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Red Lea Hotel

Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough YO11 2AJ England
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#4 of 26 hotels in Scarborough
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The Red Lea Hotel is situated on Scarborough's favoured South Cliff, close to the Cliff Lift, the Spa Centre and the beach. The attractions of the town centre, historic castle and bustling harbour are only a short stroll away. With our superb location, beautiful sea views, indoor swimming pool, comfortable bedrooms, great food and friendly service we think we've got everything you need for a great break by the sea.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Yoga classes
Restaurant
Bowling offsite
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Street parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Shallow end in pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Kids' meals
Special diet menus
Squash offsite
Board games / puzzles
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Laundry service
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Oven
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Ocean View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish, Polish, Ukrainian
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Lynn B wrote a review Dec 2023
Driffield, United Kingdom3 contributions
I have with my elderly mum stayed at the Wonderful Lea hotel on several occasions now for the past year and a half and we couldn't have found a more excellent hotel in Scarborough in our eyes. All The staff , the owners . The housekeeping , the chefs are just excellent nothing is ever too much trouble ,and the friendliest happiest helpful atmosphere greets you from the moment you walk through the doors . The choices of food for both breakfast and evening meals are excellent and faultless . The bedrooms are spotless and ever so comfortable I mean that truly !! We Loved the quality entertainment on in the Winter on some of the evenings too. All in all finding the Red Lea hotel was the best thing I ever did and Sara and Nick the owners are simply the best in making the Red Lea such a fabulous hotel for oh so many people such a wonderful happy memory of a truly fabulous stay or holiday in Scarborough ❤️ thankyou to you all
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Phil m wrote a review Nov 2023
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom30 contributions8 helpful votes
What a great hotel to stay in staff are very attentive nothing is to much trouble rooms are always spotless and the dinning room for your evening meal runs like clock work the food is excellent along with the breakfast also swimming pool and gym included in the price free parking outside with a permit from hotel on arrival this is about the 6th time we have stayed here no complaints.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rosalind M wrote a review Nov 2023
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I have stayed at the Red Lea Hotel on many occasions to attend parchment craft workshops. The Hotel, as usual, was spotless and comfortable, the owners and staff welcoming and helpful, nothing is too much trouble. The food is superb and the chefs are happy to tweak your meal if necessary.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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James Z wrote a review Nov 2023
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Was so wide awake and couldn't sleep so called down to reception to the half awake chap. No room service, what a pity. Over all clean friendly. Perhaps you might want to introduce a night room service would certainly add points
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Trek29053113032 wrote a review Nov 2023
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
Just had an enjoyable stay at the Red Lea hotel. Friendly efficient staff good food and entertainment and a spa . There is free roadside parking and the spa cliff lift is located across the road . Highly recommended
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Date of stay: October 2023
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mark d wrote a review Oct 2023
Luton, United Kingdom19 contributions16 helpful votes
I have stayed numerous times with work and the hotel is spotless, good friendly staff and great home cooked food. Family owned who obviously take great pride in their establishment. Even has a gym and indoor pool.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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ShropshirePandA wrote a review Oct 2023
Shropshire104 contributions62 helpful votes
As always, we were looked after the best you could wish. We can't remember how many times we have been but it must be getting on for 10. We will keep going back, its just to good to miss. Thank you to one and all, Paul & Alison Hickman
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Date of stay: October 2023
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Hazand93 wrote a review Oct 2023
Stretford, England, United Kingdom283 contributions81 helpful votes
