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Ambassador Spa Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   36 - 38 Esplanade | Centre of the Esplanade, Scarborough Y011 2AY, England   |  
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Ranked #21 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
garforth leeds
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“super hotel clean and great value for money”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

I can confirm the other good reviews re this hotel.On arrival just after lunch,a friendly and polite receptionist,informed us that our room was ready for us immediately ,and obtained for us a FREE parking card.On arrival at our room,we were delighted to find ,a spotless and clean room with a superb sea view, tea, coffee and biscuits, flat screen tv, clock radio and lots of bathroom goodies all at NO Extra charge.
After a short walk in to the town and harbour, we came back to the hotel and spent an hour in the clean and warm hotel pool, and were given complimentary towels for use in the spa. Evening saw us having a good bar meal at a very reasonable price, well cooked and with quick sevice. Even though a wedding party was in the hotel we had a very good nights sleep in a warm room and comfortable bed, and no noise could be heard from the party. Breakfast buffet was very good ,hot and well cooked, even the plates were hot.
Check out was simple and quick with no problems. All in all a superb weekend at a first class hotel, well done to the management team and staff. We will stay with you again.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmbassadorOpsManager, General Manager at Ambassador Spa Hotel, responded to this review, March 9, 2011
Thank you for your review. It is always great to know that our guests have enjoyed their stay with us. I have passed your comments on to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to the Ambassador in the future.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2011

Just to support previous comments we have read; This is an excellent value for money Hotel. The management & cleanliness is exemplary, The dining experience is fantatstic. Children, certainly during our stay, were not allowed to dominate or spoil any of the ambience, I wasn't looking but I did not see any happy meals & fish fingers on the menu! Swimming pool is small & did have some rude users in (locals) but this still did not spoil this super value-for-money Hotel! Well done to the staff!

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmbassadorOpsManager, General Manager at Ambassador Spa Hotel, responded to this review, March 1, 2011
Thank you for your review of the Ambassador, it is a pleasure to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and I will pass your feedback on to the team.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2011

Great value for money. As a musician I'm always looking for comfortable low cost hotels. Staff were friendly. Nice bar and restaurant. Great location. Will stay again.

  • Stayed February 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmbassadorOpsManager, General Manager at Ambassador Spa Hotel, responded to this review, February 16, 2011
Thank you for your review. I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you again next visit. Thank you for your kind comments about the hotel and team. I am pleased that you found us an ideal location for the Spa Complex which is just a stones throw from our door.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2011

Smashing couple of nights. All staff very friendly and proffessional. Food and service very good.

Feather duvets and pillows on a good modern bed, Good view of the bay from our room.
Whole hotel very clean and well kept.

Good, relaxed, live music in the bar in the evening from talented guitarists.

Finally found a hotel in Scar' we'd go back to.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmbassadorOpsManager, General Manager at Ambassador Spa Hotel, responded to this review, February 14, 2011
Thank you for your kind review, it is great to read that you enjoyed your stay this weekend and we look forward to welcoming you back soon. I am glad that you enjoyed the entertainment, we have live musicians throughout the year and they are really very talented.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2011

A quick few days away to celebrate our anniversary, arrived later than planned No issue with staff who welcomed us with smiles ensuring we did not miss our evening meal.
The Ambassador is just coming to the end of a decoration revamp and is looking very good. All staff could not do enough for all guests and the whole place had a smile, rooms, restaurant, bar and the staff.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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AmbassadorOpsManager, Manager at Ambassador Spa Hotel, responded to this review, February 9, 2011
Thank you for your kind words, it is fantastic to read that you enjoyed your stay and we are looking forward to welcoming you back soon.
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Hull, East Yorkshire
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2011

The hotel was in a great location on the esplanade and as we had a sea view room, we had a great view over the bay. The room had clearly been recently redecorated and was perfectly appointed, although a little small. However, it had stated that on the website so we knew what to expect. There were some lovely toiletries in the bathroom but the bathroom itself was very small, a bit dirty and in need of some work, especially around the bath. We ate in the restaurant and the food was ok at a reasonable price but not the best and I would definitely find an alternative restaurant if we went back. At 9pm, the hotel provided some entertainment, a mix of songs, jokes and general entertainment, which was good fun.
All in all, I would choose this hotel again but would choose a different venue for dinner.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AmbassadorOpsManager, Manager at Ambassador Spa Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2011
Thank you for your review, I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay on the whole. I am sorry that the bathroom in your accommodation dissapointed, we are planning the refurbishment of some of our bathrooms this month. I would be interested to hear more about your thoughts on the food available should you wish to contact me directly and I will discuss your feedback with the Chef. Thanks again.
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129 reviews 129 reviews
68 hotel reviews
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350 helpful votes 350 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2010

We held an annual dinner for our trade association, and we can't talk more highly of the service, food and accomodation.

We stayed an extra night and thoroughly enjoyed the food, the Chef produces a magnificent fare using GM and additive free local ingredients; however at our group dinner for 66 he excelled himself; I attend many donners per month but have never encountered such fantastic event catering; all our guests were commenting and eulogising about the food. The hotel has been recently refurbished, the bar and restaurent have been refurbed tastfully and are most comfortable. Most of the rooms are completed, but the refurbishement process is still going on, this is only an issue if the hotel is full, but as the process will be over soon it will cease to be an issue. The wine list is excellent and priced fairly.

I would recomend this hotel for business and social use, we plan to return for our annual dinner next year, but my family and I plan to go for a mini break.

The views from the hotel have to be seen, and local parking is readily available as part of your room rate. The hotel is an excelent wedding venue, the function room is newly refurbished with excellent lighting and it is very comfortable.

All together it is great value, and the staff and service is simlply MAGNIFICENT, well done all.

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Ambassador Spa Hotel

Address: 36 - 38 Esplanade | Centre of the Esplanade, Scarborough Y011 2AY, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Spa Hotel in Scarborough
#8 Family Hotel in Scarborough
#13 Romantic Hotel in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Ambassador Spa Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 59
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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