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“Tranquil with a retro feel”
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Dunsley Hall
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Bolton, United Kingdom
1 review
“Tranquil with a retro feel”
Reviewed 31 October 2011

Very clean and and nicely presented with distincly 60's feel and set in a perfect location - quiet but just a 10 minute drive to Whitby. Our room decor was in keeping with the rest of the hotel i.e. 60's but that sits fine with me. Impressively there no noise problems despite there being a classic car club based at the hotel for the weekend. The staff couldn't have been more helpful and didn't hesitate to provide us with additional heating when asked. Exceptional breakfast. Only minor quibble was that the evening meal could have been a bit better for the price. Other than that, everything was just right. All in all a thoroughly enjoyable break and would certainly go back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 October 2011

first thing you have to understand when you arrive, the interiour is meant to look the way in which it presents itself. well maintained, very clean, but defiantly sixties, brilliant.
the staff are great most helpful, and the food is on a par with the newest hotel in whitbey 'raithwaite spa'.
don't expect loads of tv channels, but if your watching tv with the scenery and walks your sad.
the hotel is found up the end of a very narrow country lane please drive with care.
i will certainly be going back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
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Wakefield UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2011

The hotel is a in a typical old mansion house that has been extended to provide additional accommodation. The room was comfortable and breakfast was very good, with full service of the main course from a menu selection.
Price point was quite high but this was probably due to supply and demand, most good accommodation was full when I was booking.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Chichester
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2011

Sadly only one night. Super room (Room1) think we were upgraded as it was a special birthday. This is such a peaceful place and you can forget everything. Super welcome and overall lovely staff.

Slight disappontment with the evening meal. Nothing wrong with the food, but I think the chef has got hold of one of the 'new wave' cookbooks and has not quite mastered how to pull it off. Please ditch the long 'channel' plates they do nothing for the food and don't fit on the table.

Breakfast was good and lovely morning staff, quite brightened the start of the day.

Lovely old fashioned (and there is nothing wrong with that) hotel, wish that we could have stayed longer.

Will return and you cannot say fairer than that as they say in that part of the world!

Room Tip: Room 1 is lovely with picture windows on both sides. Ground floor too if stairs are an issue. Suspec...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Centreville, Maryland
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Reviewed 13 October 2011

Finding Dunsely Hall was a stroke of good luck that we found in "Back Roads Great Britain." On a first-time tour of Yorkshire, we arrived from the Dales, ready for the sea air and the moors. To be given a room with sea views, overlooking Sandsend and Whitby; was an added and unexpected bonus. This elegant country house, built in 1900, for a shipping baron and his large family, has turned into a comfortable and well-run hotel. While dinner is offered in the dining room, another pleasant surprise for us was being able to enjoy the full menu in the comfort of the lounge. Staying for two nights qualifies as a "short-break," with a 30 pound meal credit per person -- we didn't know this until the second night, or we might have had the excellent desserts that first evening! The beef and ale pie was really excellent, as was the pear tarte tatin and the panna cotta with fig preserves. Now, back to that view: I will never forget opening the windows and letting that sea air into the room, looking out toward the North Sea. All this was a perfect place to come back to after exploring the Moors, Whitby, the Ryedale Folk Museum in Hutton-le-Hole, Helmsley, etc. This was a short trip, and since i can't get it out of my mind, i am certain that i must return here again. I only hope it will be soon! Dunsley Hall was elegant, yet most comfortable in all respects; and overall, a really good value for such a nice experience.

Room Tip: We had a four poster room, overlooking the front of the hotel; with sea views. Don't miss it.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leeds
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 October 2011

We have been coming to Dunsley Hall for 8 years now and we love it as much as our first visit as we do now. The food is excellent, plenty of choice and since they have introduced the new autumn menu the standards have risen considerably. The staff are also helpful especially Caroline in the restaurant and Gordon. This is the place where we come to relax and be looked after - which we certainly are. If you want to find a bolthole then this is the place to go. The new year festivities are also recommended and excellent value for money.

Room Tip: Room 18 - the bridal suite is a really lovely room
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Harpenden
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Reviewed 27 September 2011

Dunsley Hall is not cheap and, in life, you do not always get what you pay for. But you do here. Heavenly setting, very high class and rich with character, and friendly and helpful staff throughout. Nothing was too much trouble for them, including rustling up special meals without being asked. Built for a shipping magnate and his large family in 1900. We will definitely be going again. Stayed seven days and it was one of our best holidays ever.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Dunsley Hall
Address: Dunsley Hall Dunsley Lane, Whitby YO21 3TL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Whitby
#3 Family Hotel in Whitby
#4 Romantic Hotel in Whitby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Dunsley Hall 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Once home to a Victorian shipping magnate, Dunsley Hall is a hidden gem that offers all the comforts you expect of a modern hotel. All en-suite rooms are individually furnished with tea & coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs and there is Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The restaurant has rosette awards for food and service and there are many interesting and attractive features. These include an original stained glass window an Inglenook fireplace in the guest lounge. The hotel is set in four acres of landscaped grounds which include tennis court, putting and croquet. Just three miles north of the famous coastal fishing town of Whitby where you can visit many attractions including Whitby Abbey (where the date for Easter was decided), the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, see Whitby Jet being turned into attractive jewellery and Whitby is also the setting for Bram Stoker's Dracula novels. Unspoilt Sandsend Beach is just one mile from the hotel. ... more   less 
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