Just returned from a surprise birthday weekend here after my husband had a recommendation about the hotel from a friend. I'm happy to report the recommendation was well made and this hotel is fabulous.
Had a slight problem getting there - bear in mind the satnav postcode will take you to a house rather than the hotel. The porter said it happens a lot!
On arrival we were greeted warmly by the receptionist and porter and nothing was too much trouble. This customer service lasted throughout the weekend, every member of staff was polite, courteous, friendly and eager to help. It was really refreshing to find such great service instead of the usual 'can't be botherted attitude' you tend to get in this country.
Our room was lovely, a good size with a lovely big bed (very comfortable), balcony and a good sized bathroom (with underfloor heating that was amazing!).
We ate in the restaurant on the first night and the food was lovely, well presented and tasty. My only issue is that there was only one vegetarian option which in this day and age isn't really acceptable and meant we couldn't have had a meal there on the second night as I would have had to eat the same thing again. The waiters were all very friendly and couldn't do enough for us.
Breakfast staff were the same. Really good breakfast selection of continental and cooked foods. I really liked the chef there cooking eggs to order and I had a very tasty omlette courtesy of him.
We had tea in the poachers bar on the second night which had again the token pasta vegetarian dish but I found a cheese salad sandwich with fries for variety. Lots of local produce on all of the menus which I really liked.
My husband treated us to treatments at the Spa. We chose a scalp massage followed by back massage which were lovely. Unfortunately we had a problem with the booking though. My husband had booked the treatments in by phone a couple of days prior to our arrical so we could plan other activties around this but when he turned up at the spa they had no record of us and said they'd had an email from us the day before cancelling which was untrue. Fortunately they had some time at the very end of the day to fit us in otherwise it would have been a real disappointment when he'd specifcally chosen a hotel with a spa for a birthday treat. I would also just say that we had to lie on wet towels for our treatments which I don't think is right and surely left over from the couple having treatments before us??
So, all in all, a very lovely stay and I'd definitely consider staying again or recommending to friends. The only things that stopped me giving this a 5 out of 5 were the spa disappointment and the lack of veggie options on the menu.
- 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