Stayed 3 nights at the end of July. Would have stayed at least 1 more night if weather forecast hadn’t been so bad!
Haven’t been to this part of the UK before and was very pleasantly surprised by Whitby, adjacent villages and the Cleveland Way coastal walk. When looking for accommodation on the Internet there wasn’t a great deal on offer that appealed but Raithwaite Hall was a real 4/5* find. We negotiated a very good rate for a room with balcony overlooking the wonderful gardens. Good sized room and bathroom (no bath but great shower). Full length mirror in room. Sat on small balcony as often as possible despite showers. Bottle of sparkling wine and welcoming personal letter provided to mark anniversary celebration stay.
Being new, the hotel, grounds and pool area are in excellent condition. A lot of development going on in the grounds but none of it intrusive during our stay.
The staff at Reception inc. General Manager and in the restaurant were very friendly and helpful. Lots of info at reception about the area and walks. Don’t understand comments in some reviews about poor service. While many of the staff were quite young and some training in the finer points might be needed, the service was professional whilst being nicely relaxed at the same time. Enjoyed 1 dinner in the restaurant which was very enjoyable. On the pricey side but I guess you get what you pay for – we booked when making the reservation and so the cost of the fixed price menu was lower. Saw a couple of complaints -1 very loud - being dealt with quietly and efficiently. (Think there was a problem with the beef that night.)
Breakfast was excellent. Recommend the kippers and local rhubarb (not necessarily together, of course). Occasionally took a little longer than it should to top up some items in the hot buffet at busy times.
Hope they get the future business they deserve and standards can be maintained. We certainly intend to return.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 80-acre Raithwaite Estate 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, gym, 2 restaurants and 2 bars. With luxurious bathrobes, spacious beds and an en suite bathroom, all rooms on the Raithwaite Estate are individually designed. Some also feature a balcony or terrace with stunning views of the landscaped grounds.Local, seasonal produce is used in the Estate's 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 and fitness facilities on the Estate 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. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Raithwaite Hall Hotel Whitby