AFTER looking at some of the best hotels Scarborough has to offer, it is only natural we give Whitby a fair chance, here are the top rated hotels in Whitby according to TriAdvisor.

Now that Freedom Day has been and gone and people are enjoying the summer heatwaves, it might be a good time to get away and enjoy some of the best seaside accommodation Whitby has to offer.

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The following hotels have been selected based on their reviews on TripAdvisor and received the most “excellent” five-star reviews.

The seaside town has a mix of modern and Victorian accommodation, offering a enjoyable stay to all kinds of holiday goer.

The town is known for its gothic architecture and is a popular tourist destination, only compounded by its association with the horror novel Dracula written by Bram Stoker.

With lots to offer, the town is a natural place to go to get away for the weekend.

Here are the top seven hotels in Scarborough as rated by TripAdvisor:

Raithwaite Sandsend, Sandsend Road, Whitby:

The Northern Echo:

Securing itself a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award 2021, the hotel boasts 80-acres of landscaped grounds found in the coastal North Yorkshire countryside.

The description provided on TripAdvisor says the Hall and Keep contain “luxurious rooms and an indoor pool, spa, sauna, two restaurants and three bars.”

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Offering “spacious” beds, the accommodation offers individually designed rooms, and some also feature a balcony or terrace with stunning views of the landscape grounds.

Local and seasonal produce are supposedly used in the restaurants, which are both located in the Hall and the Keep, with both supposedly specialising in Whitby’s famous fresh produce from both the land and sea.

The hotel has received 2,629 excellent, five-star reviews out of 4,023 overall reviews.

The hotel is also dog friendly if you want to take a long your furry friend.

One person said: “We recently stayed at this lovely hotel with our dog. The room was lovely and clean with all the normal amenities.

“The staff were great and looked after us very well. Food was excellent. the location is wonderful with the dog friendly beach nearby.

“We didn't use the spa as we had our dog with us but all looked great. Lovely bar and outside terrace. We will certainly be back.”

Bagdale Hall Hotel, Bagdale, Whitby:

The Northern Echo:

Describing itself as a “home away from home” this hotel aims to make your visit as relaxing and enjoyable as possible.

The away-stay is close to some of Whitby’s most popular landmarks, such as St Hilda’s Church and Whitby Dracula Society Walk.

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The hotel boasts a range of amenities including high-speed wifi, free breakfast, laundry service and express check-in and check-out.

With a flatscreen TV in every room, as well as housekeeping, desk, iron, coffee and tea maker, the hotel caters for almost all of your needs.

However, unlike the hotel above, it is not pet-friendly, which might be a blessing for those looking for a quieter holiday.

Bagdale Hall Hotel was also awarded a TripAdvisor 2021 Travellers Choice Award and has received 453 “excellent” five-star ratings out of 800 reviews all together.

One person said: “This is one of the best hotels we have ever stayed in. Besides the wonderful history attached to Bagdale Hall, the staff were friendly and attentive from check in to check out.

“The four-poster room was beautiful, the bathroom and shower exceptional.

“There was a lot of choice at breakfast including gluten free bread for my coeliac husband. Can’t wait to go back again.”

Mullgrave Country Cottage, Sandsend, Whitby:

This small cottage getaway, offers a personal and warm welcome to those looking to stay here according to reviews.

Securing itself a TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Award Mullgrave Country Cottage offers a high-class and personal stay.

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Although the hotel doesn’t have many amenities, it has rated very highly in all categories on the TripAdvisor website receiving four-and-a-half stars in location, five-stars in cleanliness, four-and-a-half-stars for service and five-stars for value.

The hotel has received 29 five star “excellent” five-star reviews out of a total of 30, there’s no doubting it’s one to look out for if you’re going to Whitby.

One person said: “Had a lovely that this beautiful location, the hosts were great, made to feel welcome.

“The room was stunning and spacious with lovely bedding and a great view, we were in the sycamore room.

“We couldn’t fault the breakfast and the fresh fruit platter was delicious and smoked salmon was great.

“The staff were lovely and I loved the swing in the most beautiful gardens, we will definitely be going back.”

