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Dunsley Hall
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 March 2012

It's a bit late but I felt I must thank the young man on duty just before Christmas when two bedraggled ladies appeared at about 10pm, looking for coffee and mince pies - the bar had a real fire, there was a choice of music - or not and very attentive service.

Thank you. We were warm, cosy and able to have a good chat without any unwanted attention from staff. It was great.

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 March 2012

My wife and I decided to give this hotel a go on the recommendation of a friend. We were not to be disappointed - the Valentines Day meal was simply awesome and truly stunning value for money.
The rooms are nice enough although as others have said you struggle for entertainment if it's a rainy day as the room televisions only have four channels and the wifi is non existent (certainly in our room anyway). You'll also struggle to get a 3G signal so really forget any form of internet! Although the hotel can't be blamed for network coverage!
Breakfast was nice - the choice was about average but everything cooked fresh and we both said how nice the food was.
Overall, we will certainly be back - albeit with a portable television transmitter and/or a mobile phone mast!!

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank neilyork
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Reviewed 11 March 2012

This hotel is in a lovely setting and even though its only a few miles out of Whitby it is far from the madding crowds that take over the town at weekends. We received a warm welcome from the receptionist who was helpful with local information as well as showing us the public areas of the hotel and walking us to our room. The bedroom was clean, well appointed and quiet. Unlike a previous reviewer we had an updated bathroom with a 'walk-in, squirt you from all directions' shower and underfloor heating. We had a lovely early morning walk down to Sandsend beach which is only a mile away and returned to enjoy a lovely breakfast. The menu was varied and the good quality ingredients were well cooked and the service was attentive. I would not hesitate in recommending this hotel to my friends but would echo the words of previous reviewers; it seems more of a hotel for grown ups than children.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank TigerPrawn
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Reviewed 7 March 2012

We stayed here for Valentine's. The room was wonderful with lots of space and a four poster bed. The hotel has lots of old world charm and character. The staff were friendly and the food was very good. Only criticism was that the bathroom needed a complete revamp - tired and old. Would like to go back in summer to enjoy the surroundings.

Room Tip: We had the corner suite on the ground floor with a four poster - lovely
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Solotrom
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Reviewed 4 March 2012

I booked this weekend break for myself and the wife to recharge our batteries at the end of a long winter . It was booked off the hotel website for £79 per night for an executive room with breakfast . The hotel is outside of Whitby at the end of a winding country lane and first impressions were good as we parked up . The receptionist was frosty and we were shown to our room with only the times for breakfast being mentioned . We were not invited to complementary teas or coffees unlike other guests who we spoke to.The room and hotel were excessively hot but I suppose this was better than being too cold .The room was a little cramped but the bathroom was top notch although we would have preferred to have the choice of a bath rather than just a shower . We decided to dine in the hotel for the first night and settled for a bar meal of sirloin steak ,chips and garnish which was adequate . Main dining menu prices were high and the choices limited . The bar was very quiet so much so that we ventured in to Whitby for the second night of our stay - £8 each way for a taxi . Breakfast was good quality with a decent choice . On checking out we were surprised that the charge for each night was £158 but when I produced the booking confirmation this was amended - a genuine mistake I would hope . All in all a decent break at what we paid but it wouldn't have been worth paying full price .

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 February 2012

We have stayed at Dunsley on several occasions: the staff are always very welcoming and the food, though quite expensive is very good. The only downside this time was the very slow service in the restaurant. The hotel atmosphere is quite formal and not ideal for small children.

Room Tip: Rooms with most character are in the orginal main house, the extension has fairly standard rooms whi...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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2  Thank ASkelton
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Reviewed 20 February 2012

On arrival we received a warm welcome and shown to our room. We were offerd complimentary tea and coffee which was a treat sitting in the bar next to the fire! We were asked if we would like to dine however looking at the menu to find unrealistic prices and not a very wide choices of dishes to choose from. The bedroom was on the third floor very disapointed with a view of untidy farms and carpark not very appealing. the room it self was in need of some serious updating. With barley a signal on the TV and only 4 channels to choose from this was also disapointing!! Peeling wall paper and yellow stained walls was also a put off, however our room was warm enough. Also our friends booked a double room and this was very noisy and cold through our stay in both double rooms there seemed to be an off putting lingring odur!
Breakfast was very good, good choice of food to choose from both continental and cooked breakfast available well worth the £12.50 charged! The bar and lounge were very welcoming and cosy especially in these cold times! Most of the staff were lovely and polite.

Overall i would not rush back to this hotel, however may be worth a visit with its beautifal surrouding and well maintained gardens around hotel!

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor room
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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Dunsley Hall

Address: Dunsley Hall Dunsley Lane, Whitby YO21 3FG, 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:
#2 Luxury Hotel in Whitby
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Whitby
#4 Romantic Hotel in Whitby
Price Range: £68 - £168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Dunsley Hall 4*
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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