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The Bar Convent

Guest Accommodation

17 Blossom Street, York, YO24 1AQ

Tel: 01904 464902

3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars 3 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating - 349 reviews349 reviews
Exterior of the Bar Convent

About us

The Bar Convent Guest House offers comfortable, convenient bed and breakfast accommodation within five minutes' walk of York Rail Station. The Grade I Listed buildings also house an award-winning café, private garden, conferencing facilities and an interactive exhibition telling the three-hundred-year story of the site.

The Bar Convent is England's oldest living convent, with a religious community of sisters still on site today. It welcomes visitors of all faiths and none.

There are twenty guest bedrooms, most of which are en suite and newly refurbished for winter 2015. A few rooms with shared bathroom are available for travellers on a budget. Included in the price of each room is a choice for guests of either a Full English or continental breakfast, for which The Bar Convent received a Visit England Breakfast Award in 2015.

Check-in time is from 3pm, except by special arrangement, and luggage can be stored for you at no cost. A disabled toilet and baby changing facilities are also available.

The Bar Convent prides itself on providing friendly service, clean and comfortable rooms, and great value for money.

With York Rail Station only around the corner, and the city centre only ten minutes away on foot, location is second-to-none and ensures peace and tranquility alongside excellent access to York's fabulous array of attractions.

Opening Times

Season (1 Jan 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
19
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Roomfrom £37.00 to £47.00 per person per night
St Aelredfrom £42.00 to £47.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Aidanfrom £42.00 to £47.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Clarefrom £42.00 to £47.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Francisfrom £37.00 to £42.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Helenfrom £37.00 to £42.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast
St Paulinusfrom £42.00 to £47.00 per room per night for bed & breakfast

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Disabled facilities

Booking & Payment Details

  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch accepted

Catering

  • Licenced (table or bar)
  • Restaurant open to non-residents
  • Snacks/afternoon tea
  • Special diets available
  • Vegetarian diet available

Children

  • Children welcome - Children welcome from any age
  • High chairs available

Heating Facilities

  • Central heating

Laundry Facilities

  • Ironing facilities
  • Laundry facilities

Meeting, Conference & Wedding Facilities

  • Conference facilities

Parking

  • On street/public parking

Property Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Designated smoking area
  • Dogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Lounge for residents' use
  • Night porter
  • Passenger lift
  • Telephone (public)
  • Television available
  • Totally non-smoking
  • WiFi or internet access

Room/Unit Facilities

  • Hairdryer
  • Tea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Television

Site Features

  • Building of historical interest
  • Garden

Target Markets

  • Coach parties welcomed

Room/Unit Facilities: St Aelred

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Aidan

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Clare

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Francis

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Helen

  • Shared facilities

Room/Unit Facilities: St Paulinus

  • Shared facilities

Gradings

  • 3 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation
3 Visit England Stars Guest Accommodation

Awards

  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Silver Award VisitEngland Silver Award 2018
  • Visit EnglandVisitEngland Breakfast Award VisitEngland Breakfast Award 2018
  • Yorkshire AwardsYork Tourism Awards Finalist York Tourism Awards Finalist 2016

Road Directions

On Foot:
Turn right out of rail station and the convent is opposite Micklegate Bar about a 5 minute walk.

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  • Cleanliness
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