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The Cara Guesthouse

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016

I went to see Beyonce in Sunderland and it was a last minute decision to stop the night. I'm from the West Midlands so it would've been a heck of a journey to travel back at night. I literally felt at home when Carol welcomed me to the guesthouse and found the room was clean and the bed was very... More 

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Thank Tish H
Sunderland, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Our stay at The Cara Guest House was brilliant. Carol is such a warm, friendly and funny person. The location is great with sea views and close to all amenities. The rooms are lovely and clean with good facilities. I would definitely recommend this guest house and I myself will definitely be booking again soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

Me and my business partner stayed here for one night as a last minute dot com before getting the ferry too Germany the next day .... we had a family room with great views of the sea front but was also very clean too , there was sufficent bedding and heaters to keep warm and extras in the room too... More 

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Thank Matthew S
London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

A good, traditional B&B on the seafront. Carol was very welcoming, though a little rushed in the morning as she's also the local lollipop lady. So breakfast is either before or after her shift with the lolly; fine for me as I had to get to work anyway. I was expecting a single room at the front, but had a... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015 via mobile

I arrived at the cara on the 23rd of December 2015. I arrived with my two staffordshire bull terriors who were greated so well as was i. The owner carol is so friendly and helpful it puts you at ease straight away. I genuinely don't have a bad comment about my stay at the cara. It's in the perfect location... More 

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Thank aamee88
Stirling, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

Carol the owner made us feel like family from the get go, lovely lady,she went out of her way to help us, giving us a late breakfast, ( as we had been out late the previuos night), ordered a taxi for us and got special rates for it, great place to stay, clean fresh, and great full English, will definitely... More 

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Thank foxylady388
Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015

My son and I, have recently returned from the North East and The Cara. This was our third stay and each time we have stayed in a different room. This week we had a room on the top floor overlooking the sea.....I was in my element.....A view so worth the 250 mile drive ! I have always found Maria the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2015 via mobile

Had a scan over the reviews and was surprised to see people complaining about Carol. I've never met a nicer lady. Happy with my stay and I'll be here for a few months on business. Great views of the sea and sunset. Good location. No problems with the wifi either. No reasons for any complaints.

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Thank Dan J
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015 via mobile

The cara is a great value b&b. Brilliant location, friendly staff and a good breakfast, without breaking the bank. What more do you need? There are a few negative reviews on here but I've never experienced any of these problems and I stay here regularly. The rooms are large and we'll equipped and the location is great, right on the... More 

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Thank Stuart C
Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2015

Great little place , right on the seafront nice brekkie rooms were a good size and prices very reasonable I would stay again, there was bars and shops n chippys close by and the wonderful view and the staff were very welcoming

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cara is located on the sea front in Whitley Bay. We offer friendly, high quality accommodation. The English tourist board has awarded our guesthouse a three star rating, and our standard of service has also been recognised with a quality award. Whatever the reason for your stay at our Bed and Breakfast B&B, you will not only be warmly welcomed, you will be perfectly located. The town centre of Whitley Bay and all its amenities are a few minutes walk away. The town boasts a sea front promenade, cafes, restaurants, great shopping, bars and clubs. The Cara Guesthouse also offers a large car park, and free WIFI. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cara Guesthouse

Address: 9 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1PS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Whitley Bay
Price Range: $66 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cara Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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