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“Wonderful Place Within Close Reach of City Centre”
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Carlton House
Ranked #6 of 194 York B&B and Inns
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Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

The whole building and rooms were beautiful, very lovely decoration made it feel upmarket yet cosy and homely.
The place was about a leisurely 15/20 minute walk to the main centre of York, with many cute shops and interesting streets on the way (such as part of the York wall).
The breakfast was delicious and filling, with plenty on offer. It meant that we didn't need to buy breakfast when out and about, and made us get up early so we made most of the day.
The owners were helpful and attentive, with professional room cleaning and lots of topping up of tea bags and biscuits!
We decided to take a chance on this place due to the price (less than many other places in York!), the location and the other reviews. It did not disappoint, and so would recommend a stay here to anyone!

Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2016

We stayed here in June and enjoyed our stay so much stayed again in August and October but didn't think it necessary to put a further review on.
However after watching the jokers on 3 in a bed every morning over the Christmas period this place puts 95% of them to shame.
Very professionally run, clean cut contemporary rooms, great breakfast, friendly obliging unpretentious staff and excellent value for money when you compare what else is on offer in this popular city.

  • Stayed: October 2015, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2016 via mobile

If we were visiting York as tourists we'd have stayed away given the devastating television coverage over Xmas of the flooding.
Thankfully we aren't tourists, we were dropping our daughter off at school in the city and discovered the flooding only effected isolated pockets of York and 95% is flood damage free. It was the same streets shown time and time again on Sky News making it look worse than it was.
The real damage which is clear is to tourism revenue which York is reliant on, the city is like a ghost town and without doubt hurting financially.
We're back next weekend and hope things have started to turn around.
Thank you to Mark & Melanie, the B&B was actually closed having a new kitchen fitted, but they allowed us to stay room only.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
Thank dominicp_p
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

Our room accommodated three of us, and was cozy and comfortable.The location was great.We only stayed 1 night and we wished we had been able to stay a bit longer.This is a great place to stay. We had been discussing our stays while traveling through Europe, 7 countries in 2 two weeks, and we all could not forget our stay at Carlton House.

  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Thank Sandy M
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Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed here on New Years Eve again with friends. It was as good as ever and had been newly decorated in places.We were concerned about the flooding and rang to make sure we wouldn't need a canoe. There was no problem whatsoever and walked into town easily with dry feet! The whole flooding situation had been grossly exaggerated on the TV and media . OK the usual pubs near the river were flooded but the shops etc were fine and open as usual. So don't hesitate to go!!!!
Thanks for a lovely stay once again!

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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with friends
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Thank madmol
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Reviewed 31 December 2015

Great location about 5 minutes walk from Micklebar Gate. Impressive terraced house with several floors. There was a nice large living room just off the reception area although we didn't spend any time in there as we were only staying overnight. Our bedroom was fairly large with a high ceiling that is characteristic of property of this period. The en-suite bathroom was clean and modern with all the usual nick naks you would expect. Our bed was very comfortable and overall we had a decent nights sleep even though our room overlooked the busy main road to the front. A freshly cooked english breakfast was served in a nice room in the basement with plenty of space between tables. Service was efficient and friendly. A couple of things to look out for; the car park to rear is quite small and cars are stacked in so if you arrive with a larger car or you are precious about your car then you might want to check about parking arrangements before you arrive. Also our room seemed large to be adequately heated by one medium sized radiator (although we have no direct experience of that because it was mild outside when we visited). On the plus side the owners and their staff are extremely friendly and helpful. We arrived late on a Friday evening in the middle of a biblical downpour to be greeted by a friendly face who ordered us a taxi whilst we put our bags in our room so we could shoot out immediately to go to a gig. Overall a great find and we would stay here again if we visit York.

  • Stayed: November 2015, travelled as a couple
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Thank Mikinblack
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Reviewed 30 December 2015

York is our favourite city for short breaks and having our first child this year we've been really pushed to get away. The offer of a sitter for a night away pre-Xmas was taken with open arms and we were off up to York to our favourite B&B, like lightening.We've been a couple of times pre-Xmas but the city has really tuned itself around with a Christmas market worth coming for and The Carlton HouseXmas décor was even classier than previous years (if that's possible).They've had a complete external repaint since we last came and the reception looks SO classy you have to think twice 'are we in a B&B'Room perfect, warm, spacious etc etc etc, breakfast is what we've missed, as I've said before the BEST breakfast ever with wide selection.What we love about Carlton House is its very professionally run and the owners and staff bring a very calming and relaxed atmosphere to your stay.Hope the floods and media coverage don't do too much damage to you and your beautiful city.

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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Carlton House

Address: 134 The Mount, York YO24 1AS, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > York
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 194 B&Bs / Inns in York
Price Range: $139 - $225 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of Visit York Tourism Awards for Excellence 2008 & 2014 Guest House of the Year. Finalist 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. Carlton House is a lovingly restored 1830s Georgian Townhouse combining original features with modern amenities creating an elegant yet contemporary feel. Situated on the tree lined Mount gateway to the historic City of York. Enjoy an English breakfast made with locally sourced produce after your peacefull nights sleep.. ... more   less 
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Carlton House Hotel York

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