White Horse and Griffin

Address: 87 Church Street, Whitby, North Yorkshire, England, YO22 4BH, United Kingdom | Hotel
 
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This hotel, located on 87 Church Street, Whitby, is near Whitby Abbey, Whitby Museum, Whitby Lighthouse, and Mini Monsterz.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsWhite Horse and Griffin Whitby

    Reviewed by brian.helen

    Meeting all Expectations

    Reviewed Apr 8, 2011
    by (7 reviews) , Australia Flag of Australia

    We stayed for 2 nights and from arrival to departure the staff were very friendly and helpful. The building is 17th century so one must make some concessions but these are also the reasons you might stay in such an old place. The stairway is creaky and narrow, the cobble stone lane beside echo's the sounds of Whitby (perfect). Our room was very comfortable, but I think travelling in the UK one should get used to double beds as there seems a lack of queen or king probably due to the room sizes in general. Breakfast is included and the menu is extensive. A nice quiet nights sleep and a lovely place to stay.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.

    Historical Traveler Reviews White Horse and Griffin Whitby

    Looks Nice from the Outside

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    My partner booked us a romantic break at the white horse and griffin, upon arrival the building was beautiful, just as i had imagined. We checked in and was told what room we were in, we took up our bags and upon entering the room found there was just abouut room to swing a very small cat, the bed linnen was shabby and bobbled, the bathroom had a big chunk out of the bath, the window didnt shut and upon looking out there were dirty soiled nappies on the roof and cigarette buts (not very nice!) I can also say the staff (when we found some) were about 15 years old and very sullen.

    The Breakfast in the morning was ok, however the fresh frit salad ran out and nobody bothered to replace it when asked....several times, we didnt bother with the resturant as it was smokey and very hot. Not the romantic break i was hoping for!!!!!!

    Food good.. but!

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    Over priced and over hyped. Food good, nice environment. Lillies, faded elegance and boho charm.. but not brilliant. (Green's is far better) Rooms not boutique or special, very much 'resting on its laurels'. Ghost or no ghost, can do better!

    Good food but

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    The hotel is shabby chic, bathroom hardly spotless and beds not that comfortable. If you are young and fit the curious Dickensian atmosphere will probably compensate. Glorious upper dining room, totally let down by very poor service. The menu is great but its execution very variable - we've eaten here a few times but no more. Uninterested sullen waitresses offer some customers bread, others not, forget to bring drinks, coffee etc until we went elsewhere in the end. Has a good reputation and knows it, seems they feel they don't have to bother any more. Given the paucity of really good hotels and restaurants maybe they don't.

    Food out of this world.......

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    We stayed only for one night in the autumn last year...... We wanted a nice hotel with good food which is exactly what we got...

    We did book the attic which in reflection we wish we had booked a better room for the little bit extra.... The room was nice enough however a little tired especially the bathroom....

    We enjoyed a lovely meal in the back bar area, very close and intimate. The food was out of this world absolutely amazing - Delightful and generous portions along with a little twist of individuality....

    We would definately return!! Even just for the food alone...

    Trust me after our evening meal we "needed" the walk by moonlight upto the Abbey!!

    A Big Disappointment

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    On arrival we were not made to feel at all welcome.

    The room was small and the paintwork in need of renewal although the decor was appealing.The room was poorly insulated and the sound of flushing of toilets etc was so loud that we were kept awake much of the night

    The breakfast was excellent which was just as well as dinner proved disappointing and although we suggested this when asked if the meal was OK the waiter merely replied 'Thats shame' and walked away.

    We did discover what appeared to be a cosy sitting area, however it was stacked with dirty linen.

    Needless to say we checked out early offered no insight or apology as to why we had to cut our break short.

    overpriced and uninterested staff.

    Shabby chic - a nice cosy hotel

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    I stayed in this hotel on a Friday night in March 2005.

    Was a bit worried that there wasn't a car park for the hotel. Was pleased to find one just a 5 minute walk away, which only costs 4 for 24 hours! Bargain.

    We had the cheapest double room (60 a night). It was in the attic. First impressions were good - it had a cosy shabby chic feel. Nothing fancy. Nice towels, bathrobes etc and the bed was very comfy. The shower was nice and hot, but could do with being fastened more securely to the wall. Got a good night sleep - but the walls are very thin and could hear the people next door talking. Perhaps take earplugs.

    Breakfast is served in a lovely room and is included in the price. Got a nice choice for breakfast, full English, kippers, haddock etc. Very tasty!

    Overall, a nice simple hotel.

    Nice idea, very poor execution.

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    The rooms are small, have poor sound insulation and are in fairly shabby condition. The paintwork in our room was grubby and in need of refreshing; the carpet was also stained There was a great big chunk missing from the edge of the bathtub and there's also no ventilation, no towel rail and no hooks for bathrobes, etc., provided in the bathroom. The tea/coffee making facilities were located about 2 metres from the nearest power outlet! The smell of cigarette smoke from the restaurant below was very noticeable despite claims the hotel is no-smoking.

    The food in the restaurant was good but the table hadn't been cleaned properly and the menus we were given were tatty and grease stained; service was dismissive...

    For the price we paid we were extremely disappointed and when we complained we were dismissed with a shrug of the shoulders. Not a place I'd rush back to.

    Charming seaside break

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    The White Horse and Griffin is set on a cobbled pedestrian road, near the centre of Whitby. There's a carpark nearby but it's quite busy. The room are fair; nicely decorated and characterful, our bathroom has seen better days, a cracked bath, flaky paint and smelly carpet spoilt things a little.

    Reception is in the restaurant and is rather impersonal. The restaurant itself is excellent both for breakfast and evening meals, though service was rather hit and miss. A room for 75 per night and evening meal for the same is rather steep and perhaps you could get the same with more facilities in a larger hotel. Overall I nice example of this type of small hotel.

    We will be back

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    Is there another hotel in Whitby? We have stayed here three times and had a fantastic time each time. The food is superb, truly superb. The rooms are great even though we got locked in one of them. That's GRATITUDE for you but you'll have to stay there to understand that one. (Bet you do Stuart!!) If you are lucky enough to get a table and as a guest you aren't guaranteed one, insist on the downstairs bar area, much more atmosphere and a good nosey. But don't take our word for it, book it and see!

    Stay here just to get a table booking

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    This is a great, atmospheric place which seems straight out of Harry Potter at first glance. The rooms are massive and there are staircases everywhere. I stopped here and was able to get a table that night on the strength of having a room booked and the food is unreal (don't take that chance and do book a table). This must be the best restaurant for 10 miles in any direction. It might seem expensive, but nouvelle cuisine (or nouveau if you can't speak French) this isn't! The portions are generous and superb. Try the Fruits du Mer if it's still on the menu and they used to do chicken breasts stuffed with prawn. I bet you're just imagining how that tastes right now. Don't however go into the next pub down the street for local flavour or you'll most likely get a kicking.

    TripAdvisor Reviews White Horse and Griffin Whitby

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
     

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