Every now and then everyone deserves a little bit of luxury, and where better to seek a luxury break than in Whitby? In this article, we take a look at some of the best luxury accommodation options in Whitby.
When you head to Whitby for your holiday, you have a number of options available in terms of accommodation. There are various choices to suit a range of budgets from basic bed and breakfasts to boutique guesthouses and luxury accommodation. If you are planning to treat yourself to a luxury stay in this charming and fascinating destination, you will find plenty of wonderful 4 and 5 star accommodation options available. When you choose one of these luxury accommodations, you can look forward to a wonderful stay and all of the amenities you need for the perfect holiday.
Whitby offers a great selection of hotels, guesthouses, and even holiday cottages that are rated 4 or 5 stars. This means that you should have no problem finding the ideal accommodation for your needs. Whether you are heading here on a romantic trip for two, with friends and family, or even on your own, you can enjoy the opportunity to relax in luxury when you are not exploring the many attractions of the town.
Luxury 4 & 5 star hotels in Whitby
The Raithwaite Estate
A great option in Whitby is the stunning Raithwaite Estate, which spans around 100 acres. Here, you will find a range of luxury accommodation options. You will be able to enjoy being in your own private haven when you stay on this estate but you will still be within easy reach of the attractions and sights of the town. There is also a luxury spa on-site, so you can enjoy some pampering after a day of exploration in the town.
Couples, families, groups and four-legged friends are all covered by their broad range of elegant accommodation options. With cloud-like beds, stylish bathrooms, leafy views and everything right where you need it, you just need to turn up, drop your bags and relax.
The luxe suite is the biggest suite of the bunch, a Super King bed, a spacious bathroom, a separate lounge area and a lovely outdoor terrace, make this one of the most comfortable accommodation options in Whitby. Rollaway beds are available, and the views take in their landscaped grounds and babbling stream.
La Rosa Hotel is a destination for romance, escapism and fantasy. Situated in an elegant period townhouse on Whitby's West Cliff, the hotel was once a favourite of Lewis Carroll and boasts one of the finest views in the country. Facing the picturesque harbour and the ruins of Whitby Abbey. Each of the unique rooms has been lovingly designed using Whitby's rich heritage as inspiration. Furnished with thrift shop finds and carefully sourced antique kitsch, fun and opulence are high on the agenda throughout.
Standing where the North York Moors borders the coastline of one of England’s most in-demand seaside locations is The Stables at Cross Butts in Whitby. This pleasing inn in a former 17th-century farmhouse with its quirky courtyard of stables-turned-rooms has sweeping views across the idyllic countryside to the moors beyond.
This is a fabulous restaurant that also offers luxury accommodation, so you get to enjoy the best of both worlds. You can benefit from award-winning food and accommodation when you stay at this 4-star property. The en-suite rooms are all beautifully decorated and situated in the attractive courtyard. The property is close to a wide range of amenities and attractions, so you can get around with ease when you stay here. All rooms have many luxury additions, including handmade mattresses, hospitality trays, flat-screen TVs and free internet access. They offer tasteful décor, comfort, and convenience.
Harry's Lounge Luxury Whitby Accommodation
Harry's lounge has 4 luxurious rooms available providing stunning panoramic harbour views of historic Whitby. All rooms feature sea views and are decorated with accent walls and modern furnishings. They are equipped with a sitting and dining area, as well as a flat-screen TV and an en suite bathroom. They also feature Indian cotton bed linen. The on-site restaurant offers uninterrupted views of Whitby’s historic port, as well as locally caught seafood and meat from the local butcher. Harrys offers a unique, starter-size menu, where everything comes in small portions.
Luxury 4 & 5 star Whitby bed and breakfasts
This wonderful 5 star Whitby bed and breakfast has so much to offer. You can enjoy a memorable and relaxing stay in the heart of the town when you choose The Langley. Situated on the West Cliff, it puts you within easy reach of all of the town’s amenities and attractions. You also get to enjoy incredible views over the North Sea when you stay here.
You will benefit from a range of amenities and facilities at this B&B, which makes it the perfect place for your luxury stay. The rooms at The Langley are all well-appointed and tastefully decorated. You can enjoy plenty of space, en-suite facilities, luxury toiletries, free wifi, flat-screen TV, a mini-fridge, and much more. There are a number of room options, including the stunning four poster rooms for those special, romantic occasions. In the morning, you can look forward to a wonderful breakfast from a varied menu, giving you a great start to the day.
Dillons of Whitby
Enjoy a relaxing stay at Whitby’s only 5 stars accredited, Michelin recommended bed and breakfast, only a stone's throw from Whitby town centre and with parking for the majority of guests.
