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“Much nicer than its rating suggests”
Review of Weston Hotel

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Weston Hotel
Ranked #2 of 26 Hotels in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 22 September 2013

Very impressed. The Weston Hotel is located right on the Esplanade which is on the quieter, southern side of the town overlooking the cliffs. It is very close to the funicular lift which can get you up and down to the beach (80p per-person one-way). We chose this hotel for its proximity to the Stephen Joseph Theatre whilst still having a sea view, and it was an excellent decision. Parking is much easier than you might have anticipated, with plenty of roadside spaces when we arrived mid-morning on a weekday. The hotel reception gave us a pass allowing free parking for 3 hours (no return within the hour) between 9am - 5pm, and free after that. We left our car unattended for a full 24 hours right outside the hotel and had no problems.

The hotel is of the traditional 'faded glamour' variety, but beautiful if you like this kind of thing. We only stayed the one night B&B in room 23 on the third floor. The lift was rickety but worked fine. The room was small, old and creaky, but perfectly okay nevertheless, with a TV, a small double bed and separate medium-sized single bed. There was room for a desk and a chair and there was an en-suite. It was all clean and had been freshly-painted and yes it did have a beautiful sea-view. The hotel claims WiFi, but it didn't reach up to us, however we hooked onto a solid BT-Fon connection and were happy enough with that.

Breakfast in the morning was a delight, set in the large bay-windowed room overlooking the seafront. It was hearteningly busy even for mid-September with about fifteen couples in when we were. There were lots of pleasant waitress staff and the 'Full Yorkshire' breakfast was faultless, with surprisingly tasty coffee.

In my opinion, the 2 stars this hotel has are completely misrepresentative of the accommodation; it is far, far better than that. We spoke to the staff and they said that stars are based on such outdated criteria as having land-line phones in bedrooms, which they didn't have. Well who doesn't have a mobile phone these days? The hotel is undergoing gradual refurbishment. We saw that many rooms had new doors and handles, and apparently these are the ones that have already been done. More are planned over the winter. They are also intending more significant improvements such as extending the dining room, moving the reception, fitting ground-floor toilets etcetera. They have promised to retain the hotel's character and not transform it into something anonymous. It will be interesting to come back next season and see how much it has improved.

In summary, this is an excellent hotel and the good TripAdvisor reviews are far more more indicative of its quality than the ridiculously mean 2 stars. It is well worth staying here.

Room Tip: Room 23 is on the front, on the top floor. Nice and quiet with sea-view from the sash window.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hugh H, Owner at Weston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear JesOakley many thanks for taking the time to post such a considered review of your stay at the Weston. Your feedback is essential enabling us to continually monitor our standards and service and we sincerely hope to welcome you back in the future

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Reviewed 8 September 2013

A short break booked at minimal notice brought a pleasant surprise. The location we knew of which is hard to surpass, the sea view being the icing on the cake. A warm welcome was matched throughout our stay by genuine friendly service. The evening meal of exceptional value could not have been expected to be so good at this cost but was excellent. A large spacious room and comfortable bed only being let not ever so slightly with a dated bathroom, this I am informed is an ongoing refurbishment issue as we were shown a room occulied by other guests.
We will definitely return.

Room Tip: Sea view is a must on the second floor being worth the hotel cost alone.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Alan B
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Hugh H, Owner at Weston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear Alan B thanks for sharing your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to seeing you again in the near future

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

My friend and I stayed at the Weston for 4 nights the first week in September, I honestly could not say a bad thing about it really, right from the first phone call i made months before when i was making enquiries, the staff were lovely, the food was amazing and a great choice, the room was very clean and a nice size, a stones throw away from the cliff lift, we were made to feel very welcome and we felt that if we had had any problems (which we didn't) the staff would have done everything in their power to sort it out, very enjoyable stay all round. Would definitely recommend it to friends and family.

Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
1  Thank Mandy G
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Hugh H, Owner at Weston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear Mandy G a huge thanks for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor and for giving us full marks. We appreciate your recommendation and we hope to see you both in the near future

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

My father had previously stayed at the Weston (in June this year) and wanted to have another short break. He booked for 3 days leading up to the August Bank Holiday and then persuaded me to see if I could get a room so that my husband and I could join him. Mandy dealt with my request and arranged for us to have adjoining double and single rooms - refurbished to a very acceptable standard. OK the ensuite is fairly compact but how much time do you spend in there? We were more than happy with the comfort and cleanliness, together with the refreshment tray provided. The food is very good with plenty of choice but Dad was a little disappointed that the seafood gratin didn't appear on the menu this time as he'd been raving about it and hoped to enjoy it again!

