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Ambassador Hotel
Ranked #24 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Attention to detail would make all the difference!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2012

Disappointing for the price - Bulky old tv with remote that didn't work, cheap and tired looking bathroom both really let the room down. Tasteful decor and new furniture though, with good views from the window too. Good breakfast choice available which was very pleasant. Have paid a lot less for much more in some of the big franchise budget hotels - with a bit of effort this could have been an ideal stay in a beautiful hotel with character.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

Having had a two night midweek break at this hotel we found it was more than adequate for our stay. We were given a sea view room which I would highly recommend. The views over the bay are magnificent. It made our stay more enjoyable. We decided on an executive room which after recently being refurbished was good. The room was large and nicely furnished with a comfortable bed. The breakfast was good. We decided to eat out each night so cannot comment on the evening meals served in the hotel.
The hotel is high on a hill with some nice views and there is a lift opposite to take you down to the promenade if required. We found the walk down through the paths and gardens enjoyable although coming back up is a different matter..
The disappointment was the swimming pool. Also having been refurbished it was quite small especially when there are four or five people trying to swim - it was quite narrow.
Parking was available and the staff were helpful in assisting in all matters.

Room Tip: We chose an executive room. Recommend sea view rooms if possible!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2012

The complaint was firstly in regard to the room and adjoining bathroom in the hotel (embassador hotel, scarborough) it was very small so much so that i had difficultly getting in and out the shower and as senior citizen this is far from satifactory, the door of the shower hit the toilet and did not fully open. The second issue i had was that the window in the room was impossible to reach as it was above the bed and could not be opened without standing on the bed, a member of staff had to come and open it for me.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Vera K
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West Yorkshire
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10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2012

Stayed at the Ambassador for one night at the end of June. We were in room 300 which was at the back of the hotel on the third floor. Although we didn't get a sea view, the room was one of the refurbished rooms and as we didn't book a cot and took our own, we were delighted that the room although not big, did accomodate the cot for our 18 month old. The hotel was clean and the bar area and restaurant were modern, although you would probably pay a little bit more in the restaurant and bar than the bars and restaurants in town. The pool area was a good size and nicely done in travertine. We stayed on a saturday night and there was a wedding party in the down stairs function room. As we were to bed early with the baby, we didn't notice a great deal of noise from the wedding, although later when the party finished there was a bit of noise, but this is to be expected. The location of the hotel is great. Its in a nice area, a good 15 min walk to the seafront/harbour and you can use the cliff lift to take you down to the spa area of Scarborough. We would definitley recommend the hotel and go back.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chrysellis
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edinburgh
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31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

We spent 4 nights here but found the room subject to road noiseand music comeing from the bar and smoking area just beneath our window.
It was also badly understaffed with very few of the same staff 2 days running I also felt it was overpriced and had very expensive bar prices.
They also seem to be more interested corporate clients, weddings bus parties and golf outings rather than the family holiday trade.
The only saving grace was the great breakfast which would put any 5 star hotel to shame .
Finaly as a visitor to this hotel on many times before I am sad to see this once excellent hotel has been turned into a inferior spa.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank donedinburgh
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ENGLAND
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2012

Stayed here for 1 night on a Saturday in June with my wife and two children.
First impressions are important and we were greeted with a smile and were given a parking permit to be able to park on the street outside.
The stairs near reception had a bad stain, someone must have dropped a liquid and to be honest the carpet needs replacing. From the reception to the dining area there was a bad smell which really should have been addressed, as it seemed to linger all day. As first stated first impressions are so important!
Our room was on the first floor at the back in the refurbished area, and was large with a separate sleeping area for my daughter which she liked. The view was terrible but we would prefer to have a nice room with no view that a bad room with a great view!

We dined in the restaurant and we have to say it was very disappointing. The service and staff were fine. The starter and desert fine too, but the quality of the main courses were very poor. Considering the cost was £20 a head this was not very good value. For example I had the giant yorkshire pudding with beef inside and a side of vegatables. The pudding tasted of the frozen type and the beef was not a good quality. My wife had the burger which was burnt and too hard to eat. My daughter had the chicken but the portion left her still hungry.
One plus note the breakfast was very good, with a fair choice and no complaints there.
All in all not a bad hotel, but some slight adjustments could make it better!

Room Tip: request room in refurbished area
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nottyash
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Todmorden, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2012

the hotel was ok (a little dated), we were put in the basement in a disabled room which was a bit of a disapointment, the breakfast was absolutley amazing. Location was perfect as we thought the center of Scarborough was a dive and full of drunks so it was nice to be staying just out of the way. Overall we had a lovely stay in Scarborough i just dont think the hotel was worth £240 for two night, no way!

Room Tip: ask for a sea view and not to be put in the basement
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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thedej
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Additional Information about Ambassador Hotel

Property: Ambassador Hotel
Address: | The Esplanade, Scarborough Y011 2AY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Scarborough
#8 Family Hotel in Scarborough
#13 Romantic Hotel in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambassador Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Ambassador Hotel combines wellbeing and relaxation with contemporary luxury, all framed beautifully by our stunning Sea-Views of the Harbour and Scarborough Castle.Indulge in complimentary Breakfast each morning. Escape to our boutique bolthole by the sea! We're perfect for group getaways, relax breaks and beach breaks. All guests receive a boutique bedroom, free wi-fi, free breakfast and free parking permit. ... more   less 
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