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“Home away from home in York”

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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
York, North Yorkshire, England

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tessacate...
Canberra, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Home away from home in York”
Reviewed October 5, 2014 for a stay in October 2014

We just spent 3 very enjoyable days here while exploring York and immediately felt at home. Chris the caretaker was there to meet us with the keys and explain everything. Communication before and during the rental was excellent and the security deposit was was quickly reimbursed at the end of our stay. The flat is very clean throughout and is in an excellent and quiet location. It was also on the ground floor which was important for us. It is just a minute's walk from the National Railway Museum and a pleasant 15 minute walk to the main tourist shopping area. There was free Wi Fi in the apartment as well as a pc if needed. The owner has thoughtfully provided so many extra touches from a dvd player to audio books to paperbacks to tourist information and maps just to name a few. Being a self catering apartment there were also plenty of condiments etc that you really don't want to have to pack or buy. I didn't want to leave and will certainly stay here again on our next trip to York. Overall staying in such a clean, modern, and inviting apartment contributed significantly to our successful York visit.

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Liked best: location and parking plus all the thought that as gone into ensuring everything you might need is available.
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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Jonnbbb
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“Great location and clean well appointed flat in good condition”
Reviewed September 30, 2014 for a stay in September 2014
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Great location for the railway museum and York City centre. Flat is modern, clean and tidy and has good facilities. Would stay again if visiting York in future

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LowHeaven
McMinnville, OR
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Wonderful apartment and location for two couples!”
Reviewed September 26, 2014 for a stay in September 2014

We had a wonderful stay at Mallard Flat. The apartment is very clean and comfortably arranged. So relaxing and pleasant following a full day of exploring York. The kitchen is well equipped for cooking meals. (The nearby stores were small, so if you are traveling by car, you might stop at a grocery store prior to arrival.) The 2 bathrooms were a luxury, and made it really nice for two couples. The hostess was very helpful and friendly. While this apartment is not located in a particularly attractive part of town, it is safe and an easy walk to the center. We would certainly stay here again.

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Travelling group: Extended Family
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H0liday-A...
East Kilbride, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Beautiful peaceful flat just outside the city”
Reviewed September 4, 2014 for a stay in August 2014

Mallard Flat is a perfect holiday home. It's immaculately clean and very quiet at all times. We were greeted by the housekeeper Chris who made us feel right at home. The flat is hugely spacious, well equipped, and everything from how to get there to how to operate all the appliciances is made very clear in the welcome pack provided by the owner.

The location is really amazing. Having stayed in York around 20 minutes north of the city, being about to walk to the "shopping" part of York city centre in under 10 minutes was really nice. The main road (Leeman Road, 2 minutes walk away from flat) has the Number 2 Park'n'Ride bus going past it, so for around £4 per day or £12 per week per person you can get unlimited travel into the city, and out to Monks Cross on the Number 9 and a couple of other places like the Castle Museum (must see!) on the same ticket. The railway museum is your next-door neighbour!

We loved everything about Mallard flat. Nice furnishings, comfy bed, two bathrooms, plus everything for day-to-day living provided, unlike someother self-catering places. It was a pleasure to live in, and coming back at the end of a day of shopping or sight-seeing and throwing together a quick meal made it feel like a real second home. It has enough character to make it feel homey without being cluttered or stuffy. The whole area around it is amazing, and well managed, so very safe and secure feeling.

Easiest 5 stars ever. We'll definitely be going back!

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Liked best: Very clean and very quiet. Plenty of small things provided so you don't need a full shopping trip to get settled.
Liked least: Nothing!
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
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SEJC2013
Greenfield, Massachusetts, United States
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Terrific home base for exploring York”
Reviewed July 25, 2014 for a stay in July 2014
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person found this review helpful

Mallard Flat was a perfect location for exploring York, clean, quiet, and well furnished. Our family of 2 adults and 2 teens stayed for a week. The flat is well-supplied with everything you need for kitchen, laundry, bedrooms and bathrooms. We wanted a location from which we would not need a car, and this flat was perfect. It's a 5 minute walk from the York rail station, and the walk into the old part of York was an easy 10-15 minutes along the river, very lovely. All communications with the owner were easy, prompt and friendly; thanks so much!

Travelling group: Teenagers
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greenway2...
Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
“Absolutely wonderful York accommodation”
Reviewed June 10, 2014 for a stay in June 2014

The photos don't really do Mallard Flat justice. It's much bigger than you think, and incredibly well appointed and comfortable. The location is excellent - a very short walk into York and out of the bustle and hassle of parking right in town. You can't go past this place for a top spot in York!

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Liked best: Difficult to choose, but the lounge chairs were pretty good!
Liked least: York's rain.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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Bongaloo6...
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“Fantastic flat with a fabulous location”
Reviewed February 20, 2014 for a stay in February 2014

We have just returned from a 2 night stay in Mallard Flat. It is a lovely flat that is very well maintained. It's location of a 2 min walk from the National Railway Museum and only 5 mins walk, along the river into town is fabulous. It is extremely quiet at night for such a central location. I would recommend this flat to anyone, whatever the constitution of the party.

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Liked best: Location and comfort.
Liked least: nothing.
Travelling group: Teenagers
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway People with disabilities
Older travelers Families with young children
Large groups People with pets
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