I booked this as a 50th birthday treat for my partner for Monday June 30th 2014. I last stayed here 4 years ago, therefore I was well aware of lack of car parking and faded décor. However this hotel is bursting with history and is in a prime location - It was once Europe's largest hotel - RAF Aircrew Trainees were stationed at The Grand 1940 to 1944 - Anne Bronte died in a house on the site of the hotel in 1849. The hotel is very 'tired' inside. The main public areas are well maintained and the carpets in these areas are of good quality - A slightly different story on the bedroom corridors. Here the carpets are stained and dirty and 'ruched'. Our bedroom was on the 5th floor (527A). This had a good side sea view with shower, no bath. Very hot in the room but luckily there was a desk fan, as only one window opened. I paid £80 for one night Half Board. We decided to stay an extra night on B&B which cost £55. We were very lucky that we found a parking place right outside the main entrance which cost us £6 in total from Monday 11am through to Wednesday 0930am, as the hotel has it's own permits. As for the food - Breakfast was adequate, fresh and piping hot. The bacon was all lumped and stuck together, surely not cost effective? Could have done with more Vegetarian choices eg mushrooms, Vegetarian sausages etc. The evening meal we had was again adequate. Pangasius fish was plentiful, however there has been lots of reports that this fish causes an allergic reaction due to how it is processed and farmed, often in dirty waters in Vietnam, The other choices were Sausage and Bacon casserole and I think chicken? The peas and sweetcorn were tinned, not sure if the new potatoes were too? Had to ask for the Vegetarian choice which was Spinach cannelloni, lots of it and piping hot. The bar was reasonably priced. The main bar shut at 10pm on the Tuesday, not a good choice when the hotel was busy and guests were watching the football in that area, All in all, I would recommend this hotel. The staff were polite, efficient and friendly. I will be staying here again.
- 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