We booked two rooms for the four of us for our day and evening in Scarborough. I booked by phone and the proprietor advised me it was a quiet location and so it was....... a good night's sleep ensued (except for my son's wheezing! See below).
However, the rooms were a bit of a squeeze (but we could manage) and the bathrooms a real let down - tiny boxes containing just a shower and no bath. The showers were a pain - always running too hot or too cold and needing constant adjustment; in fact, in one room, it was impossible to keep to a safe temperature for more than a second or two..... could have been dangerous for a child..... such that it was impossible to use. We had to share the one in the other room and had too busy a schedule to bother informing management and waiting to get it fixed.
The rooms seemed quite clean but after my eldest happen to bash a cushion, we found the dust levels in the one room to be such that it brought on an athsma attack in my youngest son. I then checked and reckon there was quite a bit of dust in the cushions and curtains.... easily fixed though.
Breakfast was excellent with a great selection and good quality. The staff were friendly and very willing to provide a variation to the menu.
I would return if I was in Scarborough again...... but only if there was not availability in hotels with better bathroom facilities.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A warm welcome awaits you at The Headlands Hotel in Scarborough, we are a 4star self classified detached family run Guest House ideally located on Scarborough's favoured North bay. Situated in a quiet area yet just a five minute stroll from the beach and all other attractions and amenities like Peasholm Park, North Cliff Golf Club, Indoor Bowls Centre, Scarborough cricket ground and The New Open Air Theatre. All our bedrooms, some of which come with stunning sea and castle views,are en-suite, tastefully decorated and spotlessly clean. All are equipped with Flatscreen TVs with Freeview, Tea & coffee making facilities, Radio/Alarm clocks, Hairdryer and a range of courtesy toiletries. We also have a spacious yet cosy Lounge with a well stocked Bar ideal for unwinding with a drink after a hectic and fun packed day. There is free WiFi internet access. We have a small private car park but there is also plentiful free parking right outside the Guest House. We are an ideal base for exploring all that Scarborough and the surrounding area has to offer like Whitby to the north, Filey & Bridlington to the south and of course York to the west. We pride ourselves on our warm, friendly and informal atmosphere which is why so many people choose to come and see us year after year. So if you are heading for Scarborough head for The Headlands !! ... more less
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