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4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   Mill Street, Scarborough YO11 1SZ, England
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Ranked #73 of 180 Scarborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Ardrossan, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night in the balcony suite( at the top of the windmill tower). All I can say is wow!! It has been sympathetically converted to B&B accommodation, still retaining original features. The circular pattern of the millstone can still be seen in the main beam. Lovely circular rooms and spiral staircases. Tastefully decorated and quality furnishings too. I... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We stayed one night in windmill itself (lower of the 2 'flats'). The bedroom has a nice ensuite and the living room has good kitchen facilities. Rooms were warm and clean and - of course - circular. Breakfast cooked by Jenny was very good. Neighbourhood has traditional and bijou shops. Would love to stay there again.

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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63 reviews 63 reviews
30 hotel reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

The Windmill at Scarborough surely must rank as the most unique Boutique hotel or self catering cottage break in England. I recommend you stay in the en-suite premier king-size four poster room, although they have excellent self catering cottage breaks available also.The four poster bed is king-size and the room also has its own two seater sofa as well as... More

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Roland and Ange... T, Owner at The Windmill, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review; it is always gratifying to meet guests who enjoy and make the most of Scarborough during their stay. Having visited the area on numerous occasions, you obviously know your way around, and of course there's always something new going on, and being so close to the Stephen Joseph Theatre is a bonus. Thank you... More

Barnsley, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We spent 4 nights in cornflower cottage,located at the side of the windmill.We were situated central to the town,and close to all amenities.The cottage was clean and comfortable with plenty of available self catering facilities. We were greeted by Roland who was very helpful.Overall we enjoyed a good relaxing break.

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Roland and Ange... T, Owner at The Windmill, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, and we're delighted you had a pleasant time over New Year and pleased to hear you enjoyed the Cottage. We know you have family living nearby so being based at The Windmill was obviously beneficial. We offer short breaks throughout the year, so if you do venture up this way again, we hope we have... More

Oxford
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86 reviews 86 reviews
53 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

my wife and i have just spent sunday at night at the windmill, the instructions provided worked just fine,we were able to check in early, we had a warm and friendly welcome from the family who run the windmill and were quickly shown to our room. we were in a double room, not one of the cottages, it was cosy,... More

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Carlisle, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013 via mobile

My partner brought me here for 2 nights for mu birthday as i love windmills and we were not disappointed. Beautifully restored, lovely accommodation in the windmill itself with great views, great breakfast, great service. The people who have left reviews rated terrible, poor, average etc must have mistaken this place for somewhere else.

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geordie_riddler
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013

Stayed here 1-3 November. Upon arrival we were met by a female member of staff who took us into the reception to check in. The reception and breakfast area are full of retro toys in wall mounted displays which is unusual but quirky. The room itself was a reasonable size with a 4 poster bed, tv with free view. The... More

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Ackworth, null, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

My friend and I stayed here recently and, from the moment we arrived, we felt that the prime motivation of the owner was to secure our payment and that he was not really interested in us as human beings. The meter charges for the gas and the electric are ridiculously high, on top of paying for our cottage, and we... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2013

I thought this a good B&B, if a bit odd in places. By this, I mean by the furnishings. I was in room 11 on the 16th and 17th Sept. Nice, average size room, which to me was spoiled by the huge, four-poster bed that dominated the room. I would have been much happier with an ordinary bed, as the... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is a character B & B in a side street in the town .Very good breakfast. Room was adequate. Parking was difficult, keys have to be left with owner to move cars around to allow cars in and out. Cars have to be left outside in the street after 9.30

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Additional Information about The Windmill

Also Known As:
The Windmill Hotel Scarborough
The Windmill Bed And Breakfast
The Windmill Hotel
Address: Mill Street, Scarborough YO11 1SZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 180 B&Bs / Inns in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Windmill 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to The Windmill, just a 5 minute walk from the bustling town centre of Scarborough, its busy railway station and close to the iconic Stephen Joseph Theatre which hosts regular plays and concerts throughout the year. The Windmill, is located in a quiet cul-de-sac and is the last remaining windmill in Scarborough offering quality self-catering and bed & breakfast accommodation with free parking. We have three king-size four poster rooms overlooking the courtyard and 2 lovely Suites in The Windmill itself; the Balcony Suite, for adventurous adults with a head for heights, and the lower Windmill Madeline Suite which is more spacious. We also have two single storey cottages in the courtyard, one cater for up to 4 adults and 1 child and the other for 2 couples, or 4 adults. So the choice is yours - you can cater for yourselves or be catered for with a hearty breakfast in The Windmill. ... more   less 
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