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“Needs an uptodate makeover-but excellent food”

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The Clifton Hotel - Scarborough
Ranked #26 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
Coventry
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“Needs an uptodate makeover-but excellent food”
Reviewed 13 October 2012

Stayed at this hotel with my husband (he was on a painting holiday)-hotel looks impressive from outside and has limited free parking spaces. We hadn't booked a see view but the scenery was so beautiful we did ask for one on arrival...we were offered one on 4th floor on side of hotel but as the window was chest height you could only see the sea if you were standing...we then had room 364 with a beautiful bay window with two tub chairs and coffee table in it-it overlooked north bay,the surfers and the imposing castle ruins which gave us beautiful views at sunrise. The room does need updating but I believe that the hotel has only recently been taken over by Britannia and I think this may be in the pipeline(the shower in this room wasn't especially powerful). The redeeming feature of the hotel was the food which was delicious with plenty of choice and variety . The hotel operates a 'Happy Hour' which ends at 6 it is worth buying a bottle of wine to go with your meal then as you have a saving of about £3 or£4. It is worth mentioning the dodgy lift .....you have to make sure that the internal lift gate is closed after exiting the lift for it to work-a lot of hotel guests are elderly and it is a treck to find out which floor the lift is stuck on.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

Have recently returned from a 4 night stay at the Clifton Hotel, Scarborough with my husband. We were on a coach trip to Scarborough from North Devon.
We were on the top floor room 492 we used up 5 towels in 24 hours along the window sill because water was coming in above the window. We know other rooms on that floor were also affected. On the top floor if one walked down the stairs water was coming in above the ceiling, it looked terrible. Also I had to put a towel on the floor by the toilet because there was a water leak from the back of the toilet. If I had not put the towel down on the floor when one got up in the night we would be walking in water.
Our room had not been vacummed before we had arrived either.
Outside of the Hotel the building is falling away we said it needs pulling down and rebuilding.
We did have a choice of menus but the first night the dinner was hardly warm, it did improve as the week went on. The vegetables when they were put on the table looked as if they had been in the dishes for sometime. My husband and I were pleased to get home for some hot meals.
We would definitely not go to this Hotel again.
There was only one member of staff that stood out was the young Lady behind the bar with long blonde hair she was most polite and helpful.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with friends
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liverpool
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

lovely hotel rooms excellent with sea view staff very helpful although a bit tired and needs some improvment but still got old world charm would stay again.this hotel is a bit out town but nice quite
lovely for cliff top walks

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Durham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

Room was lovely,bigger than any other we have had with Brittania,think it was a family suite as had seperate bathroom, had fab views over North Bay. Took 20mth grandaughter with us for 2 night stay,but on arrival 3.10, had to wait 30 mins for room to be ready only to find no towels in room & no cot! Receptionist told me Hotel Manager would contact me with regards to refund of cot & I'm still waiting a week later. We found the Dining staff very friendly & helpful but doubt that we'll return to this hotel in future.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled with family
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 September 2012

The room that my wife and i was in was in a fairly good state of repair.But the tv was in need of replacement as it was old and could only pick up a few stations.But aside from that the bed was comfy and the food was good with a good choice and plenty of it. After having a big breakfast didint have to eat much untill dinner time. The nightly entertainment could have been better and we only had it on for 2 nights. But for the money we paid you dont expect 5* treatment Overall we enjoyed our stay and would recomend.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

from start to finish staff excellent food very good,room clean and comfortable, views perfect.stay extended we were so pleased. we will be back Do not agree with some of the other reviews as my wife and i could not have been better looked after from Lady on reception to the young man doing the cleaning on our floor the fourth hope others enjoy as much as us

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 September 2012

we have been here previous years and always had a lovely time, great food, staff etc:::
unfortunatley they have changed hands and it gone downhill, staff are still great but thats the only thing.
wont be going back again, shame as we have gone every year for 10 years.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Clifton Hotel - Scarborough
Address: Queens Parade, Scarborough YO12 7HX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
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Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
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Ranked #26 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Clifton Hotel - Scarborough 3*
Number of rooms: 85
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Renowned for its warm Yorkshire welcome, The Clifton Hotel Scarborough offers some of the most amazing, uninterrupted sea views in Scarborough and is situated only a short distance from many of the town's attractions. This Scarborough hotel makes the perfect base for those visiting the Yorkshire Coast. ... more   less 
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