stopped here for 2 nights, room was basic but comfortable and had on suite facilities unlike our freinds who stayed in a room that had a bath next to the bed in the same room but had to use the shared toilet facilities, I am still laughing now.
I think its down to pot luck (or if they like you or not) as to wether you get on suite or not.
breakfasts are very good and good value for money if you get one!!, my freind sat with 6 of us watching us eat but didnt manage to get his and was then told it was his fault! they are not always very warm either and waiting over half an hour seems to be the norm.
a lot of hotels leave small information booklets in the room meal times etc this would be a starting point.
my biggest concern was evacuation in the event of a fire as we could smell cigarette smoke on our landing. This place was a maze and took some time to navigate around and the fire exit signs were confusing. there was a fire escape outside our room window but this didnt seem to be used?, is there only one escape route for 50 plus rooms? surely not.
the problem with the southcliffe is that the management of this hotel either dont care or are just basically incompetent because realistically the hotel has a lot of potential to be good, the lively bar being one of them if you like that sort of thing.
when someone says what do you expect for £22.50 per night each i would say the grand hotel in scarbourough as this was offering stays at this price at the time also.