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Relaxing Retreat
Splendid cottage style apartment. Cosy seating
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39 reviews
Relaxing Retreat
Splendid cottage style apartment.
Cosy seating
Comfortable Lounge
HDTV, Blu-ray, DAB radio, ipad dock, wireless internet.
Stylish dining area.
Open plan kitchen
Well equipped kitchen.
Charming bedroom.
Double bed with crisp hotel linen.
Designer headboard inspired by the Minster windows.
Dressing gowns for your use.
Love in the air.
Modern Bathroom.
Shower over the bath.
Shower gel etc. supplied...
... and towels.
Outside seating - morning coffee?
Gated hidden courtyard in a conservation area.
We take your safety seriously.
The magnificent Minster is only 4 minutes walk.
Relax on the riverside.
Guided Tours - this bus has a stop just outside the apartment
Walk pass the Minster after a lovely meal in one of York's many restaurants.
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Condo/Apartment -
1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
York, North Yorkshire, England

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909JPP
Rochester, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Our own 5 star hotel”
Reviewed 15 June 2013 for a stay in June 2013
2
people found this review helpful

Booked Monks Retreat for our Ruby Anniversary. This apartment was the best we have stayed at. We would have thought that we were the 1st. to stay here, so clean and well equipped. Location could not have been better. Thanks Mary and Philip for the welcome and the little thoughtful touches.

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Liked best: Location and cleanliness
Liked least: Everthing was perfect
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Graham M
Glasgow
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Great apartment , Great location , Great Holiday.”
Reviewed 13 August 2012 for a stay in August 2012
1
person found this review helpful

Lovely apartment in a fabulous location. When we arrived we were warmly greeted by Mary who helped us unload the car, showed us around the apartment and gave us helpful information on what to do and see in and around York. She even provided us with a welcome pack including bread, scones, tea, coffee and wine. The service and the accommodation were perfect and there is nothing negative we would say about this property. We would highly recommend it to anyone.

Thanks to Mary and Philip for making our stay extra special.

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Liked best: Location & parking space in secure car park.
Liked least: Having to go home.
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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marsena_1...
williamson
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Convenient and very comfortable”
Reviewed 7 November 2011 for a stay in September 2011

Mary and Philip were very helpful in all ways. The apartment is very conveniently located and very clean and comfortable with everything needed to keep house including milk and cookies and jam. Lots of brochures and phone numbers available. The supermarket is easy walking distance. I wish I could have stayed longer.

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Liked best: The convenient location and first floor location
Liked least: Bedroom is quite small.
Travelling group: Solo Traveller
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Ronnie211...
Buxton, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“A little bit of luxury in York”
Reviewed 11 October 2011 for a stay in October 2011

We stayed for 2 nights recently. It was fantastic! Little extras like bread, scones, wine plus an extra for our Anniversary, (thank you so much) made the stay extra special. It is in a great location. 5 mins into the centre and close to all facilities.
The secure parking is very handy and Philip and Mary were extremely helpful.
We have used many self catering houses/flats, etc over the years and it's the extra attention to detail that stands out, simple things like telling you not to clean up as you're on holiday!
We could not have had a better break so we are more than happy to recommend Monk's Retreat to everyone.

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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Ray002
Manchester
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Simply The Best”
Reviewed 19 September 2011 for a stay in September 2011

It is indeed simply the best as far as position is concerned being a 10 min stroll to the front of the minster and a 5 min walk to sainsbury's supermarket and with electronic gates to the cottage and parking for one car what more could you ask. Customer service is second to none and in todays world that is a big big plus..
The only negative point I found was no first aid kit which I think is a must in a kitchen so my reason for only giving 4 out of 5 but other than that the kitchen as everything you would need for your stay.
I myself prefer a walk in shower but the shower over the bath was quite good once you got use to it. So all in all would not hesitate to recommend this cottage to anyone.

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Liked best: electronic gates
Liked least: nothing
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 65+
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
18 Sep 2011
Thank you for taking time to write a review. When I read it I couldn't believe that we had never thought to put in a First Aid Kit we have now remedied that and Monks Retreat now has a First Aid Kit.
Thank you again,
Mary
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