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20 Barbican Road, York YO10 5AA England
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Luxury Family run Victorian Guest House overlooking the famous medieval City Walls of York. All our rooms are individually decorated to compliment the charm and character of the Victorian period but with but with luxury bathroom facilities. Our rooms are en-suite and have double glazing, central heating, ceiling fans, radio/alarm, Wide screen TV/DVD, tea and coffee making facilities and chocolate biscuits with a complimentary decanter of Sherry, 500 meters to City Centre and 800 to York University. We have 4 King size en-suite rooms, 1 twin en-suite rooms, 2 double en-suite rooms and 1 suite.
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Free parking
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Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
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Amanda G wrote a review May 2022
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We stayed for 2 nights and have to say it was absolutely fantastic. Rooms spacious and clan beautiful decor . Host Durga and his family very hospitable and welcoming. Breakfast was beautiful. Fantastic location near Barbican centre just outside city wall .
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 19 May 2022
Dear Amanda, It was our pleasure to host you, thank you so much for staying with us and your kind words. Look forward to welcoming you again to Barbican House in the future. Thank you. Best regards, Durga
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Debbie J wrote a review May 2022
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Stayed one night and was really impressed with Durga who was very welcoming and accommodating. The bedroom and bathroom was absolutely spotless and they'd thought of everything for your stay. A teapot, hallelujah! The bed was so comfortable. It was a perfect location too for the Barbican centre. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Mitchell4441 wrote a review May 2022
40 contributions25 helpful votes
We had a wonderful time staying here. It’s close to the barbican Centre which is what we wanted. Our room was clean and tidy. Bed was very comfortable we both slept good. Breakfast was lovely and very tasty. Durga who is the owner is welcoming and made our stay great. He always remembered our names and was brilliant at his job. We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Deb B wrote a review May 2022
London, United Kingdom20 contributions1 helpful vote
Barbican House is a quaint and welcoming guest house in the perfect location to access York very easily on foot or using local public transport. Our room was on the ground floor, the furniture is quite large but the room was sufficently spacious for our stay with a clean and well stocked shower room with a good shower and plenty of hot water! The bed was very comfortable with rather sumptious bedding. Durga is possibly Barbican House's secret weapon, he is a wonderful host absolutely dedicated to ensuring you feel welcome - his ability to remember every guest's name was astounding - greeting everyone by name at breakfast and as they went in and out. There is limited parking available but Durga will do his utmost to ensure that everyone who needs parking has it! The breakfast was extremely good, it was obvious that fresh high quality ingredients were used and it was very nicely served. The range of fresh fruit and the quality of the bacon were particularly good. We were attending a wedding at very nearby Calvary Chapel - Durga graciously let us check in early so that we could park the car and collect our key in order that we didn't need to leave the proceedings to do so at the allotted time - we were really grateful for his thoughtfulness. Just one note that isn't perhaps fully clear in communication is that a BACS transfer is preferred to a credit card - the wording on the information just says that it is welcomed which could be misinterpreted as accepted rather than very much preferred. However, we would highly recommend a stay at Barbican House when visiting the beautiful city of York and very much hope to return again.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Responded 11 May 2022
Dear Deborah & Doug, It was our pleasure to host you, thank you so much for staying with us. Look forward to welcoming you to Barbican House again in the future. Take care and stay safe. Best regards, Durga
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lisahN1382NW wrote a review May 2022
East Sussex, United Kingdom3 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed on a Saturday & Sunday, great location for access to city centre. Greeted by Durga the owner an arrival with a big smile & welcome. We were in room 6 at the top of the house. A spacious double bedroom with en-suite shower. Everything was immaculate, spotless to be honest. Couldn’t fault it, breakfast is on offer if you choose to have it. Mixture of fruit, cereal & a traditional English breakfast. Coffee, tea and freshly squeezed orange juice. Cannot add anymore, definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Parking is free on the grounds of this property. Walking distance to city centre.
