This was our second time , at Dunsley Hall. We stayed in a ground floor room., very spacious. Two massive wardrobes in the room, so tall we couldnt reach the the top shelf! No drawers, so everything was bundled in to 3 shelves, including shoes. En-suite shower room. But the shower room was very small. No where to put a toilet bag etc. had to put it on the floor. Clean towels daily, which was nice. We were there for 4nights, so the sheets were not changed.
Everthing seemed different to the last time we stayed-not as good. The first night we ate in the small dining room(just 4 of us)
The second night just the two of us in the larger dining room. We were placed right at the far end of the room(knowing that my Husband had difficulty in walking) It was cold, and there was a draught, blowing through the double (kitchen) doors we were sat in front of.---Very unpleasant. The menu was repetitive--same food disguised as a different dish! And they didnt seem to know what fresh vegetables were!
On our last night we couldnt face the menu. as we had run out of food we liked, i had had fish twice, and had to eat the Lamb, which i dont like.
We ate at the Cross Butts Stable Restaurant (5 minutes away) it was fantastic. Excellent quality , and excellent choice. We loved it. And our next visit to Whitby, will be there, as they have Luxury rooms around a Courtyard, and they looked superb.
Please dont be put off by my report, as Dunsley Hall is still a magnifecent building etc. but it seemed to have lost its sparkle.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Dunsley Hall Whitby