Just returned from a 2 night stay at The Arches towards the end of November. We were a party of 15 adults celebrating my birthday for the weekend, from the very moment I made the reservation months prior I was made to feel extremely welcome. I am a regular visitor to Whitby and have stayed at many b&b's over the years, I can happily say this is up there with the best of them. From the moment we arrived Dave & Laura did everything they could to make our stay as pleasurable as possible, pots of tea and homemade biscuits were brought to our room for all our party to enjoy. The rooms were immaculately clean and extremely warm and cosy and very spacious (we were in a family room), the breakfast was one of the best I have had from a b&b, great full English, fresh fruit and greek yoghurt, homemade preserves, and a choice of a daily specials, I had the kippers and poached egg on the second morning, very tasty, oh, and thats not forgetting Laura's homemade cakes, delicious.
All the facilities and rooms were superb, but I would say the biggest thing The Arches has going for it are the hosts themselves, they are so friendly and warm, they seem genuinely happy to have you staying there and do everything they can to make you feel at home. As I said, we were a large party which can sometimes be a nightmare to organise, but this wasn't the case, apart from them having the room for us all, they made it completely hassle free by their relaxed and welcoming approach. I fear not all establishments would a been the same. A true gem of a place.
We will definitely be back.
- Also Known As:
- Arches Guesthouse Hotel
- Arches Guesthouse Hotel Whitby
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Arches is a Victorian, 4 star, family run Guest House. We are situated conveniently on Whitby’s West Cliff which is only a 5 minute stroll from town, the harbour or beach. Our Stylishly decorated rooms have Egyptian cotton bedding and towels, complementary refreshments, Wi-Fi, and modern flat screen TVs. Each of our double, twin, & family rooms are en-suite, and our single rooms each have private bathrooms. We offer generous breakfasts including full English, vegetarian and daily specials, as well as fresh fruit salad, home baked muffins (baked daily), homemade marmalade and preserves, not to mention real coffee! A warm welcome on arrival starting with the offer of a pot of tea or coffee helping you to relax straight away; would you like another homemade cookie…………? ... more less