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Middle Earth Tavern
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Middle Earth Tavern
Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
Reviewed 3 January 2010

Went with group of friends over new year. Booked here as other places booked up. Room 6 in the attic, tiny, freezing most of the time although radiator was on. Wallpaper falling off walls due to damp, draught blowing through windows, paper thin walls. Although clean sheets on bed found "pubes" on them! There for 3 nights bed not made, no change of towels. Tea/coffee cups replaced with clean once. Bathroom even smaller, with tiny shower cubicle (so little pressure to shower that I couldn't wash my hair). No hot water in sink. Again not cleaned whilst we were there. Craftily they insist you pay the full amount in cash when you arrive. The only plus I would give was the beakfast was decent. But that is the only decent thing I could say about the place. The staff also seem to have a couldn't care attitude. They refused to make beakfast on new years day due to working new years eve!!! even tho' we had paid for it. Had it not been new year we would have gone elsewhere. It is the worst place we have ever stayed in. Whitby is a great place and we had another brilliant new year there, so we didn't let it spoil our berak.

  • Stayed: January 2010, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 17 November 2009

Stayed overnight with friends, received a friendly greeting, rooms were clean and warm with en-suite facilities. Nice quiet location overlooking the River but close enough to the town centre facilities.Enjoyed the atmosphere in the bar on the evening with entertainment also being provided. Would recommend to friends and certainly stay again.

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled with friends
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1  Thank petermc25
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Reviewed 19 October 2009

This was quite literally the WORST 2 hours i have ever spent ina so called b and b/hotel. My partner and i were looking for somewhere relatively cheap to spend the night when we came to Whitby to celebrate our anniversary. We had booked a meal at the moon and sixpence (which is amazing btw). The middle earth certainly was cheap but unfortunately also the most grim place i have ever been. We decided to go to our room at around 6pm to relax and get changed before we went for our meal. The TV reception in the room wasn't working but i can live with that. The temperature in the room was almost certainly somewhere below freezing (it was colder in our room than it was outside) my partner went downstairs several times to ask if they could put the heating on and the only response we got was "Oh it takes a while to reach that side of the building." After getting this response three times in the space of nearly 2 hours we booked ourselves into Bagdale Hale Lodge and told them we were leaving. The girl behind the bar didn't look even slightly concerned so i wasn't going to lose sleep over it.

The walls/ceiling/floors are also paper thin as while we were shivering and fiddling about with the radiator the people in the bar treated us to a non stop looped rendition of Razorlight's In the morning, which we could hear as clearly as if they were in our room. It wouldn't have been too bad if they had known a few more of the lyrics other than "In the morning you know you won't remember a thing...in the morning you know you won't remember a thing...in the morning you know you won't remember a thing...in the morning you know you won't remember a thing." Sit in your freezer, repeat that for two hours and you'll know how i felt!

  • Stayed: November 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 February 2009

my late wife and i stayed here on our honeymoon, and again on our first anniversary.
2006,,2007, i can honestly say, we enjoyed our time there very much. The owners were so friendly and welcoming, and nothing was too much trouble for them. Rooms are basic, but comfortable with everything provided. The breakfast, full english, was 100% served overlooking the marina.
Staff are very pleasant and you can enjoy the local pub atmosphere downstairs. Great location for sight seeing. Will definately return.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 August 2008

Worst bed and breakfast we have visited.Nothing positive to comment on at all.We will visit Whitby again but certainly will not be staying there.

  • Stayed: August 2008, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank gangsterwhitewalls
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Address: 26 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
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Ranked #16 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
Number of rooms: 12
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