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Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST England
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  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
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#10 of 22 hotels in Whitby
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4.7
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4.7
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4.6
Value
4.2
80-acre Raithwaite Sandsend with its landscaped grounds is located in the coastal North Yorkshire countryside. Luxurious rooms within The Hall and Keep buildings feature alongside an indoor pool, spa, sauna, 2 restaurants and 3 bars. With luxurious bathrobes, spacious beds and an en suite bathroom, all rooms at Raithwaite Sandsend are individually designed. Some also feature a balcony or terrace with stunning views of the landscaped grounds. Local, seasonal produce is used in the restaurants, located within both The Hall and Keep, with both specialising in Whitby's famous fresh produce from both land and sea. The extensive spa facilities at Raithwaite Sandsend include an 11-metre pool, steam room, and a whirlpool. A range of indulgent spa treatments are also on offer and can be booked prior to arrival. The local countryside, beaches, and nearby North York Moors all offer fantastic scenic walks. The historic town of Whitby is just 5 minutes' drive away.
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Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Parking
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Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
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Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
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24-hour front desk
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ShaniceG wrote a review Today
Urmston, United Kingdom6 contributions10 helpful votes
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This is the second year my husband and I have visited Raithwaite Estate, first as newly-weds and the second time, most recently, for our one year anniversary. So safe to say, it was an important occasion each time and we had the highest of expectations. We have never been disappointed during our time at Raithwaite! The grounds are beautiful, the staff friendly and attentive, and the food and drink second to none. When we planned to return this time, we did read some of the reviews and were worried that perhaps we had Rose-tinted glasses during our first stay and wondered whether the quality had dipped. That is untrue. We couldn’t rate or recommend it higher. One point of contention always seems to be the food on the reviews which, yes, may be smaller portions but are so rich and delicious that you couldn’t possibly eat anymore. We only managed to do a 3-course on one night of our stay and that was with a split desert! The food is delicious and well prepared with fresh ingredients - it is worth noting that as it is just by the sea, seafood features daily! The afternoon tea also seems to be questioned often in the reviews but again, the quality and the sheer amount was well worth the £21 we paid. The scones were freshly made and were warm and with an ample selection of savoury options that are normally not so thought of with a traditional afternoon tea. We stayed in the keep on both occasions, which is now The Hide, and whilst you are not part of the main hotel you are just a short walk - or buggy ride - away. The rooms are air conned in this part of the hotel and we were very lucky to have a private balcony on both stays. It is worth noting that some of the balconies are not as private but still have a seating area for guests. The bed was comfortable and the bathroom facilities were second to none with a waterfall shower and bath. I also need to note that it was so clean! We FaceTimed our parents upon our arrival and was one of the first things our parents noted, the place gleamed! I think sometimes a bad experience can happen anywhere and we may very well have lucked out with the rooms both times but how anyone can fault the attentive staff, the high quality amenities and beautiful location is beyond us. We will be booking for our anniversary again next year and cannot wait to return! If anyone at Raithwaite does read this we extend our thanks once again for an amazing trip away!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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simon wrote a review Today
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom1 contribution
Excellent hotel. Very clean. The staff were very friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble. We wish we had stayed longer but will definitely be back for a longer break. You can get a lift to the main road then cross over straight on the beach. Can’t understand the negative reviews on here as we couldn’t find anything to complain about. The grounds were beautiful as is the outside seating area.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We went when the regatta was on and unfortunately couldn’t get a taxi because they were that busy.
