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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 21 hotels in Whitby
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night in the loft room and really enjoyed the stay. Although the room might not suit being at the top of the hotel we loved it, very comfortable, quirky and lovely views of Whitby from the window. Loved the full english breakfast and also had evening dinner in the hotel which was equally to a high... More

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good WI Fi in rooms. Bedroom and bed good, shower and bathroom good. compared to 5 other hotels we stayed in Yorkshire it was the most expensive but not the best. Breakfast chosen was scrambled egg with smoked salmon but scrambled egg came with a flaked filet of warm salmon not nice. This is one out of 4 hotels we... More

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cambridge, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The property was lovely and quaint down a cobbled street centrally located to shops and dining. The room was ok but actually looked better on the website as it needed re-painting. The cleaning staff didn't do any cleaning as the scum remained in the bath from the previous night. The toilet still had talc on the seat from our bath... More

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Acomb, UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed one night during a walking holiday round NY Moors & coast. Were offered free upgrade to better room nearer top of building, during the week before we set off, so that disabled couple could stay a night longer (in lower room). Beautiful interesting old building, beamed ceiling in our room and partial views to harbour, views of old street... More

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Ravenstonedale, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have been visiting here both to stay and eat for 20 years. Took 7 staff for dinner with fond memories of previous visits - will not return. Changed owners and the food was very expensive and poor - we returned several dishes. Service was inexcusably bad - terrible attitude, untrained staff and, after spending £300 on a night when... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We did not stay here but had one of the best meals. It is a beautiful place and the chef is something special. Children's portions were created from main meals - and the lamb and beef were exquisite. The dining room is a stunning stone cellar. Warm bad welcoming.

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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for a few nights in June in the Warrior Queen room and had a wonderful time. The building is very old and full of character which we loved, but appreciate that people with poor mobility might not be as keen on steep winding stairs. The room was clean and had everything we needed and the staff were really friendly... More

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arriving in Whitby the WH & G was easily located via the GPS on the mobile. Parking was very nearby, at very reasonable 24 hour rates. (Note: Parking is Free from 18:00 till 09:00 in the car park we used, so check before spending unnecessarily) The hotel from the outside is what we expected as we already viewed on-line, the... More

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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 July 23, 2014

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
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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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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