We arrived home yesterday from 2 days stay at the Corra Lyn after booking by recommendations on this site and we were not disappointed. The price is £32.00 p/p per night and I paid £10.00 deposit for the room by cheque and a couple of days later, I was sent a receipt and a booklet which included excellent directions. They offer off road parking too which was great!! We were welcomed by Chris, the owner and promptly shown to our room which was no 5 at the top of the house. It was lovely with lots of little extras like tissues and cotton wool balls on the dressing table as well as magazines, a clock radio, hairdryer, free view t.v and even a mini fridge!! Everywhere was spotless and tastefully furnished. The bathroom was lovely too, again with consideration for making us feel very comfortable like a bath pillow and there was even a laundry basket!! The bath was free standing in the middle of the room but as the ceiling is sloping you just had to mind your head when you got out lol.
We were asked what we wanted for breakfast and there was an excellent choice from the full monty to local kippers!!
We soon unpacked and Chris told us the different ways to get in to town and lots about things to do and good places to visit.
Whilst we were there, we went on the open topped bus which was great value at £4.00 for adults and £3.00 for kids. You can use it all day and get on and off where you liked. We got it from the Coop near the railway station which is where it starts, went all around Whitby and got off at the Abbey. The guide was very funny and extremely informative. We also played crazy golf which is on the West cliff, it was £1.80 for 1 round which I thought was good value for money. We got a few hours on the beach and my son built 50 sandcastles! He wasn't bothered about going on the donkey's but I overheard someone saying that it was £3.00 which I thought was a tad expensive given that the ride lasted around 5 minutes.
We had fish and chips from the Magpie but as I refuse to queue for a place in any restaurant, we got them to takeaway and ate them over the road on a wall which was fine except we got pestered by seagulls!!! They were a bit over the top price wise at nearly £6.00 each but the batter was good, and they weren't greasy like some establishments I've been to in the past.
We also had a few drink around town but liked the Pier Inn the best as you could sit outside, relax and best of all.. people watch!!
We also ate at the Board Inn and although the view was good, the meal was a bit disappointing.. I had Cajun chicken and it tasted like a Birdseye one!!!
The breakfasts at the Corra Lyn lived up to the reputation they have gained on here.. Bruce truly is a very good chef. He even uses a cutter for the fried bread to make it in to novelty shapes! Everything was perfectly cooked and the service was first class.
We left on Wednesday morning and one of the guests had pointed out that the rubber trim on the front of my car was hanging down a little.. Without asking Bruce produced some gaffer tape and promptly temporarily repaired it for my journey room.
I wouldn't hesitate in staying there again and would thoroughly recommend it to all my friends and family for their future visits to Whitby.
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