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“Cheap, accommodating and relaxing stay in a nice area of Scarborough.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Villa Esplanade Self Catering Holiday Apartments

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The Villa Esplanade Self Catering Holiday Apartments
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Cheap, accommodating and relaxing stay in a nice area of Scarborough.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 9, 2013

Me and my boyfriend come to Scarborough often and the first time we came we stopped here and at first we thought didn't think much of the place but then when we got to our apartment it was lovely a sea view spacious kitchen area and everything you would need in there too and since then we've been several times in the past year and have always stopped here now. There's certain apartments that we like to stay in if we can for example flat 7 and the one above that also 21 is nice and cosy and also the flat apposite the reception area - there isn't a view but the flat is lovely and where ways out and about so the view doesn't particularly bother us much anyway. The service is great, John - who works here is very welcoming, helpful and friendly and always makes our stay perfect! Well, we'll be definitely stopping again!

  • Stayed November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank a-bellhouse
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Sunderland, England, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Oh where can I start on this review.. After being rudely greeted in reception by what I can only describe as a disgusting leech I was handed a room key (room 4) and told my room was situated on the top floor. He then proceeded to tell me 'You have to pay hotel parking and for the electricity' Seriously who pays £7 parking when, If like me you travel a lot, you will know its only £4 to park on the street. After the leech proceeded to look my 16 year old daughter up and down, I had to remind him we were guests and not to stare at her in such manner. I reminded him several times that she was only 16 but this seemed to fuel him on.
On inspection of the room...cold, dank and dirty.
The living room looked like I had morphed back into my teenage years, the décor was so outdated! The window in the living room did not close, so all night we could hear the wind howling through the gap, no amount of closing the doors was keeping the noise or the draft out.
The kitchen was again dirty, and smelly. The damp is overwhelming . I had to wash the kettle &grill pan before use as either housing keeping or the leech could not do. The tea towel (if that's what you can call it ) was black with grime and covered in orange stains (bean juice I think). There were stains all over the walls . Apparently the drinking glasses were not clean either as when I arrived home, I woke from my lovely clean refreshing bed, wandered into my sparkling fresh bathroom and through my beautifully polished mirrors noticed a huge cold sore arriving ...

The beds, thank god, were clean, although the bedrooms themselves were outdated and covered in damp.
The bathroom was clean and in order.
The TV in the living room had no remote for the freeview or any DVD player. I took the small combination TV from the main bedroom to plug in so we could use the DVD player only to find that the DVD player had been disabled. Reaching the end of my tether I went to the reception only to be greeted by that creep once again. I explained about the TV and DVD player and was told they 'Don't work and would have to hire one at a cost of £5 a night to prevent theft'
I told them after they had took my money for the night, the cost of electricity and parking they could get stuffed, I explained I would rather go to morrisons and buy a DVD player (probably the only thing working and clean in that place) than pay them any more money.
That man is a creep, 'the hotel' is disgusting and never in a million years would I ever subject my family to a place like that ever again.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 Thank Jackie-Ann H
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

I booked this hotel for one night for my wife and i at the last minute. Easy check in very hospitable service car park outside easy load/unload. There is a charge for car parking but to be honest there is loads of on street parking and a car park to the rear. The room was very clean nicely set out for convenience, the sheets and towels were clean and fresh. We enjoyed our stay and will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank David M
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013 via mobile

DO NOT STAY HER IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN OR ARE DISABULD!

Me and my partner stayed her 1 night was surpposte to be 3 nights we left after 1 night because of the shocking state of the so called apartment with a sea view through a small window, befor I booked I explained me and my 6 month son where registerd blind and could we be put on a lower level and we ended up having to clime 6 flights of stairs to find out we had no electricity or lights that worked and then to add insult to injury we found out later on we needed an electric card to switch everything ( now come on who uses electric meters these days in the hotel business) then if you could find the neater you'd be very lucky it was behind the bin under a corner work top in pich black night time, and as for the bathroom if you you like a 1980s peach / orange bath suit and to top it off we where expected to pay £185.00 for the privilege utter disgrace I will be up loading photos too!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
4 Thank Jbond2692013
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York
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013

booked at last minute for 1 night stay in a apartment brilliant location the apartment itself was very clean with bedroom, bathroom, living room, kitchen modern decor everything provided did not want to leave. also in the building was el gringoes restaurant and the food and service was very good and a very good atmosphere.last but not least John who showed us to our apartment and looked after us was very helpful and could not do enough for us and a pleasure to speak to overall view fantastic must stay will be going back next month

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank emyorkie
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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

Booked this at the last minute for one night to see our daughter who is studying here at Uni.

What a pleasant surprise we got when we got here!

From the outside, the building looks old and tired. Indeed the reception and hallways do too! However, we stayed in room 8 which is absolutely massive with a fantastic sea view. Large lounge area with 2 leather sofas, tv, dining table and double bed. There's also a second bedroom with a double and single bed. Small kitchen with everything in that you need plus a large bathroom. Remember to bring a towel as none are supplied! We'll definitely be coming here again!

Stayed October 2013
Helpful?
Thank Bullcoteblu
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2013 via mobile

A very dubious glass loft hatch in room which had tried to be covered over with a ripped up gift bag, didn't exactly put you at ease
Bed comfortable but overall cleanliness of room not great, pleased this was just a couple of nights stay (checked out early only stayed one night)
And not a full week like previously planned. View out of window was of a roof, broken panes of glass in window, just all felt a bit icky!!
Welcome at reception however was great

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank 030694
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Additional Information about The Villa Esplanade Self Catering Holiday Apartments

Property: The Villa Esplanade Self Catering Holiday Apartments
Address: South Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2QA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Beach Kitchenette Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #32 of 35 Specialty Lodging in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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 

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