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... after a short while). This lasted to about 18.00 from when we continued motor sailing through the sunset. Saw our first gas platforms and these became more and more frequent - at one time 22 were in sight like Christmas trees all around. About 01.00 we were back under sail and continued through the night sometimes reaching 7 knots (8+ over the ground). We motor sailed through the morning but were back under sail ...
... the quayside but amazing relics of Victorian grandeur including the Grand Hotel - reputed to be the largest brick building in Europe - at least in its day. Now very rundown after purchase by Butlins and then a succession of failed attempts to make it work. But the town also has olde worldwide cobbled corners, a castle on a rock overlooking the harbour and an amazing promenade running along the coast for what seems like miles. There are two harbours here - we're in ...
... of everything,from accommodation,food and drink to theatrical performances,elegant balls and banquets. We drove in ,sought a park,then went exploring.It was cool! We were blown away by the retro opulence of some of the buildings. The fun parlours were full of families fully engaged in the activities on offer.Sweet shops full of fudge and rock were doing an incredible trade,this is very popular! The place ...
... countryside. It is a fine example of motte and bailey design. First built in earth and timber by William the Conquerer in the years following the Norman Conquest.It was rebuilt in stone and extended by subsequent kings,notably Henry III and Edward II ,in response to the threat posed at different times by rebellious barons and the Scots. For most of its life the castle's role was to provide fine accommodation for ...
Today has been overcast and drizzly rain throughout. We have walked extensively around the town ,booked our tickets on the train to Pickering and back ,and walked to Pannett Park and visited the Whitby museum and Art Gallery. Pannett Park was bequeathed to the people of Whitby by Alderman Robert Elliot Pannett in 1920 and opened in 1928. The Whitby Museum was founded in 1823 by the Whitby Literary and Philosophical Society and has been run by ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Raven Hall Hotel Ravenscar
We recently visited Raven Hall for a 3 day short break . Raven Hall is situated on the North Yorkshire cliff top, with magnificient views over the north sea and toward Robin Hoods Bay.
Don't know if the refurbishment will ever be done, but if done well, this could be an exceptional hotel.
Having just returned from an overnight at Raven Hall, I have nothing but positive comments. Had read previous reviews and believe that the needed 'sprucing up' has come about due Epworth Hotels taking over late 2004. We had gone primarily for the free golf and the views from the course were amazing.
Reception was helpful and covered all our questions before asking. Room was fine, very clean and fresh even though we had booked through laterooms and were expecting to be in the coal shed! Brekfast was well organised and plentiful, again the views from the dining room are amazing.
Will certainly return and definately recommend.
We stayed in the hotel to celebrate my husbands birthday. The hotel is going through a refurbishment at the moment. The room we stayed in was ok, the decor had seen better days as well as the carpet. Bed was a bit uncomfortable. The hotel was quiet and all staff were helpful. We did not eat their as we you could only have the 3 course meal which we thought was a bit pricey or have bar snacks up until 5.30pm. So we ate elsewhere and found a lovely country pub up the road.
Our group of 38 stayed here to celebrate a anniversary. The hotel organised a medieval theme in their great hall and we all dressed for the part, We had a traditional medieval meal with mulled wine and a jester entertained us for the evening and lovely music was played throughout. The hotel staff were fantastic. Our hotel room was so big we could have held a party of our own in it (Room 205) The food and service was excellent breakfast was full english buffet style so eat as much as you wanted. The views over Robin hoods bay are outstanding. I did read the other posts but can only give this hotel full marks for making it a brilliant memorable week-end.
Wedding Get Together
My wife and I stayed at the Raven Hall in Oct 2004 as part of our honeymoon. We stayed with 5 other couples for one night at the hotel. I did all the booking from Canada and when we arrived we found we were in a small room and other people in our wedding party were in large, corner rooms (much Nicer). Of course we asked to change, but no go. The rooms themselves are quite run down, lots of water leaks, peeling wall paper etc. The common rooms such as the bar, restaurant and grounds though are well worth the visit. Was looking forward to playing snooker in the advertised "room" but it was locked up tight. Overall a nice night with good memories but the hotel does need a fair bit of sprucing up
I'll go back! Great views - good atmosphere
I stayed at the hotel for one night (in January) and I will definitely go back. It's true - the hotel has seen better days. The carpets are worn in places, and it's obvious the hotel needs some renovations, but the views are fabulous & the atmosphere is good. Our fee included dinner and breakfast. The dinner was lovely. There were some problems ordering as the wait staff all spoke very limited english, however we got everything we ordered. Breakfast was very nice - again lovely views from the restaurant. I normally try to stay in 4 or 5 star hotels. This hotel is probably a 2 to 3 star, but the views and atmosphere make up for the tired appearance. I plan to take friends there in June.
We stayed at the Raven Hall Hotel for two nights at the start of January 2005. Had a wonderful time. The views are breathtaking, the hotel is lovely, the staff were friendly, the food was fine. The gym and swimming pool are a bit small and basic, but we enjoyed the table tennis and golf. I'm not sure what changed between the previous reviews and this one, but we didn't experience any of the problems they describe. We had a really great time.
Faded grandeur......but too faded
We stayed here recently for a couple of nights. The setting is beautiful, but the hotel really has seen better days. The communal areas seem fine, but the bedrooms (or at least ours) were not up to much. The two beds which were zipped together were in poor condition and uncomfortable, and the decor of the room was very shabby, especially the bathroom.
Arriving for breakfast 10 minutes before the end of service, we were told to take a seat and some freshly prepared food would be brought to us. However, 15 minutes later the restaurant manager told us that it was now past breakfast service time and we'd have to go without! After complaining that we had arrived in good time, we eventually received some food, but it symbolised our stay pretty well!
Money over customer service
Hotel let down by the management. Evening meal was a disaster, my dinner partner's main course was incorrect, as was the replacement. We gave up at this point. The Hotel would only offer no charge for my partner's meal, and not my own, which was half eaten on my own. An evening spoiled. Generally the hotel bedrooms are in need of refurbishment, with a plastic bucket under the sink to catch the leak and filthy carpet