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The Coach House Hotel
B & Bs in York in general
Member Name: Fairypants
B & Bs in York in general
Advantages: amazing food, great location
I couldn't find this B&B in the catalogue, sadly, so I thought I would place it here!
I stayed at the Coach House B&B in York, for 3 nights.
The building itself dates from the 16th century, and you can certainly feel the history! The rooms are full of original beams, and the reception area even has original wrought iron gates (gates, inside. Sounds weird, looks amazing).
There are only 14 rooms in this B&B, which means it's a really cosy, friendly experience, not like staying in a faceless, large hotel. We arrived pretty early, check in is usually from around 2pm, but when we arrived at 11am, our room was ready. If you do arrive before your room is ready though, the staff are so friendly, and will happily look after your luggage while you explore.
We were shown up to the very top, (no lift, be warned) to our room. It turned out to actually be a suite, (Room 14, if you're interested). We opened the door onto a private corridor, separate toilet and bathroom, and twin bedroom. The bedroom was beautiful, the decor is slightly chintzy, but it really fitted in with the style of the building. And, I have never had such a good night's sleep in my life.
The B&B is situated on Marygate, which is just outside the city walls, about a 5 minute walk from the Minster. So it's a perfect base for exploring the city. Despite being a bed and breakfast, they do serve lunch and dinner, at an extra cost. This cost was very reasonable, and the food looked and smelled beautiful, so although I didn't try it, I would be willing to bet it was lovely.
The breakfast is served between 8 and 10am, and is very comprehensive. There is a buffet style full english breakfast available, as well as a great selection of cereals, fruit and yoghurts. There are also 3 fruit juices, and tea or coffee. Toast is brought to the table, in a basket with jams, marmalades and butter. You are also given both white and wholemeal toast, which is a nice touch.
The cooked breakfast is amazing, without a doubt the best I have tried. The buffet area is small, due to the size of the B&B, but althogh all the rooms were taken while we stayed, we experienced no problems in serving ourselves. The food was all cooked perfectly, and tasted amazing. We were also given the option between regular and smoked bacon, which I thought was another nice touch.
My favourite thing about this B&B, is that at 4.30pm on the dot, every day, it's cake time. Complimentary tea, coffee and cake are served to guests every afternoon. The cake was different each day, and tasted home made.
All in all, this is a really nice treat, a really friendly, family run experience. The tariff isn't bad either, we stayed in what is technically the season, so ours was a little higher. It is much cheaper if you stay in march or april, say. Full tariff details can be found on their website, www.coachhousehotel-york.com.
Check out the website, if you are off to York, I would definately recommend staying there.
Summary: amazing, totally worth your money!