We stayed for a couple of nights in room 2 and had a lovely time at the Marine Hotel.
Room 2 has a big spacious lounge with a couple of very comfy sofas. The view out of the double windows takes in the harbour and the opposite side of the town including the church on the hill. This is a vista to die for and we spent many a happy hour with a glass of wine watching the action in the harbour unfold (I don't think we turned the flat screen TV on once during our stay).
Upstairs is a spacious mezzanine with a comfy, well dressed, double bed. Downstairs there is a large bathroom with a double sized walk in shower (the downside was that it had a distinct and unpleasant "musty" smell which we mentioned to the management and no doubt this will be sorted out shortly).
The furnishings are modern, stylish and have a touch of design flair - this is a proper "boutique" hotel. There is also a small private terrace with a table for two which is perfect for coffee on sunny morning (you get the sun on the opposite side of the harbour in the evening).
The rooms don't have tea or coffee making facilities but you can call down to the bar any time after 8am and they will bring you up a very nice, freshly made cup of coffee. There is an ice bucket which the friendly staff will fill up, and they will also provide you with a couple of flutes, should you feel the need to bring along a bottle of fizz. Other nice touches are the white bathrobes, Elsyl products, bottled mineral water and free wifi
If you don't fancy breakfast in your room then you will eat in the pretty bar. There is a good selection of all the breakfast classics; well cooked and nicely presented. I can highly recommend the Whitby kipper which was just delicious. If you don't fancy venturing out in the evening the dinner menu looked very tasty but I'd make sure to book ahead as this is a popular dining spot.
If you are a light sleeper I would pack a pair of ear plugs as there is a fair bit of noise from the seagulls and the early morning departure of the fishing boats (strangely the windows in the lounge have been double glazed but not the mezzanine windows). A sleeping mask might also be an idea if you need a dark room as the blinds let in plenty of light on a sunny morning.
- Also Known As:
- Marine Hotel Whitby
- The Marine Boutique Hotel