The hotel certainly looks impressive, on the cliff top overlooking the town and beach, and the public areas inside are quite impressive too. But as with all hotels of this era, it's starting to look tired and in need of a lot of TLC. At first glance you think, yes, this is great, but when you really look you can see the peeling paintwork, rusting ironwork, worn carpets etc., etc.
That being said, the room was clean and tidy with everything we needed, albeit on the small side, but we didn't intend to spend much time in the hotel, so that didn't really matter. Most of the guests seemed to be elderly on coach holidays.
The breakfasts were very good, well cooked and plentiful. We didn't stay for dinner so I can't comment on that.
I don't think I would have stayed here had the rooms been more expensive - there was a special offer on for a three night stay which was quite reasonable. It's in a good location, quite central for the main shopping area and trains and buses, so that's one thing in its favour. There's nightly entertainment but it's nothing to write home about - in fact one female singer came on at 9.45 and only sang for half an hour! Not really worth getting a drink in for that amount of time.
Would I stay there again? Doubt it.
- 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