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The Shepherd's Purse
Ranked #7 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed August 15, 2013 via mobile

Friendly, beautiful and clean in a perfect location!!

Definitely recommend, they have thought of everything - fresh flowers in the room, wine glasses (came in handy) and just all the touches that you don't usually get.....fab!!!

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Reviewed August 15, 2013

Booked room 4 for 2 weeks & was charged 900 pounds for the stay,its a very little room. Three days into the stay my partner fell down the outside stairs as it had been raining heavily and the stairs were wet at the bottom and badly sprained her ankle, having to have hospital treatment. The next day I spoke to the girl in the shop who really didn't seem bothered at all and I bought up the fact that the stairs were wet and should be covered by something non slip but was blankly stared at, which annoyed us both. The Saturday night following were woken at 2am by a couple arguing in room 7 which lasted 3 hours with the girl constantly crying (very loudly I might add) and doors slamming constantly because they were both drunk so we decided to sit it out on the cold balcony and listen to a very poor version of Jeremy Kyle above us. We complained the next morning (as did everyone in the vicinity) and were very poorly rewarded with a bottle of wine, we were hoping for a reduction in the bill which we didn't get. A few days later we were again woken at 7am by a family had kids running around slamming doors, and them marching up and down stairs every 5 minutes packing their car, on our way that morning they had blocked the entire entrance to Sanders Yard and we made a point of remarking about it to which my partner was called 'A Cheeky @^*£$) which I didn't take too kindly too. after about 4 years of staying in Shepherds Purse we have to say that customer service isn't their strong point, and they cant get people in quick enough as soon as you've left, as we had left at 10:30am and returned to pick up our bags at 11:30am a sign was outside saying they had vacancies. After paying the huge amount of money we did we feel ripped off and we will not be returning to their premises.

Room Tip: You can hear people taking a shower at all hours. A place to stay if you like listening to loved up...
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2013 via mobile

Stayed two nights in July in room 6. Lovely little room with tea and coffee in lovely china cups. Cosy atmosphere. My only criticism is that there was no mirror with easy access there was a mirror above the bed or above the bath/toilet and I don't want to stand on a bed or over a loo when I'm getting ready. The shared bathroom was fine didn't bump into anyone. Enjoyable stay and would stay again as excellent access to Whitby and for the time spent in the room when you have so much to see and do it really is a lovely romantic little base.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights in room 5 which was a fab room. Had an en-suite with jacuzzi and lots of teas and coffees to choose from plus lovely decor and a balcony! Was very quiet for the centre of Whitby apart from the noisy seagulls in the morning. Would recommend this place!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Had a one night stay in Room 3 during the first properly hot week of the year and could not fault the room. Lovely comfy brass bed, en-suite bathroom (although the shower was out of use, there was a bath). The room overlooked the courtyard which was a relaxing little hideaway.

The hotel is accessed from the Shepherd's Purse shop and even with customers they were quick to take us to the room, showing us all the room's bits and gladly carrying bags to it.

For the price we paid and a nice few day stay for a couple this place is perfect.

Room Tip: Room 3 was great
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 2, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here on the 31.5.2013
For our first wedding anniversary
Stayed in room 6 which was an attic room with shared bathroom
The room was utterly fabulous!
Fresh crisp girly bed linen
Fresh flowers
And such beautiful little touches
I felt like a princess!
Court yard was gorge too
Like being in a fairy tale :)
Will def be back.... Five stars! Xxxxx

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stayed for one night on Bank Holiday Monday 27th May. Actually, I stayed in a double room upstairs whilst my friends stayed in Room 2 downstairs. I was in Room 6 which is accessed via a staircase and a landing. I had a shared bathroom with a separate toilet which was fine. The outside of the holiday lets is quaint and quiet with a lovely seating area. The rooms are well decorated, warm and there were clean, fluffy towels on the bed as well as lots of tea and coffee provided. The beds and duvets were very comfortable too. What I really liked was the fact that we went to the pub that night and met Kim, who runs the accommodation I think, and a guy who works in the shop. We had a great time talking to them and, when I ended up buying lots from the shop the next day (lovely selection of cheese, teas and bread, beautiful clothes and some very unusual foodstuffs - well worth a visit!), we had a friendly exchange about the pub and the wine I'd bought. The lads even tried to help our friends find a late drink and a kebab. Everyone made us feel completely at home and we will definitely come back! The only thing I'd recommend is sorting out the pressure on the shower in the shared bathroom; I ended up having a bath which was fine but sorting the shower would would save money too. Thanks for a great stay.

Room Tip: Upstairs is warmer, not that downstairs is cold at all, depends what you want. Rooms 3 to 6 are all...
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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with friends
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Address: The Old Workshops Sanders Yard Church Street | Whitby, North Yorkshire, Whitby YO22 4DU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Whitby
#9 Romantic Hotel in Whitby
Price Range: $84 - $92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shepherd's Purse 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Beautiful Accommodation in the heart of the Old Town, situated on Whitby's popular East side. Nestled below the roof tops of Church Street is our hidden garden, with galleried court yard accommodation and pretty bedrooms decorated with stripped pine furniture and lacy curtains, four posters and brass bed steads. Private balconies and china cups. ... more   less 
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