Just returned from 2 nights self drive at the Royal in Whitby. Some good, some not so good, The good - lovely spacious room on the first floor. Fabulous view and worth paying extra for a sea view. We had asked for a low floor and a room with a bath and got both. The room was clean and very warm. Good solid bed so slept really well. Entertainment on the Saturday night was a Shirley Bassey tribute and she was a great act to watch. Evening meal good (with a but....) and breakfast ok.
The not so good - cold, cold bathroom with a bathroom suite from the seventies, lack of hot water for a bath, a tiny TV from the sixties (maybe being a bit kind there!) with limited channels, lovely evening meal served at you like you were in a race (given time to enjoy each course would have enhanced the experience) this being due to the one hour time slot being allocated to the meal, not sure when some of breakfast had been cooked.
We have stayed at hotels costing much less than this one and have been more impressed. Little things like being able to have juice AND cereal for breakfast instead of having to pick do matter and although we had not travelled to Whitby to watch TV, in this day and age a decent digital TV is the norm in most hotels. We love Whitby and will be back but despite the plus points, it wont be to this hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Overlooking Whitby, with breathtaking views of Whitby Abbey and the sea, the Royal is steeped in intriguing history and heritage. Many of the hotel bedrooms are front facing and have superb views thanks to the hotel’s cliff top position. This is an extremely popular hotel that has many returning customers thanks to its warm and friendly welcome and great hospitality. The entertainments suite offers a great variety of entertainment and guests can also enjoy the marvellous views from the comfortable restaurant and bar. The Royal Hotel is in an ideal location, just a few minutes from the famous harbour and shops. Whitby is a traditional maritime town and with its old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue flag beach, it is a great place for a holiday or short break. ... more less
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