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Arches Guesthouse

8 Havelock Place Hudson Street, Whitby YO21 3ER England
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#31 of 157 B&Bs / Inns in Whitby
The Arches is a Victorian, 4 star, family run Guest House. We are situated conveniently on Whitby’s West Cliff which is only a 5 minute stroll from town, the harbour or beach. Our Stylishly decorated rooms have Egyptian cotton bedding and towels, complementary refreshments, Wi-Fi, and modern flat screen TVs. Each of our double, twin, & family rooms are en-suite, and our single rooms each have private bathrooms. We offer generous breakfasts including full English, vegetarian and daily specials, as well as fresh fruit salad, home baked muffins (baked daily), homemade marmalade and preserves, not to mention real coffee! A warm welcome on arrival starting with the offer of a pot of tea or coffee helping you to relax straight away; would you like another homemade cookie…………?
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
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Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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yashicafr wrote a review Sep 2020
Aberdeen, United Kingdom22 contributions19 helpful votes
We were lucky to have a few lovely days of weather in whitby and it made our fossil hunting trip more enjoyable, plenty of finds on the sea shore, my partners ist visit to whitby and she loved it, the arches is such a lovely place to stay the service is great and the breakfasts are lovely too, ist class all round, we will be back there next year on holiday for sure
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Phil07Manchester wrote a review Sep 2020
Manchester1,790 contributions263 helpful votes
We stayed at The Arches for a couple of nights recently and were amazed at how safe the owners have made this place, whilst retaining the charm & style of a wonderful guesthouse... The Arches is located up on the West Cliff B&B area of Whitby, just a five minute walk into the town... Rates vary depending on your length of stay and room type but are usually between £80-£90 (£50-£60 single) with the attic rooms slightly cheaper and daily charge a further £10 reduced if you do not have breakfast... We paid £75 x 2nights (including breakfast bag for an attic room)... Rooms are clean & well kept, with flat screen TVs, storage, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities etc... street parking is via a parking pass you collect on check-in and leave in your car... Due to the present Covid restrictions the usual full breakfasts are not available at present but breakfast/brunch bags are provided... You select whatever you wish from various options from hot bacon & sausage baguette to salmon & cream cheese bagel... you are also given fruit juice, cake, fruit, etc - really filling and the breakfast bags are a great idea to combat the present Covid challenges... We were a late booking so the only room available was an attic room which the owner pre-warns guests of low ceilings/beams etc... we had room 10 and had no issues with the room itself, though the last staircase is a little cramped when you have your travel case/bags but no hardship... we managed easily, with no issues, this despite me being 6ft 3in & 21 stone & my wife recovering from a broken foot in a protective boot... As well as our room (with beams) in attic (room10) i also attach photos of a spacious room6 & slightly smaller room 3 as their doors were open and guess rooms made up in readiness for new guests... The check-in process is straight forward as the owner texts you full details before hand and we only saw others the morning we checked out... In summary, lovely B&B that has all you need and is Covid safe... highly recommended and we'll stay again...
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
1 Helpful vote
Steve R wrote a review Sep 2020
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom5 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed at The Arches for 2 nights, and as regular visitors, we new that Dave and his team would have everything organised to make our stay safe in these strange times. Breakfast/brunch bags were delicious and very substantial, and the rooms were spotless as usual. Dave had emailed us with information that allowed us to self check-in and provided a lot of information about parking etc. We did not meet any other guests, but considered this a positive in the circumstances - the 'personal touch' was still evident but at a socially safe distance!! We thoroughly enjoyed our stay. The adaptations to 'normal service' are minimal but totally necessary and we appreciate the extra work that has gone in to making The Arches a safe environment for us ,whilst maintaining the very high standards we love. We look forward to visiting again soon.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Room Tip: All the rooms are lovely. We stayed in Room 8
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jengak wrote a review Sep 2020
Nottingham, United Kingdom48 contributions92 helpful votes
A lovely, comfortable guest house just a short walk from Whitby town centre. Its our 2nd time at the Arches and it definitely wont be the last. Dave the host is so friendly and welcoming, nothing is to much bother. Unfortunately we had to cut our weekend short due to personal reasons but Dave was on hand, really supportive and helpful. The rooms are nice and clean and the place feels really secure. You are sent a text few days before your arrival with the door entry code. On arrival there are envelops with your name on containing your room key and a free parking permit. We managed to get a parking space right outside the place. Cant comment on the breakfast as we only ever stay bed only. Walk into Whitby is 5 minutes. Thanks again Dave for all your help and will hopefully see you again not until 2021 though. Jennie
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Date of stay: September 2020
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lynda h wrote a review Aug 2020
Bury, United Kingdom154 contributions139 helpful votes
Had a message from the owner with the door code to self check-in. The key was in the hall. The room was small and clean enough. There is no breakfast provided. We pre order from a large choice sandwich/baguette along with juice, fruit, a thin piece of cake and a toilet roll. The baguette was still warm and very tasty. The cake was not. I texted the owner as I felt unsafe as other guests were drunk and getting rowdy. He started to reply but then stopped. I heard nothing from him. Fortunately the arguments died down. The location is good, only 10 minutes from town, but it feels so impersonal. I would prefer somewhere where I meet a human being, but other people may prefer the lack of fuss.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
2 Helpful votes
Response from David Clements, Owner at Arches Guesthouse
Responded 29 Aug 2020
Thanks for reviewing. I'm glad you think we were clean, and that although we're offering a different breakfast - you felt there was a good choice. You liked the baguette, and the location. You did speak to me several times on the single night you stayed. The 'rowdy' people were a group of couples that had booked in order to come away and enjoy themselves, it was only 8:30 on a Friday night when you highlighted the noise, and they had only just arrived. Were it gone 10:00, I would have spoken to them. They stayed for three night's and were no trouble at all, this is their second visit to the Arches. As regards the 'fuss', unfortunately coronavirus has led to us offering a lower level of 'fuss' than we would normally like to provide, but we are all trying to stay safe, and still offer a good service to our guests in a safe manner. I'm sorry you didn't enjoy yourself.
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US$91 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arches Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Arches Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include 199 Steps (0.3 miles), Whitby Museum (0.3 miles), and RNLI Lifeboat museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Arches Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and paid public parking nearby.
What food & drink options are available at Arches Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Arches Guesthouse?
Yes, paid public parking nearby is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arches Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sandgate Coffee & Delights, Ditto Restaurant, and Beckett's coffee shop.
Is Arches Guesthouse located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.07 miles away from the centre of Whitby.
Are there any historical sites close to Arches Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulgrave Castle (3.5 miles), Whitby Town Railway Station (0.3 miles), and Ruswarp Railway Station (1.4 miles).