Good Hotel Guide Review
Next to the city’s medieval walls, England’s oldest active convent houses a community of sisters, who share their peaceful garden, domed chapel and antique religious texts with B&B guests. Immaculate bedrooms (some designed by Olga Polizzi) in the Grade I listed building vary in size; two accommodate a family of three. In a Victorian atrium, the café serves breakfast, morning coffee, light lunches and afternoon tea, plus a selection of daily specials. On a warm day, the suntrap garden is ideal for alfresco meals and snacks. There’s a communal kitchen for DIY dinners; York’s eateries are on the doorstep. Guests enjoy a discounted entrance to the on-site Living Heritage Centre and the 17th-century convent.
17 Blossom Street
20. 4 with shared bathrooms.
all year except some days over Christmas, café closed Sun except for residents’ breakfast.
lift (to 1st and 2nd floors), sitting room, kitchen, licensed café, meeting rooms, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden, Victorian atrium, 18th-century chapel, museum, shop.
all ages welcomed (guest kitchen, with use of washing machine for small additional charge).
only assistance dogs allowed.
per room B&B single £40–£86, double £80–£150.
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