Stayed here as part of our walk along the Cleveland Way which was a brilliant walk. The surrounding countryside at this hotel is hard to beat. The hotel staff are very friendly and helpful and the waiter who served us evening meal was amusing. The food is very good with a good choice - braised steak was excellent and veg weren't soggy. But the rooms are very tired and our bed was spongy and the springs popped as we moved in the night. They are also still using blankets and counterpanes instead of duvets which I prefer because you don't have your face close to blankets that others have sat upon. It's difficult to tell when blankets were last washed and I'm sure they're not washed between each visitor. One really good thing was the bath - after a long walk it was most welcome and rare nowadays.
The hotel is located opposite a lovely green and has a number of shops close-by; chemist, grocers, small supermarket and bank with ATM etc.
- Also Known As:
- The Royal Oak Hotel
- The Royal Oak Hotel Great Ayton
- The Royal Oak Great Ayton, North Yorkshire