The Crown Spa Hotel
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After spending 2 nights in beautiful Badwell Ash, it was very different getting to seaside Scarborough. Our hotel was high up on a cliff overlooking the sea. When we got there, I knocked and knocked and knocked but nobody answered. Eventually I went down to the basement to speak to a lady through her window. She was a bit cross with me and shooed me back upstairs to ring the doorbell which I had obviously not seen earlier. ...
... of a Roman signal station from 370AD and Ruins of St Marys church that was built around 1000AD......such history.
We went to go to Pickering Castle, (girls and I might go over the next few weeks) but ran out of time as we wanted to go on the Horror Tour at York - yep we are trying to terrorize the girls! So far it's not working!
I'll leave the tour details for the next ...
... A nice partly sunny day so it was enjoyable walking around the remains. It was also still a working dig so there were young PhD students and grey nomads (have had to explain these this term a couple of times) enjoying the digging. They had found another sandal earlier in the morning but as it was about the 4000th there wasn't too much excitement. Interesting museum at the bottom of the diggings and then the long walk back up to the car - my calves will be ...
Slept in a bit this morning and took things a bit slower. Bruce and I went for a walk to the local shops and wandered around the beach. We took the water pumped train down to the beach, not many of these trains are still around, was quite interesting. We took it easy for the rest of the day, and then packed our bags ready for an early start the next ...
... inside unusual light bulbs.
He was, it appears, also a bit of a maverick. He once acquired two whalebones through a competition he set for Norwegian whalers. However, the Urban Council rejected his plan for them so they got stuffed into a very large cupboard somewhere.
Then on Mayor's Sunday he organised an army unit to erect the now-famous whalebone arch whilst ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough
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!!!
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.
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!!!
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.
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!