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“Another fantastic stay”
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The Almar
Ranked #7 of 182 Scarborough B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Castleford, West Yorkshire
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Another fantastic stay”
Reviewed August 27, 2012

We have just got home from another stay at The Almar and once again it was a brilliant weekend.
Jamie, Michelle and Joel were as usual very welcoming and friendly, the hotel was spotless, the room comfortable and the breakfasts delicious... what more can one ask for, will definitely be returning for a 4th time.

  • Stayed August 2012
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 26, 2012

I recently stayed for a two night break as a base for a cycling weekend, Scarborough is a beautiful town and the knowledge of the staff here ensured I knew where everything of relevance is, and directed me to more cycle routes.

The breakfast was a great bonus, and excellent value for the whole stay.

I went to Whitby on the national cycle route which was incredible (I'm from Suffolk so this is a huge contrast).

Travelling down by train the guest house is located close by, and I will certainly be making another trip shortly.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Grimsby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2012

we have just had a family weekend at the Almar (we had 5 double rooms) and all in all our stay was very nice. The rooms are were spotlessly clean, as were all areas of the hotel, we stayed in room 6 which was beautifully decorated and had a lovely en suite. Unfortunately the shower has no water pressure at all and the water just dribbles out. The room was also unbearably hot so we had to sleep with the curtains and window open which meant being woken very early by the seagulls!!! All of our group mentioned that sleep was difficult due to the heat so maybe fans in the rooms would be a good addition. That is the only negative comment that I have about the Almar!!
The customer service is second to none with Jamie, Joel and Michelle going out of their way to make sure we were happy. As we were there with our 1 year old grandaughter we all stayed in the hotel bar on Friday night (I actually think we nearly drank them dry!!) and they allowed us to bring take away pizza in to eat in the bar, even though they dont allow take aways on the premises!! Jamie and Michelle looked after us so well and were brilliant with the baby too (she was into everything but they were great with her). Drinks at the bar are bottles and cans which are sold at reasonable prices.
For the second night we fancied an indian and Jamie recommended the Indian Rose, which he rang and booked for us and even let us use their 25% off card!! Excellent meal and good price too. Michelle even offered to babysit my grandaughter for us while we went, we didnt take her up on the offer as Ella comes everywhere with us but it was exceptionally kind of her to ask!
Breakfast at the Almar is cooked by Joel and was delicious!!! Just the right size portions, freshly cooked and piping hot both mornings.
The hotel is 5 minutes walk from Peasholme park and less than 10 minutes from North beach.
I would definitely recommend the Almar and will go back next time we are in Scarborough (I will pack a fan though just in case!! Exceptional customer service x

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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JamieD, Owner at The Almar, responded to this review, August 20, 2012
Thanks for the review Jo. It was really nice to meet your family this weekend.

I'm afraid this is the curse of owning a Guesthouse in the UK.... We have spent the last 3 months having everyone commenting about the poor weather. Once the weather improves its now too hot!!!!

On a serious note we have looked at this and will supply fans in the near future.

We have also rectified the fault in the shower in room 6.

We hope you'll join us again the the future

Jamie
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Huddersfield
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27 reviews
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Stayed in March. Single room was small but was well equipped. Was a little disappointed in breakfast - rather obvious portion control, although quality was good. Hotel is very convenient for North Bay and Peasolm Park, but unfortunately little was open at this end of town in May. Overall a little disappointing

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Chipping Norton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

We were made very welcome by Jamie and his team. The hotel is in a good position for Peasholm Park, beaches and town centre. There is plenty of information available about Scarborough and the local area as well as personal recommendations. Generous breakfast and a friendly atmosphere. Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 14, 2012

Back to Almar for our second year, "GEM" to stay in. Jamie Joel and Michelle are the TOPS

booked for, next year. would not even think of going anywhere other than ALMAR beautiful

and clean, super breakfast, and wonderful hosts, our rooms are so cosy thanks for everything.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 14, 2012 via mobile

My boyfriend and I only stayed here for one night but we really enjoyed it. Staff are all lovely, rooms are nice and its in a good location. We really enjoyed our breakfast - thanks for a lovely stay. We will definatley be back here!!

  • Stayed August 2012
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Property: The Almar
Address: 116 Columbus Ravine, Scarborough YO12 7QZ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Scarborough
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 182 B&Bs / Inns in Scarborough
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — The Almar 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Everyone’s idea of the perfect break is different….Whatever you are looking for though, you'll find it all here at The Almar. Our aim is to provide the perfect base where you can experience all that Scarborough has to offer, as well as all of the other numerous attractions of the North Yorkshire coast. We are located in the popular Columbus Ravine area which is very convenient for the North Bay attractions as Peasholm Park, the North Bay beaches and the Scarborough Open Air Theatre are all only a 5 minute stroll away. The entire guest house is tastefully decorated with well appointed en suite rooms. Whether you are with us for a short stay or a longer break, we are sure that you will enjoy an extremely comfortable time with us. With a warm and friendly family atmosphere, we welcome single travellers, couples, families and groups of friends alike and always ensure that everyone considers The Almar to be a real home from home! As the new owner of The Almar my aim is to continually improve the quality and facilities of the 3* guest house. With this in mind The Almar Beauty will be introduced during the summer for the convenience of all our future guests. ... more   less 
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