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“What a Great Christmas”
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La Baia Hotel
Ranked #8 of 184 Scarborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 December 2012

This was our first Christmas at La Baia - although we have stopped here before - we were not sure what to expect but what a great week we had. The owners Tony and Elaine as in our previous visit were absolutely super, where they get the energy from I do not know! Tony spends his days in the kitchen - all the food is home cooked on the premises by Tony - while Elaine looks after everyone's needs then they both spend the evenings in the bar socialising with the guests. Christmas day dinner was as good as any I have ever had in any hotel or restaurant that I have stopped in - in this country or abroad - and the buffet on Boxing day was something to behold. Nothing is ever to much trouble for Tony, Elaine or their team. A sure way of knowing how good, friendly and homely Christmas is at La Baia is that everyone apart from us had stopped there for Christmas previously! - and we shall return - The hotel itself overlooks the North Bay the rooms are comfortable and clean with good hot showers, the bar is a good place to relax in the evening, I do not drink alcohol and mentioned on our last visit that I enjoyed Ginger beer and lo! when we arrived this time the well stocked bar now included my favourite drink! Tony and Elaine are good at socialising and make sure that everyone is included and having a good time. In summery we would like to thank Tony and Elaine for a superb Christmas. Simon & May

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leewayhotel, Owner at La Baia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2012

Thank you for a wonderful review!! We are really pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas at La Baia and we appreciate your kind words. We look forward to seeing you both again in 2013!

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Reviewed 28 December 2012

We had our 2nd Christmas break at the La Bia Hotel in Scarborough. We had a great time with the Hotel owners Elaine and Tony and their team. The Hotel overlooks the North bay. Our room was very spacious with plenty of cupboard space to put all your gear in. The shower and toilet was nice and clean and also spacious. Tony looks after the cooking and what a cook he is Faultless! He cooked Christmas dinner to perfection. On Boxing day we had a buffet to die for. A dressed Salmon as a centre piece like I have never seen before. Breakfast in the morning was superb. A customized breakfast. What ever you want off the menu you get. Elaine looks after the guests and never seems to rest. She even carried one of our suit cases up to the top floor for us. We where greeted with a glass of home made punch which was out of this world. The bar is a very freindly place to spend the evening.Well stocked. Once again you are looked after by Elaine. Tony joins in after his day is finished in the kitchen. They are a very sociable pair and keep you entertained throughout the evening. They are a pair of dynamos that never seem to rest. I think they must have stunt doubles to keep up the pace! There is music from a jukebox which is not to loud so conversations can still go on. We will go back there again if all goes well. Well done Elaine and Tony and thanks for a great couple of days. Pip & Paul...

Room Tip: There is no lift to the rooms. If you have a room overlooking the bay, take binoculars.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leewayhotel, Owner at La Baia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2012

Thank you for a lovely review!! We are very pleased that you enjoyed your Christmas at La Baia and we appreciate your kind words. Congratulations on winning the Christmas Quiz and we hope that you enjoyed the champagne. We hope to see you again in 2013!

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Reviewed 18 November 2012

We have found a jewel in the crown of Scarborough the La Baia Hotel, situated on Blenheim Terrace with a panaoramic view of the North Bay and only five minutes walk to the bustling town centre. A welcome warmer than toast, friendly and first class service and food, this is a treat not to be missed. As Arnie said "i.ll be back".

Room Tip: East faceing rooms have a great view of the north bay and castle
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leewayhotel, Owner at La Baia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2012

Thank you for a lovely review and we look forward to seeing you again soon

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Reviewed 11 November 2012

We have stayed at La Baia once previously, and found just the same quality and hospitality on this last visit. Tony & Elaine are fantastic hosts, and the hotel itself is warm and welcoming.
The evening meals and breakfasts are second to none, and we have enjoyed every minute of our stay there. No hesitation in recommending this hotel. Thank you once again Tony & Elaine for making us so welcome.

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Leewayhotel, Owner at La Baia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2012

Thank you for a wonderful review! We are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay again at La Baia and we look forward to seeing you again next year

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Reviewed 9 November 2012

2nd visit to La Baia just as good if not better than the first as this time we took the opportunity to sample Tony s wonderful home made evening meals, which were fantastic and brilliant value for money! don't bother wasting your time looking for somewhere else to eat in Scarborough you couldn't get much better in our opinion. A warm homely welcome good facilities we had a great time !

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leewayhotel, Owner at La Baia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 12 November 2012

Thank you for a wonderful review! We are so pleased that you enjoyed the evening meals and we look forward to seeing you again in 2013.

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

we booked this after reading the reviews and wanting a one night break away. we were not disappointed,the hosts,elaine and tony made sure nothing was too much trouble,very easy going atmosphere,other guests seemed to be regulars,making it a very friendly home from home.parking token available for on street parking was great,80p for 24hrs. the room we occupied,no 12 was spotless,revamped ensuite,and has seaview.this room is great for the coldblooded!!!! first time ever had to turn heating off in november,marvellous!
the breakfast was faultless,everything on offer,the full english cooked to perfection the only fault??? we only had 1 night but we will be back,so thanks for your hospitality,and see you soon,mal and sue

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leewayhotel, Owner at La Baia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

Thank you for a wonderful review - we are really pleased that you enjoyed your stay at La Baia and we look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Reviewed 4 November 2012

As always a relaxing,comfortable rest.Tony and Elaine are wonderful hosts,nothing is ever too much trouble.Would HIGHLY recommend Tonys homemade mushroom soup,tis to die for!Have booked for next year,same time,same room and no doubt same good food and hospitality.Thank you Tony and Elaine,keep up the good work and see you soon

  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Leewayhotel, Owner at La Baia Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2012

Thank you for a lovely review - we really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again next year!

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Additional Information about La Baia Hotel

Address: 24 Blenheim Terrace Queens Parade, Scarborough YO12 7HD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 184 B&Bs / Inns in Scarborough
Price Range: £70 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — La Baia Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Baia is situated on the North Bay has been awarded 4* Guest House status by Visit England. Tony and Elaine own and have run the business for 13 years. La Baia has 12 ensuite rooms - single rooms, double/twin rooms and family rooms, most with sea views. We offer bed & breakfast, evening meals, bar snacks and room service. We have a cosy sea view bar serving draught beer/lager and a large selection of wines, spirits and soft drinks. ... more   less 
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