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The Mainstay

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26 Windsor Terrace, Whitby YO21 1ET, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Definitely the best we have stayed in,wonderful regency house so elegant, the decor was first class the furnishings stunning. The attention to detail in all of the rooms is faultless, we were lucky enough to be shown round after we had checked in. The two suites were fabulous.Our room was fab the bathroom was beautiful, fabulous brass bedstead in the... More 

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful bed and breakfast, definitely worth 5 stars. Excellent location. Julie and Peter the hosts are attentive and very friendly. The decor and furnishings are really lovely. When we return to Whitby we would certainly go back. Faultless!!

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

Just returned from our second visit to The Mainstay.We can only endorse all the previous reviews and cannot find any faults whatsoever.Beautiful spacious Bedroom,spotlessly clean throughout. The Breakfast's are wonderful and the Hosts Julie and Peter are a very warm and welcoming.If you are to visit Whitby,then you must visit the Mainstay.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

This was our 3rd visit to The Mainstay and we would never considering looking elsewhere. Everything we could need and want from a Bed and Breakfast and more. All round perfection from the stylish rooms and ensuite to the delicious breakfast. Julie and Peter are the icing on the cake and really know how to host without being too overbearing.... More 

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Chester, UK
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 via mobile

I have visited many b&b's over the years and given them 5 stars, but looking back, maybe I was wrong! After two nights at the Mainstay now can I say that these guys beat the rest of them hands down! It's not that the hosts Peter and Julie are a 100% better than the rest but somehow they have taken... More 

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Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We just love this bed and breakfast this is our 4th visit to The Mainstay and we wouldn't book anywhere else, great rooms and parking with a fantastic breakfast makes it one of the top bed and breakfasts in town. Can't wait to book again, looking forward to the 2 new rooms opening soon, we'll be spoilt for choice, see... More 

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Second visit here for us, happy to say the fabulous experience was repeated. Fantastic hosts, breakfast and rooms still looking like they were before, immaculate. Peter and Julie have a great knowledge of the local area with plenty of help and tips if needed. Just the tonic for us to blow away the xmas and New year cobwebs. We will... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

My husband booked a break to whitby between Xmas/new Year. What a fantastic B&B very friendly and accommodating hosts. The bed was too soft for me but that is my own personal view. The breakfast was amazing and all freshly cooked. Fantastic

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Sunderland, England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Stayed at The Mainstay with my wife, brother and sister in law over the New Year and just had to write this review. We were welcomed in the rear car park of the premises by Julie with a big cheery smile and hello before being shown through into what is a beautiful B and B where an equally happy Peter... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

My Wife and I stayed at the Mainstay for two nights I have to say the bed was the most comfortable I have ever slept in the breakfast was also really good served using good quality ingredients and with a smile from the very knowledgeable hosts. The Mainstay also offers parking also a great boon when visiting Whitby and is... More 

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