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Hillcrest Guesthouse
Ranked #83 of 152 Whitby B&B and Inns
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Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

my boyfriend and I stayed here just for one night. we absolutely loved everything about it! beautiful guesthouse, lovely decor, friendly staff, very comfy bed and lovely shower, very clean. we stayed in the 'Whitby Room' which is £100 a night, worth every penny. we didn't have breakfast but it smelt amazing. we are coming back on the 18th of this month to the same room for our anniversary and we cannot wait. this time we will be trying that breakfast! see you soon, Jen & Darryl xx

Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

we had a lovely weekend in whitby....staying at the hillcrest guesthouse....a lovely old house , nice clean rooms and a wonderful "full english" yum,yum. the only downfall so to speak was its location ...on a bit ov a steep bank...no probs going down ,but a bit tough on the legs on way back up . however this did not deter us . only 10 min walk into town/harbour ...a nice little find x

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Karen S
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

My Fiance booked this hotel as a special treat for my birthday and it didn't disappoint. The host was really welcoming and friendly and the breakfasts were very nice and plentiful. On arrival I was lucky enough to be given a choice of which room I would prefer and chose the Whitby purely for the nice big shower and bath though both rooms were lovely. I would highly recommend this hotel and will be telling all my friends about it. Marked down slightly for the sleep quality purely because of the time of year and the fact that it was quite cold at night but this was not the owners fault just the fact that it was the end of November-in hindsight perhaps we should have packed a couple of hot water bottles! The only other thing that would have been nice would have been a DVD player as due to the time of year we spent most of the evening in our room and although you get freeview, on the 2nd night there was nothing on there that we wanted to watch so would have been nice to have been able to watch a film but this is just a tip not a fault. Thanks Steve for a lovely welcome break.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

This was our second stay at Hillcrest in 2 years but the hosts were still happy and more than accommodating in making our stay as comfortable as always. We stayed in the same room, which had been redecorated, and was as cosy and comfortable as the previous stay. The breakfasts were more than adequate and we were always asked if we wanted more tea/coffee or toast. There are closer B&B's to the centre, but whenever we return to Whitby, we will always return to Hillcrest.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank Spamipami
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

My wife and I had a pleasant 3 night weekend at the Hillcrest Guest House, the room was very modern with all facilities you needed.The house is five minutes from the harbour so very handy for all the attractions.On arrival we were shown where to park and where the dining room was.Breakfast was, as you would expect, well presented and enjoyable. Hillcrest House is up a short hill, but a taxi is quite cheap from the town.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Ian503960
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Reviewed September 11, 2013

We were return custom to the Hillcrest having first visited in 2007.

The Guesthouse is a lovely old house on the top of town near the park and Whitby museum. We got a great welcome from the owner on arrival, and were shown to our room, which was lovely and comfortable (with an amazing, huge and comfortable bed). Breakfast the following morning was also really, really good- huge quantities of lovely fresh fruit and a full English breakfast.

As a few of the reviews do say the building does need a little love, but it's still a lovely, welcoming place to stay.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Will R
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Reviewed August 27, 2013

We chose this guesthouse as it was one of the only ones that we could find available for the bank holiday weekend. We found the guesthouse easily via sat nav and managed to get parked easily in one of the onsite parking spaces. The owner of the guesthouse was there to greet us which was a nice touch and showed us to our room but didn't offer any help with our luggage! The room was nice and fairly clean - yes there was slight dust but the bed sheets and bathroom were clean and I think that this is what matters. The previous reviews are correct the place does in general need some TLC. There is also free WiFi which was not mentioned to us upon arrival which was a bonus. We booked breakfast but upon check in were told that it would be served only between 9.00-9.30am which we felt was a little late. We went down to the breakfast room and the lady that was taking the orders, tidying/clearing tables also seemed to be doing the cooking for the full guesthouse - hence a 40 minute wait for our breakfast to arrive which was not ideal! The guesthouse is ok but we feel that there are much better places to stay in Whitby that are nearer to the centre and more reasonablly priced. We would not stay here again due to the following points: 1, the mattress was the cheapest most uncomfortable thing we have ever slept on, every spring could be felt 2, the guesthouse was far too hot - was not due to the weather but it felt like there was constant heating on - even with the window fully open there was no escape from the heat! 3, the room we staying in seemed to be above the kitchen therefore we were woken early to pots and pans been clattered around and the radio which was on 4, the walk down to the town centre is via a steep hill which has lots of overhanging trees and bushes and gets really slippy if it is wet - it is also not very well lit at night 5, we feel that the guesthouse is overpriced.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Tiamaria07
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saj9158, Owner at Hillcrest Guesthouse, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. As the summer season draws to a close, we will then be able to begin the annual maintenance of the property. We are sorry you found the mattress uncomfortable, but this seems to be personal choice. I can assure you that the heating was not on. Breakfast is cooked fresh to order, so it does take some time, but not normally 40 minutes. If you wished an earlier breakfast, why not ask for one? It is very difficult to sort out any problems, if they are not raised while you stay, and we will then try our best to rectify any issues. But, the hill is, I'm afraid, is out of our control.

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Additional Information about Hillcrest Guesthouse

Address: 9 Prospect Hill, Whitby YO21 1QE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #83 of 152 B&Bs / Inns in Whitby
Price Range: $105 - $130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Hillcrest Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hillcrest Guest House in Whitby is the perfect place from which to explore Whitby, the surrounding villages and coastline and all that North Yorkshire has to offer.Based only a few minutes walk from the town centre, Hillcrest Guest House is a comfortable distance from Whitby's many shops, restaurant, pubs and attractions. Whitby's sandy beach stretching north to Sandsend, the famous Abbey and the Whalebone Arch are just some of Whitby's beauty spots. Offering both standard and executive (four-poster) rooms to suit different tastes and pockets, Hillcrest also provides private parking for guests. With Special Offers running throughout the year, giving even better value for money, Hillcrest makes a fantastic base for a holiday in North Yorkshire. ... more   less 
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