Good Hotel Guide Review
Serenity is assured at this B&B in England’s oldest active convent, next to the city’s medieval walls. The Grade I listed building still houses a community of sisters, who share their peaceful garden, domed chapel and antique religious texts with guests. Simple, immaculate bedrooms (some designed by Olga Polizzi) have a ‘wickedly comfortable’ bed and a well-equipped refreshment tray. Open during the day, the café, in a Victorian atrium, serves an award-winning, slap-up breakfast, beers and wine, meals, coffee and cake. There’s a communal kitchen for DIY dinners; the pick of York’s eateries are on the doorstep. Guests enjoy a discounted entrance to the exhibition in the on-site Living Heritage Centre, and the convent, founded in 1686.
17 Blossom Street
20. 4 with shared bathrooms.
all year except some days over Christmas.
lift (to 1st and 2nd floors), sitting room, kitchen, licensed café, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), ¼-acre garden, Victorian atrium, 18th-century chapel, museum, shop.
all ages welcomed (well-equipped guest kitchen, with a washing machine (small additional charge)).
assistance dogs only.
per room B&B £40–£140.