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“Nice, clean & comfortable.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Lavinia House

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Lavinia House
Ranked #30 of 152 Whitby B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Nice, clean & comfortable.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2012

The room we were in was spacious, clean and warm. The owners are excellent - attentive, cheerful and chatty when you want to be, but by no means pushy or inquisitive. The breakfasts are excellent, with a reasonable choice in a light and spacious dining room.

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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2012

We spent a lovely 3 day break in early September, the weather was gorgeous, the room superb, and the hosts very, very welcoming. We had a top floor room (7) and it was very clean with an en-suite shower room. The bed was so comfortable with pristine sheets and pillowcases.We had two lovely evening meals out in Whitby, the first was a quaint restaurant called Beno's where I had a gorgeous Seafood Platter with hot new potatoes, and the second which was a scrumptious bowl of Seafood Chowder followed by a plate of quality Fish, Chips & Peas at the modern Marine Bar accompanied by a lovely girl pianist/singer. Hosts John & Sarah have only been at Lavinia House for 18 months but are enjoying every minute of it ...and it shows, they are a lovely couple and very knowledgable about Whitby and the surrounding area. John's fried breakfast was terrific and not greasy at all, my wife Mandy tried to be healthy for a change and have a bowl of nutty meusli, natural yoghurt and fruit, but enjoyed all of this as well! Overall we had a great weekend and would reccomend Lavinia House to everyone ...in fact I do!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Northwich, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012

This was our first visit to Whitby and we made the right choice of accommodation for our two day stay. Our overall impression of Lavinia House was a place that is spotlessly clean, modern, comfortable, especially the king size bed we had, a good sized room with excellent en-suite facilities and a lovely view over Whitby Harbour. The hosts, Sarah & John were both very friendly and they gave us a good breakfast! If we ever return to Whitby we shall certainly give first consideration to Lavinia House for accommodation. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Would highly recommend Lavinia House to everyone. Right from driving up to the house, and seeing the crescent it is set in, it has the wow factor. Our room (room 3) was perfect for us with its large 4 poster bed and 2 floor to ceiling windows, all in keeping with the style of property, with fantastic views of the sea. The en-suite bathroom was spotless and not only had a shower but also a bath (luxury) pure white towels that smelt divine. Excellent breakfast choice's cooked and presented to its best. The added bonus is its run by lovely people who were attentive and mindful of our comfort to ensure our stay was enjoyable. Lavinia House is only a 2 minute walk from the centre of whitby yet far enough away for peace and quiet. We are really looking forward to our next visit,
Mandy and Mark (Nottingham)

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Boston, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

I stayed at Lavinia House again this month for a few days recuperation from a heavy work load. The room was once again wonderful with a great sea view. The bed was so comfortable I asked where they bought the mattress from as I want the same at home; I slept so peacefully. The seagulls didn't even wake me up!
The breakfast kept me going all day and Sarah and John made sure I got exactly what I asked for - even the wonderful little omelette cooked perfectly - just right. More toast? More tea? Anything else? Fabulous.
The only issue was finding a parking spot, but I even managed that.
Can't wait to visit again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2012

This was my third stay at Lavinia House and it did not disappoint. Confortable and well approinted rooms, a friendly greeting, excellent service and superb breakfasts are just part of the experience. The location is ideal with excellent views, yet is only a few minutes walk from the centre of Whitby. As always John and Sarah were the perfect hosts, and nothing seems too much trouble for them.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2012

Having decided on a short break in Whitby we selected the Lavinia House after consulting Tripadvisor and boy were we glad that we did!
Our room (Room 2) was a lovely four poster bedroom. It was clean and well appointed as well as very comfortable. Breakfast was delicious and there was plenty of it.
We would strongly recommend this B & B to anyone.
One final point: If you are concerned that your Satnav or Google Maps printout is taking you up the very narrow Cliff Street or along the crowded harbour side via Pier Road and then the wonderfully named Khyber Pass don't be. They really are the (only) ways to get to the front of the building. And well worth it too!

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Lavinia House
Address: 3 East Crescent, Whitby YO21 3HD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
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Ranked #30 of 152 B&Bs / Inns in Whitby
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovely house of character, an ideal base for discovering the coast, the North Yorkshire moors and the narrow streets of the delightful town of Whitby. All rooms are en-suite with bath or shower, TV's, beverage making facilities. Some rooms have king-size four poster beds, sea and harbour views. Freshly cooked full English breakfasts are served in our informal dining room. For the comfort of all guests, Lavinia House has a strictly no smoking policy. ... more   less 
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