The food in this seafood restaurant is excellent and having eaten there many times I was finally tempted to take advantage of the accommodation. Staying with friends I booked two rooms, both were very, very good and slightly quirky, a pleasant change from usual norm of modern hotels.
Despite being rather too close to the amusement arcades and a few seedy or touristy pubs the hotel has excellent views across the harbour and it is easy to relax in your own little haven of comfort. The staff are very friendly and seem to have time for everyone despite the restaurant being at times quite busy, especially on music nights. But the atmosphere and general ambience is something I look forward to experiencing again.
Despite its faded Victorian glory Whitby still has a lot to offer and although The Marine Hotel looks nothing from the outside it is definitely worth a visit......, such a shame that the town is giving way to the cloned city pub mentality with the opening of a very large Wetherspoons, let us hope this not the start of its decline, it is nice to go somewhere different that is not dominated by the multi-national corporations that make everywhere look the same as they take over our high streets.
- Also Known As:
- Marine Hotel Whitby
- The Marine Boutique Hotel