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“A quick visit to Scarborough” 5 of 5 stars
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The Almar
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   116 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7QZ, England   |  
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Ranked #4 of 180 Scarborough B&B and Inns
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“A quick visit to Scarborough”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

A 2 night family stay in Scarborough. We read the reviews on Tripadvisor what an excellent choice. The rooms were spotlessly clean with all you could require. We were greeted by the owner Jamie who could not have made us more welcome. The breakfast service was excellent with a very good choice, all well cooked and beautifully presented by Joel. There was a very personal service and you felt like you were staying with friends. Michelle served us breakfast on our first morning and was very helpful with places to go and see and have a meal or snack. We will be sure to return and could not recommend this hotel highly enough.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2011

An overnight stay whilst on business in Scarborough. A warm welcome from Jamie and a single en-suite room at the rear of the hotel which was clean, quiet and with a well stocked hospitality tray. Excellent choice at breakfast, which was well cooked and efficiently served by Jamie himself. Will recommend to my friends and business colleagues.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2011

We recently stayed at the Almar for 3 nights. It was spotlessly clean and had all that was needed to make our stay comfortable. Our room was light, airy and well heated, useful in October. The breakfasts were well cooked, and there was more than enough food to satisfy even the largest appetite. The thing that made the Almar stand out from other hotels/B & Bs was the owners. They really went out of their way to make us feel welcome and to make our stay special, and to point out where things were in the town, somewhere we'd never been before. A nice touch was that on our last day we could leave the car on their car park until we were ready to go home. Should we visit Scarborough again we will definitely stay in the Almar, excellent value for money and in a quiet part of the town but within walking distance of the beach and all the attractions.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2011

Having read the reviews on Tripadvisor we decided to stay at the Almar. What an excellent choice. We wanted to stay somewhere homely and with that 'personal touch'. We were very warmly welcomed and helped with our luggage. Jamie made restaurant and taxi bookings for us whilst we relaxed at the bar for pre-dinner drinks (and it was happy hour!) Michelle served breakfast which was individually freshly cooked to perfection by Joel.They have a wealth of expertise and experience between them with the drive, enthusiasm and commitment to make this a wonderful small hotel. Always prepared to go the extra mile... or in Jamie's case... marathon!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Made welcome from beginning to the end of our stay. Enjoyed every minute will REVISIT again,thank you.The food and service was spot on and cleanliness was superb. The hotel is central for everthing and no problem with parking. Thank you once again for making our stay very enjoyable.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Sheffield, England, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2011

We had a lovely first holiday as a family at the Almar! Joel Michelle and Jamie were all really welcoming and friendly, only had a one night stay but they allowed us to keep our luggage all day so we could enjoy the sun until hometime!
They were all brilliant with our little girl provided a cot and a lovely little breakfast!
Definitely will return for a longer stay!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2011

Having been to Scarborough several times, we knew the number of hotels that are in the area so thought TripAdvisor would provide some information on the good and the not so good. Having stumbled across 'The Almar' and its excellent reviews, we decided to book for the weekend. The hotel exceeded expectations in all areas especially appearance and customer service. All staff made us feel very welcome and you get the instant impression that they will go the extra mile. During our visit, Michelle had baked fresh biscuits for all guests which went down a treat! The excellent breakfast is also worth a mention!

The hotel provides excellent value for money and we would stay again without hesitation when next in the area.

  • Stayed September 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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Additional Information about The Almar

Address: 116 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7QZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 180 B&Bs / Inns in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Almar 3*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Everyone’s idea of the perfect break is different….Whatever you are looking for though, you'll find it all here at The Almar. Our aim is to provide the perfect base where you can experience all that Scarborough has to offer, as well as all of the other numerous attractions of the North Yorkshire coast. We are located in the popular Columbus Ravine area which is very convenient for the North Bay attractions as Peasholm Park, the North Bay beaches and the Scarborough Open Air Theatre are all only a 5 minute stroll away. The entire guest house is tastefully decorated with well appointed en suite rooms. Whether you are with us for a short stay or a longer break, we are sure that you will enjoy an extremely comfortable time with us. With a warm and friendly family atmosphere, we welcome single travellers, couples, families and groups of friends alike and always ensure that everyone considers The Almar to be a real home from home! As the new owner of The Almar my aim is to continually improve the quality and facilities of the 3* guest house. With this in mind The Almar Beauty will be introduced during the summer for the convenience of all our future guests. ... more   less 
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