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“Comfortable but lacks atmaosphere”
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Dunsley Hall
Ranked #4 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 September 2006

A very nice location in the heart of the countryside near Whitby and only a 10 minute drive into Whitby itself.

The Hotel is an old building but not very well signposted and the access to the property is a little bit obscure and again not very well signposted.

Accommodation is comfortable but the desk staff are quite cold and do not offer any help with your bags, even though there is no lift and there are a lot of stairs! The hotel is clean and tidy but lacks atmosphere.

Food is ok but nothing special. Breakfast is the best meal of the day, it is cooked to order and just right.

Overall the hotel is not bad and handy for Whitby.

  • Stayed: September 2006, travelled as a couple
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Grimsby N E Lincs
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Reviewed 20 February 2006

With reference to Depressed & Miserable Dec 2004 I must disagree. We had the fortune to fall upon Dunsley Hall and book our Wedding there. What a truly wonderfull and magical experience it was. A day we will never forget. Rooms fantastic, Food fabulous, setting beautiful, owners and staff second to none. Our guests fell in love with Dunsley Hall and that was a joy to hear. Nothing was too much trouble.We have stayed in may hotels and have just returned from Venice and we give Dunsley Hall Ten out of Ten.
Love to return in the near future.......

  • Stayed: February 2006
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Darlington, United Kngdom
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Reviewed 4 January 2006

I treated my sister and her French husband to a night at Dunsley when they came to visit. We were offered two rooms with four poster beds. (Rather modern compared to those in France but still very attractive). My sister got the room on the first floor with the most fantastic views over to the coast.

We ate in the restaurant and after having spent many stays in other 5 star hotels I have to say the evening meal was the best we had all tasted. Compliments to the Chef.

The whole stay was not cheap but we left feeling we had been well looked after.

  • Stayed: April 2004
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Reviewed 24 July 2005

stayed here for 2 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. The food was fabulous and the setting beautiful. Lovely bar & dining room. Pool to ourselves. Well appointed rooms, great views over countryside to the sea. I imagine this would be a great place in winter also.
There is not much within walking distance (Whitby is 10 mins by car) but if you're looking for a luxurious (not inexpensive!)retreat then here it is.

  • Stayed: September 2004
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Reviewed 30 March 2005

Went for a meal with a friend on the recommendation of her husband who had been there with his work colleagues. So glad we did! There was a choice of two set menus - one just under £30 and one just under £40. We had the cheaper option, but it was truly one of the nicest dining experiences I've ever had. From the crisp white table linen, the lilies, the excellent service to the food itself: well cooked, imaginative and original. Between each of the main courses was an extra little 'something' - making the meal 8 courses including the canapes (served in the lounge before dinner) and coffee with home made chocolates (served in the library). We had a fantastic evening and I know lots of other people who have been there since - they've all had a great time too. Highly recommended - would love to stay there too!

10  Thank Angel1968
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Reviewed 7 December 2004

Having had the misfortune of being invited to a wedding there, I've never known more miserable owners and staff ever. It was depressing. Like Fawlty Towers but not funny. Don't go there

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Newcastle
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Reviewed 15 December 2003

Dunsley hall hotel was the most exquisite hotel ive ever had the pleasure of enjoying, i would highly recomend this hotel to others who wish to enjoy the same experience as my partner and I.

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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 Family Hotel in Whitby
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Whitby
#4 Romantic Hotel in Whitby
Price Range: £75 - £168 (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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