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Responded 11 May 2022
Dear Lisa & Matt, It was our pleasure to host you, thank you so much for staying with us. Look forward to welcoming you to Barbican House again in the future. Take care and stay safe. Best regards, Durga
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K F wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
Good location, sights, restaurants etc all within easy walking distance. Delicious cooked breakfast and a good selection of other breakfast items available. Friendly host and we were given a map of York on arrival. Tidy room with coffee/tea making facilities and biscuits and a bottle of water. Would recommend this place!
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 27 Apr 2022
Dear Guest, It was our pleasure to host you, thank you so much for your kind words and valuable time to review our Guest House. Look forward to welcoming you again to Barbican House. Take care and stay safe. Best regards, Durga & Bimala
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LisabirdWakefield wrote a review Apr 2022
Wakefield8 contributions2 helpful votes
What a beautiful guest house! Durga is a true gentleman and made us feel very comfortable. The location is great, only a short walk into the centre, the facilities were perfect and the breakfast was wonderful, in a very calming dining room. It was everything we could have wished for!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 27 Apr 2022
Dear Lisa, It was our pleasure to host you, thank you so much for your kind words and valuable time to review our Guest House. Look forward to welcoming you again to Barbican House. Take care and stay safe. Best regards, Durga & Bimala
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Jo H wrote a review Apr 2022
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Great find, walking distance from centre, free parking, tasty well cooked breakfast. Staff friendly, rooms clean with good facilities. Some traffic noise from inner ring road but who cares as so central.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 27 Apr 2022
Dear Jo, It was our pleasure to host you, thank you so much for your kind words and valuable time to review our Guest House. Look forward to welcoming you again to Barbican House. Take care and stay safe. Best regards, Durga & Bimala
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Madison Y wrote a review Apr 2022
Thornton Cleveleys, United Kingdom69 contributions33 helpful votes
We always stay here when visiting York. Lovely hosts, clean rooms and quiet location. Free parking if required. Have had breakfast on previous stays, didn’t have time this stay but I would urge people to have their lovely full English breakfast. 1minute walk from Barbican Centre if you are seeing a show then it’s a perfect location.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
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Responded 27 Apr 2022
Dear Madison, Great to see you back again, It was our pleasure to host you, thank you so much for your kind words and valuable time to review our Guest House. Look forward to welcoming you again to Barbican House. Take care and stay safe. Best regards, Durga & Bimala
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tonychapman2016 wrote a review Feb 2022
Yorkshire, United Kingdom18 contributions2 helpful votes
Had 2 great days /nights stay at this Lovely B&B although we didn t have breakfast , free car parking was available which was a bonus our room n05 was very clean and spacious adequate storage space for our things although the room has a radiator it s at the back of the bed headboard so it restricts the heat ,complimentary biscuits to go with tea and coffee. The bathroom was very good nice shower with accessories provided. When we arrived we were greeted by Sabina the owners daughter who explained all the house rules and breakfast arrangements and if you did nt know york explained where the nice restaurants were situated on the free York map provided. We w[ll certainly be coming back it is only a 10 minute walk into the centre.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 11 Mar 2022
Dear Tony, It was our pleasure to host you, thank you so much for your valuable time to review our Guest House. Look forward to welcoming you again to Barbican House. Take care and stay safe. Best regards, Durga & Bimala
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US$126 - US$143 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Barbican House
Which popular attractions are close to Barbican House?
Nearby attractions include York Castle Museum (0.5 km), York Barbican (0.2 km), and The Rook and Gaskill Inn (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Barbican House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Barbican House?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Barbican House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Barbican House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Penny's Bespoke Foodhouse, El Gaucho, and Gatehouse Coffee.
Are there any historical sites close to Barbican House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting York Cold War Bunker (3.0 km), Holy Trinity Church (1.0 km), and Merchant Adventurers' Hall (0.6 km).