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Raithwaite Sandsend

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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 guests in public areas
  • 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
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Updated 07/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 07/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#7 of 21 hotels in Whitby
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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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free internet
Pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Full body massage
Head massage
Massage
Steam room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
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Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Private bathrooms
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Romantic
Languages Spoken
English

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JEC wrote a review Sep 20
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We visited recently for a wedding, and whilst the lobby/restaurant/bar area were luxurious and gave the impression that the hotel was worth the cost, it unfortunately was not. The first issue hit us as we entered our room - the smell of wet dog was incredible. This was both in the bedroom and bathroom, and it took a lot of spray to mask and bare for the weekend. Secondly, for an Executive Double at this price, we were surprised to find that it was in fact simply 2 twin beds pushed together - we would have expected this in Europe or at 2nd rate hotels in the UK, but not here - especially when we had selected the ‘One Large Bed’ option. Our next issue was that the amenities list on the website did not match the actual amenities in the room - the coffee/tea maker turned out to just be a kettle, the towels and bathrobes seemed to have been used and washed to within an inch of their lives, and the iron and ironing facilities were nowhere to be seen (which were rather important considering we had traveled over 200 miles for a wedding)! The positives of our stay were that the staff we lovely and very good at their job, and the bathroom was gorgeous and spacious - not worth £225/night excluding breakfast however.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Degsy79 wrote a review Sep 19
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom99 contributions49 helpful votes
Simply the most amazing & relaxing stay possible. This is such a beautiful location coupled with the most amazing & friendly staff you'll ever encounter. The hotel is lovely & the room spacious despite described as cosy. Food was to die for the belly Pork loved by us both. Felt at home here on our two night stay, only gripe, the TV in the room needs more than 11/12 channels & could be modernised. Overall we loved it, absolutely loved it. Thanks to all the team!
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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KevinandWendyB wrote a review Sep 18
Sharnbrook, United Kingdom71 contributions30 helpful votes
This is a really lovely hotel, really nice clean rooms, a warm welcome on arrival and an amazing evening meal. This meal was fantastic, the hotel must have a great chef; I’d travel back for the dinner alone, however breakfast the next morning was awful. Has to be a different chef!!! I couldn’t believe I was in the same restaurant; buffet style with cooked additions. But the buffet emptied quickly with insufficient replenishment. Both my wife and I had the home made granola; it was inedible as far as I was concerned, really hard (could break your teeth on it!) and burnt. A cheap supermarket brand would have been better, the coffee was not very nice either and the croissants were over cooked too. Such a shame given how good everything else was - would have scored a 5 if it wasn’t for the breakfast (which was £18 a head btw). Would book room only next time.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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DocDavid wrote a review Sep 14
UK139 contributions117 helpful votes
It’s three years since we last stayed at Raithwaite, and once again we thoroughly enjoyed our visit at this smart establishment, which we highly recommend. We stayed in The Keep, a few minutes walk from the main building. Our tranquil so-called ‘Roomy’ room was, indeed, generous in size, with doors leading onto a veranda overlooking woodland, whilst The Keep itself has a comfortable lounge and a designated and obliging concierge. Breakfast was in the main building, and we ate in the conservatory overlooking the gardens. Breakfast-fare and service were first class, with a minor niggle that the kippers, though delicious, were either a tad overcooked, or had been pre-cooked and kept warm for too long. For the rest, from the excellent selection of premium fresh fruit, to pastries, preserves and more besides, it was a great start to the day. We flagged up some minor short-comings en route, and these were taken on board: Some of the grouting in our (luxury) shower was discoloured; the inner net curtain on our patio windows had come adrift at each end; there was no note-pad and pen in the room; no face-flannels in the bathroom; the spinner for wet swimwear in the health suite (men’s changing room) didn’t work, and there were no plastic bags for wet swimwear. All of these slight things can be put right very easily, and we were thanked for our feedback. But I mention them here, because they were omissions for what is, after all, a high-quality business. Finally, I must mention the staff (without exception) who strike the right balance between friendliness, yet not over-familiarness, and who make every effort to provide exemplary service.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Aaron Peters wrote a review Sep 13
Leeds, United Kingdom22 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here for a spontaneous night in September, ended up in a cosy room which was very big and had a balcony, better then we expected. Used the pool facilities which was fantastic, would definitely stay here again, staff was fantastic and professional
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled on business
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PRICE RANGE
$148 - $280 (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.