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Reviewed November 5, 2007

We found that the hotel was extremely comfortable. The entrance hall/reception was small, but we were greeted like old friends, and the business side of things was completed in a very efficient and friendly manner. The room was excellent! The view over the sea and towards Flamborough/Sewerby were breath taking. All the facilities were very clean, and a proper notice was fixed to the bathroom wall about the use of towels, and that you could have clean ones daily if you wanted to.
Dinner was excellent, and varied. Starters were very varied, and although rather basic, were very tasty. Lamb/pork was available, along with fish and duck whilst we were there. They also included a sorbay in the menu, which was excellent for those who did not want soup. The sweets were all delicious, as was the variety of cheese on the cheese board.
The panelled walls in the lounge made the surroundings feel warm and comfortable. The bar under the hotel served three different real ales, which I found were well kept, and I was pleased to see that the hotel had received a listing in the CAMRA GBG for 2008. In the lounge bar there was also a good range of whiskys.
We would recommend the hotel to anybody. It is not the cheapest hotel, but the relaxing atmosphere, plus the real friendly atmosphere created by the staff made a short break into a real holiday.

Stayed: November 2007
5  Thank MusoRotherham
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Reviewed October 1, 2007

we have stayed at this hotel many times.
the position and views from bedrooms and balconies are
superb.The breakfasts and dinner ,in the seaview dining room,
are very good.Price ,compared with others,is extremley competative.we will stay again ,whenever in the area.

  • Stayed: September 2007, traveled as a couple
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5  Thank keith_met
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Reviewed May 18, 2007

We just had one night B&B at a cost of £106 in May. We thought we'd push the boat out and expected something a bit special for that price. At half the price we would have been delighted.

Good points - Superb sea view, quiet location, easy street parking, good breakfast (except that the butter had been put out too early and was runny due to the heat (see later))

Bad points - small lift, most rooms far too hot, cheap furnishings and decor.

We'll be going back to the Red Lea in Scarborough for £78!

  • Stayed: May 2007, traveled with family
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4  Thank saxville
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Reviewed March 28, 2007

Weekend away with the kids. Decided to stay in the Expansive Hotel after reading reviews on this site and we wern't disappointed. Great food and relaxing enviroment and great location, friendly staff, room may need updating but it doesn't matter with the attention to cleanliness and the view from the window. Flamborough Head and Bempton Cliffs are a must visit.

  • Stayed: March 2007, traveled with family
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4  Thank mjtManchester
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Reviewed February 4, 2007

We were booked in for an overnight stay following a function. First impressions of the reception area were not good, a bit small and tatty and a small cabinet of soft toys (ugh) on display. The receptionist was perfunctionary in her duties but not welcoming and no smiles. My husband was asked to complete a form but as he did not have his reading glasses on and there was no where to rest we do not have a clue what was on there. We were not asked if we wanted a newspaper for example.

The lift is very small so we took the stairs which were in definite need of a good clean. Fearing the worst we were pleasantly surprised by the room which was spotlessly clean as was the bathroom. The view was an amazing panoramic outlook to sea. A bit disappointed to find the double glazing only opened at the top but there are rooms with balconies so I would book one of these next time.

The bathroom was exceptionally clean and although I applaud the approach to using the towels (see photo) why on earth stick it up with tatty sellotape.

The hotel still allows smoking in certain rooms and I was not asked at the time of booking if I wanted a non smoking room. Still this problem will be sorted in July but it is a point to remember if like us you cannot bear the smell of the weed!

The evening meal at our function was nicely served and very hot. The food is not exciting, but more like good home cooking. However the wine is an very expensive I think at around £20 for the cheapest bottle.

We loved the fact you could hear the waves on the shore at night and suffered only minor disturbance from taxis etc from other guests leaving the function which is to be expected at these sort of hotels.

We were looking forward to breakfast...however the sun was shining so brilliantly all the curtains had been drawn, so no view, and the room was very hot. The tables were very cramped as well. However the breakfast is all cooked to order on blisteringly hot plates (kedgeree is on the menu too). OJ was ordinary though but delighted to see real butter pats and proper marmalade in a dish.

We think this hotel is trying very hard and in the most part exceeding expectation, all our comments are quite minor. I would recommend this hotel for a short break and families.


Stayed: February 2007
5  Thank Ladysailor
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TheExpanseHotel, Head Receptionist at Expanse Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded February 15, 2007

Thank you for your comments, but please may i state that bottles of wine start from £12.90. Thank you

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