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Wrea Head Hall
Barmoor Lane, Scalby Village, Scarborough YO13 0PB, England   |  
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Winter Warmer £54.95 DB&B
Ranked #1 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
England, Arkansas
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“Great hotel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Everything was perfect for us during our stay at the hotel. Our room was good, the service excellent and the food fantastic. As for the cost, we thought they had made a mistake as it was such good value.

The setting is fantastic and the building has a lot of character. A great place to stay!

Room Tip: We were told all rooms were good and ours was.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Barton-upon-Humber, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Just had my first stay here, but it won't be the last! Splendid country house hotel with original features throughout, located amidst spectacular grounds and gardens overlooking a restful and relaxing pastoral scene, yet only a few minutes away from the beauty of the Yorkshire Coast at Scarborough. All this with excellent rooms, delicious food and high quality service from very friendly staff means this is a real find - Pimms on the terrace and Croquet on the lawn, just fabulous!

Room Tip: The hotel is currently mid room refurbishment so ring reception if possible and grab the chance to b...
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bridlington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Travel Dates 3rd and 4th July


A friendly welcome from the proprietor with minimum formality who carried our bag up to our 1st floor room no 14. Our room recently refurbished (except carpets) around 14’ square and with a huge 7’ bed overlooked the conservatory below, sweeping lawns and on to pasture land.- idyllic. Decorated in Victorian style of painted wood panelled walls perfectly in keeping with the houses age and style. The flat screen TV on the wall did not detract from the ambiance. The bathroom tastefully refurbished in style with l’Occitaine toiletries and lovely soft towels. The hot water was too hot to the hands and so was the cold until it had run for around a minute as a result of both hot and cold using parallel tracts.

Free Wifi is available in the room with a commendable download speed of 30Mps

The hotel was purchased two years ago and since then the owners have spent considerable sums on restoring the house to its original state with all public areas completed and most of the bedrooms. The lounge and library rooms gave a restful air which allowed you to think you were back in time. The “modern” bar blended well with the Victorian style which continued into the dining room, itself of necessity a little more functional with tables a little close. Bar staff and dining staff were all pleasant helpful and efficient and smartly turned out as befits a fine dining restaurant. This is not a place for torn jeans and tee shirt so dress up a little and enjoy the experience

At dinner ironed tablecloths and a choice of two menus standard and indulgent though it is possible to mix and match across the two. The food was excellently presented and cooked on both nights though on our first night it could have been a little warmer.

And so to bed. We slept with windows open on our comfortable bed until around 4.0am when the birds decided it was time to get up. We did to close the windows then back to sleep!

Breakfast was made individually to order with a Standard English and fresh hot toast and many other options including kippers which I resolved to have the following morning. This was the biggest kipper I have ever seen and delicious.

A lovely two day restful break. Would we go again? Yes!

We wish the proprietors well with continuing restoration as they bring this lovely old house back to its former glory inside and out.

Room Tip: The web site gives a good description of all rooms. Most will overlook the countryside
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Fabulous midweek break; feels like the middle of the countryside but close to the coast and only a mile or so from a main road. Lovely gardens, friendly and efficient staff, spectacular rooms, delicious food. Just the thing for a mini break - we feel relaxed and happy!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Kuwait
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

We stayed at Wread Hall for 2 nights to celebrate my mother's 90th birthday. The hotel was perfect for the occassion and we had a lovely time. This is a privately owned hotel and the individual touches make it rather special. I loved the country house feel, the classic furnishings and the eclectic sculptures throughout the hotel. One of the owners was very hands on and proud to tell us all about his hotel. The staff were all lovely and very helpful throughout the hotel. I have to say it was very unusual to see a helicopter sitting on the lawn when we arrived. Apparently someone just popped in for the weekend!! The grounds are extensive and beautifully kept and sitting on the patio overlooking the countryside was most relaxing. We had 2 refurbished rooms over looking the gardens and they did not disappoint. They were tastefully decorated, large, comfortable and clean. The beds were large and comfortable too. The breakfast buffet was average but the cooked breakfast was good. We ate in the restaurant both nights and I can thoroughly recommend it. There were 2 menus to choose from. One was set for a longer time but the other was on a 3 day cycle. We liked this as we had a different choice both nights. There was enough variety for all 3 of us to choose different starters and main courses both nights. As a bonus, the wine was also very reasonably priced! Thank you all at Wrea Hall for helping us make my mother's 90th birthday a time to remember.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are looking for a peaceful,relaxing and wonderful place, this hotel absolutely would be your best choice. Our room (2) is neat, elegant and has a great view of the lawn, the village and the mountains far away. The staffs are very friendly and welcoming. Dinner was fabulous, I particularly favour the scallops and the veal T-bone. Breakfast was good too, it offered various of choices. We enjoyed our stay here very much. If we have a chance to visit Scarborough again, we will definitely come back to this hotel.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

We decided to try this hotel after looking for somewhere in the area with character. After a great couple of nights I am glad we did as the hotel exceeded our expectations. Of particular note is the quality of the dining experience we had here. The dining room is beautifully decorated in a style which suits the house. The waiting staff were efficient but discreet and attended to everything we needed. Of course the most important thing is the quality of the food which we felt was very good indeed. The menu was varied with 4 very different main courses to choose from and I am sure most people would find something they would like. There is a good selection of wines to choose from from around £23 upwards. There is an option of a "pick and mix" cheese course which allows you to only have the types you like at a small premium (well worth it).

The breakfast was very good also, so overall if food and drink are high on your list of priorities then this hotel could well be worth considering.

The room we stayed in (14) is a "luxury double " and was very nice with a refurbished bathroom. It was however strangely very hot!

There is a nice bar and conservatory plus numerous other lounges etc.

In summary we thoroughly enjoyed our stay here, would definitely recommend it to other travellers and will be going back in the winter to take advantage of the open fires.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: Barmoor Lane, Scalby Village, Scarborough YO13 0PB, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Scarborough
#2 Family Hotel in Scarborough
#4 Business Hotel in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering truly breathtaking, uninterrupted views across the Yorkshire countryside that must seen to be believed, Wrea Head offers arguably on of the most beautiful setting of all Scarborough hotels. Surrounded by the endless scenery of England’s most beautiful county – from the heather filled Moors and scenic Dales to the spectacular Yorkshire heritage coastline – you can choose make your break as active, or relaxing, as you like. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Wrea Head Country Hotel
Wrea Head Country Scarborough

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