The Clifton 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 ...
... was delicious! You even had the option of making a chip sandwich which is buttered bread with chips in it, didn't try that one :P
It had only been a couple of hours without seeing anything related to Harry Potter so obviously we had to change this and thank goodness because we got to see Goathland Station, or more commonly recognized as Hogsmeade Station where the first years get off the train...love it!That was our ...
... 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 ...
... the pot with a spoon and fork - I don't have any gardening implements to hand. It doesn't look too bad, it's the thought that counts. Ian has finished fixing the electrics so we set off for Oswaldkirk.
I wonder how easy it will be to find the grave but in fact it's easy. It's the only one of the newer looking graves amongst all the older headstones. It's facing a lovely little garden planted with bright sunflowers. I have to smile as I bet ...
... happens when the trailer that is following the police car that is following the three vehicles that is following the caravan catch up with a tractor that is pulling a manure cart? Apart from peg their noses that is? Well the caravan slows down to leave a nice big gap to allow others to overtake. Good man. Only problem is, they are all crawlers behind you anyway and they are too paranoid about the copper behind to do any such thing. So the queue gets longer. ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Clifton Hotel - Scarborough
We booked a weekend stay at the clifton hotel for my mother inlaws 70th birthday. When we set off up the stairs to our rooms we were shocked to find that what lurks above the inviting reception and lounge area are nothing short of a doss house. The rooms were dirty and smelt of sewage, our room had a hole in the bathroom ceiling that had ben filled with toilet paper. The rest of the room was in need of painting and decorating, the carpet was thread bare and the miss match of furnature had seen better days. My mother inlaws shower did not work and despite informing reception no one came to fix it! In the end she had to use the shower in our room.
I think previous reviews have been a little mean about the poor old Clifton. What people forget is that this is a little 2 star Victorian (I think) Hotel that doesn't pretend to be anything else. Yes, it's a little worn around the edges - but so would you be if you were as old as her!
My wife and I have just returned from a two night stop at the clifton. all in all it is a very nice hotel our room was very nice.clean and tidy the en-suite shower room was small but adaquate ( one little moan the stopper in the hand basin was broken )
Well, it was a cheap weekend break. Good points, The room we booked was a double, got a family suite, double room and single seperate room, brill for storage of all that shopping and coats. Room was also large and comfy. View of drainpipes was a slight disappointment considering the excellent vantage point of the hotel, but what would i expect from a cheap deal! The bar stayed open late and was useful for a 'quick' one before bed!
We went here on a last minute new year break for three nights. It's by no means the best hotel we've ever stayed in, but it certainly isn't the worst. The rooms are desperate for redecorating, but ours was warm, clean and spacious. Bedlinen and towels were changed daily.
Would not stay again
We chose this hotel after having seen advertisements in a national newspaper and stayed for a long weekend.
We found the room shabby and whole hotel had an unpleasant smell of unwashed people. The food was cheap and served in a too brightly lit restaurant that allowed you to see what you were eating.
The staff generally appeared to be untrained (or perhaps students working in their spare time?) and showed little understanding when we complained.
Our stay was not helped by a big old time dance function being held at the hotel which meant that th public rooms were overcrowded.
We would not recommend this hotel
Stayed at the Clifton for two nights over the weekend (Fri & Sat). Large hotel calling out for a refurbishment but clean and warm. The staff were very friendly at all times.
My husband and I stayed at the Clifton. The hotel staff were pleasant, unfortunately though first impressions were definitely not good as the staff were not very tidy and the reception and foyer had quite an unpleasant smell. There is a very old lift in the hotel, we were told that it was out of order for approximately 2 weeks, we were on the 4th floor! however being younger than most of the guests this was not a problem. I saw many elderly people struggle slowly up the flights of stairs. (A word of warning - phone to make sure the lift is working because it is a hike up to the top!)
The hotel is located in a lovely quiet end of Scarhorough with free car parking. The rooms were very small and the bathroom even smaller. The hotel also has a very small almost antique lift. The meals were OK, but certainly nothing special. I thought it very mean that they did not supply tea or coffeee after the evening meal.