Dunsley Hall, Dunsley Hall Dunsley Lane, Whitby:

The Northern Echo:

 This Whitby-based hotel reportedly used to be a Victorian shipping magnate and describes itself as a “hidden gem that offers all the comforts you expect of a modern hotel.”

All en-suite rooms are individually furnished with tea and coffee making facilities, flat screen TVs and free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

The restaurant within the hotel has received rosette awards for food and service and the hotel includes many different interesting features such as an original stained-glass window and an inglenook fireplace in the guest lounge.

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The hotel is set in four-acres of landscaped grounds which include a tennis court, putting and croquet and is just three miles north of Whitby.

The Dunsley Hall hotel has also secured itself a TripAdvisor 2021 Travellers Choice Award and has received 605 “excellent” five-star reviews out of a total of 1,202 reviews.

One person said: “We were lucky and had room two, it was a beautiful large room with a comfy settee and views onto the terrace. The bed was large and comfy. Food was excellent with a varied menu.

“We went with friends and when we booked they were bringing their dog so paid extra for a dog friendly room.

“Unfortunately the dog friendly room was actually a separate building in the car park, with a view of the car park and inside had no resemblance to anything in Dunsley Hall.

“Our experiences of the stay were very different.”

The Angel Hotel, Quay Road, Whitby:

The Northern Echo:

Priding itself on its close location to the Swing Bridge and St Hilda’s Church, the away-stay offers a range of amenities and room features for those looking to stay.

The accommodation offers a bar and loung, breakfast, a restaurant, complimentary instant coffee and sports a range of rooms features including air conditioning, private balcony, flatscreen TV and complimentary toiletries.

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Some rooms will also have an ocean view for those looking to feel the sea-breeze.

The hotel has received 879 “excellent” five-star reviews out of a total of 1,563 overall reviews.

One person said: “We stayed here for 2 nights. It was a great base right in the centre.

It had Clean bright rooms and was excellent value for money. If you park up at the Wharfe car park go into the tourist info centre which is in the car park and pay for how many night you want it works out a bit cheaper.”

Number 5, Havelock Place, Whitby:

The Northern Echo:

A family-friendly environment is one of the positives of this Whitby hotel, and is supposedly an “excellent choice for travellers visiting Whitby.”

The hotel is close to some of Whitby’s top attractions such as The Whalebone Arch and Captain Cook Statue.

Although the accommodation doesn’t offer much in the way of amenities, Number 5 has received five stars in all categories on TripAdvisor such as location, cleanliness, service and value.

Number 5 has received 193 “excellent” five star reviews out of a total of 208 reviews.

One person said: “The guest house is meticulously maintained with a very homely feel throughout the building.

“Breakfast was absolutely excellent with a wide choice of food and drinks available, cooked and served with both perfection and speedy and efficient service.

“My bedroom and shared bathroom (although I never needed to use it when someone else was in it) were well provided for and to my liking,

“During my thirteen nights stay, I had no problems at all with the wi-fi connection.

“A thoroughly delightful stay and excellent value for money.”

Ruswarp Hall, High Street in Ruswarp, Whitby:

The Northern Echo:

Describing itself as a “Jacobean country hall providing bed and breakfast accommodation and venue facilities”

The building boasts a quiet garden, snug room with an honesty bar and a light and airy breakfast room.

According to the description provided on TripAdvisor, the “four hundred year old Ruswarp Hall gives guests the opportunity to stay in a piece of Whitby’s history.”

The accommodation offers a range of amenities such as free breakfast, a bar and lounge and outdoor furniture as well as room features such as a flatscreen TV, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.

The building has received a TripAdvisor 2021 Travellers’ Choice award and has received 223 “excellent” five-star reviews out of 415.

One person said: “Lovely location, easy walk into Whitby alongside the railway track , even saw the steam train from Pickering pass by.

“Our room on the second floor (6) was absolutely immaculate with a large bed , seating area and large bathroom with bath and shower enclosure, with fantastic views overlooking the peaceful garden.

“Breakfast was plentiful and good quality and service. This was our 3rd visit to Ruswarp Hall and can’t wait to return, the improvements are clear to see and very well done."


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