i couldn't sleep too well as there seemed to be a scenty smell in the room not unpleasant lemony and a flashing light above the bed. l went downstairs night porter was on duty he said the smell was from the air freshener and he didn't know what the light was he did say he would investigate but I said my sister sharing the room was asleep. i have breathing difficulty and the scent was aggravating it i also found the bed uncomfortable and had to sleep on top of duvet. After a bad nights sleep we made use of the pool again not as big as it looks on the photos and the hot tub which was not hot although it should have been heated up before hand. The hot tub was one like you could buy for home and l noticed the wire to plug it in was across the tiles and a trip risk. We went down for breakfast we had been asked for a time we said half eight giving ups time to use the pool before hand and were asked could we do 8-45 we said yes we were shown to a table by the door l asked if we could not sit in the window there were about 4—5 empty two person tables we were told no l aske to speak to a manager nd was asked why I was told not enough time to turn the round l said but they are laid up. We took the one near the door but was a bit drafty The waitress asked if we wanted tea or coffee we said tea when she bought it she didn't bring any milk with her and turned away there was no milk on the tables. We called her back and asked for milk she semed to take some time the table next to us had vacated their table and there was a largish jug on the table l took that one and I was halfway through my tea when the waitress returned with a large jug abet this was big enough if we were having cereal but we weren't., One of waitresses l observed chatting with guest for about 15 mins not a problem if nothing to be done but during that time l observed her touch hr mouth her hair her nose a no no for waiting on staff After breakfast we spoke to reception about the room and scenty smell and he light and was told we kne you were going to complain as we have a couple of people mention we were rude to the staff we weren't l only asked about sitting in the table in the window we were then told that people had sat there all week and that was their table this wasn't explained to us I asked to speak with a manager the hotel owner was going past and took us to a function room and e told her our concerns. Re the bedroom no there was no air freshener contrary to what night porter had said and the flashing light was the fire alarm why didn't the night porter say this. When l asked she said oh has just the night porter which l felt was quite demeaning of him. I mentioned the breakfast incident and the tea and was told the waitress has only got two hands l said how many hands does she need to bring tea and milk as a waitress l only need two hands. When l mentioned the length of time it took to get the milk she said she had to go down to the cellar to get it em really why is the milk not in the kitchen as they were expecting more guests to sit at the tables in the window. I mentioned the bed was uncomfortable she resorted with oh people love our beds and all our mattresses are the same people alays aske can we have room 108 the mattresses are so comfortable. If all mattresses the same why room 108 which is one of the rooms furthest from the sea. When l did look at the mattress to see what it looked like the mattress protector had see better days it was thin elastic had gone keeping it on the mattress I would have mentioned this but only because l found her quite condescending and patronising. Her comment was l think you are both nice ladies but I don’t think the red lea is for you. I tried to get a word in edge ways but she wouldn't let me and gave up on a lot of things. I hasten to add I wont be staying there again which is a shame in a way because it could really be a great hotel great location on top of cliff easy access down to vehicular and a lovely walk along the shore to the town
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Date of stay: September 2023
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joannablatchley wrote a review Oct 2023
Coventry, United Kingdom23 contributions14 helpful votes
I went to Scarborough with a friend as part of a coach tour. We stayed for 4 nights. The hotel has a lovely cosy feeling - makes a change from modern chains. My room was very comfortable and the staff were extremely friendly and efficient. they took the trouble to remember where we'd been that day and ask about it. There was entertainment on in the evening - the one I attended was excellent - 2 good singers doing 50s and 60s songs which were great for a sing-a-long. The hotel is less than a minute's walk from the seafront. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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JD wrote a review Oct 2023
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We came for an anniversary weekend and were blown away by the service and atmosphere of this hotel. The rooms were great, the service was lovely and even a pool to boot! We received some brilliant recommendations for things to do and places to go including where to visit in Whitby. The breakfast kippers were lovely as well! The stay at The Red Lea really made our Scarborough stay and we will definitely return!
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Date of stay: September 2023
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£145 - £154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Red Lea Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Red Lea Hotel?
Nearby attractions include South Cliff Italian Gardens (0.2 miles), Scarborough Spa (0.1 miles), and St Martin on the Hill (0.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Red Lea Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Red Lea Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Red Lea Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Red Lea Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Red Lea Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include tuscany TOO, El Gringos, and Chapel House Hotel.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Red Lea Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness centre during their stay.
Is Red Lea Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the centre of Scarborough.
Does Red Lea Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Red Lea Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, Polish, and Ukrainian.
Are there any historical sites close to Red Lea Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hairy Bobs Cave (1.1 miles) and Scarborough Sea Wall Heritage Trail (1.1 miles).