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Car packed we depart York and are soon on the highway. After turning off the A64 we drive past the Hole of Horcum and decide not to go into Goathland (where Heartbeat is filmed) as we had seen it on our last UK trip and conned out of £2 but that's another story. We arrived at Whitby and approached a bridge which sort of had a red light not quite facing oncoming traffic so I decide to drive across the bridge. Half way across the bridge the driver of the approaching 4 ...
Well that's it for Yorkshire. Will come back and do and see much more and walk the moors as they should be explored. Just stunning. Could quite happily have walked for hours taking in the scenery and the nature. Beautiful, just Love it.
Speaking of nature, I'm Now Listening to a great tit (such a rude ungrateful ********) who has really put the mockers on this short stay at Stony Moor and look forward to him ...
... 11 and decided to catch the steam train to Whitby for the day.No steam train after all. Michael! (What can I say) so we drove instead across the moors which are beautiful. Chris and I got out and said we'd meet others at 5pm in town as the car parks were packed and I was not prepared to spend a day touring car parks of Whitby.
chris and I are about to climb 199 steps to Whitby abbey.
... kids and families enjoying the sun. From there we went up to Marske for the game which was a 25 over match at 5.30 pm. It was Jacks turn to be Captain and undefeated there was a little pressure. The first "kid" that turned up to play us drove himself and had a beard....oh oh, but then we needed some good competition so it wasn't all bad. The next couple were obviously older and bigger than our kids too but then some littlies arrived, mixed bag! We ...
... growing maize plants, York Maze is the largest maze in the UK. They close the maze in winter, plant the maize then open in summer. There is not just a maize maze either, there was a finger maze, putt putt golf maze, illusion maze and the girls favourite....the cornfusion maze. As well as all the mazes, there is also a jumping pillow, blow up obstacle courses, pig races and tractor rides. We didn't leave until it closed.
Girls should be tired and extremely ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough
Pretty Good - from LateRooms
We made our booking at the last minute through late rooms. It would appear that the room we stayed in (207) was kept specifically for late, cheap bookings. Room was fine - spotlessly clean and newly-decorated. Bathroom a bit dated, but again, very clean. Double bed was rather small. Room very warm, but Reception provided a fan upon request. Pool and Leisure areas all very nice, but small, so would be quite cramped at busy times. Breakfast was buffet style - average. Would recommend the Brasserie "Spice Traders" Restaurant within the hotel - they do an all you can eat buffet on certain weekdays, which we found to be good value. The hotel car park is small, but the hotels in the area provide guests with permits for on-street parking, and we didn't find a problem with parking. We were satisfied with the hotel considering it was a late booking, and the rate we paid.
Loved the water activities
good hotel, but costly up and down the cliffs for us senior citazens, somekind of consession would be welcome, oblige mrs hancock,.
we stayed in february this year and it was better than we thought the food
was excellent the staff very polite and the facilities ie the pool and the gym
all very good the only draw back is the parking but thats not too much of a
problem the view from the hotel is breath taking scarborough is best anyway because its in yorkshire and we are yorkshire we will go back no
doubt about that
Excellent and Enjoyable
I Have just had a most enjoyable stay at this Hotel.
The food is excellent and the staff very friendly.
The leisure was very good andit was nice tosee that Children were restricted from the sauna suites at all times. This meant that we had peace and quiet. The Pool also had children restricted times this is good in that this was the first hotel I have been to that did not have children running around and shouting all the time; well the noise was at least restricted to set times.
Our room was very clean and warm which made up for the poor stormy weather. Definately would go again!!!
Great Views, but...........
The view from the hotel is by far the best thing about the Crown. In the lounge you can sit and have a drink or a nice cuppa and watch the fog roll in onto the Yorkshire coast........ In other words you need fine weather to get the most out of this hotel! If it's raining and cold, it's perched up on the clifftops and can be fairly miserable, but a small whisky in the front bar will help.
The food is very nicely presented and quite well cooked. The puddings are fab, as is the soup; but don't bother with the kippers or smoked haddock at breakfast - both were of the "boil in the bag" variety and disgusting. Poached eggs were dreadful too as they were cooked to hell in, what tasted like, vinegar.....!
The room was spacious with a comfy big bed and the staff were, generally helpful and friendly.
Swimming pool in the dungeon was very nicley kept, but extreemly claustophobic.
I would go back, but in the summer......!
We arrived late after walking out of a horrendous neighbouring hotel..The Grand...and were pleased to see that we could be accomodated in this clean and friendly hotel. The room was fantastic, a family room with stunning views and elegant decor. The evening meal was excellent and we felt very welcome despite having a tired two and six year old, the waiter, Paul, was exceptionally helpful. We were too late to enjoy the pool but we will return to take advantage very soon. Clean, child friendly, excellent staff, good food and a damn site better than the Grand!!!
Good leisure facilities BUT-----
stayed half term in Feb here. the pool etc great-apart from teenage son not allowed to use the aroma rooms or the COLD jacuzzi at any time-not told this on the phone, restricted times for the pool for children.
However the breakfast was chaos!!! to say the least-no matter what time you went( and it finishes prompt at 9.30 and cleared away!-so no time for early swim!-) they had run out of something-usually bacon and the rest-well we queued for 1 hour for brekky then got some bacon-but no mushrooms left-and where was the fried eggs????????oh no one told us you had to order those at the table! WELL that would be lucky as we had to clear a table ourselves! the second day actually orderd an egg BUT still waiting for it so third day didn't bother, As for Evening meal-unless you want to wait 4 hours from start to finish and not be able to go out-do not bother again chaos! There answer-well they knocked 5 pounds off! total stay WOW!!!!!!!! and it was because they were full!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! they couldn't cope. Also no orange juice we were told till following day yet we saw some being done for some meals on a tray. DO not Bother!!!!! also eat your carrots before you go as the room was so dark-40 watt bulbs only! The dining staff never spoke let alone a smile now we do recommmend The Royal highly very good-only prob there was they didn't honour the special offer leaflet that they had sent us tho we rang right away-said all special offer rooms had goen ans suddeny 20 extra pppn. Would never go to the Chaotic Crown again!!!!!!!!!!!!!
staff friendly fitness facilities excellent brilliant swimming and leisure activities food of a very good standard and choice bargains to be had on winter breaks not to be missed return assured
We stayed at this big impossing victorian looking hotel with our 4 year old son. The food was excellent and the service was friendly and good.
We spoke to a couple who regularly stay at the hotel and they had the same room as the last time they stayed and it had been refurbished to a high standard. Our room was very clean and appeared new so it must be one of these newly refurbished rooms. The sea view was excellent. The leisure facilities are the best we have seen in a UK hotel for some time. Full Gym, Pool, and sauna suites. Definately will go again!
Shabby & not so Chic
Excellent view overlooking Scarborough bays and excellent food (the evening table d'hote better much than expected and very nicely presented) but the whole place could do with refurbishing. We stayed on a cheap break so perhaps the room we had was not representative of the whole accommodation. Certainly good value for money but will ask for a room upgrade next time!