Bar Convent Shortlist*

Home to England’s oldest active convent, this unusual Grade I listed Georgian building by the medieval city wall also houses a café and good-value B&B accommodation. More

Contact details

Bar Convent
17 Blossom Street,
York
Yorkshire
YO24 1AQ
England
Tel 01904 643238,

Hotel information

Bedrooms

20. Some suitable for disabled, 12 with nearby bathroom facilities.

Open

All year except Easter, some days over Christmas.

Facilities

Lift (to 1st and 2nd floors), sitting room, kitchen, licensed café, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ½-acre garden, museum, shop, chapel.

Background music

None.

Children

All ages welcomed.

Dogs

Allowed in some bedrooms, public rooms, not in restaurant.

Prices

Per room B&B (continental) single £42–£67, double £80–£120.

Other reviews

VisitEngland Three Star Guest Accommodation

Good Hotel Guide Review

Home to England’s oldest active convent, this unusual Grade I listed Georgian building by the medieval city wall also houses a café, and good-value B&B accommodation. Lesley Baines is the manager. Past the ‘magnificent’ glass-roofed entrance hall, the ‘living heritage centre’ includes an 18th-century domed chapel and a library of antique Catholic texts. Immaculate bedrooms – some spacious, some with a shared bathroom – may be simply decorated, but they’re peaceful, and have a ‘wickedly comfortable’ bed, biscuits and tea- and coffee-making facilities. A communal, fully equipped kitchen is useful for rustling up evening snacks. Breakfast is served in the newly refurbished café; at dinner, head to any of the many eating places within walking distance.

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Bar Convent
17 Blossom Street,
York
Yorkshire
YO24 1AQ

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