This is lovely shore front accomodation in lovely scarborough and has potential to be one of the best in the area and it's almost there. We booked a two night stay for my birthday in June this year and booked the barbossa suite. We arrived very early to get a much desired parking spot, alas we still ended up parking on the coastal road around the corner for 6 pound a day. We decided to check out the Ivy's breakfast before having a wander before check in. Breakfast was okay, nothing special. I enquired with staff where I should book in later. The response was priceless, a shrug and "i'm not sure, try round the other side" the counter I assumed. not the best first impression, from that moment we felt more of a hindrance if we approached staff so tried not to.
We arrived at check in and the room was not yet ready, no great shakes, we could wait. The room was lovely. There was an information pack but unfortunately on further inspection this just contained leaflets for local attractions, very little about facilities during your stay. Could we order food from downstairs but eat in our rooms? likewise for drinks? I'm not sure, I would have asked but staff, who granted were busy driving in cafe, we're not the most approachable.
The carpet in the room was a lovely plush deep red carpet which was a bit magnet, so a little disappointing it wasn't hoovered at all during our stay. Despite my birthday cards being in the room and my partner making it clear the booking was to celebrate my birthday there was no complimentary wine as mentioned in other reviews.
the service at breakfast was hit and miss, as was the breakfast, no clear menus for choice and full breakfast missing items. don't get me wrong this is a great place to stay and I would return, perhaps I am being picky but if they could fine tune the attention to detail it could be a real gem.
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