Saturday 12th July we set out for our long awaited weekend away to Whitby with friends to celebrate a belated 50th birthday. The Marine hotel stood out for us as it was on the harbor, rooms were fresh and contemporary and very importantly... it had an excellent sea food restaurant. On arrival we parked the car on the harbor car park in the middle of town, 24 hr stay only cost £6.50, we were early so we had breakfast at the newly refurbished hotel.. Wetherspoons- The Angel. We dined on the first floor with balcony patio doors open, it was lovely. Already, Whitby was buzzing with weekend holiday makers. After, we ventured around the old part of town where we had a group photo taken at the Victorian Photographers, this was such good fun! I was in my riding habit complete with top hat and riding crop, my husband was a Russian Hussar. My friend Julie was a lady, wearing a large hat and parasol and her husband was dressed as her fantasy... Sharpy! After a drink we climbed up to the church and Abbey, views were spectacular, there was an eerie fog rolling in from the sea which burned off with the hot sunshine. Time to check in. We were shown to our respective rooms, we had room 3, overlooking the main thoroughfare along the harbor front and the harbor entrance, it was fascinating watching the throngs of people going about the various stalls, bars and amusements. The room itself was tastefully decorated and furnished, nicely spacious and comfortable. Then we went to take a look at our friends accommodation, room 2, this was really quite incredible, with a lounge area overlooking the harbor and an open plan bedroom above along with an outside balcony\seating area to watch the fishermen bringing in their catch.
After some relaxation and a change of attire, we were ready to dine in the hotels sea food restaurant, myself and birthday boy Andy had never tried lobster before, so we had deliberately waited till our Whitby stay to try it for the first time. We ordered the lobster platter for 2- £50. It was a feast fit for a king let me tell you! Two half lobsters, langoustine. giant prawns, oysters and crab. delicious!! My husband had lobster spaghetti and Jue had steak.
A dining experience we wont forget.. another tick.
To digest fully we went for a walk along the harbor visiting the various bars and later to a particular pub called The Black Horse, recommended by a fellow Camra member, very traditional with a good selection in real ales.. the men particularly enjoyed The Black Dog ale, the only pub in town to serve it on draught, we were informed by a friendly local couple who kept us entertained for the evening.
After a comfortable nights sleep we came down for breakfast, the choice was amazing, every taste catered for from fruit, yoghurt, cereals, muffins to full English and Kippers.
We came away wanting to come back for more from Whitby, I thoroughly recommend a stay at The Marine, not only for the accommodation but the fine sea food too. We loved it. x
- Also Known As:
- Marine Hotel Whitby
- The Marine Boutique Hotel