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1-3 The Crescent, Scarborough YO11 2PW England
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#20 of 56 Speciality lodging in Scarborough
The Central Hotel occupies a Grade II listed building in The Crescent, Scarborough, which was built between 1833-1857 and is described as the most important Georgian terrace in Britain outside Bath. The hotel overlooks the delightful Crescent Gardens and sits opposite the Scarborough Cultural Quarter where you will find The Scarborough Art Gallery and The Sitwell House – ‘Woodend’. As the name suggests, The Central Hotel enjoys the very best location in Scarborough. A five minute walk from the hotel will take you to the railway station, The Stephen Joseph Theatre, the centre of the High Street and the Brunswick Shopping Centre, the Rotunda Museum, and down through the Valley Gardens to the Scarborough Spa Bridge. Another five minute walk takes you to the centre of the beach at South Bay, or to the Scarborough Spa complex. Other famous attractions in Scarborough including the Castle, the Open Air Theatre, Peasholm Park and Alpamare Waterpark are a short bus or taxi ride away. Historic Hotels & Properties bought The Central Hotel in 2018 with a mission to restore this important building to its early Victorian elegance, sensitively incorporating modern enhancements. Our brief for the restoration of the hotel is simple: create the best hotel in Scarborough, a hotel that Yorkshire can be proud of. Our rooms are large, airy and light and retain many period features including aged pine floors and original ceiling details. The rooms have been modernised with large flat screen TVs, free WiFi, and efficient central heating. Bathrooms are currently being restored to their Victorian-period charm, with modern standards. All rooms come with fully stocked amenity trays and toiletries. We hope you will enjoy every aspect of your visit to The Central Hotel Scarborough. We look forward to welcoming you.
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Extra long beds
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Bulgarian, Dutch and 4 more
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Paul Adam W wrote a review 23 Sep
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From stepping in through the front door you can tell the owner has taken time to take this historical building back to what it would have looked like in the Edwardian period. From the flooring to the walls & furniture. The room was lovely with wood paneling views over the crescents park land. The house keeping staff do a lovely job in keeping the room looking there best. The breakfast was very nice well priced for what you got a lovely buffet table with fresh fruit salad Greek yogurt my favorite wake me up. Lots of other goodies to have before looking at the breakfast menu the cooked breakfast is very nice. I was told that the sausage is gluten free which I'll be passing this onto my friends. The young lady who served me was very nice well turned out (smartly dressed). Breakfast is from 8am until 11.30am which is good as when on holiday I don't like to be up before 9am. The bar do a good number of cocktails which I can't remember any of the numbers after having a few of them. The evening bar menu is well priced in my view & is very nice. I liked how each dish came out on a different plate or dish or wooden board. I know the mix grill is for two people but I love my meat. Let's just say I was well feed & everything was cooked very well just to how I like it.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Room Tip: Views over the gardens
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isaacCocks wrote a review 13 Sep
Bolton, United Kingdom23 contributions10 helpful votes
There is no Doubt the hotel is in real need of modernization But look past that and it's alright, I didn't find any dirt or anything generally clean so can't complain there, we didn't eat here so can't write much into that, But the staff was nice the lady on the reception was welcoming, Yeah no real on site parking but there's plenty around one a minute away for £8 for 24hrs, If you're unfortunate enough to be coming to Scarborough then this hotel isn't all bad just expect your great grandma's living room
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Oldgreg78 wrote a review 8 Sep
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom11 contributions25 helpful votes
We stayed for one night at The Central, booking a room at short notice. I have to say we were pleasantly surprised. Overall the room was really good, perhaps needing a little updating, which I think the hotel is in the process of doing. The room was clean and the bed was really comfortable and we had an excellent nights sleep. We decided to try the breakfast, which was worth the money. All of the staff were lovely, especially the really welcoming lady behind the desk and the manager. Overall I would recommend the hotel, the location is excellent 5 mins walk from the town centre. We would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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carroll466 wrote a review 8 Sep
Middleton, United Kingdom29 contributions2 helpful votes
This was a last minute booking spur of the moment type of thing. Car satnav took us to the Cresent where the hotel is situated but you have to look out for it. Parking is limited if you haven't booked the hotel parking but we found a space on the Cresent no problem close to the hotel. Booking in was very simple. Room was above expectation. It was clean, tidy and very big. Bathroom was excellent. Only issue was bed length was short for me as I'm 6'3" but bed was very comfy. Hotel facilities great. Bar area modern food great and staff very friendly.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Cheryl T wrote a review 2 Sep
Nottingham, United Kingdom86 contributions54 helpful votes
We stayed in Room 221 which was huge! The bed was very comfortable, but the duvet felt very thin, the bathroom was very tired looking. There is tea coffee etc In The room, but no bottled water this time like our first visit, also no breakfast included either. We were woken early when the extractor fan was turned on in the kitchen, as it was extremely noisy!! As it was just outside our window.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The hotel offer car parking at £12 for 24hours but park in NCP balmoral and use the NCP app it’s...
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Central Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Central Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Escape Room Scarborough (0.1 km), Stephen Joseph Theatre (0.2 km), and Stumble Inn (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Central Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at The Central Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a bidet, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at The Central Hotel?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Central Hotel?
Yes, paid private parking on-site and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Central Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Steampuss Cat Lounge, The Green Room of Bar Street, and Lezzet Mediterranean Bistro.
Is The Central Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Scarborough.
Are pets allowed at The Central Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Central Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, Portuguese, Hindi, Dutch, Bulgarian, and Tamil.
Are there any historical sites close to The Central Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hairy Bobs Cave (1.3 km).
Does The Central Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.