”
 of 5 bubbles Welltravelled05, 4 Oct 2015 | Read review
“I had a ground floor room as I am disabled, and there is free parking for guests too.”
 of 5 bubbles janet_and_kimahri, 20 Sep 2015 | Read review
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