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#11 of 22 hotels in Whitby
Location
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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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 Coffee
Complimentary tea
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
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
Telephone
VIP room facilities
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Charming
Languages Spoken
English

Location

Sandsend Road, Whitby YO21 3ST England
Raithwaite Sandsend
4.5
4.5 of 5 bubbles4,475 reviews
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Raithwaite Sandsend offers a mixed experience, according to guest feedback. Many appreciate the hotel's friendly service and the pristine location that's perfect for scenic strolls and beach outings. While the rooms are celebrated for their cleanliness and comfort, some guests suggest that they can feel cramped and outdated. The atmosphere is generally pleasing, yet certain areas are noted as lacking vibrancy and in need of a refresh. The spa and pool receive compliments, but the lack of a jacuzzi and dated facilities have been pointed out. Opinions on value vary, with spa deals seen as favorable, but some view the dining and accommodation costs as steep.
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Mary wrote a review Feb 17
London, United Kingdom13 contributions
Hotel in a lovely spot between Whitby and Sandsend. Hotel situated in beautiful grounds. Rooms well furnished, large bathroom with good quality bed linen and fluffy towels. Breakfast good quality produce and choice. Added benefit of a spa free to residents. Staff very accommodating and professional. A lovely stay, would recommend highly.
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Tina wrote a review Feb 11
Redcar, United Kingdom683 contributions
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Lovely welcoming stay at Raithwaite, visited a few weeks before Christmas & everything was looking very festive. We stayed in the main building, which is set in lovely grounds. There had been some confusion with the booking via booking.com, however, when a lady rang me a few days before check-in to check details of booking etc (which I thought was a really nice, professional touch) she apologized for the confusion and confirmed we had been allocated an upgraded room with breakfast, which I thought was excellent customer service. We were greeted by a very friendly & professional receptionist & when we checked into our room, it was huge with a full bathroom, & as we were visiting for my husband’s birthday they had left him a card & some chocolates. We had pre-booked a slot at the spa (loved the pre-booking system to prevent the spa becoming overcrowded) & had a nice relaxing hour there. We had pre-dinner drinks at the bar and then ate at the hotel restaurant, there was some confusion over the starters we ordered and we were served something we hadn’t ordered but ended up eating it as wasn’t too dissimilar to our original order. Food was delicious & the restaurant ambiance was lovely too. My only gripe would be that service for breakfast was very slow, there seemed to be a lot of staff milling about who weren’t really being directed by anyone, we waited over 40 mins for our breakfast. We did raise this with the receptionist when we checked out. Finished the stay with a nice walk around the grounds/gardens. Would definitely return, particularly in winter, as makes a lovely winter bolt hole for the evening.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Timp9434 wrote a review Feb 6
Lincolnshire, United Kingdom37 contributions
Great location and good facilities for our short break and will definitely return. Good breakfast and comfy room and service was friendly and very efficient. Beach was a short walk or quick drive down the valley
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Noreen Rees wrote a review Feb 6
Wakefield, United Kingdom138 contributions
Although we enjoyed our stay there were a few niggles , first off the staff are lovely and I hope they manage to get by when RH is closed for refurbishment, we had a lovely room , the spa was great , missed the gym and jacuzzi , we were disappointed that most of the TV channels were not working , looking forward to returning when it’s had a makeover thank you
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Mooshka_12 wrote a review Feb 5
York, United Kingdom26 contributions
My favourite coastal getaway, lovely rooms, staff, food, grounds and a spa. Being 'transformed' over next few months by new owners from 'Landan'. Hope they get it right, as it only needs little improvements
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James L wrote a review Feb 5
York, United Kingdom14 contributions
We’ve been to Raithwaite before and this experience was a big letdown. To start with we were in the accommodation about 300 metres down the road. It’s not ideal when all the facilities are in the main area (spa, bar, restaurant) so you need to go back and forth. The room was OK and we slept well but a broken TV is not acceptable. There was a note to explain that they’re working with their IT department to fix it. This is disingenuous as it was a SD tv and we moved over to HD weeks ago. No IT department can fix that - you need a new TV. Spa facilities have also got tired. I swear there was a jacuzzi when I last visited but there isn’t now. It’s just a pool and small sauna / steam room. No fitness centre. Very basic really. Overall, bit disappointed and won’t be rushing back.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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janebottazzi23 wrote a review Jan 2024
