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The Waves

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39 Esplanade Road | South Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2AT, England
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1 room 1 adult
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Are room was gorgeous very comfortable and a good size. Breakfast was one of the best we have ever had throughout our travels. Would highly recommend and would also love to return. A good 10/15 minute walk from the main attraction bit. Parking outside.

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Kevern_TheWaves, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, we look forward to seeing you again in 2016 More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

This is our third trip to The Waves and will certainly not be the last! Kevern and Ruth are the perfect hosts. Friendly, knowledgable and nothing is too much trouble. Every time we stay there is an added touch. This time a mini room library. The front 70's lounge is quirky and brimming with books, records, a juke box and... More 

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Le Temple-sur-Lot, France
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31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

The owner was very helpful before making the booking and very welcoming. The room was spotlessly clean and luxurious. The roll top bath was a highlight. Breakfast was excellent. All in all a perfect stay. Thank you.

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Thank j w
Kevern_TheWaves, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Hi j w, thanks for organising that visit with us and it's great to hear your comments. Kevern More 

York, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Beautifully presented guest house with a trendy 70s retro feel, fabulous breakfasts and so convenient for south cliff which is a beautiful elegant part of Scarborough near the spa and the lift down the cliff.

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Thank Treehaven2015
Kevern_TheWaves, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Hello Treehaven2015, thanks for coming to stay at The Waves, and for taking the time to leave a review. Kevern More 

Hamburg, Germany
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

There is an strong idea behind the decoration and the music and the whole spirit of this very nice place. Although quite unagitated and cool, the owners are very ambitious and considerate about what they are doing and this is what you experience in every minute of your stay. The breakfast is just awesome! And not to forget Ruth's recommendation... More 

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Thank W_Mueller
Kevern_TheWaves, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Hi W_Mueller, thanks for coming to stay at The Waves on your trip to the UK and thanks for your comments which were, well... super. Hope to see you again sometime. Kevern More 

Nottingham
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Everything here is quality and comfort; with handmade crockery, furniture and light fittings. There is great attention to detail and design, to making everything fit and work ergonomically. The place is really quirky and retro - a delight to anyone to whom this period appeals. While at the same time incorporating all the modern comforts. Added to this, we only... More 

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Kevern_TheWaves, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Hi Alison, thank you for your review. It's good to hear you enjoyed staying at The Waves. Kevern More 

Teesside
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Stayed at the Waves last week for The very first time. The hotel is very clean and the breakfast really sets you up for the day, fantastic. Kevern the owner could not do enough for us, very welcoming. The bedrooms are pretty new and a great good nights sleep. We will certainly stay here again on our next visit to... More 

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Thank Robert T
Kevern_TheWaves, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Hi Robert, thanks for coming to stay at The Waves, and thanks for your comments. We'll look forward to seeing you again in Scarborough sometime. Kevern More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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46 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

The Waves is an amazing b&b, it has a retro vintage lounge with the most amazing wallpaper which reminded me of my childhood. Complete with a juke box for you to play free of charge. There is also a record player & vinyl. In the lounge there is wonderful Hornsea pottery where you can help yourself to coffee & homemade... More 

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Kevern_TheWaves, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Hi Martyne, thanks for taking the time to leave a review and for your lovely comments, and it's good to hear you enjoyed your stay. Kevern More 

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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015 via mobile

It's taken four months for us to write this review but really wanted to add to the hype surrounding this absolutely PHENOMENAL B&B. My wife and I came down from Glasgow and had the long weekend of a lifetime back in March, and so much of this was due to the unbelievable passion and quality of stay that Kevern and... More 

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Kevern_TheWaves, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Hi Robertochianski, thanks for your comments which were great to hear and which we very much appreciate. Hopefully we will see you again before too long. Kevern More 

Harrogate, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

I stayed for two nights at The Waves in a family room. Comfort,cleanliness,breakfast and service are fantastic. The owners recommended a nearby Italian restaurant,it was first class. Parking is free and spaces on the road outside the B&B are readily available,a free parking permit is given. If your looking for a first class bed and breakfast The Waves is the... More 

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Thank Fisherprice2013
Kevern_TheWaves, Owner at The Waves, responded to this review

Hi Fisherprice2013, thanks for taking the time to leave a review, and thanks for coming to stay at The Waves. It's good to hear you enjoyed Tuscany Too aswell - we are really lucky to have that so close. Hope to see you again sometime. Kevern More 

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