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“Superb Break Away” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Red Lea Hotel
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Superb Break Away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2014 via mobile

My girlfriend and I decided to have a short break near the seaside and Scarborough was top of the list. The Red Lea provided a lovely room and the breakfast was delicious with locally sourced produce (informed by the waiter), friendly staff and great service. I'll be sure to visit again soon :)

Stayed July 2014
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1 Thank Ollie H
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014

This hotel fights for business in a very competitive market. The building is what it is, and I am sure the owners do what they can to maintain a good standard of decor. Most importantly the rooms were clean. There appeared to be staff in abundance and they were always pleasant and helpful.
Breakfast was to a good standard and again there was no shortage of serving staff - some of the them quite amusing as they "learned the ropes". What left us disappointed was the quality and choice of the evening meal which another reviewer referred to as "institutionalised food". I can understand this comment. On our final evening I selected vegetable soup as a starter but I think it was a stock cube in disguise; watery and awful to say the least. When you think the bread roll may be the best thing you are going to get to eat, you know that something is wrong.
Thankfully the roast pork and Jam Roll that followed calmed my fears. Value for money? A bit on the expensive side. But yes I would be happy to stay at the Red Lea again; I just wouldn't have dinner.

Room Tip: Being an old building the hotel has a very small lift which is an essential piece of equipment for g...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DavidandGeraldine
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Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

nothing to complain about - price and cleanliness ok
could be modernised as the decor is very dated
staff friendly and helpful
we stored our bicycles in a function room (Rowntree Room) !! but there's no where else if this had been booked - bike storage is important if you are a cyclist.
shared breakfast with an old peoples bus tour and the full english was very nice
lift very old and only takes 4 - doesn't inspire confidence

Room Tip: get a sea view - it's worth the extra
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank DW_Grant
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gomersal
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21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

We booked a one night need a get a way break, on arrival at hotel we were met with such helpful ,kind courteous staff, and it wasn't just them all staff within the hotel had the same jolly helpful manner. Food in the hotel, evening dinner and breakfast was a high standard and enjoyed by both of us, in fact after check out we returned and had morning coffees. Room 315 had excellent sea views and was newly decorated to a good standard. Would I rec this hotel 10 out of 10 yes we will return. x

Room Tip: 315 was excellent, 3rd floor sea view.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank gomersal
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

Stayed here with a large group of elderly people. Very welcoming and friendly staff. Rooms need upgrading further as varied in facilities and practicalities. Food plentiful but uninspiring. You get what you pay for. Location excellent, close to Spa complex and view from sea view rooms very nice. Nice garden boulevard at the front, and terraced gardens lovely. Quiet area, except for the seagulls.

Room Tip: Sea view room is a must
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank mon725
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Guildford
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Just arrived back from the Red Lea, with a group of 39 clients from our community centre. A fab time was had by all, the owner Sara and her sister Jane were most welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. The rest of the hotel staff were just as kind and helpful. I would recommend the hotel the cleanliness of the rooms to the wonderful food. Once again a big thank you to every one at the Red Lea

Room Tip: Sea view are best
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank tinaperry
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Bishops Stortford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2014

Just had easter break at Red Lea Hotel it was very clean, we had sea view room very nice, staff very friendly and food very good, it is a well run hotel and would definately recommend and hopefully we will return in the near future.

Room Tip: We had sea view room it was very nice.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Karen C
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Property: Red Lea Hotel
Address: Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough YO11 2AJ, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lea Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lea Hotel is situated on Scarborough's favoured South Cliff, close to the Cliff Lift, the Spa Centre and the beach. The attractions of the town centre, historic castle and bustling harbour are only a short stroll away. With our superb location, beautiful sea views, indoor swimming pool, comfortable bedrooms, great food and friendly service we think we've got everything you need for a great break by the sea. ... more   less 
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