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Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3HA, England
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Ranked #15 of 20 hotels in Whitby
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Paphos, Cyprus
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Stayed at the Royal from 18th to 21st July - my first visit to Whtby, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. We paid for a seaview room, and were on the 3rd floor so had an amazing view across to the Abbey. The room was very nice, very clean and the bathroom had a walk in shower which is what we... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Hotel is lovely. We had a sea view room on the first floor and the view was stunning! he room and bathroom were very spacious and beautifully clean. 99.9% of the staff were friendly and helpful. Did not go to the entertainment as the bar was too pricey for us and the draught beer and lager were not very... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Back in February we (wife and I, retired) had been on a self drive weekend to a bay hotel in Llandudno where the basic room we had had was poor, to say the least. It came as a pleasant surprise that the "basic" room we had, on the first floor, although totally lacking a view was pleasantly large, and the... More

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9 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What do we look for in a hotel. 1- Consider what we paid if you pay 5 star money you should expect 5 star treatment we paid 2 star money and received 4 star treatment. 2- Is our bedroom clean with nice white towels and sheets the Royal certainly came up trumps on all counts our sea view room was... More

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I did notice the hotel was in urgent need of a make over, but the room we had was very nice plenty of room and comfortable, we had a wonderful view from our bedroom window. We only had breakfast it was ok the usual full English not massive but adequate for me, my son chose kippers!! plural !! but it... More

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1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have just had eight days at this hotel we were very disappointed for the money we paid we would expect a four star hotel we would not give it one star the bedroom we had the bed was hard the springs came up in the night the mattress was black the wallpaper was coming off the walls windows very... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Am writing review here as Shearings did not publish it - presumably because it was under 4 stars. The hotel is in a great location but in need of modernising and the food was of poor quality and over cooked. Heaven knows what foreigners must think of British hotels as they are so below the standard one gets abroad. What... More

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our second visit to the royal we last visited 6 years ago and we had a lovely time and could not fault anything and it was great value for money,this time however we were very disappointed,we paid for a room upgrade but although the room had been redecorated I.e painted the bathroom was very poor,the shower was awful... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the room was newly decorated,and clean but why do we have to pay twenty pounds per person above the going rate for the privilege of staying in that room. which has a wardrobe that wont hold clothes for a day never mind five days,i do like to change my clothes each day morning and evening so you can see the... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We called in here for a drink last Friday night and what a disappointment. Granted we were only in the bar and toilet but what a disgrace they are. The drinks are expensive to. We visit Whitby nearly every weekend but won't be coming back here I'm afraid.

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Bay-Hotels, Manager at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel, responded to this review

I’m sorry to see you were disappointed with your short visit into the hotel, our Lounge Bar offers a relaxed lounge with stunning views out. It is re-furbished along with new tables, comfortable chairs and sofas as is our reception area. We do also have a newly refurbished Ballroom which is open to non residents were you can relax, enjoy... More

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Address: West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3HA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Whitby
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Overlooking Whitby, with breathtaking views of Whitby Abbey and the sea, the Royal is steeped in intriguing history and heritage. Many of the hotel bedrooms are front facing and have superb views thanks to the hotel’s cliff top position. This is an extremely popular hotel that has many returning customers thanks to its warm and friendly welcome and great hospitality. The entertainments suite offers a great variety of entertainment and guests can also enjoy the marvellous views from the comfortable restaurant and bar. The Royal Hotel is in an ideal location, just a few minutes from the famous harbour and shops. Whitby is a traditional maritime town and with its old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue flag beach, it is a great place for a holiday or short break. ... more   less 
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