We looked around for a few days break and searched online to various places in Scarborough let me explain we like a break where we are not constricted to a timetable made up by the place where you are staying.
The welcome was warm and friendly and any help required was offered we did arrive a little early and this was treated as ,'we are please to see you' not as like most places you are going to wait the staff arranged our early arrival around us the customer and not the 'rules' a big thumbs up.
We were offered a choice of rooms which was a nice touch and chose what we thought would suit us.
The room was everything that we wanted or needed with a great view of the area.a full bathroom with shower Kitchen fully equipped bedroom with ample seating area included with a comfy double bed.
One of the little quirk's of the this grand old building is the nooks and cranny's and different ways to get to your room but a little adventure is beckoning if you just take the time to find your way round.
The rooms are clean with a mix of modern and old style comfort.
Electricity usage was minimal and with one £5 card lasted for the entire 3 days and still credit left for the next occupant .The owner was available at all times during the day and even when required was easy to contact during the evenings .As a local he was a mine of information on where to go and what to see and does take the time to engage with his customers on a personal level.
I will definitely be going back very soon as a closing couple of comments the building is not what you think it is just from the outside it has a whole lot more character .
Just some positive helpful tips if you are not from the area.
Shopping when you arrive does not have to be done in the town center there is an array of shops and restaurants as you come out of the complex turn right and go straight down past the church 5-10 min max.
And remember the hills become cliffs if you do do a lot of walking when its out of season but that is what it makes it quirky try running up the stairs that are on the beach front great exercise.(If it does not kill you ha-ha)
Thanks for a fantastic time
Amanda and Jean-Pierre
- 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