We found these apartments on the internet when looking for a short break with our two young teenagers. We didn't quite know what to expect from somewhere in the middle of Scarborough, particularly when we found out they are above an amusement arcade! However, I can honestly say that this is some of the best accommodation we have found for the price in the UK. The apartments are new, clean and very contemporary and high spec. Entry is by a side door with videophone entry and our two bed apartment had a large widescreen Freesat TV with ipod connection in the lounge and a smaller TV in each of the other bedrooms. There is a well equipped kitchen/lounge/dining area and a large wetroom style bathroom. The apartmernt was very warm and cosy and has views over the harbour (slightly obscured by a modern ASK restaurant). The location is great, as you are right on the seafront so can walk to most of the attractions in this part of Scarborough, including the castle which is directly behind up a steep hill.There is no need to be put off by the amusement arcade as we were not aware of it at all when in the apartments.
The lack of private parking is the one drawback to this place and street parking outside is limited to 3 hours (Unlimited 6pm-9am). However the owners really help by providing a parking disc so you can park on the street and scratch cards for parking on side streets to the rear - they even called us as we were travelling up and reserved a parking space on the street so we could unpack. We never had any problems as we were out most of the day and always found a space on the road for the night but I suppose it could be an issue in busy times if wanting to park your car for the day. We had a very friendly and helpful briefing when we arrived but didn't need any other services from the owners but if the sun shines the free 1 day beach hut sounds fun.
Parking aside there really were no other downsides.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- With views across Scarborough Harbour, the 4-star Gold Harbourside Apartments feature designer kitchens and large living areas. The apartments are situated in South Bay, next to the sandy beach.The fully-equipped kitchens feature an oven, hob and refrigerator, and there is also a dining area. The separate comfortable seating area has a flat-screen TV and iPod dock.The Harbourside Apartments have separate bedrooms with designer furnishings, and there is also a modern bathroom. All apartments offer impressive sea views and access to two shared laundry room.The Brunswick Shopping Centre is a 10-minute stroll away, and Scarborough Castle is immediately behind the apartments.Guests receive a free day pass for a beach chalet in the North Bay Beach Chalets. ... more less
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