Market Rasen, United Kingdom1 contribution
Spent a week with our dog in the hide. Staff were great and very helpful. House keeping even put down carpet in the room for our rescue dog who has a bad knee and problems with wood flooring. Lovely grounds but not disabled friendly especially at the front of reception which are large uneven paving stones. The Spa was lovely and swimming pool a nice temperature and has a Sauna and Steam room. A jacuzzi would have been nice but would have taken up valuable room. The lockers in the ladies changing room need attention. Our bed was uncomfortable. Large bed made up from 2 smaller beds. The join created a ridge which was a passion killer when rolling over to my husband! My side sloped down and I had to sleep nearer to ridge to get an even part of the mattress. I didn't get one good nights sleep. Bathroom lovely, big shower and bath, underfloor heating. We only ate once in the restaurant. The quality of the food was either very good or very poor and they put on a service charge on the bill. We prefer to tip if we think the meal is good. Despite the terrible weather we had a lovely time and discovered several very good eating places. The White House up the road is dog friendly in the bar area and big portions of home cooked food is on offer. For a special occasion, Sneaton Castle restaurant a must and we found it cheaper than the Raithwaite. Big renovations have started so guess this place is not available for a few months.
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Response from Raithwaite Estate, Guest Services / Front Office at Raithwaite Sandsend
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear janebottazzi23 Thank you for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent trip to Raithwaite. We do like to go above and beyond for all our guests, including the furry ones! We appreciate all your comments and take everything on board in the hope of improving when we open after our refurb. We are undergoing a full spa renovation and extension and we will be bringing back the jacuzzi, along with more facilities. We are going to be overhauling our dining experiences and all rooms are going to be fully renovated and we will be bring in new beds and mattresses. We are very excited for the next chaoter at Raithwaite and we do hope you will come back to see when we re-open! Kind Regards, The Raithwaite Team
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berry406 wrote a review Jan 2024
Manchester, United Kingdom1 contribution
If you are thinking of spending some time in Whitby, this hotel would be the perfect choice. It cannot be faulted. From the staff, the food and the room, everything was spot on. The location is perfect for travelling around the area with lots to see and do.
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear berry406 Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a fantastic review! We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you back in the future. Kind Regards, The Raithwaite Team
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brownjan65 wrote a review Jan 2024
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom1 contribution
Very pleasant place to stay, very warm and welcoming on a very snowy day. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Very good breakfast but evening menu not very exciting so went elsewhere. Suspect the refurb will take it out of our price bracket.
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Dear brownjan65 Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and found the staff friendly and helpful. We are disappointed the menu did not appeal to you, your comments have been passed on to our kitchen team. As always, we like to keep our prices competitive to the local area and value for money. We do hope you will come back and see all the changes we have planed! Kind Regards, The Raithwaite Team
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mantonydyer wrote a review Jan 2024
Leeds, United Kingdom1 contribution
This hotel is absolutely shocking in terms of food and drink. Service non existent, meals not cooked properly, appalling menu, and told we couldn’t eat at dinner as fully booked. We had to accommodate the hotel in order for our children to eat. How bad.
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Response from Raithwaite Estate, Guest Services / Front Office at Raithwaite Sandsend
Responded 3 weeks ago
Dear mantondyer I am so sorry to hear of the problems you encountered while dining with us. I understand from speaking to a member of the management team that on arrival to the hotel you wished to book for a party of nine on the Saturday night. Unfortunately, we were unable to accommodate the time requested so offered an alternative earlier time. I can only apologise for not being able to accommodate your preferred time, however booking in advance is always advised at peak times. If you would like to discuss this further please forward your contact telephone number to reception@raithwaite.com and a member of our management team will call you. Kind Regards, The Raithwaite Team
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PRICE RANGE
$171 - $311 (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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RAITHWAITE SANDSEND - Updated 2024 Prices & Hotel Reviews (Whitby, England)

Frequently Asked Questions about Raithwaite Sandsend
Which popular attractions are close to Raithwaite Sandsend?
Nearby attractions include Sandsend Beach (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.