We have just returned having spent 4 nights at the Crown Spa in Scarborough from 18th to the 22nd January.
Arrived just at the start of the snow to find a warm welcome from reception staff and a warmer welcome from the cozy log burner in the lounge.
We were checked in very quickly and asked if we had any personal requests eg newspapers (Independent-at room early every morning) and did we need any help with the luggage.
We had booked a saver deal without a sea view (via the hotel web site-much better.Excellent and easy to use) and were give room 101 on the first floor. OK so the view was out over the roof but we were not bothered about that as we were not there to sit in the room. However if you do wish a sea view request a higher floor. The view out the front of the hotel is very good as it sits high above the beach.
I have no idea what planet the previous unhappy reviewer was from. From the first minute we arrived we found all the staff to be polite,cheerful and attentive. The young lad in the bar with the black hair,beard and glasses was exceptionally good and was more than happy to help us with any queries we had. We could not fault the staff in any way.
The restaurant was beautiful and the menu offered a wide choice of high quality dishes at a reasonable price. Recommend the haddock and pea risotto, stuffed chicken breast and for veggies the butternut squash is delicious. All tastefully presented by pleasant and non intrusive waiting staff. Please note that there is always a wait for courses as I am sure each dish is freshly cooked to order. Absolutely worth the wait.
The wine list offers a good choice of reds and whites and for beer lovers the draught Theakstons is very good.
The small but very good leisure club offers a pool,sauna (3),steam room and jacuzzi. It is well tended and clean and I found nothing amiss despite the fact it was always steady with patrons.
The bedrooms are comfortable and well laid out and the en-suite has everything you would need. Water is always hot and plentiful and the coloured lighting is very different!
Scarborough itself is a rather typical English seaside resort. It seems to lack facilities and a range of restaurants to cater for visitors however there are some beautiful buildings and the hotel is 10 mins walk from the town centre. A car is ideal as places like Whitby,Filey and Bridlington are close by. Also Goathland (where Heartbeat was filmed) and Grosmont are well worth a visit.
And then after a busy day out come back and relax in the comfy seats in the lounge and enjoy a drink.
All in all an excellent hotel in a lovely part of the world. If you want a short break in Scarborough this is the hotel to book bar none. Just remember that if you want the sea view you need to pay a bit extra to get it but all the rooms are very comfortable.
Enjoy when you go
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough's first hotel built in 1845. The interior of the Crown still contains many of the original architectural features which is why it is often featured in many film and television productions. Along with an excellent restaurant the hotel includes the Crown Spa catering for spa treatments and health club facilities including 40ft pool, large Jacuzzi, 5 heat experience rooms and well appointed gym and studio. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Crown Hotel Scarborough
- Crown Spa Scarborough
- Scarborough Hotel Crown