I very grudgingly left the hotel as it was so nice, so I am a little surprised by a couple of these reviews. We were very pleasantly surprised to see the hotel was a beautiful building with character, not like some of the run-down tackier hotels that are closer to the south bay and what you may expect from a seaside resort.
As soon as we got there, the reception staff were very helpful, friendly, knowledgeable, and we were really really pleased with the room. It was tasteful, elegant, yet modern, and spotlessly clean, and we had a garden view which was pretty. Compared to the bedroom the bathroom was a little outdated, but they are still going through refurbishments, and everything worked perfectly in there and it was clean. Even if I had paid full price I would have been very pleased still! The chilled prosecco on arrival was lovely!
The 2 course dinner at the seaview restaurant was incredible. The restaurant itself was really pretty and had amazing seaviews, and the food was cooked perfectly and had a lot of flavour (Between us we had the chicken skewers and thai prawn parcels for starter, and both had the beef medallion for dinner), and we ordered some sides to go with it. The alcohol was reasonably priced, especially for the high quality standard of the place.
The bed itself was soo comfortable, I could have slept in it forever! The only downside when I woke up on the last morning was that there seemed to be some children in the room above who were jumping from heights over and over again and throwing things so we were woken up really early and couldn't get back to sleep because of all the noise they were making - which is not the fault of the hotel, but unfortunately maybe down to the crowd of people attracted to the hotel at the time because of the very reasonable groupon deal.
The breakfast was impressive, again the wait staff were very helpful, and fresh tea/coffee and toast was delivered to the table and you help yourself to breakfast, which was very tasty and fresh, all good quality products which is not always common practice in even nice hotels! I heard a few people complaining that they were having to wait for food to be replenished, but as soon as you asked the staff, or they noticed themselves they would replenish it straight away.
We used the pool and spa, which was small but nice. The sauna worked great too.
We will most definitely go back to this hotel, but would love to try out a seaview room! I had a look at one, and it was airy and had stunning views. Everything was of top quality, even the toiletries in the bathroom. It was a lot better than other boutique hotels that I have stayed in before, and certainly a lot better than other chain hotels I have stayed in, partly due to the amazing staff working there!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ambassador Spa Hotel combines wellbeing and relaxation with contemporary luxury, all framed beautifully by our stunning Sea-Views. Pamper yourselves with a selection of rejuvenating and highly effective treatments that work in natural synergy with your skin, body & mind. Indulge in our unique multi-sensory Heat & Aqua retreat experience suite, Mud Rasul, rooftop Zen Garden & indulgent Treatment Rooms, which are the very essence of luxurious relaxation. Indulge your tastebuds on modern British cuisine in our boutique View Bistro & Bar Lounge. Shake it up with our Mixology Masterclass sessions where your group can learn how to stir up the perfect cocktail! Escape to our boutique bolthole by the sea! We’re perfect for group getaways, weddings, conferencing & events. All guests receive a boutique bedroom, free wi-fi, free parking permit with the majority of our rooms boasting stunning Sea-Views of the South Bay, Castle & Harbour! ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ambassador Hotel Scarborough