The Clifton Hotel - Scarborough
Travel Blogs from Scarborough
It was Geoff's turn to plan our walk and we starting in Lastingham, a lovely village and parish with a population of 96 people. After parking the car and donning our walking gear, we set out past one of three holy wells in the village dedicated to three missionaries from the 7th century. (See the history at the end of this blog to get a clearer perspective of the men for whom these wells were named.) These wells ...
... reaching the earth from the cloud and both Geoff and I were concerned it would head our way. Within five minutes or so, it was above us and started pelting us with good sized hail stones. On the moorland where we were, there was no shelter so we had to slog through it, covering our faces as the hail hit. I couldn't believe how much they hurt when they hit our faces! It was all over in about 15 minutes. ...
... work approval documents arrive through the letterbox ASAP, so that I can hop over to Manchester and get this blooming visa sorted! After that, it'll be full steam ahead on the emotional roller coaster to China! Arghhhhhhhhh.....! Positive updates to follow soon I hope... Sheree xox (P.s. I hope this first instalment wasn't too boring for a first go...it's been a while since I wrote anything remotely essay-like, let alone bloggish!!) (P.p.s. Yes I'm now making "bloggish" a ...
So a lot has happened since I last blogged! A 4am phonecall from China confirmed that my visa documents were FINALLY on their way to me, and the following week I went to Manchester and got the visa into my passport. HURRAY! Since then it has just been a whirlwind of making lists of what to pack, visiting friends and family, and rushing in and out to town to stock up on clothes and toiletries! One of the hardest parts has been trying to guess what things I ...
Just like when we were leaving for Pocklington, the train lines were again delayed. After Claire's Mum and Peter drove us to the station we realised that our train was 40 minutes delayed, then we had to travel the second part by bus and then finally the third part was so slow that again we were running two hours behind schedule upon arrival in London.
And there is the end of Christmas- now New Years to look forward ...
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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.