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Grand Hotel Scarborough

St. Nicholas Cliff, Scarborough YO11 2ET England
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#27 of 27 hotels in Scarborough
Located in the Town Centre, the Grand Scarborough Hotel takes pride of place overlooking the town's harbour and South Bay. One of the town's landmark features and instantly recognisable on the skyline. Our location is ideal in Scarborough from which to enjoy beautiful sandy beaches, promenade walks and all that Scarborough has to offer, all within a short stroll away. LIVE entertainment is available every night with our dazzling cabaret shows featuring professional dancers and entertainers dressed in stunning costumes. We offer free wifi with all of our public spaces, along with dedicated PC terminals (small charge) for customers who do not bring their own computer. We have a range of meeting rooms, conference space with break out area and our stunning Palm Court Ballroom with majestic views of the south bay for hire, including weddings (ceremony & function).
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Property amenities
Paid public parking nearby
Public wifi
Bar / lounge
Evening entertainment
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Street parking
Paid internet
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Happy hour
Vending machine
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
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Room features
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Centrally Located
Historic Hotel
Languages Spoken
English, Latvian
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Karen H wrote a review 25 Oct
11 contributions4 helpful votes
First of all the temporary residents are now at the Clifton Hotel. They were a pleasure to look after and were learning English from the wonderful staff.❤️ The Grand is looking really smart! Lots of improvement work is evident in terms of decoration and new carpets etc. Service was brilliant in the bar with friendly welcoming staff who work really hard. We've booked for April and wouldn't hesitate booking again, we've stayed dozens of times. To The Manager - the lovely new window in the Empress suite near the terrace needs painting (outside) It's been replaced but isn't painted just bare putty and timber.. Don't spoil the good work. The new decoration looks amazing!!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Eddie Cappleman wrote a review 25 Oct
3 contributions1 helpful vote
I read the reviews and thought What have I let myself in for? Pleasant surprise. I will not be as good as in its heyday but they have made a good effort. Our room was clean, had all we needed. They are renewing 9 miles of carpeting, and generally painting and decorating. A huge task. Staff were polite, cheerful and helpful. The price is remarkably cheap. This place is trying hard. We were quite happy except for the evening meal which was terrible. Mr Manager. Take care of your evening catering. The breakfast, full English was very good. For the price it's A OK. I thought one of its negatives were some of its residents. Not bad overall. I may come again but have dinner elsewhere.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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michelle l wrote a review 25 Oct
32 contributions10 helpful votes
Arrived 15.45, was told room not ready and please wait till 4, no issue as it is there check in time. Proceeded to rejoin the check in queue for 30minutes. We paid for a windowless room however was given see view room. Number 19. One rickety lift ride later found the corridor where room was located. Hallways smelt (unpleasant), the emergency exit sign illuminated by electricity from the ceiling was dangling from one bracket looking like it could fall at any minute. After 5 minutes managed to get the 2 lamps to work, no ceiling lighting. One of the lamps was smashed and cracked, ceiling had a massive crack across it and a damp patch in the corner. Hotel is providing refuge to afghan refugees however they posed no bother unlike stated in other reviews. Staff was polite but very slow check in process. Other reviews stated that the hotel is undergoing a revamp - no evidence of this, however it is in dire need of a revamp to all rooms. More check in staff needed as only 2 checking customers in with lengthy waits with minimal seating (primarily being used by the refugees). Walking into reception provides a very misleading outlook of what to expect from the rooms. ... I would stay again if was just for 1 night as this is bearable for 1 night. Rooms aren't exactly spotless but bedding was clean. Great supply of teas and coffee. Only issue signal in the basement floors intermittent, as is the TV signal and no WiFi unless pay 7pound per night.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
elizabeth y wrote a review 24 Oct
London, United Kingdom12 contributions13 helpful votes
Friends thought we were mad for booking a night here after bad reviews,but it was lovely, new carpets from top to bottom we were on the sixth floor.all walls were freshly painted could smell the paint on each floor.lifts worked well but we decided to use the stairs so we could have a noisy around.no problems in our room could see the sea though our turret window if we stood on tip toe.only let down was the bed, mattress was very old with springs digging into various body parts,and check in time about an hour until third member of staff joined the desk then wizzed through
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Georgia wrote a review 24 Oct
4 contributions6 helpful votes
Stayed here for a work trip and for the price it can’t be faulted. People moaning about refugee children playing in the lobby? get a grip! Frankly the sound of children enjoying themselves after having escaped a war torn country was lovely, and I usually do not like kids!! The room was very basic, but it was clean and comfortable. The staff were friendly and check in took about 10 minutes, and they let us check in half an hour early. The location is perfect for a trip to Scarbs as you are right near the sea front and the main strip.We snuck a look at the ballroom and it was beautiful! this hotel needs a bit of a revamp but there’s really nothing to complain about at the price.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Frequently Asked Questions about Grand Hotel Scarborough
Which popular attractions are close to Grand Hotel Scarborough?
Nearby attractions include Escape Room Scarborough (0.2 km), Scarborough Beach (0.4 km), and Tracy Savage Fine Art Gallery (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Grand Hotel Scarborough?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast buffet.
What food & drink options are available at Grand Hotel Scarborough?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Grand Hotel Scarborough?
Yes, paid public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Grand Hotel Scarborough?
Conveniently located restaurants include Crema e Cioccolato Scarborough, Steampuss Cat Lounge, and The Green Room of Bar Street.
Is Grand Hotel Scarborough located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Scarborough.
Are pets allowed at Grand Hotel Scarborough?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Grand Hotel Scarborough offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Grand Hotel Scarborough?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Grand Hotel Scarborough?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hairy Bobs Cave (1.1 km).
Does Grand Hotel Scarborough have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.