The Clifton Hotel - Scarborough
Travel Blogs from Scarborough
... in and went to find some dinner. Things can be a bit tricky when you're vegetarian and trying to find food so we've often had to make do with whatever we can find. Lots of the meals have been amazing but some have been not so flash. This was one of those occasions. The waitress spilt my drink all over my iPad so I had to mop it up and hope that it didn't do any damage. The only veg option was a baked potato with baked ...
... 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 ...
... north of Whitby in Runswick Bay. A beautiful little bay with steep sides and a 12% gradient road going down to the bottom to where the other half of the town was. It was really windy walking along the beach and yes, a little bit chilly also. We drove back up the hill and went to the hotel that overlooked the bay. By now it was really chilly so we opted for the dining room inside with a window seat and a glass of wine. The sea birds (still on steroids) and the ...
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 ...
... it be yours"
The Captain Cook Museum is not quite so strange but is nevertheless worth a visit! James Cook lodged here whilst an apprentice seaman. Original drawings from various exploratory journeys around the world show partially mapped and differently interpreted coastlines.
We forget that we've not always known the shape of our world and it's hard to imagine ...
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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.