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White Horse and Griffin

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   87 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
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Ranked #11 of 20 hotels in Whitby
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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  • Location
    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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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for just one night in this beautiful old building that's right in the center of Whitby. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Our room was in the loft and would have been no good for the elderly because of the steep stairs, but we loved its charm! With it being the loft room it was very noisy, such... More

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Had a brief over night stay at Whitby. Was slightly disappointed when we arrived at our room. Was up a very steep staircase. Whilst the room had charm I did not feel that it was worth £120 a night. Room was clean and beds comfy. Bathroom had no proper shower just an attachment to taps. Staff were friendly and helpful.... More

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Hertford Hertfordshire UK
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51 reviews 51 reviews
26 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon arrival there is a warm welcome awaiting! We stayed in the Mary Ann Hepworth which is at the top of the building so as the heatwave had arrived it was fairly uncomfortable. That room is shabby and requires refurbishment and cleaning! As does the whole building. I noticed some not nice looking marks on the back of the bathroom... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I took my fiancée here for her birthday as a total surprise. I specifically chose the hotel because of its history and general appearance. While we only stayed for the one night the experience was a fantastic one. Service was great with friendly staff. The breakfast was lovely with a decent selection. Rooms were rustic with a great charm. Highly... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Me and my fiancé stayed at the white horse and griffin on the 17th-18th! We were allowed to check in two hours early and were shown around and led to our room! We were also upgraded to a better room which was lovely of them! The breakfast and our meal was absolutely gorgeous! Some may say the prices of meals... More

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

I'm not a fussy person and appreciate that this is a very old building but I have to say there is no way that the room we stayed in (Wakeful) was worth £120 pounds per night. The carpet didn't look clean, the windows definitely weren't, you could write your name on the inside of them with your finger. The woodwork... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Set in the heart of the old town of Whitby, this very old coaching inn has had a wonderful past - up to recent times ( late 20th century ) when it fell into disrepair. It has now been tastefully refurbished, retaining many of the old features, and has had several famous guests since that refurbishment. The rooms are small,... More

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Hambleton, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Just recently stayed at the White Horse and Griffin and had a positive experience. Beautiful building with period features, mixture of old and new styles blend well. Location excellent - well placed for easy access to all that Whitby has to offer. Stayed in the Provider room: traditional/ rustic style and well appointed room with attractive timber panelling, fire place... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for a couple of nights in early July. The hotel is a lovely old stabling inn with all the character you would expect from such a description. There is a small, basic bar at the front of the hotel (more an inn, really) and the floorboards are suitably creaky. The room we were in (the Warrior Woman) was... More

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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the White horse & Griffin for two night's for my partner's birthday it was the first time he had stayed in Whitby. the staff are very friendly and helpful the cooked breakfast was delicious ! our first night was in the resolution room no view & very noisy from a noise like a fan couldn't sleep! I was... More

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Address: 87 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Whitby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — White Horse and Griffin 3*
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The White Horse & Griffin is an almost 450 year old Coaching Inn, the first built in Whitby to serve the route to London. Operating these days as a Restaurant with Rooms it is situated on an unspoilt cobbled shambles near the base of Whitby's famous 199 Abbey Steps. The building is technically on 3 floors but is actually on 7 different levels. It boasts 10 unique and quirky bedrooms full of history and character. The walls are bumpy, the stairs are narrow and the ceilings are low. The Bistro/ Restaurant is cosy and heated by an open fire. The food is outstanding with the signature dishes (such as the Seafood Meze for 2 & the Fillet Sharing Platter) saying much about the place - great quality, great quantity, designed for sharing and, as with much in life, you get what you are prepared to pay for. The WH&G is best suited to couples and groups who want to get away, eat great food, drink good wine, meet new people, join in with the atmosphere and then retire to a hand-made bed with a hand stuffed mattress to regroup before a chef-cooked breakfast. As well as a comprehensive English Breakfast choices in the morning also include Fortune's Kippers, Smoked Haddock, Kedgeree, Scrambles, Omlettes, Fresh Fruits and Honeyed Porridge. A major benefit is that the heart of unspoiled North Yorkshire and its Coast is outside the front door in either walking or steam train distance. ... more   less 
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