Royal Hotel Scarborough

St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HE, United Kingdom

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Royal Hotel Scarborough
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    Really well placed Hotel for the sea


    My stay at the Royal Hotel was smooth sailing, no hassle,no fuss,good service.

    On arrival I was seen by a very nice young lady(a very nice start),issued a key etc,etc,and the bill was paid there and then, rather than on checking out.

    My room was surprisingly big and nicely finished,if slightly loud on the wallpaper side.
    The usual room contents apply,tea making items,TV,internet access inroom,bath/shower,nice double bed and so on.
    A lift takes you to your floor,plus of course the stairs for the young and fit.

    My room rate was £60 a night inc breakfast.

    Breakfast starts at 7.30am on till about 9am I think it was,whilst the cereals and toast, fruit etc was as good as gold,the cooked option should be considered before having it,the eggs,and sausages,bacon,fried bread were walking talking heart attacks waiting to happen,knee deep in oil and fat,JUST STICK TO CEREAL,also the tea was no medal winner either,but then,you don't have to have it.

    All in all,a nice Hotel, (some really nice young ladies),no issues "other than a so so breakfast".

    Unique Quality: The Hotel is in a terrific location,you can see the sea right from outfront,give or take a few steps.
    You will however need to walk up and down a cruel set of winding steps to get to the beach,that are ok on the way down,but a pig on the way up.
    There is of course a cliffside lift if you can't be bothered,which costs 50p.

    The decor is somewhat olde worldy,some may say dated,but I thought it had a certain charm,lots of gold, and bright wallpapers.

    Directions: Right near the beach in the centre of the seafront,about 8-10 minutes average easy walk to the train station.

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The Regal Royal

by A TripAdvisor Member

We spent a night at The Royal Hotel, Scarborough. It was a celebration for my husband's 40th birthday. We were treated like royalty from the check in to the check out. We were presented with a bottle of champagne by the General Manager himself(what a lovely man), and the restaurant staff could not do enough for us.
The food was excellent, and nothing was too much trouble for any of them. We had breakfast in our room, and the waitress was all smiles.
We can't wait to return, and would recommend The Royal Hotel, Scarborough to anyone, anywhere.

coffee ripoff

by TripAdvisor Member 123wjs123

Stayed with five other couples on a three day New Year package at a cost of £810 a couple.
Having spent in excess of £5000 between us we were then charged for coffee after dinner at £2.95 a cup, one could say £36 a round!
When we asked for a second cup we were told that it would cost another £36 and when we complained we were told that it was 'company policy.
I wrote to the Chairman of the group when I returned home and received a reply that stated although we were valued guests it was still 'company policy to charge for coffee, I'm sure you can work out for yourself how much it costs to make a pot of coffee.
I totally agree with the comment concerning the one armed bandits that greet you as you come out of the lift.

Not so Royal

by A TripAdvisor Member

Stayed for one night only in Superior Sea View Twin with dinner & breakfast. Overwhelming damp smell of the swimming pool greeted us in reception. Room reasonable size and OK sea views but carpet heavily stained, curtains hanging off the rail, decoration tatty and dated and no alarm clock; pillows had seen a better day. On-suite grubby; broken and dirty toilet seat, mould around bath and no toiletries. Dinner, sadly disappointing; very small quantities, breakfast OK. £160 for stay. Really expected better from the Royal.

coach party

by A TripAdvisor Member

We visited the hotel as part of a coach tour group of 49 + driver & courier (a married couple) who were treated to same quality rooms & meals as us. All rooms were high quality, some of us had king size beds. Ample tea, coffee & biscuits every nightin rooms. Resturant had a special party menu with 4 starters, hot & cold sweets & ice cream, carvery style mains with choice of at least 4 + free coffee. Most of the resturant staff were non english who were ever willing to please & perenially cheerful. They coped efficiently with 3 coach parties as well as normal guests using staggered timing.
Subterrainian pool & leisure club was small & disappointing but never overstretched when we visited before breakfast & dinner.

Royal welcome

by TripAdvisor Member apple1234

From the first minute we stepped through the door we were very impressed by the Royal and its staff. The foyer is very impressive and the staff on the front desk couldn't have been more welcoming and helpful. Our room was very clean, comfortable and decorated in a modern, up to date style. The weather outside was rather cool but our room was lovely and warm. The food in the restaurant was absolutely delicious and so much of it too - we could hardly move afterwards, we were so full. There was a wide choice of starters, main courses and sweets - something for everyone. I do think the coffee should be included though. The staff were very pleasant and smiley. We enjoyed our three day stay so much - we can't wait to return.

Rip Off Shabby Royal

by A TripAdvisor Member

Stayed this last weekend for 2 night’s sea view rooms more like side view rooms....... we paid £890 for 2 nights for 2 adults and 2 children, every thing was extra including the internet .............. So we had another £160 to pay on departure. Which if its is good quality no body minds paying, but the hotel was shabby & cold the staff were not very helpful at all they were bothered about were the tips even discussing how much they got in front of guest.
On arrival they had a trainee receptionist bless her and I only pressume it was a Manager there to help her and he basically ignored her so we were directed to the wrong rooms & not told about car parking, breakfast or anything really, the porter was only interested in helping us when we were leaving said it all really.
It is a family tradition the weekend in The Royal once a year definitely will not book again.

Enjoyed the Warm Yorkshire Welcome

by A TripAdvisor Member

I have recently returned from a great stay at the Royal Hotel in Scarborough, from the warm wlecome from the Reception team nothing was too much trouble for the staff.
The typical British weather was not at its best, but the amzing Sea views from the Bedroom windows were amazing and made you believe that you were somewhere on the continent.
All of the staff at the Hotel from the Restaurant team, which provided both a superb Breakfast and Dinner to the Housekeeping team and their immaculate cleaning went out of their way to look after me, and as a lone female traveller this hotel stands out about the rest.

Great Hotel Fantastic Food

by TripAdvisor Member Suzie1

Paid £55 each for Dinner bed & Breakfast. Superior room was great with lovely decor, king size bed, large spacious bathroom.
Dining in the restaurant was a joy as the food was fantastic.
Great location, overlooking the sea, near shops and bars.Short walk down stairs to beach, or beach lift.
Staff were very nice and friendly. Couldn't ask for more, I would go back again.

Scarborough - my home

by thisbear

"Scarborough - home of "The Royal""

Scarborough is probably most well known (well except for the famous song of course) in the UK for being home to the "The Royal" ITV's popular hospital drama set in the late 1960's.
The photo (taken today 1/3/06) shows the building that is used for the exterior shots of the hospital. Although it seems that the actors enter this building, in fact the interiors are shot in a real old hospital in Leeds.


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Address: St. Nicholas Street, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO11 2HE, United Kingdom