The drive along the coast down into Scarborough bay takes your breath away. It’s a stunning resort and town, with beautiful buildings and it is very clean with a golden horse-shoe sandy bay. The place is totally mesmerizing and it takes you back to the old Victorian times in all its splendour. Just up ahead as you come into Scarborough you can see the Grand Hotel up on the headland point which made it look grand and so our excitement set in (all 7 of us). But unfortunately that soon changes as we got closer to the building and noticed its flaws. The tired brickwork, the flaking paintwork, the old windows and the shabby surroundings deflate your expectations straight away. Then we entered the reception area which was in absolute chaos. 4 coaches had just arrived and around 200 people were trying to check in. The staff had no control and it was utter chaos. In the end a member of the hotel shouted loudly that everyone should leave their cases and luggage and come back later! Charming! They handed out labels and pens and we all had to put our room numbers on them and leave. What a great start!!!! Anyways we all went off into town and had a few drinks which relaxed us before we plucked up the courage to head back to the hotel. Once back there all our luggage had been taken to our rooms which I suppose was some consolation. However the room was dirty and scruffy and I had to stand against the wall whilst my partner passed me to go to the closet.... sorry I mean ensuite which is definitely a one-person-at-a-time room! Then there’s the evening meal and breakfast.... I'm sorry reader, but I can't go on anymore and describe the shabby restaurant, rude staff and appalling food! All i can advise you is this IF YOU'RE THINKING OF STAYING HERE - DONT!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the Town Centre, the Grand Scarborough Hotel takes pride of place overlooking the town's harbour and South Bay. One of the town's landmark features and instantly recognisable on the skyline. Our location is ideal in Scarborough from which to enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, promenade walks and all that Scarborough has to offer, all within a short stroll away. LIVE entertainment is available every night with our dazzling cabaret shows featuring professional dancers and entertainers dressed in stunning costumes. We offer free wifi with all of our public spaces, along with dedicated PC terminals (small charge) for customers who do not bring their own computer. We have a range of meeting rooms, conference space with break out area and our stunning Palm Court Ballroom with majestic views of the south bay for hire, including weddings (ceremony & function). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Scarborough Grand Hotel
- Grand Scarborough
- The Grand Hotel Scarborough