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“great food and fabulous views” 4 of 5 stars
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Cliffemount Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Bank Top Lane | Runswick Bay, Runswick TS13 5HU , England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Runswick
Certificate of Excellence 2014
UK
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“great food and fabulous views”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

a special weekend was enjoyed at this hotel, we were greeted in the car park and looked after during our stay by nice people, food is well made from an interesting menu, good wholesome food to bolster the walks in and around Runswick, a good base for visits to Whitby, Scarborough and Brid.

Room Tip: try for an upper bay front room to get the spectacular sun up skies over the bay.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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North York Moors National Park, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

Recently visited for lunch and opted to sit outside in the sun with a view over the bay. We ordered starters of Yorkshire Puddings with gravy and a homemade Whitby fish finger sandwich and a chip sandwich. The food was to a very good standard and I will return on my next visit to Runswick Bay.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Saltburn-by-the-Sea, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Me and my partner went out for a evening meal and decided upon this very picturesque seaside village and chose the cliffemount hotel with its stunning coast views. The food was excellent in presentation and quality and the staff are very friendly and helpful. We would recommend the hotel to anyone looking for a spectacular location to stay or just a excellent meal in a friendly atmosphere. We would just like to thank all the staff for a unforgettable evening.
Thank you
Caroline Dixon & John Richardson

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

What shame. This hotel has deteriorated since our visit several years ago.the whole place is shabby and at the beginning of the season we expected it to be top notch.
When we booked we were told only Premium Rooms were available yet there was only another couple at breakfast so we wondered why .
The cost of the 2course dinner was the same as we had Paid at the Pipe and Glass for 2 courses and there was absolutely no comparison in the standards and the Pipe and glass has a Michelin star.
The only thing that hadn't changed for the worse was the spectacular view but we won't be returning to the hotel for that. It is free from the top of the hill.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Doncaster, England, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed at the Cliffemount Hotel on the 3rd May 2014, on arrival the staff were friendly courteous helpful and professional. The views were incredible across Runswick Bay the room was large and airy with a lovely bay window. The only minor thing to mention is that some of the carpets are a little threadbare in places on the stairs. We had dinner in the evening and the food was superb, again the service was excellent from all the staff concerned, in fact the food was so good we booked in for the following evening as well, yes it isn't a cheap evening meal but I didn't feel it was over priced. Breakfast was excellent, fresh, good quality, well cooked food, presented well and served quickly. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel and restaurant we will be going back again.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Do not be taken in by the 'beautiful view', peel back the fabric and find a very basic hotel. We found the staff very friendly, helpful and courteous. The breakfast was of good standard but, no better than you would get in a Premier Inn. Saturday's breakfast Cumberland sausage had not even paid a visit to Cumbria, they had obviously run out and substituted a pink, bready alternative. We had dinner on the Saturday night which, was very nice and well-presented but, I feel was over-priced: we had had a tasty meal the night before at a local restaurant which, I feel, gave better value for money.

The Room! We were accommodated in room 1, beware! Initial appearances were good, it was tidy, clean and presentable, testament to a good housekeeping team. The bed was comfortable and linen clean and fresh. We thought the furniture looked like it had come from a house clearance establishment, nothing matched, pine chest of drawers and a heavily varnished dark boxwood wardrobe.The bathroom was a health and safety nightmare, although there were signs advising you of the hazards! The bathroom could best be described as a walk in wardrobe. The shower had obviously had a previous problem with overflowing, as a piece of black plastic had been glued to the shower tray to contain the water. This created a large step up and down with no hand hold to steady yourself. The sink was small, the type you get in a small downstairs toilet and was loose on the wall, the towel rail, which fell off when putting the towel on it, was mounted on a piece of emulsioned 3 x 2 piece of wood with exposed end grain, perhaps this was a rustic effect! Disposable plastic tumblers in the bathroom, really! Is this what it takes to be an AA three star and in the Michelin guide for 2014?

I am afraid £120 per night for two with breakfast is about £50 per night overpriced. We will not be staying here again, principally because it is very poor value for money. The Firs up the road is a more realistically priced establishment. By all means, have a meal at the Cliffemount and enjoy a beer in the garden with a stunning view of Runswick Bay. Take away the view and you really do have a basic seaside B & B.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

Beautiful spot on the top of the cliff looking over the wonderful Runswick Bay.
Nice dog friendly bar.
Nice friendly staff.
Nice beer.
Good food, although I would welcome more inspired choice for vegetarians.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Cliffemount Hotel

Address: Bank Top Lane | Runswick Bay, Runswick TS13 5HU , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Runswick
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Runswick
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cliffemount Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
All of the rooms and public areas are being totally refurbished during winter 2008-spring 2009 ... more   less 
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