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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Rivelyn Hotel Scarborough