Goldsmiths B&B / Weekend at hell at Goldsmiths B&B, York
B&B – Goldsmith’s, 18 Longfield Terrace, Bootham, York, YO30 7DJ
Before reading this, this review is not threatening but to tell the truth in order what we aim to get out of this, no violent criminal activity, definitely not hearsay as we have evidence on tape, this content is relevant to tourists as some may have the same lifestyle as the couple below, also not forgetting that York has a bit of a gay scene.
We made our stay there one weekend when we were due to get married in York, the whole adventure was great but until we were due to leave one day before hand where the owners Susan & George made very un-savory snide remarks towards
us once they knew we were gay! When one of the owners knew we were getting flowers, she didn't expect it would be for us so it was after that we started to get the really odd and negative behavior which clearly states the owners being homophobic. We told the owners that we had a leak in our sink the day after our wedding, more or less when we asked for our breakfast to be delivered to us in bed as one of us was ill. We told them about the sink then which clearly made loads of water mess all over the bathroom floor. The daughter of the owner went to put the breakfast tray on the bed until the mother being one of the owners shouted at her saying "not on the bed" abruptly and to say that they wouldn't change the be linen afterwards anyway. Very strange!
This was a shambles because the owners are clearly homophobic after telling us just being married in York a day earlier for them to get out of their room, one of the owners banged aggressively and shouted at them to get out of their room. One of the owners stated he needed the plumber (his nephew) to get in and sort out the leak not asking their permission before hand but a simple note stating to be out by 12pm. This was not convenient as one of us was ill so it meant that the owners lost 50 quid apparently but then when being more or less forced out and shouted at to get out, we were going to be charged 5 quid for the plumbing when in fact the room wasn't viable to stay in then if there was a faulty unit. I have never in my time being asked to pay for something in a hotel or a B&B for something that is down to the owners to keep it clean, tidy and comfortable as possible. There was also a Rentokil box behind our bed which again assumes there has been a vermin or insect problem in the past, this again did not amuse me. When I read other reviews I can understand why there other people stating the have been bitten by fleas, etc. Us being two girls were threatened, intimidated and verbally abused by this old fashioned arrogant brute that we then had to be picked up by my father to which he was not amused by all of what happened & he is also disabled. He also taped their comments as the attitude from them was disgusting saying, that we were the worst kind of people the have had stayed there. Worst kind of people, this is again a hate crime! For people who don't know what a hate crime is, look it up.
When you get comments from the owners like "well what do you expect from the likes of those people", and that "You's are the worst kind of people I've ever had stay here", it begs to belief whether or not the owners know that they are living in 2008, not 1958. This is a B&B where old fashioned people would probably be welcomed to stay as well as straight people but for gay young people, you don't have a chance. A full story will be made publicly aware very soon, in most national and local newspapers as soon as the couple have secured a deal. As York is starting to slowly become a gay scene, I urge a lot of people to be made publicly aware that this B&B to be shunned & to be protested against as they very narrow minded & arrogant. After picking up our cake at an inn, who again the owners are gay there; they have made sure they make this publicly aware to others in the future, especially tourists. Well done Goldsmiths, you've put your foot in it now haven't you?
If there is anyone out there who believes has had the same kind of problem or any dispute with this B&B, I urge you all to review & slate this place as the tourist boards are already getting their letters in the post and email. We have stated our story to the national papers and local papers.