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Doidle wrote a review Aug 11
yorkshire118 contributions71 helpful votes
This is essentially a three star hotel, marketed as a 4 star. If you can get over the extortionate price and peculiarities of the place then its acceptable based on the fabulous location. We stayed in the Keep this time round in a 'mini suite', which is essentially a small twin room but with a balcony (which was a nice addition). No safe in the room, No fridge in the room. Door couldn't be locked from the inside. Nice big bathroom with separate shower and bath. Average facilities in the room. Mattresses needed renewing rather than just putting a topper on. No slippers in the room (or in the spa) despite there being robes. Apparently there is a country wide shortage.... We saw some guests were given lifts to the main road in hotel vehicles. We weren't offered this. Spa treatments - nice staff and very clean treatment rooms, but I'd recommend looking elsewhere. Beautifully manicured grounds. Staff seem to be trying to keep plates spinning under circumstances which are well documented elsewhere. Sandsend is massively oversubscribed with Air b and b type places, and Whitby can be overwhelmingly busy at times. In which case Raithwaite suits us fine. But it needs a lot of money spending on it to bring it up to standard and justify the hefty rates and lack of attention to detail.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Journey766207 wrote a review Aug 2
Aston on Trent, United Kingdom4 contributions4 helpful votes
Lovely hotel and spa but let down by the Restaurant! Service was very slow my partners meal of Steak was very good but unfortunately my burger was very dry with what looked like congealed cheese on top! Usually in restaurants the waitress come round to check all is ok but we didn’t see one until we had finished the meal, I told her mine had not been good and she apologised and offered me a replacement but it was too late for that. Breakfast the following morning was good but again the service was very slow
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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SJC1007 wrote a review Aug 1
Birmingham, United Kingdom77 contributions152 helpful votes
Tucked away in the rolling hills of the Yorkshire countryside, Raithwaite Hotel offers a peaceful, high quality escape where tranquility and well-being are at its heart. On arrival, my mum and I were impressed with the warm welcome offered to us and - most importantly- my fur baby. Staff at Raithwaite are very friendly, welcoming and professional and go above and beyond to accommodate guests. This adds to the relaxed and comfortable vibe that runs throughout this estate. The manicured lawns offer an exquisite contrast to the wild, rural landscape. This offers guests an option of country walks around the lake, also on the Raithwaite estate, or sauntering around the gravel paths at the rear of the main hotel and leading up to a chic outdoor seating area just off the main restaurant. The brassiere offers a select menu of high quality food options. A separate vegan menu is also available. All produce is locally sourced and most grown, organically, on the grounds. There is also an extensive organic wine list and the bar stocks a range of beverages including local Whitby gin ... well worth trying! Restaurant prices reflect the high quality produce but are not excessive in comparison to other establishments in the area offering the same high standard of produce and quality in taste. Guests also have the option of in-room dining and there is a selection of nibbles, or lighter options, such as the soup of the day with homemade bread, hummus and tortilla chips and portions of chunky home-cooked chips. Breakfast also offers a tasty and satisfying start to the day with warm, cooked options following a selection of cereals and pastries on offer. All dietary requirements are catered for on request. If dining with a four-legged companion, you have the option of seating in the stylish conservatory, Yorkies Dining Room or on the outdoor terrace. We stayed in a pet friendly, duplex courtyard room with an outdoor terrace. This was stylishly decorated with vibrant colours and a warm, cosy feel. There was plenty of space for two adults and a small dog and a greater feeling of space was created by the two floor layout. Two televisions, tea and coffee making facilities, bottled water and biscuits were available in the room as well as an ironing board, iron and dressing gowns. I admit to being hesitant towards the condition and quality of a dog friendly room - particularly after reading some previous posts which criticize the worn appearance of the rooms. However, I certainly didn’t feel this was an issue. Yes - there are some signs of usage in the room, but no more than you’d expect staying in any other high quality hotel. Rooms and the facilities have been used but not abused. Once I’d had an opportunity to explore my room and the surroundings at Raithwaite, I was not only impressed but also happy in the knowledge that I’ve found a high standard, dog friendly hotel that I can return to when visiting Whitby, Sandsend and the beautiful, quaint surrounding villages.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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gillianw443 wrote a review Jul 2022
Knutsford, United Kingdom43 contributions16 helpful votes
We had a lovely couple of days away, the hotel was spotless, the bed comfortable the staff were very friendly we wanted for nothing. Plenty of space in the rooms & spacious bathrooms, the pool is an additional attraction and well maintained. The only thing that they could improve on is offering a smaller breakfast with different cost, it’s very expensive if you only want a bowl of fruit. A lot of guests were eating out and made the same comment which might be something they could look at. We would highly recommend the hotel & will go again soon. Thank you 😊
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Ali6304 wrote a review Jul 2022
York, United Kingdom33 contributions14 helpful votes
What a wonderful hotel. We have stayed on many good hotels but this surpassed them all. Lovely room with great tea coffee and hot chocolate. The biscuits in the room were very tasty and didn't last long. The staff were all friendly starting with a pre trip call from reception. Nothing was too much trouble for anyone including a request for fried bread and the lovely Gemma bringing us an anniversary treat. Spa treatments were just what was needed after some very hectic months. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend to anyone
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: We found using the park and ride the best way to get to town or walk along the beach
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Millie H wrote a review Jul 2022
Halkidiki Region, Greece2 contributions4 helpful votes
