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Hotel Ellenby

95-97 Queens Parade North Bay, Scarborough YO12 7HY England
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#11 of 52 guest houses in Scarborough
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Set in a commanding position overlooking the North Bay and Scarborough Castle the hotel occupies a Grade II Listed building built in 1843. We are only a ten minute walk from the town centre, Peasholm Park, the Open Air Theatre and the beach we are in the perfect location to enjoy all that Scarborough has to offer.
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Property amenities
Free private parking nearby
Street parking
Breakfast available
Boating
Fishing
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Private check-in / check-out
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Waterslide
Shared lounge / TV area
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Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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J01959 wrote a review Sept 2023
Mansfield, United Kingdom51 contributions18 helpful votes
Fabulous hotel with quality accommodation and extremely friendly and welcoming hosts. The room was fabulous with fantastic sea views. The breakfasts were of a good choice and cooked healthily. The honesty bar was also very useful.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 4 Sept 2023
Thank you for that excellent review, which really is appreciated.
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Ted C wrote a review Sept 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom16 contributions19 helpful votes
Having just spent a very enjoyable holiday in Scarborough and stayed at the Hotel Ellenby, Queens Parade. We wanted other holiday makers to be aware of this top quality hotel. Even before you arrive the owners Tony and Paula contact you close to your arrival date to welcome you and say how much they are looking forward to you staying at their hotel. From the minute they greet you, you are made feel right at home with a warm and genuine welcome. The room we stayed in was room three. A large and spacious room with a good on-suite. Fantastic views of the sea front with a very nice seating area to observe the fantastic sun set. The room was spotless and everything was provided to a very high standard indeed. However the really nice thing was the numerous very personal touches. A personal welcome letter to us both from Tony and Paula, even home made biscuits from Paula in a nice jar. Nothing was too much and both Tony and Paula went above and beyond. Having stayed at some really lovely hotels over forty years of visiting Scarborough, I have to say that for customer support, friendly and quality the Hotel Ellenby is right there at the very top of the list. An "excellent hotel" and owners who are both highly professional people who really do put their heart and soul into this hotel. Many thanks Paula & Tony for a lovely stay. Ted & Barbara
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Great location for beaches and arcades. But also for the North Bay for great walks, bring a good...
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Responded 4 Sept 2023
Well, what can we say to that comprehensive and effusive review? We do care passionately about our guests experience as holidays are very precious and it means so much when our efforts are appreciated. You were great guests and we hope to see you again.
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vanessashaw15 wrote a review Aug 2023
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
Absolutely a beautiful place with lovely owners who were so helpful with the knowledge of the area .We had a room on the 3rd floor we found the hotel very quiet and relaxed and the whole area was very clean .We had a garden view from our room but the sea view from the lounge is amazing .We were told we might see dolphins in the bay and lucky for us we saw them .The breakfast is value for money and very tasty with the options of more than just a English breakfast .My next visit to Scarborough I’ll definetly be staying here if there is a vacancy .
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 31 Aug 2023
Thank you so much Vanessa for that lovely review. It would be great to see you back again
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Glenda Y wrote a review Aug 2023
Sunderland, United Kingdom181 contributions203 helpful votes
Really lovely place, our first ever visit. Very clean inside, great powerful shower in bathroom and excellent breakfast. Friendly service from the owners with some very special touches such as fresh milk in the room and home made biscuits. Bed was very comfortable too. In short, a smashing place to stay. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 25 Aug 2023
Thank you so much Glenda for that excellent review, which is very much appreciated. You were the perfect guests so we hope to see you again
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MarkC2602 wrote a review Aug 2023
Wakefield, United Kingdom45 contributions13 helpful votes
I don't know where to start ..... Paula and Tony are quite simply the best hosts, with lovely personal touches ( homemade short bread - amazing ) . Lovely rooms, great quality breakfasts and they have thought of everything that you could need. USB charging, parking, wifi We are quite critical in our reviews, but can not fault this hidden gem. Location is great for walks, town, beaches etc. This will be our always go to accommodation for when we next come to Scarborough
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Room Tip: Try to get the sea view rooms - amazing
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Responded 24 Aug 2023
Well thank you so much Mark for that wonderful review. We care passionately that our guests have a great time here and it means so much to hear that we have achieved that
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Ed P wrote a review Aug 2023
Stokesley, United Kingdom2 contributions
