We decided to have a day out to scarborough and a few days before we left I looked online to try and find a hotel but everywhere was booked up so we went and took a small overnight bag with stuff in incase we could find a place .I walked into 'The Grand' about 5pm to a huge queue at reception but the guy there said they did have a room for the night which had a double bed and a single bed and they would put a z bed in for our other child which we thought was great and at £79 we thought this was ok so decided to go for it.
well this is where the fun began-the hotel is huge and we were in the basement on -2 level which we struggled to find the right lift at first and then on the right level its just a maze of corridoors and rooms. The room was a decent enough size but it smelt musty and had a strange high level window. The double bed was not really comfy and we couldn't get signal on our phones as we were so low down! A member of staff did bring a bed for our youngest daughter and it was fairly quick as well. When it was time to go to sleep all we could hear were the seagulls outside and then about 10pm suddenly we heard loud thumping music which was really very loud seeing as though we were 2 floors down-which kept us all awake. The rate did include breakfast but we left early so we didn't have it as breakfast was served 8am-10am which I think is quite late for a hotel.
Parking is limited outside and you need to purchase a permit for the day from the hotel. The hotel is in a convienent location but was just not our cup of tea .We normally stay in a premier inn (it was full) and in our opinon they are much cheaper and nicer than 'The Grand' and there is no entertainment to keep you up all night and all décor and hotels are the same so you know what you are getting. The Grand is an old building but everything inside is old and tatty as well! and even though we were pleased we managed to get a room for the night so that we could extend our weekend there, we would not stay there 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