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Dunsley Hall
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 6 April 2014

My partner and I stayed at the hotel for a weekend trip to Whitby. We found the entrance to the hotel very attractive and the hotel had a very traditional, but pleasant feel. The room itself was spacious and clean with plenty of room for clothes storage. We were slightly unimpressed that our 'double' room consisted of two twin beds zipped together, and the beds themselves, although comfortable, creaked at the slightest move. We were considering eating at the hotel in the evening as it is fairly isolated if you travel there on public transport as we did. However the options for vegetarians were limited so we instead walked down to the nearest village, Sandsend, where there are several nice pubs. Overall we did enjoy our stay and found the surroundings quiet and relaxing, the main downside, however, has to be the breakfast. The restaurant was nice but the food lacked the quality £25 for two people one would expect. As vegetarians we contacted the hotel previously to make sure that there would be options for us (as we were aware of how traditional it was) but were reassured that there would be more than enough for us. Once ordering the cooked vegetarian breakfast we were told that there were no sausages for us and no alternative was offered. What arrived was far from appealing, a few lukewarm beans, an egg that was solid and chewy and 'bacon' that had barely been cooked. The continental selection was also fairly limited.
Aside from these issues we still did enjoy our stay however would advise vegetarians to consider the extensive range of eateries in Whitby for breakfast instead!

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Emily F
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Management135, General Manager at Dunsley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Thank you very much for posting a review for us on trip advisor, we are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us with some of our rooms that can be used as a twin or double depending on our customers choice, in your case the beds have been zipped offering a large and comfortable king size bed.
We are striving to offer a diverse vegetarian menu for evening meals consisting of approximately 4 options for mains which is more than your average restaurant, for breakfast our continental option consist in multiple cereal choices, freshly baked pastries, yoghurt, fruits, juices and to order porridge and multiple fish dishes, depending on the dietary options, and a cooked vegetarian full breakfast, which has been addressed to offer more options.
Thank you again for your comments and we hope to see you again.

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Getting to Dunsley Hall is an adventure in itself, a single track winding through the countryside - take it easy and watch out for taxis. The grounds are beautifully maintained and worth a quick peak before you go inside. Its a place to be with people you really want to be with - quiet and exclusive, there are no views from inside the building, so you can spend more time with your guests and less time taking in the sea views. if you go past the hall you drop to Sands end which is a beautiful little village.

Room Tip: We upgraded, but the other rooms are great
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Michael C
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ManagerLP51, Front Office Manager at Dunsley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel, I'm delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us.
We are very lucky to be set in beautiful grounds and I'm glad you had the time to appreciate them for yourself. Sandsend is a charming little village indeed, so we're thankful that it's within walking distance.
We hope to see you again soon!
Kind regards,
Dunsley Hall Hotel.

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Reviewed 1 April 2014

My husband booked a surprise night away to Dunsley Hall for me. My first impression as we drew up was of a lovely country hall, & though situated within a village, felt as if it should be a grand hall in it's own grounds. The interior is spectacular, with bar and lounge with wood panelling and comfortable leather chairs and sofas to sit and enjoy the friendly atmosphere of the Hall. We didn't eat in the evening in the restaurant, but had a sandwich from the bar - a meal in itself - and a full english for breakfast. The bedroom had a comfortable bed, with lots of s[ace for clothes in drawers and wardrobe. The bathroom was clean and large with lots of hot water. Overall, a lovely place to relax for a weekend, with Whitby on the doorstep and easy access to the North Yorks Moors.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Sue W
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ManagerLP51, Front Office Manager at Dunsley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2014

The bedroom had a comfortable bed, with lots of s[ace for clothes in drawers and wardrobe. The bathroom was clean and large with lots of hot water. Overall, a lovely place to relax for a weekend, with Whitby on the doorstep and easy access to the North Yorks Moors.

Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to review our hotel. I'm happy to hear you found our bar to be comfortable and friendly, it provides a lovely atmosphere to relax with loved ones. I'm glad you were full up after your bar meal, we like to think we don't send anyone away still hungry after dining with us.
I'm delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and look forward to seeing you again soon!
Kind regards,
Dunsley Hall Hotel.

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Reviewed 31 March 2014

Getting to Dunsley Hall is an adventure in itself, a single track winding through the countryside - take it easy and watch out for taxis. The grounds are beautifully maintained and worth a quick peak before you go inside.

Its a place to be with people you really want to be with - quiet and exclusive, there are no views from inside the building, so you can spend more time with your guests and less time taking in the sea views.

We were there for lunch and we tried the scallops, the prawns and the soup. . . . all perfectly of a standard you would expect from such a place, but the prawns in the cocktail were massive and beautiful 11 out of 10 for those.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 24 March 2014

We were staying in a cottage next to the hotel and upon arriving found we had a power failure on the cooker circuit. We went to the hotel for a meal as a result and what a service! They charged our phones for us, fed us and the chef even offered to cook the rib of beef we had brought with us on the following day if the power didn't return! That is service very difficult to beat.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank David T
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ManagerLP51, Front Office Manager at Dunsley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

We're glad we could be of assistance to you in your time of need, and hope you got your power back on eventually! Here at Dunsley Hall we pride ourselves on a high standard of customer service, and strive to make our customers as comfortable as possible- even by charging their phones.
We hope to see you again should you return to Whitby.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

We set off from the other side of York on a very sunny day, we like to go to Whitby twice a year as it is a long haul for us, but decided not to eat at the usual places we go to, and what a find we found, Lunch was very reasonably priced with 3 little loaves of different types (WARM) with butter or olive oil, then my husband had the Pork, and I had the beef which was wonderful, not killed more than once just as I like it, and the Yorkshire pudding certainly wasn't a well known make, it was huge, light and crispy, this all came with roast potatoes, peas carrots, cauliflower broccoli with a cheese sauce and swede. desserts, and then coffee in the lounge, with home made brownies, and homemade marshmallows very relaxing, and it was nice to see a large jug of water with ice on the table, we didn't have to ask for that, lovely crisp white table cloths and napkins, the staff were very polite, the toilets were immaculate as well, our second trip this year will definitely be here.

Room Tip: we only came for lunch
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Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank truffleEastYorkshire
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ManagerLP51, Front Office Manager at Dunsley Hall, responded to this reviewResponded 15 April 2014

Thank you very much for taking the time to review your experience of Dunsley's Sunday lunch, I'm delighted to hear that it was enjoyed and that you will be back to see us again!
We're very lucky to have such a talented chef who is passionate about only serving homemade, quality food. His secret recipe for Yorkshire puddings is at a wonder of most, they are very impressive.
We pride ourselves on a high level of customer service so I'm glad to hear our staff were friendly and polite, I hope you felt most welcome.
We look forward to seeing you again soon.
Kind regards,
Dunsley Hall Hotel.

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Reviewed 23 March 2014

Just stayed at Dunsley Hall for bed and breakfast. Wonderful character building. Staff were extremely helpful especially the young lady receptionist on our arrival. Room 17 takes your breath away with a large bathroom including corner bath and separate shower. Only complaint mattress on bed not firm enough ,we rolled into middle of it and need up with back ache. Breakfast quality and choice was very good. We would certainly revisit.

Room Tip: If not good with stairs our friends had a ground floor room which they said was excellent
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about 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: £78 - £170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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