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4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Sandsend, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England   |  
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“Brilliant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2012

I cannot recommend this hotel and its restaurant highly enough. We visited as a couple and spent 1 night at the hotel with an evening meal.The hotel is ideally located for people who enjoy walking.
Our room was spacious and nicely decorated. It also had a window seat helping you to make the most of the stunning view outside.
The shower didn't disappoint and was extremely powerful. There was adequate Fluffy towels and mini toiletries.
For our meal I ate the mussels followed by a mushroom risotto and white chocolate creme brulee. All were gorgeous. My husband ate the crispy duck salad followed by the duck breast and the creme brulee. He also had nothing but good comments about the food. We enjoyed a bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which was well worth the cost at just under £30.The service from Dave and James the chef for the evening was excellent.
We will definately return and will be recommending this place to friends and family wanting to treat themselves.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2012

We ate here when we rented a cottage in whitby, and were recogmended by the people who have Harry's Bar; what they said was right the seafood is amazing, we both had their Seafood Pie & for the starters I had Mussles (which were just perfect) & my wife had Ham Hock, dessert wise we both had the Brulee, again like everything they were to die for. The whole place was warm & the service was perfect! How anyone could fault this place is beyond us!
If you like wine your in for a treat; fully Australian (& New Zealand) wines, we went by the glass, which was great and David (one of the owners) recogmended the wines to match what we liked and what we were eating.
When were over again were certainly going back & most likely will stay.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2012

We have been three times to dine at esbeck house thinking it might get better,but in fact it got worse. Food and service terrible. wont be recommending it or going back.We only dined but were seated at the back of the dining room overlooking the yard/garden with all the washing. Not good.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Watford, United Kingdom
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

David and Tim are very welcoming. Estbek House has a small courtyard garden at the front, the rooms are extremely clean and well-appointed on either the first or second floor. We thought it would be noisy at night as we were on the road side, but as soon as the wooden window shutters were closed, hardly a sound could be heard. The cooked breakfasts were superb. The eggs laid by hens in the garden. The reduced dining rate tarriff is the one to go for as there is no need to eat anywhere else. The waitresses are friendly, the evening meals are superb and the fish dishes as fresh as could be! There are six private parking spaces in the car park just across the bridge. A deposit is required on booking. Sandsend is lovely with a sand and pebble beach and a few quaint shops, yet only a short drive from Whitby.

Room Tip: There are only four rooms but the the Estbeck House website is very good.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2011

Estbek House describes itself as a "restaurant with rooms", and that is exactly what it is - a comparatively small restaurant with outstanding food and wine. It has only four small bedrooms in an historic house with steep and narrow stairs. The one we stayed in (Eva) was beautifully clean and well appointed but far too small to be comfortable. It had the feeling of a very small cabin on a luxury liner, with only a standard double bed and insufficient storage space. And the overnight rate is quite expensive. Ideally convenient to avoid a journey after eating at the restaurant, but not good value for money.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sheffield
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

The best thing about Estbek House is the restaurant food, which is stunning and the wine list - I wish we could transport it to where we live. Although pricey, it's super for a special occasion but be prepared to pay a lot for the room if you stay as well. The rooms are well appointed and stylish - rooms at the top as are naturally very hot in summer. I think the pricing is misleading - the two amounts - one for room eating in and the other for room & breakfast/eating out are confusing to those of us not used to such pricing mechanisms. Hospitality is very good, Tim and David are very helpful and have the time to chat to guests even though they are very busy. On reflection we would have been better just eating at Estbek House as it turned into a very expensive three day break - but we thoroughly enjoyed the extravagance!

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2011

We have stayed here numerous times - we love everything about it: location, accommodation, service and most of all the food, wine and superb hosts. All four rooms are beautifully fitted and very comfortable - our favourite, however is Alum as it is larger and brighter than the others. David and Tim, the joint owners, are lovely people who work very hard to ensure everything is perfect during your stay. David prides himself on his wine list - and rightly so: the wine is exceptional. Tim, the chef, can be seen at work in the open kitchen, which is spotless, making bread, chocolates and delicious meals. Our personal favourites are the scallops, and the salmon (smoked on the premises) to start ; the signature sea food pie or lobster (exquisite) to follow and to complete the meal either the creme brulee, chocolate pot or the cheese board served with two glasses of port! Desert wines and the home made chocolates with the coffee perfect te experience. Breakfast is the best full English we've ever had. We visit two or three times a year and will be back soon.

Room Tip: All rooms are very comfortable but Nora is the smallest and the bathroom is not suited to generously...
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Sandsend, Sandsend, Whitby YO21 3SU, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Whitby > Sandsend
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Sandsend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Estbek House 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Also Known As:
Estbek House Hotel Sandsend
Estbek Hotel Sandsend
Estbek House Sandsend, Yorkshire

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