We were looking for a last minute break and managed to get a 2 bedroom apartment with a sea view, I have wanted to stay here for a while and heard good reviews on here and from people I know who have stayed. We stayed in Lockton house (the oval building) one floor up right above the beach. fortunately we had fantastic weather each day we were there, until a sea fret on the say we went home. it was as good as apartments you get abroad. they had a dvd and games library included in the price, which we would have probably used if the weather was bad.
The Apartment was spotlessly clean, and we really appreciated the welcome pack, and the sticks of rock were a lovely touch. You get one secure car parking space included in the price, but there were four of us for part of the stay, who brought their own car, the reception staff were able to provide us with an extra car space for the night, which we really appreciated. We would definitely stay here again. The building is really safe and secure, you need key fobs to get into the building. As it was so warm, we left the balcony door ajar at night so it was lovely to go to sleep and wake up to the sounds of the waves.
The only faults i could think of were relatively minor, the lights in the bathroom take ages to come on properly (energy saving), and as there are no windows in there it can take a good few minutes to get bright enough to see what you are doing. The twin beds in the guest room were only 2' 6" wide as opposed to regular 3' single bed widths, the other couple staying with us mentioned that they felt like they could have fallen out, the guest room could have easily fitted 2 regular sized twin beds. The mattresses were also not memory foam, and if you are used to these like I am, any other type feels too "bouncy", however as we had walked miles each day we slept really well in them.
The steps to the beach seemed to collect mud at the bottom, which could easily have been cleared and washed away. Also, be aware that Yorkshire Water are doing some major works around this area at the moment for what looks like the next few months, so there will be some obvious disruption, such as noisy digging equipment right outside the blue crush bar working Monday to Friday.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Stylish and contemporary, these 5-star luxury apartments have a magnificent location on Scarborough’s North Bay, on Yorkshire's rugged and beautiful East Coast. The Sands are luxurious, award-winning apartments and have been given a 5-star rating by VisitBritain. All apartments have modern 5-star furnishings, flat-screen TVs, DVD players and designer kitchens and bathrooms. The bathrooms come complete with luxurious toiletries and bathroom products from Elemis. Each sea-view Apartment has a grand balcony, where you can look out to Scarborough Castle and admire the stunning sea views. Every apartment is allocated a free parking space in the secure car park. There is a state-of-the-art gym for the exclusive use of guests, as well as a rooftop sun terrace with breathtaking views. ... more less
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- The Sands - Sea Front Apartments Hotel Scarborough