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23 St. Mary's

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Balgowlah, Australia
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Simon was so eager to help, he booked us dinner reservations and even helped us plan an itinerary to get the very best of our stay. Breakfast was brilliant, and the rooms full of charm with some lovely personal touches. Will definitely return !

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

So kind of you to leave your lovely review! I really enjoy helping guests to squeeze out the maximum enjoyment from whatever time they have in this wonderful city and the amazing surrounding area. I was glad you and your lovely wife could stay an extra night to take advantage of what we can offer and hope that you give...

Yoxall, Staffordshire
Reviewed 19 November 2015

On arrival about 5.30 p.m. we found the radiators were not working in our rooms. This was reported to Simon, the owner. We had discussed reviews of Trip Advisor and he said that there is no point putting comments about the hotel after a stay. If he knows there is a problem he will sort it and he gave me...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Dear Steve, thank you for taking the time to provide such detailed feedback . I am so sorry that we didn't manage to sort out the heating issues until Sunday. It was completely my fault that I didn't sort it to your satisfaction. I feel I have let you and your lovely wife down badly. I did everything I could,...

Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2015

From the outset it is apparent that a lot of care is put into the day to day running of St. Mary's. The staff are incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, the attention to detail is superb and the overall experience is second to none. I stayed here on the night of my birthday and was pleasantly surprised to find a card...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Thanks for this lovely accolade! We are so glad that you appreciate the care and consideration taken by the wonderful staff that I am privileged to work with - I certainly don't take it for granted either! Hope to see you again. Best wishes Simon and the 23 St Mary's Wunderfrauen

Reviewed 17 November 2015

My wife and I have coming to number 23 once or twice a year for the last 20 years. Its just brilliant, warm, cosy and inviting. Super comfortable beds and a cracking Yorkshire breakfast. Friendly welcoming staff, great quiet location and yet only a short walk to the amenities and shops of the town centre. We wish Simon and all...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Hi Tony - thanks so much for your review. We really appreciate your comments and it helps us all to know that guests - especially those who have been coming for years - are happy with what we can provide. Looking forward to welcoming you and your wife back to 23 St Mary's. All the best - From Simon and...

Staffordshire
Reviewed 17 November 2015

Best Guesthouse that my wife & I have stayed in. We have been coming to York for the last 10 years and 23 St Mary's sits a clear top. Warm welcome, friendly staff and fantastic breakfast. Was even surprised with a card and cake on the morning of my birthday. Andy & Alison Staffordshire.

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing praise. It is very encouraging for us that you enjoyed the couple of nights you spent with us here. As you may have noticed (!) we do love it when guests choose to stay with us as part of a special celebration but now the secret's out...so we'll just have to think of something else....

Reviewed 14 November 2015

I stay a lot in York for brief business or leisure trips and it's nice to find a home from home. My recent one just changed out of recognition so I am delighted to have found 23 St Mary's after a recommendation from a friend. Homely (in the best sense), incredibly relaxed and friendly. I had a beautiful room that...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

We're very happy you felt relaxed and comfortable here - and you know you're always welcome! It's particularly nice when guests return. We're hoping more guests will relax and enjoy the lovely lounge here, maybe browsing through some magazines or picking up a book to leaf through. We hope to see you again soon. Best wishes, Simon and the 23...

Scarborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 November 2015

Lovely guest house for a lovely stay. Very friendly staff, very comfortable room, and an excellent breakfast. very convenient for centre of york. parking not perfect but it is a city and a public car park is very close by.

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We now have 2 parking spaces at the back of the guesthouse and plenty of on-street parking permits which we provide free of charge for our guests - we'd rather you didn't have to pay £12 per day in a public car park for the privilege of spending time in our beautiful city!

Reviewed 11 November 2015 via mobile

We came across York by accident during a touring holiday from Australia and after booking online at 23 St Mary's and experiencing its excellence we decided to stay another night. Excellent accommodation and a perfect location with friendly helpful staff made it a visit to remember.

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

So glad you stumbled across us! You can easily find us if you get chance to visit again - just Google 23 St Mary's and give us a call on 01904 622738 to get a discount off the cheapest internet rates. We hope you enjoy the rest of your holiday in the UK. Best wishes from Simon and the 23...

Weybridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 November 2015

I have stayed at 23 St Mary's twice in the last 4 weeks and found the whole experience to be first class. Simon and his team are welcoming and totally committed to making the visit special. The rooms are excellent with a breakfast to die for and the location perfect. The building is beautiful in itself and we look forward...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

It's always a pleasure to welcome returning guests as well as new ones. We hope you are able to come back for a bit longer next time so as to sample the many hidden (and not so hidden) treasures of this fantastic city. You mentioned coming with your family - we can offer you the whole of the top floor...

San Jose, California
Reviewed 6 November 2015

The property was great, the location was great, and the food was great...but the true highlight was the owner Simon. By far the most gracious host I have encountered in many years. He offered great suggestions for local spots to visit and places to eat. We were visiting a town an hour west of York to do some family research...

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23stmarys, Owner at 23 St. Mary's, responded to this review

These are very kind words - thank you! I must add that you were perfect guests too and it's always a pleasure to be able to help our wonderful guests make the most of their stay.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to our happy, friendly and stylish home from home! Come and stay awhile in our characterful Victorian townhouse, tucked away down a very quiet and safe street in the centre of the historic Hamlet of Marygate. Less than 10 minutes easy stroll from the station, the city walls and York Minster, we offer a fantastic location, wonderful and filling breakfasts and individually designed rooms that make you unwind and relax. With free and fast WIFI and parking, 23 St Mary's is a lovely place to B&B! ... more   less 

Additional Information about 23 St. Mary's

Address: 23 St. Marys | Bootham, York YO30 7DD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Price Range: €111 - €176 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — 23 St. Mary's 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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