My Mother always said you only get one chance to make an impression so make it count , well the Weston made an impression.. So we checked out!
So this review is based on a very short stay of about 20 minutes, so you may wish to dismiss it and concentrate on all the good reviews and base your decision to stay on that , and who could blame you. But, if you are sat at home and wondering whether to book let me say that we left not because of just an impression and when I also say that we were prepared to forfeit our £50 deposit , we didn't do it lightly.
Whether it is a good or bad hotel may be a matter of opinion but let me give you some background and facts.
My wife and I had just had 3 great nights in Northumberland and County Durham in both the Bowburn Hall and Coquetevale Hotels and wanted to round it off at one of our favourite resorts of Scarborough, and booked the Weston on the strength of Tripadvisor reviews, we rang and were told we could have their best room with bay window at the front overlooking the sea at a price of £126 BB&E and required a £50 deposit, we paid.
We arrived to see a very tired, distressed place but with very pleasant manager who was courteous and helpful, we accepted the place on face value and checked in and went to our room.
The room was more 1950's ( an era I liked!) but the two armchairs were stained and soiled and a coffee table with a large white stain on it, the bedding was clean but the white towels were yellowing, and the floor was not particularly clean.The bathroom for such a premier room was small and badly designed and lacked the sort of toiletries you now expect in normal hotels( see the 2 listed above as examples)
We decided as a matter of personal choice to leave and informed Reception of our decision and went home feeling quite disappointed with the last part of our trip. We were not offered any alternatives or our money back, so , and this is why I write this review, if you are the more discerning traveller and prefer more mod cons watch the Hotel Inpector and agree with her views think twice before booking here.
Also be warned hotels who don't use standard Internet booking agencies do so for a reason and you may like me regret your decision to ring up and waste £50 on a hotel like this.
- Also Known As:
- Weston Hotel Scarborough
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to the Weston where you can enjoy spectacular views, quality accommodation, excellent food and the kind of friendly relaxed atmosphere that explains why so many guests return again and again. We are situated in an enviable position on the Esplanade on Scarborough's South Bay enjoying some of the resorts best views and convenient for all amenities and attractions. ... more less