We first stayed at the Wrea Head Hotel in the early 1990s.after we had previously stayed in it's sister Hotel the Holbeck Hall in Scarboro,( before it fell into the sea!) they were both very old but beautiful Hotels. We decided to try the spring special offer from the Wrea Head to see how the place compared to 20 years ago, of course we checked on Tripadvisor first and read a few comments about it's state of disrepair and the ongoing refurbishments.
On arrival up the long driveway we found it just as beautiful as we'd remembered it and although there were plenty of signs of the refurb work being carried out, none of it was intrusive to our stay. The reception area had a poster explaining all about the work being done and the order in which it would be carried out which was very good. We were allocated Room 6 which had recently been finished, it was a really nice, spotlessly clean and well decorated room. My only complaint was that the door between us and room 5 was a flush door, it obviously led to their bathroom and wasn't exactly soundproof, probably why it's called a flush! we heard every sound from inside, especially at 7 in the morning when the splashing in the bath sounded like feeding time in Chester Zoo seal pool. The Hotel staff were very pleasant and well mannered, especially in the restaurant where the meals were excellent. Being a Yorkshireman I'm not too impressed at paying Hotel prices for drinks though, and a bill for over £10 for a pint of John Smiths and a glass of wine doesn't sit too well with me. There is a lot of work being done to bring the Hotel and Gardens back to it's former glory, the new owners who took over last year are to be commended for taking on such a big project, and once finished it will be an even more stunning and tranquil place to stay. I wouldn't let the refurbishment work put anyone off staying here because as I said it really is a beautiful place. The Library area and staircases are like the ones in stately homes, and the free WiFi worked well wherever we used it. Some of the photos on Tripadvisor are from last year anyway and not representative of the Hotel that we witnessed this week, it's a lovely old Hotel in a lovely setting and well worth a visit.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Offering truly breathtaking, uninterrupted views across the Yorkshire countryside that must seen to be believed, Wrea Head offers arguably on of the most beautiful setting of all Scarborough hotels. Surrounded by the endless scenery of England’s most beautiful county – from the heather filled Moors and scenic Dales to the spectacular Yorkshire heritage coastline – you can choose make your break as active, or relaxing, as you like. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Wrea Head Country Hotel
- Wrea Head Country Scarborough