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“Cosy, Comfortable and Convenient.”
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Monks Retreat for special holidays.
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8 reviews
Monks Retreat for special holidays.
A cottage style apartment.
Lounge
Cosy and warm.
HDTV, Blu-ray, DAB Radio and wireless internet.
Dine in or choose one of the 100's of restaurants within walking distance.
Kitchen.
Fully equipped kichen
Full oven, hob and fan.
Pots, pans, dishes and cutlery supplied.
Lounge through to the bedroom.
Lazy mornings.
Comfortable bedroom.
Minster inspired exclusive headboard.
Cosy.
Love it.
Bathroom
Shower over the bath.
Shampoo etc ...
... and towels.
Outside seating. You can smoke out here.
Hidden courtyard in a conservation area.
A special Monks welcome.
The magnificent Minster - Monks Retreat is just 4 minutes walk away.
Stroll by the river.
Near the city walls, a cloth of gold in the spring.
Winter breaks - York is an all the year around destination.
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Overview
Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
York, North Yorkshire, England

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Excellent - based on 8 reviews
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jennykain
Canberra, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Cosy, Comfortable and Convenient.”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 for a stay in April 2014

We spent 8 nights at Monks Retreat and were delighted with the accommodation. We are a retired couple and we found it easy to walk to York Minster for Easter Services and easy to walk to the old part of the city to enjoy shops and attractions. There were many restaurants and pubs within close walking distance and there was a supermarket only 5 minutes' walk away. Mary and Philip had fitted the Retreat with absolutely every comfort and convenience imagineable and the kitchen was well equipped. They met us when we arrived and explained the heating, security gate and secure parking for the car. Then they left us to enjoy the cup of coffee, scones and Yorkshire Parkin which they provided to welcome us. We would definitely recommend this property as a great place from which to visit York and surrounding areas.

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Liked best: Secure car parking and closeness to historical part of York.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
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sbar1980
Stevenage, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful monks retreat - fantastic location and a home from home. Highly recommended!”
Reviewed March 26, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We cannot speak highly enough of monks retreat. We had a wonderful stay. We were met by Mary and Philip at monks retreat at 2am after a nightmare trip from London. What a warm and friendly welcome even at that time of the morning. They settled us in and we enjoyed the scones and cake which also welcomed us. After a good night sleep we went into enjoy a fantastic long weekend in York. Monks retreat is fantastically located within minutes of all the main sights and attractions of York. A home for home, it's the prefect place to stay with everything you need and everything thought of onclusing tips on places to visit and delicious places to eat. If your coming to York, look no further for a place to stay. You won't be disappointed by monks retreat. Thank you Mary and Philip for a wonderful break. We hope to visit again!

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
14 Apr 2014
It was no problem at all meeting you, even if it was a bit later than planned but train signals aside we are glad you had a lovely time.
Mary
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EnglandJu...
England
Level 6 Contributor
99 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
“Perfect apartment !”
Reviewed March 9, 2014 for a stay in March 2014

We stayed here for two nights and had a fantastic time. We could not have asked for anything better, the owners have thought of everything and some! The whole apartment is SPOTLESS, beautiful crisp bedding and lovely white towels, even bathrobes. We were greeted with a table set with parkin, scones. jam, butter and beers AMAZING! Finding the apartment was real easy too with the satnav and gated parking was a big bonus in York. It is only a 4 min walk to the minster so the position is great as you don't need your car at all. We ate at Ambiente (Tapas) and Little Italy, both were very good but the Ambiente was AMAZING and both were only a 4 min walk away and next door to each other too so no taxi required! We normally stay in the Marriott hotel when we visit York but who needs a hotel when you have The Monks Retreat??? We will be booking The Monks Retreat again the next time we visit York for sure. Thank you Mary & Philip for all your kindness and hard work that you put into your beautiful apartment ! See you both again S&J xxx

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Leaving
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
12 Mar 2014
Thank you. I'm glad we have converted you from staying in a hotel, we will be very happy to have you stay again the next time you visit York.
Cheers,
Mary and Philip
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darhlj
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“A Truly Wonderful Experience”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

A wonderful flat in a great location! It is exactly like it is depicted in the photos. After a nightmare train ride from London to York, the warm and friendly greeting by Philip and the little extras he provided(scones, jam, tea, loaf of bread and beer) brightened our day. We spent 8 lovely days in the flat and one day hope to return.

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Liked best: Everything
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway Older travelers
  • Was the property as advertised?
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
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Management Response
23 Oct 2013
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We hope you had a good journey home.
Kind regards,
Mary and Philip
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GazzaJame...
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“The Monks never had it this good”
Reviewed October 13, 2013 for a stay in September 2013
1
person found this review helpful

Clean. comfortable and convenient... Monks Retreat ticked all the boxes to make our week's stay in this splendid city all the more enjoyable - a great place to come 'home' to after a day's foot-slogging around York's historic streets (and walls) or exploring the surrounding countryside. Owners Philip and Mary Nelson were on hand upon our arrival to ensure we were fully familiarised with our accommodation and its amenities, explain access to the nearby secure parking, and share some of their knowledge of - and enthusiasm for - their city and Yorkshire more generally. A plentiful supply of guidebooks, brochures etc within the flat also helped us make the most of our week's stay. Clever use of the internal space meant that the two of us never felt cramped in what is admittedly a small apartment. We'll have no hesitation in booking Monks Retreat again next time we return to York.

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Liked best: Position and self-contained comfort.
Liked least: Nothing worth carping about.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Older travelers
  • Would you recommend the location of this property?
  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
  • Did the property offer wi-fi/internet access?
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Management Response
23 Oct 2013
Thank you for leaving this review for Monks Retreat, I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. By the way - I love the title.
Thanks again,
Mary
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