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The Esplanade Hotel

2 The Esplanade, Whitby YO21 3HH, England
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Ranked #133 of 149 Whitby B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
davidap93 Lincoln, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 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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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

having read earlier reviews after booking were anxious about staying. yes it is b&b rather than a hotel but we had two rooms on top floor which have stunning views of the abbey over the town. breakfast was pleasant, ideally located for beach and town. staff were very helpful and friendly to us.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

I wasn't expecting much, from outside it doesn't look like much. When we got inside, there were dirty towels all over the floor & one of the ladies apologised. We booked a twin room as my friend & I were staying for 2 nights. They gave our room away (even though we did turn up just as we could check... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It may well be called a hotel in name but it certainly isn't one. In the room I was in there was a bag hanging off the wardrobe door on inspecting what it was it turned out to be a manky hair drier all sticky in something which put back very quickly. The bathroom was a corner sink the type... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

A most horrifying experience for women travelling on their own..Booked a twin room as advertised but instead given a cramped backpacker type room with two twin beds and two bunk beds with very little room to manoeuvre or eat! Taps on sink wobbly and closet small n dirty and damp!When we requested a change to any of the other rooms... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The Owner is vile, aggressive and abusive. The rooms are dirty and cramped. Asked for a twin room, was given a cramped family room. The door wouldn't close properly, the taps on the sink didn't work and room was dirty. When asked if I could change rooms I received insults and abuse. The owner is very nasty and horrible!

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Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We booked our room through Late Rooms about a week before visiting and after booking had another look at their page. There are two off road parking spaces available to guests for £5 per night and having seen the amount of cars parked along the streets around the hotel, it was £5 well spent! Checking in was painless and we... More 

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Durham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

Last minute booking for a birthday treat. We were in a double room, room 7, which was on the second floor a the front of the hotel. A good location for the centre of Whitby. Parking can be limited but not a problem (disk for 2 hours) and the main car parks are a 2 minute walk away. The rooms... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Arrived to find note on locked door to ring Steve. He said cleaner would be there straight away - 15 mins later she came and handed us key to room 5, no welcome, nothing ! Smell hits you the minute you enter hotel, musky, dirty carpets etc. Light above bed was falling off with live wires sticking out , told... More 

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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Great weekend here in a quiet location. comfortable bed and nice and clean. Friendly staff and a great breakfast either in the hotel itself or at the Quarterdeck. We walked down to the harbour to eat breakfast in the Quarterdeck watching the boats go in and out of the harbour. Excellent.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

The owners have done a decent job of making an old style B&B come in to the modern era. The place was clean as a whistle and The Esplanade did the job it was supposed to do. Saying that, when we first arrived the room smelled like a wet dog but after an hour or two with the window open,... More 

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