33 Grosvenor Terrace, Bootham, York, YO30 7AG, United Kingdom
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by TripAdvisor Member loveshols

Spent the bank holiday weekend at this fabulous guest house. Great location( few mins walk to centre ), plenty of free parking , lovely room ( small but perfectly formed!) and great breakfast. The landlady was lovely and could not do enough for us. We will stay here from now on when we go to York.

Charming small guest house in York

by TripAdvisor Member SCBuckeye

Bowmans Guest House is a small (5 rooms with expansion for 3 more by June) but quaint Victorian B and B within a five minute walk from York Minster and the City Centre, and a 15 minutes from the train station. I stayed in a single which was small but spotless, with ensuite shower, toilet and cable tv. There is little room for luggage, but if you are travelling alone, why bother to carry much! The bed was comfortable, but I wished for a better pillow. On a side note, my son and girlfriend stayed in a double which was quite large and roomy (also ensuite). Full English breakfast was prepared fresh each morning and a packed breakfast was prepared for me the day I left early to catch my train back to Manchester. My daily rate was 45 Pounds inclusive which I considered a good deal for the money. The guest house was quiet, and the owners were friendly and helpful. I highly recommend this establishment for couples but leave the children at home.

Very Friendly B&B

by TripAdvisor Member lucyburtonlbc

We were made to feel extremely welcome during our 2 night stay at Bowman's. The double room was relatively small but well presented and very clean, with some nice extras (tissues, bottles of water etc.) and quiet on the back of the house. Breakfast was delicous and presented piping hot and very neatly arranged on the large plates. Our hostess could not do enough for us, packing us off on our day of departure with a cool bottle of water for our journey. I look forward to a return visit to Bowman's.

I love this place!

by TripAdvisor Member maddiebus

Bowman's is just lovely! Debra is the best hostess. What a delightful, welcoming place. I can hardly believe how LondonParadise2 had a bad experience here. Was it the same place..?

I was travelling alone and phoned for a room for four nights. The single room was only available for three nights so Debra offered to put me into a larger room on the fourth night for the price of the single. Ok with me!

The place is so clean (she loves cleaning) and the decor is lovely. As another reviewer commented, not much room for luggage in the single, but it would only need a shelf put up to remedy that.

The place is quiet and very easy walking distance to the city wall and the Minster. You get free parking right outside with the guest house parking voucher.

I'd definitely come back to Bowman's, and highly recommend it to other visitors to York.

fantastic weekend break at the bowmans!!!!

by TripAdvisor Member nat026

Me and my partner had a fantastic weekend break at the Bowmans guesthouse it was the perfect retreat we were looking for and it was in the ideal location only 5 minutes walk to the town centre
On arrival we were welcomed by the lovely owner called debra who endevoured to make us feel comfortable and relaxed and was always available to help us plan our days out by advising us on the local attractions available, which was a great help.
The rooms were beautifully presented with beautiful finishing touches which made our stay special and made the guesthouse unique to any we have ever stayed in, The rooms were exceptionally clean and were made up everyday.
The bowmans offered a unbelievable breakfast selection which included a vegetarian option which was great. Every thing was freshly cooked and beautifully presented

Overall I give "TOP MARKS" to the bowmans Guesthouse and we will without a doubt be returning in the near future.
thank you debra xxxx

Beautiful B&B close to York Minster

by TripAdvisor Member Zaphalina

This is a relatively new B&B in a beautifully restored and decorated Victorian house. The owners have done a beautiful job of doing up the house. They were also very friendly and did everything that they could to make our stay a good one.

We were able to park in front of the B&B and keep the car parked there for an extra day. You can walk from the B&B to the Minster and the centre of town pretty easily (its probably a 10-15 minute walk to most places you want to go).

The only downside is that it seemed a bit pricey - £80 for a double room - that while beautifully redone was not very large - and a very nicely cooked, but pretty normal Full English breakfast. However, that might be normal prices in York - I don't know.

Fantastic Weekend- Mr & Mrs Lamb- Southend-On-Sea

by TripAdvisor Member Janicelamb

I booked this accommodation over the telephone, Debra was professional and very polite and welcoming.
When we arrived we were very impressed by the look of the outside of the property.
Debra was there to welcome us and show us to our room. The furnishings were outstanding and the final touches to the room ie. bottled water, fresh flowers etc. were very thoughtful.
The bed was very comfortable and there was plenty of hot water for a bath/shower whenever you required one.

The breakfast was lovely with fresh juice, homemade jams and fresh meat direct from the local butchers.

We will definately be visiting again soon and would like to thank them for making our anniversary weekend special.

The best stay

by TripAdvisor Member Yumi828

I had the best time at Bowman's Guesthouse,the room was lovely and comfortable,the food was good, and most important, I loved the warm welcoming owner who makes it a wonderful stay!I will definitely stay here if I have the chance to visit York again!

First Class Place

by TripAdvisor Member ManchesterSmith

There are many bed and breakfasts in York but I doubt if there are any better than Bowmans. The place is very classy, well decorated throughout and very very clean. I only required a single room and it was perfectly presented and an ideal size for 1 person. Debra (the owner) was very accomodating, extremely amiable and you could tell she takes great pride in offering a first rate service. To top it all off, the breakfast was amazing. Local fresh ingredients, well cooked and complimented with plenty of toast, coffee and juice. I have been fortunate to stay in some fantastic hotels around the world but the pleasant and happy service Bowmans provided gives it an edge on anything else.


by TripAdvisor Member Bodibitz

My stay was excellent ,Debra and Dave were very friendly people and couldnt do enough for us.It was really clean and tidy throughout and the breakfast was excellent. Deco was to a very high standard more like a 5* hotel. I would recomend this beautiful geuest house to any one looking for a lovely relaxing stay.


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Address: 33 Grosvenor Terrace, Bootham, York, YO30 7AG, United Kingdom