The Royal Hotel Whitby

in Whitby

Address: West Cliff, Whitby, YO21 3HA, United Kingdom

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Occupying an enviable spot atop the hill overlooking Whitby’s delightful harbour, in full, clear, view of Whitby Abbey‘s many steps on the other side of the harbour, The Royal Hotel Whitby is a magnificent Hotel to stay in for a visit to Whitby and the surrounding region of Yorkshire Coast.

Welcome to Yorkshire Description

We visited the Royal Hotel in October 2022, and found it to be as wonderful as ever. With standard rooms available for around £120 per night, or £180 a night including dinner and breakfast, it’s not a lot to pay for such an impressive location – you literally cannot mark this hotel down for where it’s positioned.

Whitby Harbour itself is a thronging Yorkshire seaside place, which is well worth a visit, and as good as any continental seaside town. You can view it all from a room with a view, or the bar or restaurant in the Royal Hotel.

Everything about this hotel is quietly functional, but it’s got lots of space to unwind, such as in the large games area or the comfortable guest lounges – all so important if you’ve spent the day climbing stairs galore exploring Whitby in the fresh sea air!

The food is good Yorkshire fare, and reasonably priced. It’s not a fine-dining experience, but rather tasty food is the order of the day, having spent the day building up a hunger walking on the sand.

Would make an ideal weekend or midweek getaway for people coming from within Yorkshire, any time of the year, or a super base for a longer stay for those coming from further afield. Perfect for: couples looking for a quiet stay beside the sea.


Property Description

Perched with a commanding view of Whitby Harbor, The Royal Hotel proudly stands opposite the iconic Whalebone Arch, nestled in the scenic West Cliff area of Whitby. Offering guests unparalleled vistas of Whitby Abbey and the surrounding seascape, The Royal Hotel combines historical elegance with modern comforts, including a welcoming bar and an exquisite restaurant.

Accommodation with a View

The Royal Hotel’s rooms are designed with your comfort in mind, each featuring a TV, a work desk for guests on the go, and tea and coffee making facilities for those moments of relaxation. Privacy and convenience are assured with each room housing its own en suite bathroom equipped with a hairdryer, ensuring a stay that’s as comfortable as it is memorable.

Dining and Entertainment

The Royal Hotel’s bar and restaurant offer not just meals and drinks but an experience, with windows framing the majestic North Sea beyond. It’s a dining ambiance where every meal is accompanied by the breathtaking landscape of Whitby. The ballroom, a venue for an array of entertainment options, promises guests evenings filled with enjoyment and relaxation. Additionally, complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas keeps you connected to the world while you unwind in this serene setting.

Explore Whitby’s Treasures

Located just a 10-minute walk from the heart of Whitby, The Royal Hotel invites you to explore the town’s maritime heritage, historic cobbled streets, and the picturesque charm of its houses. The sandy stretches of Whitby’s Blue Flag beach await those looking for a serene escape or a playful day by the sea.

Preferred by guests for its prime location, The Royal Hotel is recognized as a favorite part of Whitby, according to independent reviews. Whether you’re drawn by the allure of the ocean, the history of the Abbey, or simply the timeless charm of Whitby, The Royal Hotel offers a gateway to a unique and enchanting experience.

Hotel chain/brand: Bespoke Hotels.

Property Highlights

  • Located in the best-rated area in Whitby, this hotel has an excellent location score of 9.0
  • Breakfast Info – Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free, Buffet
  • Private parking at the hotel (important in this very popular tourist town!)

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