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Bishops Guest Accommodation 5 stars

135 Holgate Road, YO24 4DF York Show map

Score from 235 reviews   8.9/10 8.9

Bishops provides 5-star guest accommodation in a traditional Victorian villa, with free Wi-Fi and free parking on site. York’s medieval city walls are just 2,950 feet away and the magnificent York Minster is a 25-minute stroll. The property is a proud winner of York Tourism Awards' 'Guest House of the Year' 2012 and 2013.

Rooms are spacious and individually designed, with double-glazed windows to provide peace and quiet. Every room has a large flat-screen TV, en suite bathroom with free toiletries, and facilities for making tea and coffee.

You can enjoy a delicious Yorkshire breakfast in the morning, served in a sunny dining room with views of the gardens. There is a fresh buffet every day with fresh fruit salad, as well as vegetarian and gluten-free options. Bishops also has a licensed lounge, where you can unwind with a newspaper or a drink.

Bishops is a short walk from the bus and train stations, and the Olde Worlde shops and streets of the Shambles. Guests can take a picturesque stroll on top of the city walls from Micklegate Bar. The National Rail Museum is an 8-minute walk away, and Castle Museum is also close by.

Rooms: 10


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The most recent booking for this hotel was made on 3 Aug at 17:32 from United Kingdom.

Facilities of Bishops Guest Accommodation


  • WiFi available in all areas


  • Golf course (within 3 km)
  • Hiking

Food & Drink

  • Breakfast in the room
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus (on request)


  • Bicycle rental
  • Car hire

Common areas

  • Garden

Cleaning services

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning

Business facilities

  • Fax/photocopying


  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Designated smoking area


WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.


Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).

Policies of Bishops Guest Accommodation

These are general hotel policies for Bishops Guest Accommodation. As they may vary per room type; please also check the room conditions.


12:00 - 21:00 hours


09:00 - 10:30 hours

Cancellation / Prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to room type.

Children and extra beds

Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.

Free! All children under 2 years stay free of charge for children's cots/cribs.

The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.

There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.


Pets are not allowed.

Accepted credit cards

  • American Express
  • Visa
  • Euro/Mastercard
  • Maestro
  • Solo
  • Switch

The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel information

Bishops is a family-run business, committed to comfortable and relaxing breaks for couples. It is one of York's select few providers to achieve and maintain over 3 years the prestigious 5-star Guest Accommodation Award. Bishops also keeps its Silver Award for cleanliness and overall quality and attained the Kellogs Breakfast Award.

Each morning, a breakfast buffet is followed by a full English or vegetarian breakfast, cooked to order using fresh ingredients. Eggs are sourced from a local farmer, with bacon and sausages supplied by a local butcher.

Travel cots and high chairs are available for little ones, with free cordial drink also available for children.

Room information

All rooms have full En-Suite facilities with bath or shower and Gilchrist & Soames Bee-Kind products. All are maintained to a high standard of decoration and cleanliness meeting our 5 Star Silver Award ETB Guest Accomodation Rating. Rooms have hairdryer, iron and board. Well stocked hospitality tray.
We have recently upgraded all rooms to flat-screen digital Freeview TV's.

Area information

National Railway Museum (1.2 miles / 1.3 miles) - the world's biggest railway museum houses 'The Workshop', 'The Warehouse' and 'The Working Railway', providing a packed visit full of learning and interaction for the family.

York Dungeon (1.4 miles / 1.4 miles) - bringing more than 2000 years of history back to life, including a plague exhibit and a vivid re-creation of the murder and mayhem wrought by marauding Vikings.

Jorvik Viking Centre (1.6 miles / 1.6 miles) - detailing York's rich Viking past, using hundreds of exhibits. Visitors can even be transported through a reconstruction of the actual Viking-Age streets which stood on the site 1000 years ago.

Travel information

The hotel is a 15 minute walk from the city centre, a 10 minute walk from the station and within walking distance of York Racecourse. Local buses to the city centre pass the Hotel every 10 minutes.

By car:
From the A59:
- The A59 comes straight into York and becomes the Poppleton Road.
- Travel along this road past the new housing development on your left until you come to a set of traffic lights.
- You will also see The Fox pub on your left. Travel straight on – the road now becomes Holgate Road.
- Bishops Hotel is 800 feet up the hill on the right hand side.

From the North:
- Coming via the A1, exit at junction 47 onto the A59 and follow the directions "from the A59" outlined above.

From the South:
- From the M1, head around Leeds and join the A1 just south of York.
- Exit the A1M at Junction 44 onto the A64.
- Exit the A64 via the A1237 York bypass.
- Follow this road until you come to the York – Harrogate A59 roundabout.
- Follow the directions "from the A59" outlined above.

From the North Sea Ferries and Hull:
- Take the A1079 at the large Grimstone Bar Roundabout.
- Take the A64 North which forms part of the York bypass.
- Keep on the bypass until you come to the A59.
- Follow the directions "from the A59" outlined above.

Important information

Let Bishops know your estimated arrival time, especially if you plan to arrive between 14:00 and 17:00 (reception sometimes closes during this time).

Please note that this property cannot accommodate hen and stag parties.


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