Lovely location. Nice clean rooms with good facilities Tony and Paula were lovely and nothing was too much effort Great location to access both north and south bays with fantastic sea views. It was just what we needed. We left relaxed and refreshed
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Aug 2023
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MrsSportBilly wrote a review Aug 2023
Doncaster, England (United Kingdom)69 contributions18 helpful votes
We thoroughly enjoyed our 2 night stay, Tony and Paula are excellent hosts, who immediately make you feel welcome from the moment you arrive. The hotel is spotlessly clean with tasteful decor throughout. As it was our wedding anniversary, when Paula showed us to our room, we were greeted by a celebratory balloon with chocolate hearts and a bottle of Prosecco, which was a complete surprise and a lovely gesture which we very much appreciated. We were in Room 3 which was very spacious and has spectacular views, I would highly recommend booking a room with a sea view. There were tea/coffee making facilities in the room and a small fridge. The bed was extremely comfortable, I had one of the best nights sleep I’ve had in ages. The hotel is in a fantastic location within easy reach of everything that Scarborough has to offer, Tony and Paula have a wealth of knowledge about the local area which they are happy to share. We had the full English breakfast and it certainly didn’t disappoint it was delicious. We thoroughly enjoyed the relaxed and friendly atmosphere and we’re already planning our next visit to this fabulous property. We would have no hesitation recommending the Hotel Ellenby to family and friends.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 13 Aug 2023
What a lovely and comprehensive review, which is really appreciated. You were great guests and we really look forward to welcoming you back
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Helen wrote a review Aug 2023
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom2 contributions
Best Hotel in Scarborough, Tony and Paula go over and above than any other place that we have stayed at. Perfect Room, so clean - spacious and the bed is the best nights sleep. The Sea Views are beautiful with binoculars in the room to view far and wide. Paula makes fresh cookies which are waiting for you in the room on arrival - Oh My Gosh they are delicious. Fridge in the room with fresh milk. The rooms are cleaned throughout the stay to perfection. Breakfast is the best ever with local sourced bacon and sausages. Tony is a great chef and cooks a full English Breakfast to each persons liking. I also tried the lighter choice - Poached Eggs perfect every time. They both have great personalities and make you feel part of the family from the minute you arrive. Cant wait to go back. We are returning customers and had the same "Great Experience" as last time. A - PLUS
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 5 Aug 2023
What can we say to that wonderful review Helen, you are far too kind. We do give it our all to make sure our guests enjoy their stay and it means so much when this is appreciated so sincerely. If we could rate our guests it would be too marks for you too; we look forward to welcoming you again.
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meridian53 wrote a review Jul 2023
Leicester, United Kingdom8 contributions1 helpful vote
Superb. Everything was tip top, and the owners were so warm and welcoming. The location and the facilities were exactly what I needed. Available parking, and all the facilities made my return to scarborough so much better than I could have dreamt.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Responded 20 Jul 2023
What very kind words which really are appreciated. We hope to see you return.
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david b wrote a review Jul 2023
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We had an absolutely lovely stay at Hotel Ellanby. Upon arrival we was greeted by Paula and Tony and offered a drink. We was taken up to our room, which was clean and well presented. There was a very welcome touch of Paula's homemade shortbread, which went down a treat! Tony had printed out maps listing the "Top 10 Restaurants and Pubs" which we found very useful! We had two very comfortable night's sleep, followed by a delicious cooked breakfast the following morning cooked by Tony - the mushrooms were amazing! The location is superb, directly opposite the sea. It is also very handy for The Open Air Theatre and Peasholm Park. We shall look forward to another stay at The Hotel Ellanby! Hayley and David
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Responded 15 Jul 2023
Thank you both for that amazing review, which makes all the planning and hard work worthwhile. It will be great to see you return, hopefully soon!
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£83 - £102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hotel Ellenby
Which popular attractions are close to Hotel Ellenby?
Nearby attractions include Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers (0.1 miles), Peasholm Park (0.3 miles), and YMCA Theatre (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hotel Ellenby?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include breakfast, boating, and complimentary tea.
Which room amenities are available at Hotel Ellenby?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a seating area, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Hotel Ellenby?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Hotel Ellenby?
Yes, free private parking nearby, free public parking nearby, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hotel Ellenby?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cowshed Burgers, North Bay Fisheries, and Hideout.
Is Hotel Ellenby located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the centre of Scarborough.
Are there any historical sites close to Hotel Ellenby?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hairy Bobs Cave (0.5 miles) and Scarborough Sea Wall Heritage Trail (0.7 miles).
Does Hotel Ellenby have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.