I say this because - it's Scarborough and where is there in England so great for a seaside holiday with everything there or nearby ? Also, because it is an old Edwardian or Victorian build with all kinds of restrictions no doubt, pertaining to planning permission; also, folk wanting ensuite so these are now squeezed into existing rooms. I have stayed three times in all because we used to go as a big family group, next door at the Miramar ( now privately owned apartments - lucky htings). We used to take four apartments so there's an element of nostalgia in going to the Weston - not to mention the fantastic views from the front of the hotel.
We again had a lovely sea view room with a huge sash bay window. The room is irritating because of it's layout and the bathroom was worse. The lack of size is compounded by the lack of places to put things down. A few shelves and hooks ( and more plugs ) would help enormously. Putting cases on top of the wardrobe provoked a flurry of dust but otherwise clean with towels and bedding changed regularly. The hotel has recently changed hands and the new owners seem to have plans to improve but this will be when the season is over. They seemed slightly overwhelmed by it all. The place was heaving with returning fans of the place, mostly elderly people having a whale of a time. The dining room at breakfast was the noisiest and liveliest I have been in since school dinners. There was a rather severe young woman who seemed to be the dining room manager - she wore a suit and was a trifle scary. We were there on a b and b basis so I cannot speak for dinner. Breakfast was at 8.30 full stop and when on our first morning, we turned up at 9.10, it was what was left over and cool. Hence a queue waiting to enter the closed dining room every morning, which was a bit Hi De Hi ! Porridge was excellent. Toast is industrial white unless you ask for brown. Tea good old Yorkshire strength. At £35.00 per person and looking at reviews for swisher-looking Ambassador just a few yards up the Esplanade, it is probably good value. The public rooms need a good seeing to as the bar and lounge are dreary beyond belief. I say good luck to the owners - I can't see they have an easy task but they have a prime position in a great town.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Weston Hotel Scarborough