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“Classy accommodation with a great breakfast.”
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Birtley House
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Adelaide, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
68 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“Classy accommodation with a great breakfast.”
Reviewed May 3, 2014

We recently spent 2 nights in this wonderful B and B and couldn't have been happier. The hosts, Mike and Connie were very warm and welcoming and our room was very well appointed with a massive, comfortable bed. The choices for breakfast were many and varied and well presented. Mike helped us out in planning our days' outings which was much appreciated. Robin Hood's Bay is a fascinating place and if anyone is planning on visiting, Birtley House is just a short walk down a (very steep!) path to the old village. We thoroughly recommend Birtley House as a great place to stay, not only to see Robin Hood's Bay , but also as a base for visiting the North Yorkshire Moors.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Keighley, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

Just returned from yet another delightful stay at this B & B. It has been our fifth stay and I would certainly recommend this place. The rooms are very well maintained and clean and the owners Mike & Connie are very polite and helpful, breakfast is very varied and a good choice. Hoping to go again mid September.

Room Tip: ROOM 3 OR 6 GOOD CHOICE good views and room 6 has separate bathroom
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 19, 2014

I recently made a visit to Robin Hood’s bay for several days of hiking and sightseeing, and based on so many excellent reviews I decided to stay at the Birtley House. I had a great experience staying there – the B&B is very comfortable, modern and well kept, and Mike and Connie are very friendly and accommodating hosts. I was the only guest at the time of my visit (it was December and a major storm was sweeping in from the north), but each morning the breakfast was amazing and extensive. I’m already planning my next trip to Robin Hood’s Bay and wouldn’t consider staying anywhere other than the Birtley House.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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virginia
Level 6 Contributor
91 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed October 23, 2013

I have used Trip Advisor now for several years and find it to be an indispensable part of my trip planning. Since I do use the site, I find it my duty to then to write reviews on where I have stayed and eaten and what I enjoy from my travel for others to use in their planning. Having been in the hospitality business for 25 years, I am sensitive to comments made by others in my business and always look to comments, if made, as an opportunity to correct errors or mistakes made by me and my staff. Most would do the same.


We had booked our room for a single night at the Birtley House 4 or 5 months before and had after lengthy emails, settled on an upgrade to have a room with a view of the town and the ocean. We had thought that after having walked the whole Coast to Coast path that a nicer room would be deserved!
Once booked I did not contact the B&B until I reconfirmed my reservation for one night as I always do a few days ahead of time.
As it turned out we had the opportunity to come a night earlier and called the day before and were told that we could be accommodated. We came into Robin Hood's Bay quite excited at having completed the Coast to Coast walk.

When showed to our room, I questioned the fact that it was not the room we had originally booked for one night, the one with a view. Our host told us that this was because we had come in a night earlier, which was a fair enough statement from him, as I would could not expect anything for that one night just booked 24 hours earlier. My question to him then was that we would therefore be able to move into the correct room, booked 4 or 5 months previously with a nice view overlooking the town and a view of the water on our second night.? We were told NO. I expressed displeasure at the situation and nothing more was said by either party.

A simple admittance of their error in assigning rooms, overbooking, etc. would have gone a long way to soothing the problem, but the lack of concern for the error on their part really spoiled the experience for us.

Mistakes happen but a little honesty on the part of the hosts would have gone a long way to diffusing our disappointment. We chose not to stay a second night, but to check out and go elsewhere.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2013

Just back from our first stay at Birtley House after not being able to get into where we stayed on our previous visit to lovely Robin Hoods Bay - we couldnt have been made more welcome by Mike, and Connies breakfasts are just what is needed to start the day...room was spotless and great views over the moors and the top end of the village,,,,really cant wait to get back to this special place and the great hosts of Birtley House!!!!! Cant wait to visit this magical place again - thanks Kaz and Jon xxx

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Richmond, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 8, 2013

Just back from our 5 th visit to birtley house first found it in 2009 and have made it a regular place to visit alson bringing friends from time to time .
This is the best B&B we have ever stayed in . Mike and Connie are amazing !!! the rooms are well decorated and so clean . Mike is so friendly when he greats you and Connie makes a fantasic breakfast . highly reommend xx

Room Tip: All rooms amazing
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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Reviewed September 2, 2013 via mobile

We stayed here overnight for a short break at the end of Aug 2013. Birtley House is in an ideal location at the top of the village overlooking the bay itself. Hosts, mike and connie were very attentive and friendly without being overbearing. Room was spot on, on the second floor, spotlessly clean with a compact en suite with a lovely power shower. Next morning the breakfast was amazing, I have to say I don't think I've ever had better!!!! All in all a lovely place I can't recommend highly enough. Looking forward to a return visit, we will definitely be back, with a shadow of doubt.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Property: Birtley House
Address: Birtley House Station Road, 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
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Ranked #7 of 29 B&Bs / Inns in Robin Hoods Bay
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Number of rooms: 5
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