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About The Parisi
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About The Parisi Hotel York – Independent, original and family owned

Owned and run by sisters Maria and Sophie with their small team, The Parisi (pronounced pah-ree-zee, please see ‘our history’ pages for more details on the name!) is a tiny independent boutique hotel providing bed and breakfast in the central and historic Merchants' Quarter of York.

The house is yours!

We offer a characterful and individual place to stay in a converted Victorian rectory with only 11 bedrooms. During your stay, the house is yours and our staff are ready 24 hours a day to give you as much or as little attention as you like. Our bright and airy breakfast room, cosy library sitting room and charming courtyard garden are available for you to use throughout your stay. Designed with comfort and relaxation in mind, the hotel has evolved an eclectic English style, with a mixture of modern, retro and antique elements, laid back and quietly quirky. You will find original modern art from local and British artists glowing on the walls, fabric designs from Yorkshire talent in many of the rooms and the work of skilled local craftspeople all around the building.

See it all or just put your feet up…

Whether you want to pack in as much as possible during your time here or just bask in that wonderful feeling of not having to do anything, we are here to help.

Right in the centre of York, within the medieval city walls and sitting opposite the beautiful Grade 1 listed church dedicated to St Denys (home to some of the earliest stained glass in York) you will find yourself in a fabulous position to explore.

York is a wonderfully compact and walkable city and nearly all its many shops and attractions are within an easy 10 minute stroll of our door, not to mention our immediate area of Walmgate and Fossgate which is bursting with excellent independent cafes and restaurants.

Award winning for best service and romance

We have remained the number one hotel in York on TripAdvisor since 2015, receiving Certificates of Excellence every year.

We also compete with some of the UK's best hotels, being awarded TripAdvisor’s Travellers' Choice Awards for Best Service and Romance every year since 2016, putting The Parisi amongst the top 1% of hotels on TripAdvisor.

Highlights include being rated the third best for service in the UK, sixteenth in Europe and the sixth most romantic place to stay in the UK by reviewers on Tripadvisor in 2018.

We are often chosen by couples or friends wanting to celebrate a special occasion in a relaxed way or wanting a central, civilised and convenient base from which to explore the beautiful city of York – we hope to be able to welcome you here soon!


Boutique is a funny term. It is thought the term ‘boutique hotel’ was coined in the 1980s in New York, referring to a small independent individually designed hotel with a great city location (with the air of a high-end ‘boutique’ shop). Everyone agrees that a boutique hotel should be small, although everyone’s definition of small does seem to vary! More recently big hotel chains have started to make boutique brands, typically retaining 100 plus rooms. However, there are still some small independent boutique hotels out there set up and run with passion by individuals who hope to provide a genuinely unique experience of a particular place  - we hope this is the category we fall into.

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