Luxury is at the heart of this boutique bed and breakfast. Enormous care and attention has been paid to every detail of the experience at this characterful Victorian property. The owners have gone the extra mile to make their home the premier bed and breakfast in Whitby for those seeking a little extra when it comes to comfort, service and style. Original artwork, playful colour schemes, subtle lighting options and open fire help to create a welcoming and restful ambience. Perfectly situated opposite Pannett Park and in easy walking distance of Whitby’s bus and train stations, Dillons of Whitby benefits from a fantastic location, with views across the park from many of its rooms.
Riviera Guest House
Looking for luxury accommodation in Whitby with a sea view? You'll find it here at the Riviera Guest House. Decked out with four-poster beds, sea views and a scrumptious breakfast each morning, you'll never want to leave this oasis of calm and beauty. All the rooms at the Riviera are sea-facing and come with fluffy towels, en-suite facilities and include a delicious breakfast. Situated on the peaceful West Cliff of Whitby, all the local attractions are within easy walking distance; the beach, Whitby Pavilion and the famous Whale Bone Arch are just minutes away.
The Leeway Luxury Whitby B&B
The Leeway luxury boutique bed and breakfast in Whitby consistently score highly for luxury and quality. Top reviews on TripAdvisor have earned The Leeway the enviable reputation they enjoy as one of the Top 5 bed and breakfasts in Whitby. With so many bed and breakfasts in Whitby, this is a sure sign that standards are high at this luxury accommodation in Whitby.
You can look forward to a warm welcome and a fantastic bed and breakfast experience when you stay at this 4 star property in Whitby. This is a Victorian property with many of its original features still present. However, it has also been refurbished and kitted out with a wide range of modern amenities to ensure you have a comfortable and convenient stay. You will find this property located on the popular West Cliff, from where you can easily access the sights and attractions of the town.
You can enjoy a choice of en-suite rooms when you stay at this bed and breakfast, including single, double, and family rooms. All rooms come with a range of amenities and personal touches including hospitality trays, and flat-screen TVs. You can also look forward to a varied breakfast menu with something to suit all tastes. From continental breakfast options through to a traditional Yorkshire or full English breakfast, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Coal Merchants House
With just three tastefully decorated bedrooms in a uniquely designed house, Coal Merchants House is a boutique bed and breakfast in Whitby with a quirky character. Located in Ruswarp, just one mile from the hustle and bustle of Whitby town, this excellent adult only guest house is perfect for walkers and cyclists seeking peace, quiet and the simple luxuries of traditional Yorkshire hospitality.
Guests will benefit from off-road parking, cycle storage and free WiFi throughout. Each bedroom is equipped with a locally sourced hospitality tray including proper coffee, Botham's biscuits, fresh milk and complimentary bottled water. Fairtrade toiletries in the ensuite are provided for your bathing pleasure. For those cosy nights in there is Smart TV with Netflix. Start your day with a hearty Yorkshire breakfast. Vegetarian and vegan options are also available.
Sandpiper House offers all those extra touches that you would expect from a boutique bed and breakfast. Modern, beautifully decorated rooms, free WiFi, luxury soaps, bathrobes and towels. Just five minutes walk to the centre of town, Sandpiper House is a popular choice for those seeking a more boutique bed and breakfast experience. You’ll enjoy a friendly Whitby welcome from Peter and Manetta Croft and the breakfast options are fantastic. Sandpiper House is well worth a visit.
Sherlocks Lodgings is located on the 2nd floor of the intriguing Sherlocks Coffee House. Their newly refurbished bed and breakfast rooms offer beautiful accommodation and a hearty breakfast served downstairs overlooking the hustle and bustle of the street below. The rooms have en-suite shower rooms with complimentary toiletries, including Sherlocks Homemade soap. Tea and coffee facilities are available including freshly ground coffee and speciality teas. Staying with them gives you 10% off all food consumed in Sherlocks Coffee House and 20% off their Escape Room; the Hand of Glory mystery which is available to book online.
Luxury holiday apartments in Whitby
The Office Gardens
These three contemporary apartments are furnished beautifully, they rest one above the other in the heart of Whitby. They are in a great location and feature a classy, modern design making this a fabulous getaway for couples, families or friends. Take some time to get away from everyday life, a flexible zip/link bed in each property offers thoughtful flexibility. Your relaxation time will usually be spent in the smart open-plan living area, dressed in stylish black and white and offering high-quality furnishings to make your break that bit more special. Each apartment benefits from its own serene balcony, providing furniture and benefiting from superb views of the surrounding area.
George Stephenson Engine Shed
Converted from a Grade II listed industrial heritage building within the centre of Whitby, are these superbly appointed apartment properties. This luxury Whitby accommodation has been designed to offer a superb base for families and friends to come together to explore the delights of the old fishing port and for those feeling active to walk upon the North York Moors. Each property enjoys a unique interior design in order to reflect the famous train the apartment is named after, in addition, to secure undercover parking, which is a rarity within the coastal location, and electric car charging points. The superb location means that you are a mere stone’s throw away from a selection of independent pubs, restaurants and cafés, as well as winding alleyways lined with quirky shops and quaint attractions.