The one star is only for the scenery! I took my Mum and son for afternoon tea today and we were so so disappointed. Firstly, no option for a child’s afternoon tea or even a child’s sandwich with a cake on the side. We were told we would have to pay for an adults portion for him (he is 2!). When afternoon tea arrived the sandwiches were clearing not made fresh and the bread had gone hard, the cakes were soggy (like they had been defrosted) and the jam was like water. We also did not receive what was stated on the menu, no crab sandwiches or Victoria sponge cake. When ordering we were told that coffee, tea and hot chocolate were unlimited with afternoon tea. We therefore ended our meal with a hot chocolate and got charged for it on our bill. When we questioned this the person on the till said that it is not included and we have to pay for it. Even though we were advised it was included by a member of staff serving us! There was also a 10% service charge added to the bill. This would have been no problem at all and I am more than happy to tip when deserved, however the staff never asked if we needed more drinks, we’re never available and we found ourselves having to leave our table to find a member of staff to order a drink. Overall, our bill came to £81. This was for 2x afternoon teas, a cheese sandwich for a child and 2 glasses of wine. I would love to know how they can justify this cost!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Janet G wrote a review Jul 2022
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I had a voucher purchased for an afternoon tea for two people as a birthday present . I called ahead and checked latest time we could book in for as both myself and sister work and was told 4.00 pm would be fine. I also asked about the sandwiches and could they be changed as my sister does not eat fish but cheese and ham would be available. I was told this would not be a problem. We arrived and as it was a hot day and decided to sit on the terrace. We asked if we could have coffee instead as we both don't drink tea and this would be provided and asked for the cheese and ham sandwiches. I did not say anything but thought that they would wipe the table down as it was dirty and the coffee arrived which was not very good as it was too strong and tasted like it had been made for a while. The cutlery and napkins were placed then on the dirty table. The sandwiches arrived along with the cakes and scones. The sandwiches we queried were egg, crab ham and something else in a wrap which was inedible. We were told that they did not have any cheese !!! They tasted like they had been made the day before and left in the fridge to go hard. Certainly not freshly made and consisted of four tiny triangles. The cakes were dry and scones so hard we could not cut them. We left bitterly disappointed and I could not bring myself to tell my friend who had purchased the two afternoon tea tickets of the experience which is never going to be repeated again. To say it is such a hyped up establishment they really need to look at what they are serving. As we live not far from Raithwaite it is the first time we have visited and will not be returning and would not recommend to friends who visit the area frequently.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Tiptree Reviewers wrote a review Jul 2022
Essex147 contributions86 helpful votes
My partner booked the restaurant for an evening meal as a special birthday treat for me - and sadly she ended up disappointed. Coming down the drive you feel like you are entering a grand hotel, although the signage as to “what is where” could actually be a bit clearer - what exactly is the restaurant called, is is “The Brasserie” or doesn’t it have a name now?- we ended up asking a chap in the main car park whether the restaurant was further down the drive as really we didn’t have a clue. Once we got down there the staff were very polite and showed us to a table in the conservatory area and everybody there did look as though they were enjoying the hotel facilities - especially the dogs who apparently have their own spa area. Menu seemed very expensive for what it was - to be fair my partner enjoyed her beetroot terrine starter, although my 3 spring onion/spinach Bhajis served on a piece of slate with a “swoosh” of curried mayo looked and tasted as though they could have come from any major supermarket.(I’m sure they didn’t, but maybe a bit more imagination was required.) Main courses - well unfortunately her tofu stir fry did not go down well and we decided the only option was to swap main courses as my Gnocchi at least looked OK. Not wanting to embarrass my partner I ate the tasteless stir fry saying it was OK, but really I could have done a much better stir fry at home….and it wouldn’t cost me £18. Tofu has no flavour on it’s own, so to add other items that also had no flavour just resulted in a dish of no flavour!) Can only think that really the restaurant side of the hotel doesn’t want to cater for non-residents, it is quite happy having a small select market to cater for…and that is fair enough, maybe that is why the restaurant isn’t advertised much. Bit of a shame, as finding somewhere with a little bit more choice for a special occasion near to Whitby can be tricky - and at first sight the Raithwaite at Sandsend ticked all the boxes, on reflection though at nearly £70 for 2 this wasn’t a good choice at all. Of course this is only our opinion.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$108 - $259 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
raithwaite hall hotel whitby
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Raithwaite Estate
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireNorth YorkshireScarborough DistrictWhitby
NUMBER OF ROOMS
73
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Frequently Asked Questions about Raithwaite Sandsend
Which popular attractions are close to Raithwaite Sandsend?
Nearby attractions include Sandsend Beach (0.7 miles) and Turnstone Gallery (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Raithwaite Sandsend?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Raithwaite Sandsend?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Raithwaite Sandsend?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Raithwaite Sandsend?
Conveniently located restaurants include Estbek House, Sandside Cafe, and Hart Inn.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Raithwaite Sandsend?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a sauna, and locker rooms available in the fitness center during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Raithwaite Sandsend?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Raithwaite Sandsend?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Raithwaite Sandsend offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Raithwaite Sandsend?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Mulgrave Castle (1.8 miles), Whitby Town Railway Station (1.9 miles), and Ruswarp Railway Station (2.0 miles).
Does Raithwaite Sandsend have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.