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5 Ladysmith Avenue, Whitby YO21 3HX England
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#18 of 153 B&Bs / Inns in Whitby
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Charming Victorian, family run B&B, quietly situated in a secluded part of Whitby, yet within close proximity to the sea front, beach and the bus & rail stations in the centre of Whitby. Guest facilities include 3 large double en-suite bedrooms, with full English breakfast using local produce, along with a selection of alternative items for those with a smaller appetite.Please note we are a strictly non-smoking establishment.
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Free parking
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Wifi
Free breakfast
Special diet menus
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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SueArcher wrote a review Jun 2022
Middlesbrough, United Kingdom8 contributions3 helpful votes
Just returned from a weekend away and stayed at The Riftswood Received a warm welcome from Paula, your hospitality is second to none. My husband and I would recommend your B & B, free parking outside, comfortable room number 2, great locally sourced produce for breakfast, good selection of beverages in our room too, we will definitely return. Thank You Paula
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Sarah C wrote a review Jun 2022
Liverpool, United Kingdom42 contributions21 helpful votes
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Just returned from a lovely, relaxing few days in Whitby, where we stayed at Riftswood B&B... What a fabulous place, Paula and Peter are the perfect hosts and also serve up a blinding breakfast that will set you up for the day. The room was spacious with all amenities covered, tea, coffee etc you are free to come and go as you please and it's literally a 5 minute walk to the coast/beach..... Perfect all round, would highly recommend and will definitely be going back .... Loved every minute, and not forgetting Denzel, the most friendliest dog ever... thank you so much, Sarah & Carl x
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Ssydneyken wrote a review Sep 2021
Bradford, United Kingdom51 contributions14 helpful votes
This is the third time we have visited this guest house so that should tell you something. As ever we had a lovely stay with Paula, Peter and Denzil. Everything was just as nice as before. The room was lovely, breakfast was excellent and filled me up for the day and of course there is the benefit of free parking which is a real bonus. If you are coming to Whitby this is the place to stay just leave room for me as we will be coming again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Christopher Lancaster wrote a review Aug 2021
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We have stayed at Riftswood before and again were not disappointed this time round. The room was good size for me my wife and our 9 year old. Very comfortable and very clean. The breakfast's are excellent. Very good list of fayre to choose from. The wonderful hospitality we received from start to finish from Paula and Peter ( and Denzil ) is second to none they look after you so well and will go out of their way to accommodate any requests you may have. Very homely and but also very customer focused on making your stay as wonderful as they can make it. Going again hopefully this year if not definitely next year. Thank you Paula and Peter for a lovely stay.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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pete j wrote a review Nov 2020
Wakefield, United Kingdom26 contributions14 helpful votes
Had a lovely few days away in Whitby , by chance we found a amazing hideaway down a cul-de-sac on the west cliff .The setting is ideal close to town & beach we are keen walkers so it was ideal base for us .The owners are a lovely couple more than helpful & obliging,also both Paul & Paula had a lot of local knowledge about walks & sights we did;nt know about ,the room was spotless ,well decorated very comfortable bed .The breakfast was beautifully cooked a large selection keeps you going for most of the day.also a bonus was "Denzil"their dog a character only seen if you wanted him to be ,all in all a great time will definatley be back again ,hopefully soon
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Room Tip: the B&B was clean & tidy our room was lovely
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Steven wrote a review Aug 2020
Warrington, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
Having left it worryingly late to get somewhere for bank holiday weekend, we were at a stage where anywhere would have done. To our surprise, we were able to get into Riftswood and will be staying here every time we come back. Firstly, the hosts Paula and Pete (not forgetting Denzel!) were fantastic the entire weekend. Friendly to chat to, attentive and more than helpful with all our queries, you'd be missing out on their hosting if you stayed elsewhere. Their knowledge of the surrounding area was great too, as this was our first time coming to Whitby. Secondly, the room itself was lovely and everything you'd need for a short stay, with plenty of tea, coffee, hot chocolate and biscuits available. The en suite in our room was tidy and clean so this, in addition to the excellent hosts makes it a must-visit. Lastly, the food and location. Really good breakfasts on both mornings with more than enough options to cover all requirements and a nice layout in the dining area so you didn't feel too cramped but could easily converse with other guests. We were around a ten minute walk into Whitby, nearby a local shop and takeaway and couldn't recommend this place more. The value is brilliant when you consider everything you're getting and will 100% be returning to see these genuinely lovely people.
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kath S wrote a review Aug 2020
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Stayed two nights Pete & Paula great hosts, we was made to feel very welcome, lovely breakfast great choice, great location on west cliff five- ten minutes walk to town would definitely recommend Col & Kath
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jen wrote a review Jul 2020
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We had our first trip away from home after lockdown and we had a wonderful break. The welcome was as warm as ever and the breakfasts top notch! Paula and Peter have put a great deal of time and effort in preparing Riftswood for guests in line with Covid guidelines. We felt in safe hands. We’re looking forward to going back again.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Adam W wrote a review Mar 2020
Thornaby on Tees, United Kingdom2 contributions1 helpful vote
We stayed for one night in March. Great place to stay and bonus that you get free parking right outside. 10 mins walk to the town, so it's really convenient too. The service and food was excellent. Paula was so helpful and it was so interesting to learn about the history of the house built in 1892. The feature fire places are beautiful too. We were also offered a complimentary glass of wine in the evening which was a lovely touch.Overall was a great night away and I would recommend it for sure. We will be back for sure. Thanks for a lovely stay . Adam & Marek
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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elaineyeates192@gmail,com wrote a review Feb 2020
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we would not normally have even looked at this b and b because of the location because of how far it os from the town but now we would make this lovely little place our first choice paula and peter and of course denzil the dog were extremly welcoming and they even offer lifts into town but we didnt impose from the minute we fot there we were welcomed with a drink made for us and home made fruitcake wine and chocolates in the very clean room good range of breakfast and a very comfortable bed we really didnt want to leave even storm dennis didnt spoil our weekend because there are dvds and games and lots of reading material on tap very much looking forward to returning in the summer thank you peter and paula for looking after us so well we love you <3
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Room Tip: room 1 has a toilet separate from the bedroom but it is used only for eoom 1 the shower is on...
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PRICE RANGE
US$109 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
riftswood hotel whitby, riftswood bed and breakfast
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandYorkshireNorth YorkshireScarborough DistrictWhitby
NUMBER OF ROOMS
3
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riftswood B&B
Which popular attractions are close to Riftswood B&B?
Nearby attractions include Whitby Museum (0.6 km), RNLI Lifeboat museum (0.8 km), and 199 Steps (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riftswood B&B?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Riftswood B&B?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Riftswood B&B?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riftswood B&B?
Conveniently located restaurants include sandgate coffee & delights, Ditto Restaurant, and The Singing Kettle.
Is Riftswood B&B located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Whitby.
Are there any historical sites close to Riftswood B&B?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Mulgrave Castle (5.1 km), Whitby Town Railway Station (0.9 km), and Ruswarp Railway Station (2.2 km).