My boyfriend and I stayed on the evening of bank holiday Sunday 25th May and really enjoyed ourselves, we used it as a base to explore nearby Whitby, Robin Hoods Bay and the incredible Rievalux Abbey. The hotel felt very relaxed and homely, almost untouched by the busy bank holiday, as did the little village/town it was located in. The lovely barman was very welcoming and showed us to our room. The room was lovely, perfect size with amenities such as kettle, a good assortment of hot drinks, TV, hair dryer etc... but it was the bathroom I was most impressed with! Huge, with fluffy carpet, gorgeous vintage-y dressing table and the most amazing huge white fluffy bathtowels. The little details added a lovely little hint of luxury - from the quality miniature toiletries arranged perfectly to the end of the toilet roll folded into a neat point. It's sad for me to get excited about this kind of thing, I know... but it really shows how much the owners must care about their hotel. And i must mention that your cleaner does a fantastic job!! The room and bathroom were completely spotless.
The rest of the hotel was lovely, gorgeous cosy details; lovely furniture, wood burners, flowers in the hall, and a pretty paint colour scheme. Vintage in a way which suited the building but didn't look kitsch. Really well thought out.
We didn't stay for dinner, got a bit carried away and lost track of time, but we did have a few drinks in the well stocked bar when we got back... a good selection of real ale and lots of variety with the other drinks too. The bar was lovely and warm and relaxing, nice locals, and the nice barman was relaxed about us staying there past midnight. We slept well that night on the comfy bed!
Breakfast the next morning is definitely worth mentioning. What a good selection! I've never been to a hotel before where they provided an option other than full english... my boyfriend did of course chose the full english with everything on it, and received a full plateful which smelt amazing. I had smoked salmon and scrabbled eggs on brown toast and it was the tastiest I'd ever had, the eggs were so light and the salmon delicious. Cracking pot of tea too! The waitress was so lovely, really smiley considering we were the last people down to breakfast, she welcomed us as soon as we walked in and couldn't have been more helpful throughout the morning. She was a young girl with long dark hair I think and a very warm smile. A massive thank you to everyone who made our stay so pleasant!!
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