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Estbek House
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandsend
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 July 2012

We felt everything Estbek offered was so over priced that we came away feeling ripped off. Our room was small and quite cramped, there was an uninspiring view across a pub forecourt to a little sliver of sea and we were left to haul our cases up two flights of stairs. The bed wasn't especially comfortable and the bathroom pokey - all this for £150 a night ! We had two meals in the restaurant ( otherwise the room would have been £190 a night) , and although the food was fine it wasn't anything to write home about, we've eaten just as good and better all over the world and been charged much less for the pleasure. A small glass of sparkling cost £8 - it made Norway look cheap. The final straw (while paying the very substantial bill) was to be told by one of the owners he had just bought himself a sports car, described as just perfect for running to town in. He told us this was his second car - we had noticed the top of the range Landrover in the car park when we arrived and were lugging our cases past it.

Room Tip: Don't bother - go to a five star hotel instead it'll probably be cheaper and you'll get...
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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank edjLon
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Estbek, Owner at Estbek House, responded to this reviewResponded 1 August 2012

Dear doritdesigns;

Firstly we would like to thank you for your feedback but we are concrened that you did not enjoy your stay with us, we have over the years recived many compliments from guests on our rooms & the local produce we served in the resturant (which has been graded as two rossette standard by the AA) but we can only appologies that it was not to your likeing & again sorry you felt you were left with the bags yourself, we do always try to offer assistance.

We also wanted to clarify that the sparkling glass size you refer to was a 175ml glass size, priced at £8.70, we do serve 125ml at £6.70 & both are always offered by our team, we have recently introduced a larger glass size due to many requests to do so, and feel it offers good value, if we were to multiyply the smaller glass size up as many places would it would be £9.38.

I (David) am also most sorry you took offence that I have purchased a second hand sports car, the only reason I mentinoned it was because you had parked your Porche next to it and commented as I helped you with your bags, what a nice car yours was & jokeinly commented I would love one myself, the Land Rover which was infact a Range Rover Sport was another guests. So, so sorry you have taken offence.

David & Tim

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Reviewed 10 June 2012

ate here last week, spur of the moment visit as we live 2 miles away.
what a surprise.
from the moment we walked in to the moment we left, we were really impressed.
staff very attentive.
food was exquisite, i couldnt believe how nice it all was.
Quite expensive but we did enjoy it.
just a shame we cant afford to go here more often, as we will return again in the future.
thank you

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 June 2012

We stayed here last sunday and had a thoroughly enjoyable stay very friendly and welcoming the food was to die for. We shall certainly go again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Ann S
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Reviewed 6 June 2012

Food & vino were excellent again. Great place to escape and relax and enjoy excellent food and service from a team who clearly know their stuff. The room was lovely and the breakfast was great.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mr-MrsD1
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

Enjoyed a very comfortable stay here last week. The hosts were welcoming, the rooms immaculate. There are a lot of extra touches to make your stay comforatble and special. Breakfast was very tasty fresh and un rushed.

Room Tip: My room overlooked the estuary and the sea, perfect.
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled solo
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4  Thank pildyboys
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Reviewed 8 April 2012

Stopped just overnight so not tried the food
But room great ... Very clean and great breakfast and service 100%
Don't take no notice of the bad reviews
They don't know what there talking about !

  • Stayed: April 2012
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1  Thank Mrpitten
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Reviewed 18 March 2012

We had a lovely meal at Eskbek House over the weekend. We didn't make a reservation but luckily they squeezed us in. The service was great, they were all very friendly and polite. We were a bit disappointed when looking at the price of the meals, but honestly it was worth every penny. The portions were surprisingly big and the quality was excellent. I was one of the best meals i've had!!!!

I would definitely dine there again. It was a very special evening. Great place.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Matt-Cha
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Additional Information about Estbek House

Address: Estbeck House East Row, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby > Sandsend
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandsend
Price Range: £125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Estbek House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Estbek House Hotel Sandsend
Estbek Hotel Sandsend
Estbek House Sandsend, Yorkshire

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