My parents have brought my children here for the last 8 years for a few days each summer holiday. They have always chattered away about John and Janet and how lovely they are and kept telling us that we must visit. We booked a week's stay this year and we were not disappointed !
The hotel has a welcoming, homely feel to it and we were very pleased to all be in one room comfortably with 2 teenagers. The views are amazing and we liked the patio where we could leave our room and join my parents whose room also opened onto the patio.
We were given carefully decorated homemade buns by Janet and the breakfasts were delicious and there was plenty of choice.
John would often stop to chat and offer advice on the local attractions. He was very helpful and was able to provie leaflets.
My daughter who is 14 loves plants and Janet sent her home with selection of unusual cuttings which was one of the highlights of the holiday for her.
John and Jahn followed the rules carefully in relation to covid and made us feel extremely safe. There were limited guests, a one way system and PPE.
We are already planning our next visit hopefully in May!
A warm, friendly and comfortable small hotel that offers excellent service and homely facilities, although it functions as more of a guest house than full service hotel. The rooms are clean and well appointed (we stayed there during Covid, post lock down so some public rooms weren't open). What makes this a really great place is the host, John, who could teach the general manager of The Ritz a thing or two about customer service! John looked after us while his wife cooked up delicious breakfasts, which we enjoyed in the dining room over looking the town, beach and sea. John is also a fountain of tips and knowledge about Scarborough and the area. The location, next to the castle ruins and high above the town and beach, is spectacular in good weather.
stayed here 4 nights and enjoyed the hospitality and cleanliness of the room. Recommend move tv to far end though, trying to watch tv looking around a post on a 4 poster bed is a bit awkward!!!! Excellent breakfast menu choices. Thanks John. for a lovely stay.
Stayed three nights at the Castle by the Sea. Excellent host and good breakfast. Had a terrace view over the bay which was incredible and lovely to sit there in the morning or evening. Room was spacious. Could also park the car there which was a bonus. Overall really enjoyable stay.
Just come back from a 2 night stay and I have nothing but praise. The hotel has amazing views over the sea from the roof top terrace. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating we took our 2 year old granddaughter as a last minute decision I called John and he was more than happy to put up an extra need in our room and refused the offer of payment for her. The hotel has real character and homely feel we were in room 9 with a lovely view of the garden. At breakfast John was more than happy to supply our granddaughter with her breakfast and again refused to take any payment. We all had a lovely time and will definitely be come back. Thank you for a wonderful break.