I have just spent a week at Larpool Hall as part of a walking group of about 35 people. To describe it as an overpriced Youth Hostel and give it the lowest rating possible as someone has done is in my opinion extremely disingenuous. The hotel is orientated towards groups of walkers and supplies organised travel and routes for different levels of walking ability on a daily basis. This is reflected in the shared tables at meal times. If you want a table to yourself, stay at an ordinary hotel. My room (I was a single person in a twin) was spacious and comfortable and certainly up to 4 star rating, this standard being reflected in what I saw of the rest of the hotel including the bar and lounge area.
The food was of good quality including a large breakfast choice of which the scrambled egg was so excellent I had it a;lmost every day, however had perchance scrambled egg not been available it would not have bothered me sufficiently to whinge about it here. The packed lunches were the best I've had anywhere, allowing you to choose what you wanted the night before, with a huge array of additional goodies available on the day. As a vegetarian I could not fault what I was given for my evening meals and not once (as so often happens) did the staff place the wrong meal before me; indeed I was impressed by the dedication of the staff who went out of their way to be helpful at all times. This is an excellent place to stay.
- Also Known As:
- Larpool Hall Hotel
- Larpool Hall Hotel Whitby
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Larpool Hall is an elegant Georgian mansion with splendid views over the Esk Valley and towards the sea at Whitby, about 1½ miles away. This historic harbour town, with its narrow streets and iconic ruined abbey, is well worth exploring. The imposing grandeur of Larpool Hall is complemented by its excellent modern facilities, including a large lounge and bar. Many of the 27 en-suite bedrooms look out over the wooded grounds. ... more less