We used a voucher for a short break here. It is off the beaten track in a very pretty location near to Whitby and overlooking the bay.
Booking was simple and very satisfactory. As I had mentioned that we were celebrating my husband's birthday we were given a lovely 4-poster room. It was spacious, well furnished and comfortable, and had fab views.
We had a horrendous journey due to flooding and road closures, so arrived late in the evening, very tired. We didn't want to change for dinner and were offered room service for our supper (at an extra cost of £5 per head). It was ok - not brilliant.
We had a good night's sleep and woke to a sunny morning. Our room had a pleasant, comfortable bathroom, although my husband was disappointed that there was not a 'proper' shower, only a handset over the bath. Toiletries were lovely.
The house itself is grand, well-kept and clean, with lots of 'original featues' and beautiful old furniture. .
Breakfast was excellent, served in a lovely dining room by very good staff on the first day - not so good on the second, when I had a cup with sugar caked on it, and they forgot to bring the hot milk I had requested.
Having looked at the menu we decided not to book dinner as we felt it was very expensive - although the restaurant had a great reputation, and the menu was interesting.
All in all a very pleasant stay with a few disappointments - not least that we never did get the bottle of wine we were supposed to receive on arrival.
Although I fed all of my comments back to the hotel , I have never heard from them since our stay.
I think I would go again, but would hope for a slightly better experience.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Once home to a Victorian shipping magnate, Dunsley Hall is a hidden gem that offers all the comforts you expect of a modern hotel. All en-suite rooms are individually furnished with tea & coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs and there is Free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel. The restaurant has rosette awards for food and service and there are many interesting and attractive features. These include an original stained glass window an Inglenook fireplace in the guest lounge. The hotel is set in four acres of landscaped grounds which include tennis court, putting and croquet. Just three miles north of the famous coastal fishing town of Whitby where you can visit many attractions including Whitby Abbey (where the date for Easter was decided), the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, see Whitby Jet being turned into attractive jewellery and Whitby is also the setting for Bram Stoker's Dracula novels. Unspoilt Sandsend Beach is just one mile from the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Dunsley Hall Whitby