Raithwaite Hall is up a long driveway set on some beautiful grounds just outside the main part of Whitby. Arriving in Whitby and driving through to the hotel we were delighted to drive down into the hotel and find in nestled into the hills of the grounds. We parked the car and walked down to the reception/entrance and were a bit confused about how to get our bags down from the hill where the carpark was (as there was some construction on the road into the hotel). However we were told promptly that the porter (I can't remember his name, but he was lovely!) would take my fiance to the car in the Club Car and get the bags when we were ready.
Pippa at the front desk was lovely, very inviting and told us all about the property. She also explained how to use the Spa/Pool facilities, which was very handy as we had visited other hotels days before and (as we arent used to nicer hotels!) werent sure how it all worked (eg not bringing your own towels, taking your robe from your room)!
Our room overlooked the beautifully manicured garden, which the porter recommended we walk around (unfortunately we didnt get around to it!).
Soon after we had settled the porter had bought up a bottle of champagne and a handwritten note to say happy birthday to me, which was in two days. I was touched, very personal and thoughtful.
We used the pool and hot-tub, which was lovely (only annoying thing was the people doing laps...).
We hadnt booked for dinner but we wanted to eat light and have a few drinks so we sat in Poachers Bar. The atmosphere was intimate and we had our section of the lounge all to ourselves. The young waiter was so friendly and offered to check if there was a table for us in the restaurant if we wanted a more substantial meal. Turns out we didnt need it - the food in Poachers Bar was awesome. I had the best steak sandwich I've ever had there - beautiful beef with grilled onions and soft, smooth goats cheese. My fiance loved his burger, complete with hole in the top so he could dip his chips into his egg yolk! We returned to our room where we had bottles of water and a glass on the bedside tables - very nice touch.
Breakfast the next morning was also fantastic, the buffet is set up almost like a little market stall - so intimate and cosy. Only thing was they forgot to bring us our toast! We didn't bother to mention it as we had such yummy food for breakfast that we really didn't need it. Even on check-out the girl at reception was lovely and took a real interest into my fiance and my trip (we were doing a little road trip through North Yorkshire for the week) and we left feeling a lot of love for Raithwaite Hall.
We visited a different hotel each night for four nights around the Dales so my fiance and I were always comparing hotels - we both said Raithwaite Hall had awesome service and was just that little bit posh - but not too posh that the staff were at your service, they were more like nice welcoming friends. We both want to return, (even just to try dinner in the restauran this time!) and relax on the comfy beds with garden views from the balcony.
- 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