Royal Hotel Scarborough

St Nicholas Street, Scarborough, United Kingdom, YO11 2HEshow map
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Very goodBased on  796 reviews
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Overview

Set in the heart of Scarborough, this 3-star hotel features a sauna and a health club. The hotel opened its doors in 1883 and was remodeled in 2012.

Scarborough Castle are within a 10-minute walk of the property. The venue is just minutes away from the local beach with outdoor chaise lounges and towels.

This charming hotel is placed within proximity to a harbour and gardens.

It lies 350 meters away from Scarborough train station. The Royal Hotel is located within 75 km from Durham Tees Valley airport.

Rooms

Guests are offered 118 non-smoking rooms featuring climate control, an individual safe, TV, a personal computer and ironing facilities. Some rooms overlook the bay. They also have family bathrooms with a shower, a hairdryer and free toiletries.

Eat & Drink

There is a restaurant serving international dishes on site. Coffee, afternoon tea and refreshments are offered in the snack bar.

Services

The property features a designated smoking area, a car park and a lift.

Relax

Guests can benefit from a rooftop terrace, an indoor heated swimming pool and a heated pool and relax using a spa lounge, a steam room and a hot tub.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas for additional charge.

Guest Parking

Paid Public parking is possible at a location nearby.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of floors:   5.  Number of rooms:   118.

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Facilities
Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

Parking

Paid parking

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Tennis
  • Golf course

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Wake up service
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Dinner
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Microphone
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Entertainment
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Mountain view
  • River view
  • Landscape view
  • Without window

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Mini-bar
  • Living room
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Media

  • Television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
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Check-infrom 10 amFREECheck-outuntil 3 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • City landmarks
Scarborough Library and Information CentreScarborough Library and Information Centre400 ft
Tourist Information CentreTourist Information Centre700 ft
Scarborough MagistratesScarborough Magistrates1700 ft
Scarborough Train StationScarborough Train Station1400 ft
Scarborough Train StationScarborough Train Station1400 ft
Scarborough cricket clubScarborough cricket club2700 ft
Peasholm ParkPeasholm Park3000 ft
Stephen Joseph TheatreStephen Joseph Theatre1000 ft
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Cross Lane HospitalCross Lane Hospital1.4 mi
Scarborough General HospitalScarborough General Hospital1.4 mi
Scarborough Open Air TheatreScarborough Open Air Theatre1.0 mi
Scarborough North Cliff Golf ClubScarborough North Cliff Golf Club1.7 mi
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Getting around
Airports
Durham Tees Valley (MME)44.4 mi
Humberside International (HUY)49.0 mi
Train
Scarborough Train Station1700 ft
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Reviews
6.8
Very goodBased on  796  reviews
  • 7.4
    Very good

    The location is fantastic, and the staff and food very good.

    The interior of the hotel could do with modernising to reflect the price.

  • 6.6
    Good

    Excellent meals - catering staff very friendly and helpful

    On arrival I was quite thirsty but there was no kettle in room. Telephone did not appear to be working so had to go down four floors to reception where I asked for a kettle to be brought up to room. Two hours later I had to go down to reception again, only one lift worked during my stay, and asked once again for a kettle. On this occasion the receptionist remained seated in the office and made me feel I was being a nuicance. I mentioned the phone didn't seem to be working but she wasn't interested. Kettle brought up within 10 minutes

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Friendly helpfull staff Good allround facilties, the pool/spa and location been the main reason for booking this hotel with the great british weather.

    The only real let down was the state of the building allthough was clean. In real need of investment and getting a good bit past quirky? Allthough I would consider staying here again I would check first to see what has changed since it has been bought by britania chain?

  • 3.2
    Guest rating

    The breakfast buffet was good

    The reception staff were appallingly rude and tried to charge me twice for my room. The room itself was atrocious; much smaller than indicated by the pictures online. There was a television that did not work (allegedly a hotel-wide issue), rust on the taps, damp in the ceiling and huge piles of bird droppings on the window ledges. The toilet didn't flush. The jacuzzi in the basement, one of the principle reasons for our booking, apparently hasn't worked 'for 8-9 months'. Several rooms are considered 'below budget' according to the duty manager and so are terrible value for money. I would never stay here or any Britannia Hotel again- save your money and use one of the excellent bed and breakfast's nearby instead!

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    excellent location for beach and shopping. Breakfast was excellent. Reception staff very pleasant and helpful. Oppulent entrance and staircase, still gorgeous despite its age.

    Carpark too far away for anyone with mobility problems. Hotel has seen better days, but it still is beautiful , if shabby.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    We love Scarborough and we love the Royal Hotel. We have stayed here many times. Staff are friendly and the breakfast is excellent. Plenty of hot water and shower pressure. We do hope that the Royal will be given some tlc under the new ownership, as it has become a little run down over the past few years. We will return!!!

  • 7.0
    Very good

    ballroom

    some corridors a little shabby

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Hotel location fine near shops upper level of scarborough. Food was nice and longe to relax in was nice. Staff were lovely, polite and smart looking a credit to the company.

    Pool area worse for wear needs investment badly, put a downer on what should be a classy hotel. Rooms could also be updated some furniture worse for wear.

  • 4.6
    Guest rating

    It's location

    Room was far too warm the undrerfloor heating is not controlable, when we asked for a fan receptiopn wasn't very helpful infact stone faced the only one who cracked a smile was the girl from the Philipeans. Our room wasn't very clean ( a lot of dust where the vacumb cleaner doesn't pass) We finaly got a fan on day 2 but this rattled more than Jed Clampits truck so was useless. The leisure facilities are not very clean either and it was obvious that the spa hasn't worked for a considerable time nor has the steam room, the pool was like a hot bath and the surrounding areas dirty that said the attendant was very friendly and helpful. Car parking is quite a distance away and costs £7.20 per day with discount voucher.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The location and views were excellent. The faded grandure of the decor and the fittings were lovely to look at.

    Our room was poorly ventilated, above the bins and kitchens (noise at all times) and in sad need of redecoration. There were virtually no staff - on Sunday one staff member seemed to be running the restaraunt, bar and bar snacks. This was clearly too much for one person and it was only his good nature that kept us in the venue. The hotel looks like it is decaying - it might have been exceptional but that was 20-30 years ago and low staff numbers are not the way to compensate for this.

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good valure for money the old features and good breakfast

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    Function room was lovely. Food and service at tables excellent. Grandeur of the hotel wonderful.

    We couldn't find the room because the room number wasn't on the direction plaques until right next to the room when a small paper ticket had been added. Very time consuming and frustrating. Kitchen extractor under the room window. Window could not be closed fully! Ceiling covering in bathroom hanging down at 45degrees exposing plasterwork (50cm x 20cm). We were given another room on complaining. General condition of hotel room needed improvement and 1 towel filthy and wet. Bathroom not very clean. We had to stay at this hotel because the function we were attending was here. Function and food and service excellent.

  • 6.2
    Good

    Staff very helpfull Excellent restaurant facilities

    Room was very basic and thrown together for the price we paid Some leisure facilities were not available

  • 6.2
    Good

    The location of the Royal is very good and the reception and main areas as very impressive.

    The Royal is in need of a bit of tlc. The lift was broken which made the journey up the stairs difficult with small children.

  • 3.4
    Guest rating

    I was taking my wife away for the weekend to celebrate her 40th birthday!! It was the worst choice of hotel I have made...

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  796 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 10 amFREECheck-outuntil 3 pmFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Durham Tees Valley (MME)44.4 mi
Humberside International (HUY)49.0 mi
Train
Scarborough Train Station1700 ft
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