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The Sycamore Guest House
Ranked #94 of 195 York B&B and Inns
Reviewed 19 August 2017

We originally chose the Sycamore for the location ( a short walk to the Minster) and for the possibility to park , as we were renting a car while in York (Elizabeth gave us a parking permit for 2 euros per night), which was a godsend.
We were not disappointed.
The room was clean and equipped with all the facilities you would need, including a hairdryer, tea / coffee making facilities (which were replenished daily, unlike many hotels we have stayed in) , and a heated towel rail, which proved very useful.
The breakfast is superb, and served with a smile by Spyros.
The hosts are extremely helpful, providing suggestions for places to visit.
I think the mixed reviews here are due to the fact that there are differences in the rooms. On the last day we changed the room, and it was definitely smaller and less comfortable, so perhaps if we had had to stay there for the week it could have been problematic.
However, I would highly recommend this guest house, which is run by two very special people.

Room Tip: Worth asking for the bigger room
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  • Stayed: August 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 30 June 2017

We stayed as a party of four couples with three cars and were very warmly welcomed. Fortunately our rooms were ready early and within a very short period of time we had moved in, given car parking permits, a map and advice on where to walk and visit. There were three options of routes to the centre of York, the best being through an attractive park and taking six or seven minutes. An alternative was along the river. Breakfast was very good and nothing seemed to be too much trouble. Sycamore Guest House is a family home and we felt that we became part of the family. Whilst it is not "posh" and some facilities such as showers are a little cramped, we all would recommend it to friends, family and colleagues.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 May 2017 via mobile

Spent a couple of days here with my wife. The room was only small but was adequate for a couple of nights. The breakfast was excellent. The location was brilliant. Only a few minutes walk into York. Would recommend it for a relaxing weekend.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We stayed for a week (first week of May). Arrived very early as we had an early flight from Dublin and were warmly welcomed. We're able to dump our bags and park the car with one their parking discs which we could keep for the week. A godsend to have the parking just 10mins from the city centre. Lovely walk to the centre through the museum gardens, and very close to all the action. Easy to get out into Yorkshire from the guesthouse location as well. We had room 5 which was lovely and comfortable. Tea and coffee, private little bathroom, good shower and spotlessly clean. Our bed was extremely comfortable and despite being so close to the city I don't think I have slept so well in a long time. The location at the end of a cul de sac meant there wasn't a peep of a noise all night, and we slept with the window open. Breakfast was brilliant and in a lovely room with fresh roses on every table. But what made the stay really great were our hosts Elizabeth and Spiros. They were so lovely and we had good fun with them all week. They are very busy and seem to be constantly working hard to keep everyone happy, which seemed to be succeeding when we were there! The other guests were very nice and we had good chats over breakfasts. We would love to come back again and if we are able to we would love to stay here again. Many thanks from both of us back in the rainy west of Ireland.

Stayed: May 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

We stayed in The Sycamore Guest House for four nights and really loved the place! We had room number two which had lovely decor and an excellent, big bed. The room had its own bathroom which was really nice. There is a kettle and tea provided in the room.
The Edvardian history of the house was really present in warm way. The hosts, Elizabeth and Spyros, are a lovely couple who really made us feel welcome. The breakfast was excellent in a beautiful dining room. There is also tasty vegetarian/ vegan breakfast available! Huge plus for that!
The location of the B&B is really nice, only a few minutes walk from the city centre. The B&B is quiet and comfy place in a really quiet and nice neighbourhood.
Travelled as a couple in February/ March 2017 and absolutely loved the place!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Address: 19 Sycamore Place | Bootham, York YO30 7DW, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
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Ranked #94 of 195 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: $131 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sycamore Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This elegant Edwardian town-house, built around 1904, is a small family-run guest house in York. It is a 5-minute walk through the Museum Gardens to the Minster and city centre. The rooms feature tea and coffee making facilities, a flat-screen TV and free WiFi. Every morning, guests will enjoy a selection of breakfast options including full English breakfast. The Sycamore Guest House is 10 minutes' walk or a short taxi ride from York Railway Station with its excellent rail links to the rest of England. The guest house also offers guaranteed on-street parking opposite the house at the end of the cul-de-sac. ... more   less 
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