This is a hotel with additional properties on site which it seems is set to expand still further judging by the building works taking place.
We stayed in the main hotel block in an executive room on the 1st floor. The room was shall we say of modest proportions albeit tastefully furnished and with a lovely balcony overlooking the beautifully manicured gardens. With the sunny weather this really was a treat.
The bathroom was in fact a shower room, tastefully tiled and with high quality fittings. The frustrations were that there was no shaver point so I couldn't charge either my toothbrush or electric razor & no cotton wool balls, buds etc were provided. Minor frustrations in the scheme of things but surprising for such an establishment aiming at the quality end of the market.
The TV carries Freeview channels but the hotel wifi did not make it as far as the room - again a frustration that would be so easy to solve. As a business traveller that would put me off but as a leisure traveller it might be seen as an advantage.
The spa area is very nice and I had a lovely massage, all the usual treatments are available at prices which are in keeping.
The breakfast is excellent - a really wide range of options and all of the highest quality. The egg chef isn't the most cheerful or engaging but he cooks a mean omelette.
The rest of the staff we encountered were charming and efficient especially Peter - what a particularly engaging chap he is - they should look after him he is an asset.
The gardens are beautiful and look out for the alpacas - seriously, alpacas !!
The estate is being developed and so there are ancillary building noises about the place which can affect the ambience but once it is finished it will be really tranquil.
So, why not 5 stars ? Well it's on the way but it's not finished (literally in places) and for the prices the rooms just lack some modest finishing touches and the wifi is for me a huge frustration (albeit some will appreciate the isolation).
I would like to return but perhaps in a year or so when it has bedded down.
- Also Known As:
- Raithwaite Hall Hotel Whitby
- Raithwaite Hall Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 80-acre Raithwaite Estate with its landscaped grounds is located in the coastal North Yorkshire countryside. Luxurious rooms within The Hall and Keep buildings feature alongside an indoor pool, spa, sauna, gym, 2 restaurants and 2 bars.With luxurious bathrobes, spacious beds and an en suite bathroom, all rooms on the Raithwaite Estate are individually designed. Some also feature a balcony or terrace with stunning views of the landscaped grounds.Local, seasonal produce is used in the Estate's restaurants, located within both The Hall and Keep, with both specialising in Whitby’s famous fresh produce from both land and sea.The extensive spa and fitness facilities on the Estate include an 11-metre pool, steam room, and a whirlpool. A range of indulgent spa treatments are also on offer and can be booked prior to arrivalThe local countryside, beaches, and nearby North York Moors all offer fantastic scenic walks. The historic town of Whitby is just 5 minutes’ drive away. ... more less
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