We last stayed at the New Southlands in March last year.
It has not changed much, but we liked it last time, and just as much on this visit. Check-in was very good. We were on the 3rd floor as requested - not much of a view but then the hotel is a couple of street away from the coast. The room was fine, with twin beds, TV, tea and coffee making etc. and a nice, new looking bathroom with plenty of hot water. The room and bathroom were both very clean, the only downside comment is that the bathroom wooden window frames are due for replacing, being very worn and difficult to keep clean.
There are plenty of communal areas if the weather is not too good and you want to sit and read, but not in your room.. They have a large bar/concert room with varied comfortable seating, and more seats in the reception area and the TV room just off the reception. You can order a morning paper to be delivered to your room (you do, of course, pay for it) but they also have a selection of daily newspapers in reception for anyone to look at.
The dining room is very pleasant. Tables are allocated by number so it is always available at mealtimes. The staff are efficient and friendly. Breakfast is self-service for cereals, fruit juice etc and there is a menu for hot food, the order being taken when you are seated with your cereals. The menu is very extensive and the food is served hot, for which they must be congratulated - a pet hate with us is cold food. Dinner is all waiter service and there is also a good choice of soup and a couple of other starters, main course of meat, fish, vegetarian or Chef's choice of the day followed by usually 4 or 5 choices of dessert or cheese and biscuits.
Car parking is available but must be pre-booked. It comes at a charge of £5 per day. Must say, Shearings say on the website that car parking is available at a charge but we could not find out how to pre-book and the car park was full when we arrived but Reception can sell you a ticket for, in our case, four days, for on-street parking at £1.80 for the entire stay. To say we were there in August (school holiday time) there seemed to be on-street parking available all the time immediately around the hotel without having to drive round and round seeking a space.
The hotel is fairly well located in quiet area. Scarborough centre is around a 15 minutes walk away and the promenade is around 10 minutes away, down a steep hill through gardens and there is also a lift available. Once down onto the promenade you can walk for as far as you want, past the harbour and right around to the North Shore - a long walk!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The New Southlands Hotel is a handsome, intimate property perfectly situated on Scarborough’s South Cliff. From the hotel, the Esplanade, Italian Rose Gardens and South Bay are easily accessible. Scarborough itself retains much of the character of an elegant Victorian seaside town, with handsome architecture and walkways, as well as boasting more modern entertainments and attractions. Further inland, North Yorkshire is an oft overlooked gem of a County offering beautiful scenery and countless attractions both historic and modern. The hotel possesses all of the amenities and facilities you would expect from a Coast & Country venue. In addition, our staff will offer you a warm, friendly welcome, and ensure that your stay is as relaxing and memorable as possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- New Southlands Hotel