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Downcliffe House Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Filey
Certificate of Excellence
leeds
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Quite surprised”
Reviewed July 17, 2013

Went to Filey for the day to take advantage of the weather.

My wife & i had a pot of tea on the terrace which cost £5-00 & was worth every penny.

The ambiance, the service + the friendly people sitting round us made our day..

The food people were eating looked mouth watering

Quite surprised to find a hotel of this caliber in Filey..

Hope to come back & stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Have stayed here a couple of times and the hotel is amazing - it has a very high end finish, each room having a individual design! It is conveniently situated on the beach front making the view from the room I stayed in, superb.
The owners are exceptional hosts who genuinely receive alot of pleasure from making your stay as warm and welcoming as possible. Nothing is too much trouble.
The food is excellent and the portions ample. Would highly recommend this establishment, it is fine dining in Filey!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 8, 2013

Booked room on third floor, no problem. Found low obtrusive beams and sloping roofs consequently lots of 'head banging and stooping', my husband is 6' 1" tall and the proximity of the roof space wasn't mentioned when booking the room. When asked if we could change rooms told by supercilious proprietor that we could change for one night but if we wanted to book out as we wished to, we still had to pay for the two nights booked. The manner in which we were told was belittling to say the least. The view from the side window was spoilt by faulty double glazing in one of the two small windows having been told on booking that the sea view was excellent. The only table in the foom was collapsing and everything put on it slid towards the wall. We did mention this to the staff but nothing was done to replace it. We are of mature years and expect much more courtesy and respect having paid £280 for our two night stay. Keep off the attic bedrooms and boutique hotels, well overpriced.

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Leatherhead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 7, 2013

We stopped off at the Downcliffe after a long walk from Scarborough. Wow is all I can say about this wonderful place. We were treated so well by the owner who was happy and went out of his way to help us. We ordered some small dishes from the menu to eat outside looking out to sea. When they arrived we so surprised at how fantastic the dishes were and how lovely the wine was.We cant wait to go back. So if you get the chance to go you wont be dissapointed.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

We stay at the Downcliffe every year as our men do the Wetherby/Filey bike ride. There isnt a bad thing to say about this place. Lizzi and Darren cant do enough for you and the staff are so polite and helpful. The food is amazing and all comes in fresh on the day. The rooms are spotless and the different designs in each one shows how much thought has gone into them. We feel so relaxed in the Downcliffe that it is a joy to stay there. We stayed last year for my sisters 50th (who lives in Filey) and L & D put themselves out to make the table look lovely and the evening extra special for her. A big thankyou to you all for always making our stay there perfect. ps Lizzi....cant wait for my next G & T .......simply perfect :-) Sandie, Chris Derek & Tracy xx

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed June 24, 2013

This hotel is absolutely beautiful.
The staff and management are attentive and helpful, but not overly so. Nothing was too much trouble when we needed assistance but it was also fine when we wanted to linger and chat over drinks at the table. perfect.
My friends all had seafood in the restaurant and as a vegetarian who doesn't eat seafood, this was one of the rare times where I felt maybe, just maybe I might be missing out - their dishes looked fabulous!!!
I need not have worried, my vegetarian meal was beautifully presented and DELICIOUS, may I recommend the risotto, even to the meat eaters out there?!
From the quirky clock in reception, to the little goodie jars of sweets in the rooms, even the smallest detail is in keeping, each of the rooms stand out as individual and unique, but with a cohesive feel throughout the hotel that pays tribute to the style and dedication of the owners Liz and Darren who were both on hand throughout the weekend.
A cut above the rest, I'm going to bring my husband for the weekend as soon as I can fit it in - he would love it!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 23, 2013

I have visited the Downcliffe house hotel on a few occasions now, and i can honestly say it never fails to impress me.

The hotel is stunning. Every room is well thought out and delightful to spend time in, i instantly feel relaxed and well looked after.
The staff cant do enough for you and the owners will bend over backwards to ensure your stay is the best it can possibly be, nothing is too much trouble. This hotel and restaurant really is a credit to its owners and to Filey !

The food we ate was 5 Star, the haddock literally melts in your mouth, it really was some of the most amazing food ive ever eaten.

Thank you to everyone at Downcliffe, we have had an amazing time and will certainly be back !!

Room Tip: the sea views from the bedrooms at the front are outstanding.
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Property: Downcliffe House Hotel
Address: The Beach, Filey YO14 9LA, England
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Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Filey
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Filey
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Please note Downcliffe House is a Hotel with 24 hour reception, please note we are not a bed and breakfast and amend our listing to a hotel Kind regards Darren Booth ... more   less 
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Downcliffe House Hotel Filey, England

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