I had forgotten quite how horrible the smell of stale cigarette smoke is. Our room reeked of it! Then just to add insult to injury the on site Mexican restaurant left the kitchen door open all evening so the corridors were full of the stench of fried food! Horrible!
The apartment itself was roomy with nice sea views but the floors were incredibly uneven. I felt drunk before I had touched a drop!
Based on our experience I would have marked this place one out of five but the flat was spacious and the staff were very helpful in making sure we could check in early.
My wife had a quick look at the part of the building on the other side of reception. This looked much better with evidence of refurbishment. Also there would not have been the problem with cooking smells!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Villa Esplanade self catering apartments are located on Scarborough's South Cliff, overlooking the beautiful south bay. The Villa Esplanade is a popular destination offering 30 self catering apartments, from apartments for 2 through to apartments that can sleep up to 8 guests. Several apartments also offer sea views.Only minutes from the town centre, The Villa provides the perfect base to explore Scarborough and the Yorkshire coast. The apartments are just 2 minutes walk from one the South Cliff cliff lift which provides easy access to The Spa complex and South Bay beach. ... more less