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Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

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Overlooking Whitby, with breathtaking views of Whitby Abbey and the sea, the Royal is steeped in intriguing history and heritage. Many of the hotel bedrooms are front facing and have superb views thanks to the hotel’s cliff top position. This is an extremely popular hotel that has many returning customers thanks to its warm and friendly welcome and great hospitality. The entertainments suite offers a great variety of entertainment and guests can also enjoy the marvellous views from the comfortable restaurant and bar. The Royal Hotel is in an ideal location, just a few minutes from the famous harbour and shops. Whitby is a traditional maritime town and with its old cobbled streets, picturesque houses and sandy blue flag beach, it is a great place for a holiday or short break.
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84Restaurantswithin 0.25 miles
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Stayed on a three night coach trip with National Holidays, we have been here lots of times as self drive. I criticized the food after our last visit in July 2018 but was pleasantly surprised at the improvement of the evening meals this time. My compliments to the chef.
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Shearings 4 night break.. excellent value for money... spacious hotel full of character, large rooms with spectacular views if lucky ( we were). Breakfast/ evening meal good and friendly efficient staff and service. We would stay again and recommend.. Whitby has everything and
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What a fantastic place whitby is and the royal hotel is just amazing,fantastic food, fantastic staff and the hotel is amazing, we paid extra for a sea view well worth every penny, really warm hotel heating was on all the time, the views are to die for, it was so good we have
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Response from VickiGlen, General Manager at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel
Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for the 5* review. I'm delighted to see we ticked the box throughout and you found your stay to be value for money. I will pass your comments to all. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Vicki Glen General Manager
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Stayed for three nights on a coach trip.Half Board. At first sight the hotel looked rather tired. We had booked a sea view room which was excellent. It was newly refurbished and very comfortable. The food was very good and all the staff efficient and friendly. The entertainment
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Response from VickiGlen, General Manager at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for sharing your review. I'm pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us and intend to stay with us again in the future. We look forward to seeing you again. Vicki Glen General Manager
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We have just returned from a lovely rest at this hotel. We have been with Shearings to Whitby a few years ago so didn’t take any excursions. My husband is convalescing from 6 months of really gruelling cancer treatment so we just stayed resting and recuperating. It was
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Response from VickiGlen, General Manager at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel
Responded 6 days ago
I appreciate you taking the time to share your review. I'm pleased to see you enjoyed your stay with us and found the rest you were looking for. I will pass your comments to the team and we hope to welcome you back to the Royal again soon. Vicki Glen General Manager
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room with a view - NOT
Gap Under Bedroom Window Frame
A two minute fixture, that's all.
veiw outside the royal
I am vegetarian... Coming on Monday....is there food for me??
Would think so, just phone the hotel direct and tell them your dietary requirements then you will know for certain.
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Depends which part of harbour you mean, you can walk down the steps at the Khyber Pass to the first part of the estuary end of the harbour, this will take about 5/6 mins from the hotel, it is then flat to walk right up to the swing bridge and beyond to the rest of the harbour, this will take about 20 mins. From anywhere in the town it is uphill back to the hotel which is on the West cliff, however you can artificially flatten out the walk by taking a zig zag route, if you are fit and can walk, then the best way back is by the Khyber Pass, this is all flat from town except the last bit which is either up the steps or round the road bend. If you have been to Whitby before you should have an idea of where I am talking about, if you have not been then don't be put off, Whitby is a great place to visit, I am sure you won't be disappointed. Hope this helps.
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I can only suggest to phone the hotel.
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Robbie Burns reincarnated? What a joke !
Sorry, don't understand the (well is it a) question?
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Does rooms 138.136 and 140 have showere
I have no idea but most rooms do.
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"Sea view rooms are lovely"
"get a sea-view"
"Sea views are a little more expensive."
"Sea view rooms only cost a little extra and are well worth the upgrade."
"Don't pay for a seaview room as who stays in their rooms all day Also the bar prices are ridiculous so bring your own booze."
$74 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireScarborough DistrictWhitby
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