Our parties of three ladies arrived at Raithwaite Hall after a blustery afternoon in Whitby. We were impressed from the moment we drove through the gates. We had our luggage carried from the car for us, a very easy and affable experience at check in and then moved onto our rooms. My room was the largest - it had been set up as a twin but on request was very quickly changed to a king as I was staying on my own and fancied the extra space! Yorkshire Life Magazine, a selection of teas and coffee and home made biscuits were all available. The bathroom was huge and decked out with Molton Brown toiletries.
The lighting in the room was fabulous, the mirror was very flattering(!) and there was plenty of space for luggage. We unpacked quickly and moved to the spa in fluffy slippers and robes.
The spa is gorgeous. We were told it was quite busy when we went in, but in actual fact it was just nice. Fabulous poolside showers, great pool, loungers galore - including heated mosaic tiled beds, sauna, steam room and jacuzzi - fabulous.
After a quick relax we moved back upstairs and had water delivered when our rooms were turned down. A lovely shower and change later we were downstairs for some dinner. We ordered a bottle of prosecco and there was a bit of a wait due to one gentleman tending the bar and serving meals on his own. But we didn't let this spoil things. Dinner was amazing! The food was very well prepared, cooked and presented and the ingredients were clearly of a high standard. There was some trouble with the bill but this was only because we had paid for the set menu but had eaten a la carte. It was quickly sorted out to our satisfaction and we went to our rooms for a very comfortable nights sleep.
In the morning we went for breakfast at our leisure and were not disappointed. The service and selection was great! Lots of little special touches - in general the hotel provides special touches as a norm!
We checked out but left our bags as we had treatments in the spa booked for later that day. After another trip into Whitby and Sandsend we came back to the spa. I had a neck back and shoulder massage and a relaxing foot treatment. It was phenominal! I was so relaxed by the time the massage was over I didn't think I could move! We spent all afternoon relaxing around the pool and using the facilities. We stayed for as long as we dare - it had started to snow a little and we had to get back across the moors to Leeds so thought we had better make a move. After an aromatherapy shower we set off and bid farewell to Raithwaite Hall.
It would be fair to say when we arrived each of us were pretty high up in the stress stakes! It would also be fair to say that when we left we felt like we were on cloud nine!
The staff were all local and had a great knowledge and rapport every time we spoke to them. Everyone was so lovely and really seemed to enjoy working there.
I absolutely cannot wait to return - Just give me an excuse!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 80-acre Raithwaite Estate with its landscaped grounds is located in the coastal North Yorkshire countryside. Luxurious rooms within The Hall and Keep buildings feature alongside an indoor pool, spa, sauna, gym, 2 restaurants and 2 bars. With luxurious bathrobes, spacious beds and an en suite bathroom, all rooms on the Raithwaite Estate are individually designed. Some also feature a balcony or terrace with stunning views of the landscaped grounds.Local, seasonal produce is used in the Estate's restaurants, located within both The Hall and Keep, with both specialising in Whitby's famous fresh produce from both land and sea.The extensive spa and fitness facilities on the Estate include an 11-metre pool, steam room, and a whirlpool. A range of indulgent spa treatments are also on offer and can be booked prior to arrival. The local countryside, beaches, and nearby North York Moors all offer fantastic scenic walks. The historic town of Whitby is just 5 minutes' drive away. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raithwaite Hall Hotel Whitby