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The Inn on the Moor
Ranked #14 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
Manchester, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
“Great Hotel, Great Place Goathland”
Reviewed 9 November 2008

Just returned from a great weekend at INN ON THE MOOR. We took our little dog with us and were allocated a room at the back of the hotel. the room was fine, the food was fine and most importantly this hotel is where the locals drink which is always a good sign!!! We will definitely return and thanks for a great weekend. Goathland is a lovely place and we spent a lot of time exploring the area. I can't understand people who write negative things on websites like this. If you are so picky why not stop at home!

  • Liked — Everything
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed November 2008, travelled as a couple
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middlesbrough
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Reviewed 8 September 2008

on arrival at the hotel it must have been fate that my husband didnt want to get the case from the car until later. outside looks dated and shabby,as we walked into the lobby you could smell the foisty old carpets and the decor was awful. As for the four poster superior bedroom that was a joke,the furniture looked like something you would find on the set of heartbeat and the bedspread was from the forties!! Needless to say we left within 5 minutes of arriving there and lost our deposit too. There is nothing at all good to say about this place apart from it needs ripping to pieces and starting again.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — room
  • Stayed September 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank blondeyMiddlesbrough
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Normanton
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2008

Called in on August bank holiday weekend on the off chance that there may be a vacancy. Having no look elsewhere, we should have known better, when they just happened to have 1 room available. The room was supposed to be a Superior room. However, the only thing that was Superior about it was the King Size Bed. The room was very much in need of a lick of paint and new bedroom furniture. The Ensuite needed pulling out and starting all over again, as this was falling apart, for example the sink tap did a complete 360 degree turn!!

Decided to head for the bar, which was a great dissappointment, both for the prices they charged and the seating arrangements. These were wooden benches with matching carpet piece padding!!

We paid over a £100 for this room, when we could have probably stayed some where else for 2 nights at the same cost.

Never again.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — The room
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank DustyNormanton
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Benfleet Essex
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Reviewed 29 July 2008

My wife and I have been staying at IOTM since 1991 when we first saw it- we go back at least once per year and have been there at some stage every month of theyear
It is the only place we can totally relax and get away from day to day
The staff are friendly and excellent - Malcolm and Judy Simpson are the best hosts you could wish for
Prices are competitive - we have seen many structural changes since 91 and no doubt see many more

Benfleet Essex

Stayed March 2003
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South Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 June 2008

We have just got back from one nights stay here. I admit ,on first arriving it looks like a lick of paint wouldn't go amiss, and probably if we hadn't already booked we would have looked elsewhere. Once inside though the staff couldn't be more helpful. Our four-poster room was huge. The canopy, quilt cover and curtains didn't really match the wallpaper and carpet but I think that may be me being picky. A big bathroom with toiletries, fluffy towels, big bath and lots of hot water. Plenty of storage space, settee and a couple of chairs, tea and coffee.
We walked to the Mallyan Spout 80 ft waterfall. (Go down the side of the Mallyan Spout Hotel). It's well worth a visit. There is a footpath down (and down and down!!) and some rocks to clamber over at the bottom but well worth the effort. I did it in flipflops so it's not that bad.
The huge breakfast next morning really set us up for the day. Hubby had kippers and said they were delicious.
In 36 hours I feel like I have had a weeks holiday. It is such a peaceful area and lots of places to go to. We will stay there again and explore more. It is only 15mins to Whitby and would be an ideal base.
Sheep are everywhere, asleep in the middle of the road, and anywhere else they fancy, but it all adds to the charm.
Goathland is not a big village but on the theraputic / relaxation scale it is enormous.
We thoroughly recommend this hotel for good food, comfortable room and excellent friendly service.

  • Liked — Peace and tranquility
  • Disliked — Nothing to dislike
  • Stayed June 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank RioSY
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Lincolnshire
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2008

We broke down just outside Goathland in a thunderstorm in the middle of January & just managed to limp in our vehicle to the Inn on the Moor which we thought might be closed at that time of the year. Mr & Mrs Simpson couldn't have been more hospitable. We couldn't fault the first class dinner or breakfast. Yes, the place is a bit of a 'warren' (see other reviews) but I thought it was a pleasure to have a beer (good selection) & a gossip at the bar with some of the agreeable locals who were quickly introduced to us by Malcolm Simpson. It was a nice change for once NOT to have to put up with a load of posers at the bar. The bedroom was very clean; the bed linen was immaculate (one of my wife's 'big things' in hotels) & everything dusted. Mr Simpson is, honestly, the spitting image of the late comedian Eric Morecambe & just get him to relate some of his experiences about when he worked in London. All in all, no problems here & we will definitely be back when the weather is better. I am told the scenery is great around Goathland in September through to late October.

  • Liked — Very good food; location & reasonably priced. Approachable owners.
  • Stayed January 2008, travelled as a couple
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West Yorkshire
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21 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 December 2007

I have made several visits to the Inn on the Moor and look forward to staying there again in the future.
It is beautifully situated in the delightful village of Goathland, close to forests, moors and coast.
The hotel is roomy and well furbished with a wide choice of rooms, suites and cottages. It is warm and clean and the staff are friendly and simply cannot do enough to make your stay comfortable. At my last visit, I took a party of 60, but the large numbers caused no problems and the hospitality was outstanding.
The greatest strength of the Inn on the Moor (along side its excellent real ale!) is the quality of its food. The produce is mainly local and the cooking is superb. It is worth calling in for a bar meal if you are in the area - the lamb broth is magnificent!

Stayed May 2007
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Property: The Inn on the Moor
Address: The Mill Green Way | Goathland, Whitby YO22 5LZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Whitby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 24
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn on the Moor is a modest family run Hotel situated in the picturesque village of Goathland, only a short drive from the seaside town of Whitby. You'll be sure to feel welcome and relaxed in our stunning, newly refurbished Bar and Lounge with our fabulously friendly and accommodating staff. ... more   less 
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