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Rivelyn Hotel
Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
Peterborough, United Kingdom
1 review
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“You get what you pay for”
Reviewed 7 June 2014

I am slightly conflicted over this place. I struggled on whether to give this place a 1 or a 2. On one side it was extremely cheap and in a good location. Moreover, the beer in the bar was reasonably cheep at 2.50 a pint.

On the other side the rooms had some cleanliness issues; all surfaces had a layer of dust, one day they didn't even clean our room and on the days they did their efforts were centered on changing the bin liner, the sink, toilet and shower failed to see any form of cleaning product. The UHT Milk in the room was mouldy, there was mould in the kettle, which made the tea undrinkable! Moreover, one of my personal pet peeves, the internet in the hotel was intermittent the entire 4 days I stayed there. I was able to effectively use the internet approximately 20 minutes total in the 4 days. On top of that I had to go to the lobby to use the internet. To add, the continental breakfast was poor; its basically cereal and toast, all served on plates and cutlery with questionable cleanliness. One day they ran out of coffee and weren't going to make any more.

To be fair to the hotel, they tried to make up the fact they didn't clean our room one day with 2 free drinks at the bar (only after I asked for some compensation). But overall, I wouldn't stay here again. However, its doable for those on a tight budget; just dont expect much.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

all staff are lovely and make you feel welcome, very polite and helpful. Room was great, bed's where comfortable (felt like home) flat screen tv all free-view channels available. Astonished at the value for money, would really recommend this hotel. Will be returning!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 May 2014 via mobile

I stayed at the Rivelyn Hotel for three nights in a single room which was clean and had both bath and shower available. For a very reasonable £22 per night this also included continental breakfast which was of a good quality. The bar serves two real ales (I struck lucky with a porter being available during my stay) and the staff in the bar, reception and on the breakfast service were all very friendly and helpful. I will certainly book again when staying in Scarborough.

Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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Farnham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

I recently stayed at the rivelyn when visiting Scarborough for my father's funeral and my last ever trip there along with my husband and brother. Having stayed at the grand hotel previously which was a hideous experience I was slightly worried what to expect. However the lady at reception was very friendly and welcoming. We had one double room 209 and a single 207. Both were spotless and well decorated. The hotel is in a great location with a nice bar downstairs. Having opted for no breakfast on booking.com it was a lovely surprise to find included in our stay was a continental breakfast with lots available to help ourselves to. It made a difficult time away much easier to bear having such lovely accommodation. Would definitely recommend. Many thanks

  • Stayed May 2014
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Castleford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 May 2014

Me and husband have just come come back from staying at the rivelyn hotel Scarborough 11th may 2014

Booked in fine. Went to our room unpacked. Walked into the bathroom. Poo all over the toilet
Dirty black muck behind the sink Towels dirty. Went for full English that it says on there website but it was continental Lol. Mouldy apple. Dirty tea cups. Never saw staff cleaning around at all If your thinking off staying at this hotel. Even though it,s budget price. Don,t even bother. Please I'm telling u. I've taken pictures and taken it to the next stage. No hygiene at all. Staff getting drunk at the bar while working. No Central heating Kitchen staff. No hygiene at all Never ever going again

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We are currently staying at the Rivelyn - a cheap deal and cannot grumble at the fact that the decor is tired and there is an open window in the mouldy bathroom but what does gripe is that we asked reception staff twice for a remote control for the TV (not because we are lazy but there is no BBC channel so we want to check the tuning) and been promised it - not there again.
The biscuits we had on arrival yesterday we ate this morning and have not been replenished.

Breakfast is cereal and toast but the toasters take an absolute age.

The staff are friendly and are clearly trying to please but I would appreciate honesty - if they do not have a TV remote control please say so !

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 April 2014 via mobile

Booked last minute bank holiday Monday. Friendly welcome and choice of two rooms.Stayed in room 104 which was clean and bright with everything you need including tea and coffee facilities. Breakfast was tea coffee juices, toast,cereals and fruit. Overall lovely hotel and great price.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Rivelyn Hotel

Property: Rivelyn Hotel
Address: 1-4 Crown Crescent | South Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Rivelyn Hotel is situated in the popular south cliff area of Scarborough, just a short walk from the beach and the ever popular esplanade gardens. Our team of professional and friendly staff aim to make your break with us both comfortable and fun. We appreciate how important it is for you to enjoy your time here and we all aspire to create an inviting & relaxing atmosphere enabling you to have a great stay with us. When we bid you a fond farewell we hope you leave the Rivelyn refreshed and with happy memories of your holiday in one of Scarborough's friendliest hotels. ... more   less 
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