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“Great hotel with lovely views - loose points for food.”
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Victoria Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Robin Hoods Bay
Certificate of Excellence
London
2 reviews
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“Great hotel with lovely views - loose points for food.”
Reviewed November 27, 2012

The hotel is very beautiful, a sweeping staircase greets along with the soldier dressed in a suit of amour. The feeling is very pleasant, lots of wood, a warm welcome to this hotel. Off the sweeping stair case are the rooms which if you walk out of your room, on any of the two levels, to look down to the foyer. This is a nice touch however we had a party of local cricketers having their annual party at the hotel and this was very loud as they called it a night in said foyer after mid night.

We had one of the cheaper rooms (room 5), L shaped, understated, in a good way, and with good finishing, the bathroom to a high spec and a good quality flat screen. I saw some of the other sea view rooms and they looked amazing. Definitely will book one of those as they have stunning views of the bay.

I think overall my partner and I were very happy with our stay; lovely hotel, friendly staff, incredible views but the one thing that let it down was the food. We arrived late and I had a burger in the bar, over £10 and it was not any better than a burger from McDonalds. The menu said all or most of the produced was sourced locally – if this beef was it certainly wasn’t good quality. My partner had the fish pie and there was lots of potato, not much fish and the cheese on top was half an inch thick. She left hers half way through but I persevered. I was starving. Just felt a bit cheated as they were charging high prices for very average food.

Breakfast was alright, be nice to go to a hotel where you get decent sausages but these were no better than what’s found in your local greasy spoon, the whole breakfast for that matter. We decided on these two experiences to swerve the restaurant for an evening meal deciding instead to eat out.

Overall a great place to stay, easy to walk into Robin’s Hood Bay and good access for roads to Whitby and Scarborough but if the food had been better it would’ve got top marks.

Room Tip: Pay that bit extra and get the sea view.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brackley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 26, 2012

Dont get me wrong this hotel is clean and friendly. However, we paid £240 for two nights in a deluxe room, but, to put it bluntly we struggled to find anything deluxe about it. It had a king-sized bed [which is standard in many hotels now], a nice, clean bathroom but the slipper bath was minute. There were cobwebs above the bed, the bathroom mirror was missing, the soap dispenser was broken and we had to ask for a light for the dressing table as it was too dark to see to put make-up on [to be fair, we were given a lamp and the soap dispenser was replaced by a lovely lad on reception]. The first night's sleep was disturbed by a loose drainpipe, which meant that every time the people in the upstairs room used their bathroom, their waste water cascaded all over our window [again, to be fair, this was fixed by the second night after we pointed it out to the same lovely lad]. On the second night, the hotel was hosting a function and when the guests left, the front door slammed about every 10 seconds - keeping us awake.
Like I said, the hotel was clean and is in a great location, but really feel that to charge £120 per night for this room is punching over their weight somewhat. I would say that £80 would be fair.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Stayed overnight, mid November, hotel still had plenty of guests. We stayed in room No. 6, beautiful views of the coast. The hotel and our room were well decorated, clean and tidy, just as expected. All staff were polite and friendly had no reason to complain about anything.

We did have fun though at 06:45 in the morning, we were fast asleep, it was still dark, when the fire alarm went off. Got dressed quickly and evacuated, there was some elderly guests wandering around who could have done with some guidance but, it appeared, there was NO staff on site! After about 40 mins stood outside and one of the guests ringing the fire brigade staff started turning up for work. Still not sure what happened, presumably there was a staff mix up, or very dangerous practice leaving the hotel with no staff overnight ( would have had a party if we'd have known!!!!). Manager handled the situation well, was very apologetic but could had been disastrous.

Would still recommend this hotel though, and would return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Can only comment on the restaurant, as we were staying elsewhere.Booked a table for 11 people for my brothers birthday whilst staying in Robin Hoods' Bay. For a large group the service was excellent, and the food very good. One person a bit disappointed with their meal, but don't suppose that's too bad for a group of this size.
Staff were particularly pleasant and helpful, and a nice bar with 3 or 4 real ales which went down well!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Very nice building, decorated well and very clean.great location overlooking the sea. Had a nice bar meal and breakfast.enjoyed a few pints at nearby pubs and in hotel bar which was busy with a nice freindly atmosphere.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed October 23, 2012 via mobile

Did not havea problem with this room as other guests seem to have had. The bed was really comfortable. The breakfast excellent ( bit too big for me though) staff were friendly. Quiz night good. Despite the fog I really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed October 14, 2012 via mobile

We were shown to our room and wow! What a view, looking down to the bay and that beautiful, quirky old village. The room was bright, very clean, spacious and the bed really comfortable. Could not have asked for better. The food in both the restaurant and bar was excellent and the staff, helpful and friendly. We enjoyed great weather for October, sitting on the terrace with cake and coffee looking out across the bay. Thanks to all the staff, we had a most enjoyable four days at the Victoria.

Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Victoria Hotel
Address: Station Road | Whitby, North York Moors National Park, Robin Hoods Bay YO22 4RL, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > North York Moors National Park > Robin Hoods Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Robin Hoods Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Victoria Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Victoria Hotel is situated in the most prominent position in Robin Hoods Bay overlooking the bay itself. Built in 1897 purposely as a hotel. It boasts large guest rooms, all en-suite with the majority having a sea view. It has a sea view restaurant, coffee shop, public bar, children's room and serves meals throughout the day. This family run business is a gem on the east coast. ... more   less 
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