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“Mixed Feelings” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Shepherd's Purse

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The Shepherd's Purse
Ranked #10 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
Certificate of Excellence
York, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Mixed Feelings”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2014

The standard of the room was excellent, and as shown on web image.

However, the website home page indicated that:

"The rooms are en-suite and have four-poster or brass bedsteads and country furniture, either with a bath or a shower."

This is not correct, as we found out when we arrived. It was pointed out that if we had gone in to greater depth we would have seen that this room was not en-suite. This should not be the case. It should be stated at the first opportunity. No attempt was made for compensation, as it was our fault that we had not seen it.

Whilst the room was spotless, an open bag (blue) of dirty towels remained at the foot of the inner stairs from late Saturday afternoon, until we left on the Sunday morning.

Room Tip: Don't believe the home page. Some rooms are not en-suite.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Martin K
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Tadcaster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2014 via mobile

Paid £70 for the room, which despite having a gorgeous 4 poster bed, was a bit in need of some decorating and quite small. I was extremely irate to find there is no breakfast included in this price. At breakfast in the ajoining cafe i asked for a glass of apple juice, so the woman behind the counter poured me a glass of supermarket vaule apple juice then charged me nearly 2 quid?! Breakfast was also very expensive. Bit disappointing for £70.

Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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4 Thank MrsPeet15
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Sheffield
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014

What a gorgeous quaint little accommodation, right in the centre of the abbey side of Whitby. Everything is comfortable and cute, right down to the teapot and teacups, the bath bombs and the bedlinen. We stayed in Room 3 and had a little balcony overlooking 'the secret garden'. Very highly recommended.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Greenlego
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Manchester, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
38 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2014 via mobile

Shepherds purse won't be to everyone's taste. It's very kitsch and individual. We stayed in room one, which is very pretty, but absolutely tiny. The hotel is the opposite of a mainstream, modern, soulless hotel. Location is perfect. We loved it!!

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Picklethecat
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Barton, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

Lovely stay in room 4, rose petals and Turkish delight on the bed. Nice touch for valentines night! The room is small but has all you require, very cosy and comfortable, and right in the middle of town.my wife and I found Sophie(one of the owners) helpfully and friendly.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

I have stayed in the Shepherd's Purse many times. The staff are absolutely lovely and the attention to detail is brilliant, four poster bed with luxurious bedding, fresh flowers and chocolates on the bed. Booked again to stay this year in April, it truly is a beautiful, unique and quaint place to stay and in a superb location to explore Whitby. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Happiness14
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2014

My boyfriend & I stayed here for a one night birthday stay and it was really nice. We were in room 5 (highly recommended) which has a four poster bed, private balcony and jacuzzi bath! It is really idyllic and like no other B&B I have seen in Whitby, there were so many little touches that had been added - including rose petals on the bed. It is also in an amazing location & had the comfiest bed EVER - couldn't have been any better! Will definitely be back on our next Whitby visit.

Little tip - if visiting in quieter months, maybe risk it & go without a booking. It would have cost us £25.00 less if we had just turned up on the day & not pre-booked on-line.

Room Tip: Room 5 has private balcony & jacuzzi bath.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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3 Thank Harrielane
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Additional Information about The Shepherd's Purse

Property: The Shepherd's Purse
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 (Based on Average Rates): $
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 
Also Known As:
Shepherd`s Purse Hotel Whitby
Shepherds Purse Hotel Whitby

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