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Red Lea Hotel
Ranked #11 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
Certificate of Excellence
Surrey
2 reviews
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“A great hotel”
Reviewed February 23, 2013

Had a lovely stay. Location was perfect, wonderful views, modern bright rooms, friendly staff. Whilst the swimming pool wasn't large, it was bigger than I'd expected from the pictures and the kids loved it. Food was rather seventies traditional but good enough and the service was excellent. Lovely to have waiter service for breakfast rather than a buffet. Would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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RedLeaGM, General Manager at Red Lea Hotel, responded to this review, March 26, 2013
Dear Guest,
Thank you for taking the time to review the Red Lea Hotel. The Management and Staff are very pleased that you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future.

David Hull
General Manager
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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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327 reviews
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Reviewed February 2, 2013

I've never stayed here, but I've had lunch here a few times, most recently in Jan 2013.
The menu was pretty basic, but the food was served quickly and with no fuss. Very reasonably priced, and the food (soup, a roast, and a trifle) was absolutely fine.
The main attraction for me is the stunning view, where you can see The Esplanade, the sea, and the cliffs.
All in all, a very pleasant experience.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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1 Thank Martin D
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RedLeaGM, General Manager at Red Lea Hotel, responded to this review, April 7, 2013
Dear Guest.

Thank you for your review. Our Sunday Lunch is a very popular meal and most people comment on the varied choice available, so I can only appologise that you felt that we do not offer sufficient choice for our £12.95, three course lunch.

David Hull
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Liverpool
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

From the outset we where checked in by the wonderful Erika who couldn't have been more welcoming, then off to our room which was fine and dandy. Quick swim in the pool and dinner....the food was fab, very traditional, tasty and served in a lovely atmosphere by attentive and cracking staff!
We must have been the youngest guests there and by gum we're no spring chickens but it was fab!!
The entertainment we weren't expecting was just that....very entertaining! David Nicholson sang a few tunes held a little quiz and was perfect for the venue.
It would be a shame not to mention once more Erika on the front desk...she was the prfect receptionist and I would imagine that her caring, witty, helpful and entertaining banter will be snapped up by a big chain in the near future.
All in all a brilliant stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Linda D
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RedLeaGM, General Manager at Red Lea Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review the Red Lea Hotel. The management and Staff are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

David Hull
General Manager
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

My first trip with the Choir to Red Lea. I can see why members look forward to this all year.
Wonderful service, good food and great location. Look forward to returning next year if not before.
Reasonable bar prices, comfortable rooms, but in terms of being looked after the service could not be better. Thanks to everyone there for a brill stay.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank David T
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RedLeaGM, General Manager at Red Lea Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review the Red Lea Hotel. The Management and Staff are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

David Hull
General Manager
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Just completed a brilliant rehearsal weekend, fifth year running that choir (New Mill MVC) has attended the Red Lea and it just gets better. The management and staff go out of their way to welcome us and make sure we have everything we need. I had a single room which was very clean, cosy and comfortable and offer all the facilities I required. After a hearty breakfast (plenty of choice) pleasantly served I was able to face the rigours of learning the new items introduced into our repertoire. A good selection of sandwiches were on offer for lunch and the evening meal, complete with coffee and mints, was excellent, with plenty of choice for each course.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Robert C
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RedLeaGM, General Manager at Red Lea Hotel, responded to this review, February 8, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review the Red Lea Hotel. The Management and Staff are very pleased that you enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

David Hull
General manager
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Holmfirth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

This is an annual event for 45 members, and we were welcomed almost like family. The room was warm, clean and comfortable and the rehearsal rooms were ideal for our purpose.There was a good choice of menu for breakfast and evening meal, and the Sunday lunch on our departure day was excellent.
The owners and staff were very helpful and accommodating, and we have already booked for 2014.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Kenneth S
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RedLeaGM, General Manager at Red Lea Hotel, responded to this review, February 14, 2013
Dear Guest

Thank you for taking the time to review the Red Lea Hotel.
The management and staff are very pleased that you all enjoyed your visit and look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

David Hull
General Manager
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LIVERSEDGE
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Our 3rd visit to the Red Lea.The staff and management are excellent, once you walk throught the door you feel at home .Accommodation tip top. In the restaurant you have a very good choice of menu,and the service is quick and friendly. Unlike most hotels the staff at the Red Lea have been their for years and are very friendly. A summing up of the Red Lea in my opinion is its a 4 star hotel at 3 Star Prices. Cant wait to visit in summer

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Red Lea Hotel
Address: Prince of Wales Terrace, Scarborough YO11 2AJ, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
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Ranked #11 of 28 Hotels in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Red Lea Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Red Lea Hotel is situated on Scarborough's favoured South Cliff, close to the Cliff Lift, the Spa Centre and the beach. The attractions of the town centre, historic castle and bustling harbour are only a short stroll away. With our superb location, beautiful sea views, indoor swimming pool, comfortable bedrooms, great food and friendly service we think we've got everything you need for a great break by the sea. ... more   less 
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