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Stakesby Holiday Flats, 4, Saint George's Place,, York, North Yorkshire, YO24 1DR

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Stakesby Holiday Flats, York's long established Holiday Lettings, opened in 1975. The flats are personally supervised by the owner whose family have accommodated visitors to York for over forty years.

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41 of 71 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  No Date of visit: 07/2017
Cottage Review:  

One word. Shithole!

Do not stay here!

Mouldy, dated, awful beds, stinks, probably bed bites / fleas.

1 star is out for this joint.

Should be nuked!

Make up of party:  Friends
Cleanliness: poor Location: poor
Facilities: poor Views: poor
Value: poor Overall rating:
Review Added by: Samuel lloyd Review Added: 06.09.2017
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56 of 124 people found this review helpful
Recommended?  No Date of visit: 01/2010
Cottage Review:  

The worst place I have ever stayed.

Paid for 5 nights, left at 8am the following day as it was so bad.

I arrived to a scruffy guy who wasn't exactly welcoming when you had a long drive and looking forward to a nice break.

He went through the house rules of which lights to switch off and generally came across as financially tight and very paranoid. He then told me I would have to text him if I wanted the heating on during the day as it went off early and came on late. He was clearly not keen that I should be wasting money on having the heating on at all. Shame as I was looking forward to being able to curl up with a good book in a cosy cottage....

He then informed me that he may be in and out doing some 'maintenance'. I was not keen on being in a property on my own where a guy keeps wandering on through to fix things. Wasn't I supposed to be paying for private time? I mentioned a friend was coming to visit and may come back for coffee by which he launched into a huge tirade asking why I hadn't told him there were more people coming, and if people were visiting then he had to know. Can you believe this?!! He told me you cannot treat it like your own home and have visitors when you liked?!!!

Dirty floors, dust all over plugs sockets. Bathroom smelt AWFUL?! Huge clump of hair in the bath plug hole...The bathroom smelt so bad I tried not to use it and didnt even bother with a shower, but then again, he had forgotten to put in the towels I had asked for anyway so I had nothing to dry myself on anyway. Then he wondered why I hadn't knocked on his door and asked for them? Would you after a welcome like that?!

Once the heating went off I ended up sleeping in two jumpers and a hat on bed linen that had been put away damp and smelt awful.

I was awake at 4am waiting for it to get light so I could leave.

When he finally returned my calls and I asked for a refund he just laughed and told me no way. I then spoke to the Tourist Board and Quality in Tourism whose logos he has on his website. Both confirmed that he is not actually a member and they have both thrown him out because of so many complaints. He therefore should not even be displaying these logos. The lady pre-empted my conversation by asking "Don't tell me, damp, smelly and bad attitude?!"

I was there in a long list of others that had phoned them because they needed to find alternative accommodation.

All I can say is it cost me A LOT of money and he is obviously getting away with it every time.

DON'T go to this place. He should be ashamed of ripping people off and for his total ignorance, rudeness and terrible properties.

Make up of party:  1 plus 2 to join later
Cleanliness: poor Location: good
Facilities: poor Views: poor
Value: poor Overall rating:
Review Added by: holidaynut Review Added: 12.02.2010
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