The hotel is well placed for Scarborough's attractions and it's an easy walk into town if you are reasonably fit. It's particularly good for theatre goers and the hotel's meal times are set to allow people to enjoy their evening meal without having to bolt the food down so as not to miss the performance.

I would recommend the Weston without hesitation as the staff are pleasant and helpful, the food is good, the rooms are comfortable and there is even some entertainment on occasionally. We enjoyed the singer who told stories of his time with the Tornadoes and played music from "our" era. Hope to visit again before long.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with family
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Hugh H, Owner at Weston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear jhawksworth many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again in the near future.

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Reviewed 7 September 2013

My husband and I have just returned from a five day holiday with 'InterChoice' coach holidays staying at the Weston Hotel. We have to say how impressed we were. We had a sea view room and what a view it was. The room had recently been refurbished. Everywhere was so clean and well maintained. Hugh and his staff were very helpful and attentive. Although we only saw Tom, the chef once, his food spoke volumes, a varied choice, cooked beautifully and always hot and well presented. We would be very happy to stay there again. Thank you all, David & Pauline

Room Tip: As for a refurbished sea view room.
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Hugh H, Owner at Weston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear twinkle442 many tanks for posting a review on TripAdvisor and for giving us the full 5 marks. Thanks for your recommendation and we hope to see you again in the near future

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Reviewed 4 September 2013

We have stayed twice at the Weston Hotel and both visits have been very enjoyable. This family know exactly how to make the stay a pleasure without being "in your face". The atmosphere is relaxed, the staff are all delightful and the food is excellent. It is beautifully presented and there is an excellent choice of dishes at breakfast and dinner. Nothing is too much trouble for the staff.
We have stayed in a refurbished room and apart from the sink in the en-suite being VERY small everything else is perfect.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hugh H, Owner at Weston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 September 2013

Dear istanbul187067, many thanks for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and thank you for your kind comments.

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Reviewed 31 August 2013

My wife and I recently spent one night here. We needed last minute accomodation on a Bank holiday weekend. When we phoned the staff were excellent and made a real effort to fit us in over a busy holiday period at the end of August. Other places we phoned we were just told fully booked and thats it. However Mandy looked to see how she could help even though it was just for one night. Great personal service.
The hotel is perfectly situated overlooking the bay. It is a fine big terrace property, well maintained and clean. From the moment you enter you are made to feel welcome. A lot of attention to remembering little things like your name.
There is no doubt the hotel is not modern by todays standard but the service makes up for any deficiency in that department.
We had a room on the top floor with a view over the bay. Small double bed and single. Tea and coffee making facility and small flat screen TV. Bathroom adequate although small with electric shower but very clean. No phone in room which only a problem if you need to contact reception. Beds comfortable and we both had a good sleep.
We had planned dinner in the hotel but it is served only between 5.30pm and 7.00pm. We felt this was a bit early but it may suit the hotel's regular clientele. The dinner menu provided a good choice. Breakfast again was beteween 8.00 and 9.00am. The breakfast was table service and
good.
I cannot understand why this hotel is rated two star as it definitely deserves at least one more. It certainly provides the service of a higher rated establishment.
On street car parking is assisted by use of Hotel's own disc system for guests.
Overall a very good place to stay. The staff are just superb. Not all mod cons but clean and very welcoming. I suspect this hotel has a very loyal guest list who return on a regular basis. To me that says it all.
I would definitely recommend. Thank you.

Room Tip: A room overlooking the bay is essential
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  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Hugh H, Owner at Weston Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 4 September 2013

Dear RJT52 following your recent stay with us many thanks for taking the time to share your experience with the TripAdvisor community. We are pleased to note your satisfaction and subsequent recommendation.

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Additional Information about Weston Hotel

Address: 33-34 Esplanade, Scarborough YO11 2AR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Scarborough
#5 Romantic Hotel in Scarborough
Price Range: £73 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Weston is located on the prestigious Esplanade, overlooking Scarborough's South Bay. This handsome Victorian building provides 32 en-suite bedrooms, of which 18 enjoy panoramic views of the bay from Scarborough Castle to Cayton. Situated close to the cliff lift we are ideally placed for those who are looking to use the Scarborough Spa complex. We are also a short walk away from the Oliver's Mount Road race circuit. Further afield the Yorkshire coast is ideal for walkers and cyclist alike, with the Cleveland Way and the old coastal railway. Golfers can also enjoy a number of challenging courses, from the links of Filey or South Cliff to the parkland of Ganton. Our small family based team are committed to providing excellent customer service and aim to provide a relaxing base for you to enjoy all that Scarborough and the rest of North Yorkshire have to offer. We take pride in providing high quality, freshly prepared meals using local produce. Furthermore, our new lounge areas give you space to relax and unwind in the evening. ... more   less 
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