We had a Friday and Saturday night stay here on the last day of February and the first day of March 2014. Fortunately we took some great weather with us which enabled us to take advantage of this Hotels position adjacent to the Cleveland Way and walk to Staithes and back along the cliff path.
The Runswick has become a labour of love for the owner Simon who is gradually renovating throughout pretty much single handedly! As such, the accommodation presently has some rough edges but, nothing major enough to deter you having a nice stay other than, some quite loud flushing toilets but, better that than no flush at all!! We stayed in the four poster room which was lovely.
The best thing about our stay was undoubtedly the food! We had planned to eat out on the Saturday but enjoyed the food so much we stayed at base for a second helping!! A nice imaginative menu,well cooked and served by staff with a smile.We ate in the bar as that was where the wonderful log burning fire was to be found,very cosy! The breakfasts were equally wonderful and, served by the lovely Judy, for whom nothing was too much trouble!
An added bonus for us but, maybe a drawback for some, is that this hotel is canine friendly and has its own front of house Springadour named Ted!!We felt that this added to the overall friendly ambience of the place as a whole and we look forward to returning in the future to inspect Simon`s handiwork!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located at the top of Runswick Bay, the bay itself is only a 5 minute walk down the bank. When you decide a day on the beach is quite enough you can make your way slowly back up the hill and come join us for a refreshing drink and either a light lunch or a main meal. We are also the ideal location for a short weekend break or a longer stay if you desire. We are situated on the long stretch of coastline and surrounded by the North Yorkshire Moors which makes for a fulfilled stay, as the amount of activities to do are endless. The Cleveland Way runs directly through our car park so we are the ideal spot for a nights stay for a break in your walk, being just a short distance from Whitby. We are proud to support local businesses by supplying local beers, produce and artwork. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Runswick Bay Hotel Yorkshire