Stayed for 3 nights in a bedroom that seemed like a relic from the past. Old fashioned television which only received a few channels, scruffy decor and a shower that only dribbled water and then was only just Luke warm.
Breakfast is only served until 9.00 am even on Sundays so no rest there unless you wanted to forgo breakfast. The dining room is pleasant enough and the food is adequate given the prices charged for hotel.
The hotel is situated on a steep hill out of the town and parking is very limited, only space for 6 cars that manage to book in advance, and so at times is very difficult to find a parking space, indeed one evening we needed to park on the sea front and trek to hotel; only for the super fit! A shuttle bus would be a distinct advantage to guests.
The reception and bar area are in need of refurbishment fast as at present they resemble an out dated holiday camp.
Will we return? Never.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Standing on the headland, near Scarborough's ancient castle ruins, the Norbreck is the only hotel in town which looks out over both the North and South Bays, with breathtaking panoramic sea view. From this peaceful location you can rest in the convivial atmosphere of the bar lounge or in the comfort of the restaurant and savour the scenic sights of golden sands and ocean waters. In the hub of the town itself, lying just ten minutes' away, there is an array of shops and holiday attractions. While a day trip takes you to York or to see the moors, to test your nerves at Flamingo Land or to revisit 'Brideshead' at Castle Howard. There's such a lot to see and do in the area! The hotel does not have a car park. However street parking is available nearby. ... more less