Royal Hotel Scarborough
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Today was a bit quieter after the big day yesterday, building up the stamina for the stag do in London tomorrow. It was also Kevin's birthday but he seemed to miss out on his birthday cake. Will sort that out. Happy Birthday Kev. Today we all went for a drive to Bridlington to have lunch with Jo's parents John & Trish. The idea was to have lunch then show Kevin & Steven the seaside English style. Also went up to ...
This morning we left Edinburgh, saying goodbye to Scotland and made our way to Alnwick Castle... The site of the Quidich lessons in Harry Potter and the Philosophous Stone (by now you've probably noticed the reoccurring Harry Potter theme here yay! :D). This is the only castle I have ever seen that is still currently inhabited and you are able to go inside and tour some of the main rooms such as the dinning area, libraries and ...
... settings so she grouped them up and commissioned a craftsman to make rooms one eight scale. Each room is enclosed in a glass case and looks likes a room from a dolls house. But she also has a greenhouse and a collection of outhouses. The room that intrigues us most is the 1950s sitting room as we guess these items were not historical when she collected them. We wonder if they represent her ideal lounge? We conclude our visit with a quick tour of the garden. It is still cold and ...
... storage cupboard to investigate further - he assumes the screws must be on the back. Wrong! And now the 240v is buggered too. Light...I can manage without. Heat...no way!
Ian disappears, black box under arm. Campsite owner says he can use his workshop and tools. Ian drills out the rivets and fixes the 240v supply. He also works out why our leisure battery doesn't work. Something we have paid Wokingham Caravans to fix twice and they have ...
... with it. Nice short grass and level pitches in a large quiet, sunny field. There are only three other occupants and one of them is just leaving. The facilities are not bad...though there is no loo paper, just a sign to say we have to buy our own! The sign reads, "Toilet Paper Removed Due To Miss Use - Sorry For The Inconvenience". Well it is jolly inconvenient not have paper in a convenience and who is this Miss Use anyway...and what pray, has she done ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Royal Hotel Scarborough
stayed here between christmas and new year 2004. Paid extra to upgrade the room and it was well worth it the room is well co-ordinated and airy on the second floor,with a fabulous view of south bay and the harbour. The bathroom is spacious and a lovely selection of complimentary toiliteries, and a nice heated towel rail for added indulgence.
holes in sheets, curtains too narrow letting in the light, dirty table linen, stained towels are just some of the joys we discovered when we stayed at The Royal last weekend
Nice room shame about the food
very nice room very clean hotel, bar very pricey beware bottle of houe red with you meal £13.50!
The food was not at all good - breakfast self serve - hot food was greasy and overcooked.
lunch buffet style or hot food which looked like it belonged to a works canteen.
The evening "Gala Dinner" was vile cheap pate, the chicken was rubbery inside and hard out side veg was so thin on the ground that it was hardly worth putting out. The lemon cheese looked nice - but as there was no choice I went without as I hate lemon.
Superb room, excellent breakfast, warm pool
The finest hotel room I've ever had, huge, large bed, excellent bathroom, superb view, everything newly and tastefully decorated.
The public rooms were splendidly done up and grandoise in their early Georgian restoration.
The breakfast was excellent, with a huge choice. The pool was warm and the staff helpful (I am disabled).
Has its faults
Stayed in March 04 Holiday cost ?398 for 3days so not cheap. Reception area very small, crowded when booking in. Dirty saucer & spoon in room, reported it and took 1hr 45mins to return. Second day returned to room after walk at 12.45 and room not been cleaned or replenished so no drinks. To cap it all the car had to be parked in NCP car park well away from hotel and cost ?5 a day on top of holiday, you had to make sure you brought eveything into the hotel out of the car.
GOOd hotel good foodwell organised breakfasts-not like the awful Crown !But they did not honour their special offer leaflet that they send to tempt you-you ring then suddeny it had gone up ?20 PPPN not on! so BEWARE!
Very comfortable room, clean and well furnished. Leisure Centre very small and the pool was cold. Only stayed B&b so cannot comment on dinner, but Breakfast was good. Excellent location for the centre of Scarborough. we dined at the nearby Fish Cafe, which was excellent. The other reviews on this site, had me worried but it was a good medium class hotel. the room we had was very quiet and well appointed.
My Wife and I spent the weekend of 24th and 25th October at the Royal Hotel in Scarborough for her birthday. Although the web site claims that the room refurbishment programme is now complete, the corridors approaching the rooms were far from complete. The porter who showed us to our room failed to show us even how to turn the lights on, which resulted in a phone call ro reception in the dark.On the Saturday night there was a wedding party in the main dining room, so hotel guests had to dine in 'The Cavalier Suite' in the basement. This turned out to be the last word in poor service, with guests having to wait up to 45 minutes just to order their food, while listening to a third rate rock band murder songs by The Carpenters. A waiter arrived with our bottle of wine but no glasses to drink it from, which then took another 15 minutes to appear. The final insult came when ordering our coffee in the lounge. Having waited 30 minutes for this, I was told we would be charged £4.50 for the pleasure. This was a memorable birthday for my wife for all the wrong reasons. Don't go there.
Not as good as they would like to think they are
Paid high price to have new refurbished room. Arrived at hotel to find a wedding had booked the dining room and louge for the Saturday night.
We were relegated to a dismal room at back of hotel for dinner. They can not expect to treat customers like this and have them return. Not enough staff either. Impossible to get drinks when at dinner, had to go through and buy them from the bar and bring them through.
A historic and interesting hotel which is being refurbished after decades of neglect. When booking ensure you are in a renovated room, or else....