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Ambassador Hotel
Ranked #24 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
Harrogate, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“perfect stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

My husband and I booked a one night stay at this hotel on Sat 30th November as a pre-christmas break! Upon our arrival we were greeted by very friendly reception staff, who advised that we could have a free room upgrade! Our room (103) was of excellent standard and furnished in a modern but classy manner. The cleanliness was excellent! All the hotel staff were welcoming and nothing seemed too much trouble, it really felt like they truly wanted to provide a quality relaxing stay...which they did! We ate out at a local tapas restaurant but returned for drinks in the bar which was well stocked and staffed by wonderfully attentive bar staff. The next morning we ate breakfast from the extensive buffet included in our stay. There was literally something for everyone on offer, from traditional cooked breakfast to continental and the variety of tea amazed me (a hardened tea-a-holic!!). All in all this was THE best over night stay we have ever had in the U.K...well done to all the staff for their amazing service! We will be back. x

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Lisa Marie B
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

My Husband and I attended a Spa day for 2 via a Groupon deal. It included full use of the Spa facilities, a Mud Rasul and glass of fizz. We weren't able to book in on a weekend so had to take a days annual leave each and are now wishing we hadn't bothered! Mis-leading photos on the website making the pool area appear much bigger than it is. The reality being that the middle section is the width of a one person swim lane! The pool was cold meaning that the 'Jacuzzi' was also cold as this was simply a section of the pool that you had to activate by getting out and pressing a button on the wall. At 5ft 9ins I'm above average height for a woman yet my head was only just above the water level within the Jacuzzi making it even more unpleasant. The 'relaxation room' was anything but and the staff were not helping to make this a relaxing environment. To make matters worse our 'deal' at £49.00 (down from £120.00 apparently!) was above the price that we would have paid had we have purchased this directly from the hotel as they were offering this at just £35.00 per couple! The only difference with their offer and the one we purchased on Groupon was that ours had a glass of fizz included, however as we were never offered this, the deals were basically the same! I will however say that the food we had (which came at an extra cost) was very nice, however not before I had it practically thrown over me by the clumsy staff! Very small changing facilities (Men and Women have to change in the same room) with poor Spa facilities which meant that we left very soon after our treatment. Our Spa 'day' therefore turned into a Spa 'hour and a half'!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Claire B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

only stopped one night,small room,but clean and very friendly staff,a bit out of the way but a lovely walk into the town,only been to scarborough one before,but will return again sometimeand would use this hotel again,maybe btry the spa facility's next time

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 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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York
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Ambassador for a family wedding in October and this was the fourth time we have stayed there (we have family in Scarborough.)

Our family room was lovely and spacious and bearing in mind we had two children, including a baby sharing with us, we never felt cramped.

We ordered room service on our first night at the hotel and the meal when it came was very tasty, although my Caesar salad could have stood to have a bit less dressing on it.

Breakfast at the hotel the next morning was delicious and the self service format meant that it didn't matter so much if our daughter wanted to eat her breakfast in an unusual order!! :-)

We were lucky in that weather was lovely and clear whilst we were there and the views down onto the bay from the restaurant were just stunning. We didn't use the spa facilities on this occasion, but have during our previous stays and have found the spa, whilst small, is pleasant and treatments are good.

Another great stay at the Ambassador.

Stayed October 2013
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1 Thank YorkshireBex
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Holmfirth
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10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

Booked an executive room. What a shock. View was lots of windows. One of our room windows was frosted glass so couldn't see anything from that window. Very small room with a very badly cracked ceiling. Steps down to an area with a two seater settee in and a small television on a wall. Bathroom , Cracked wall mirror(not a small crack either) handle on bath held in place with blue tack.Shower curtain held up with black tape. We had booked in the spa for a mud treatment, this was great and the staff were lovely. Infact, the Spa was a lovely .experience.
We had an evening meal in the Hotel ,which was adequate, but was spoilt by the sweet course, my cheese cake was a soggy mess. The Breakfast was excellent.
On leaving I asked if we had been in an executive room and was told we had, apparently because it had a "snug area" (the settee bit) then it was classed as executive!!!!!!!!! All communal areas kept very clean. Staff very attentive and happy.

Room Tip: Ask where your room will be . 212 not a good room. View is terrible. lots of talk on internet site o...
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  • Stayed October 2013, 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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    • 2 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 nannatomany
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NORTHANTS
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2013

just returned from another stay at the ambassador hotel with our freinds.after reading some of the reviews i must say the hotel is spotless food is first class and the staff our so helpful.we have been to this hotel for years (would not stay anywhere else) mr.sanders

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KEITH S
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2013

We have had some real difficulties in recent years trying to find decent accommodation in Scarborough but have now solved the problem!
The hotel is comfortable, roadside parking is available and staff are welcoming. It's good value for money with a substantial breakfast for guests.
We did not use the spa facilities but will use the hotel again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Richchap24
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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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