The hotel itself is in a very convenient location. But we were disappointed to find that our room smelt like someone had died in it. The smell was offensive. Unfortunately due to booking the weekend in August (the same weekend as a folk festival- which was brilliant) we were unable to find alternative accommodation. The hotel staff at first tried to ignore the issue despite one receptionist slipping up and admitting that she knew why it smelt so bad and it had something to do with the previous resident. Which was somewhat off-putting. We were than bought cheap air-fresheners from a local shop. To be fair to the hotel after some persistent negotiation on our part we were offered a £50 refund on the price of the room (a third of what we paid for it). But we were treat in a dismissive way to start with which was disappointing. The pub being in the convenient location it is also lacked parking and we had to pay in a local car park. We were also disappointed with the breakfast which was served in the pub night club area in the basement and the floor when we went down for breakfast was still a bit sticky from drink and didn't smell that great either and had run out of coffee on the second morning we were there. Can't fault the location though and the room if it hadn't smelt would have been perfectly comfortable. The shower temp gauge was also broken in the shared bathroom and the light bulb gone in the other windowless shower-room. With a few small improvements this could be a great hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Here at The George Hotel in Whitby, we offer the ideal base from which to enjoy your stay in the beautiful seaside town of Whitby. Situated right in the heart of the town, everything you may want is within easy walking distance - from the marina and beaches, to museums and shops, and even the North Yorkshire Moors Railway.Come and sample our welcoming atmosphere, with friendly staff & comfortable surroundings. We have a lively hotel bar with several nights of entertainment, along with another bar which can be hired for private functions.You won’t miss out on any sporting moments as we have Sky Sports HD & BT Sports shown on large screens. We also offer a good range of wines & spirits at affordable prices & hand pull ale. Lavazza coffee is now available along with other hot beverages. Free Wi-fi is also available throughout the bar area and most hotel rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- George Hotel Whitby