Mademoiselle's Boutique Holiday Accommodation
The location is perfect, right in the heart of Whitby's town centre. Skinner Street has an abundance of interesting independent shops, cafes and pubs. Free WiFi is featured throughout the property. The apartment is located on the first floor, within an elegant Georgian building. There are some lovely views of the rooftops of Whitby. There is a kitchen/dining area, shower room and large spacious bedroom. Towels and bed linen are provided in this self-catering accommodation.
Luxury holiday cottages in Whitby
Mews Cottage is a magical period property located off Whitby’s prestigious St Hilda’s Terrace, near Pannett Park. The cottage benefits from its own private parking. It is finished to a very high standard, offering spacious accommodation for five people. A ground floor bedroom and bathroom are a real advantage for visitors with mobility issues. Park your car immediately in front of the cottage and enter the hallway which leads to a light and welcoming sitting room with views over the town towards the harbour. Relax on the comfortable sofas and, in a quieter moment, borrow a book from the small library.
A stylish Whitby townhouse, only five minutes from the historic town centre. This three-bedroom property has been refurbished to a very high standard, each of its spacious rooms is individually styled to create the wow factor. Families and couples seeking an impressive coastal getaway, well situated for exploring Whitby and Yorkshire’s coastline, should check into the perfectly appointed ‘See Glympse’. Located in a quiet area of Whitby, the cottage is only a ten-minute walk to the golden sandy beach and thriving waterfront scene.
Situated just off the main street in Whitby, lies this magnificent Grade II listed Georgian townhouse, Stewart House. Built-in 1760, this townhouse has been lovingly restored and enhanced by the owners, offering a sumptuous base with seven bedrooms over three floors, perfect for those seeking a spectacular Whitby base. The design of the property is arranged in two sections with separate staircases, perfect for two families or groups of friends. Enter through the impressive front door, leading into the magnificent hallway with part panelled walls and a period staircase. Two-period sitting rooms are positioned opposite each other, finished with twin sash windows with original window shutters, and one boasting a coal effect gas fire and one with a log burner, ideal for those cold winter nights.
Laurel House luxury Whitby accommodation
Tucked away down a quiet square amongst the charming streets of Whitby, this elegant Georgian townhouse is a wonderful escape for families looking to break away from everyday life. Boasting three floors full of attention to detail, emphasised through the chic furnishings and tasteful colours palettes, this is a beautifully appointed holiday home that provides easy access to the picturesque coastline of Yorkshire. Wander over to the contemporary kitchen, finished to a high standard with a white splashback wall and modern appliances, here you’ll find everything needed for some sumptuous meals for the group. Serve these meals in the sophisticated dining room, hosting a grand dining table surrounded by vibrant furnishings, contemporary lighting and a cosy wood-burning stove, this is a charming space to enjoy the company of each other.
Trillo House is a superb four-storey townhouse boasting tasteful décor and a hot tub. With Whitby beach and plenty of amenities within walking distance, this property is ideal for friends and family alike, whether it be a relaxing retreat or an action-packed break. Stepping into the property, the stylish kitchen/diner offers all the necessary appliances to whip up appetising meals for your group including an oven and hob, a large fridge/freezer and a microwave; gather at the fabulous dining table and catch up on the day's events while you eat dinner. From here, climb the stairs to the first floor where you will find a well-presented sitting room, providing a space for the group to cosy up after a long day of discovering your surroundings on the sofa, as you settle in to watch TV for the evening. As the night draws to a close, split off and make your way to the immaculate bedrooms; the first floor is home to a bedroom fitted with a plush super king-size double bed, a feature fireplace and plenty of storage for you to unpack your belongings in this home away from home.
The Anchorage is a historic, three-storey luxury holiday cottage boasting four bedrooms, original features and plenty of character. Perfect for a group of friends, couples or family, The Anchorage is just a stone's throw from pubs and shops, as well as the beautiful Whitby Beach and many attractions. Head into the property following a busy day outdoors and take a right off the hallway into the homely sitting room, with a beautiful ornate fireplace decorating the room, two sofas to relax on and a TV to entertain. Discover a lovely dining room with further evidence of the property's history in the original wood panelling, with this room perfect for delicious home-cooked meals prepared in the kitchen, reached via a step down and passing the door to the small enclosed courtyard, with seating for two, it's a great spot to enjoy your morning coffee.
The Adventure Cottage
Adventure Cottage is centrally located on Cliff Street in the West Cliff area of Whitby, a short stroll to West Cliff beach, harbour and the town’s Whale Bone Arch. This coastal haven is decorated throughout in pastel blues and natural hues. Great for families wanting to unwind and relax by the ocean. On the ground floor, there is a beautifully airy open-plan sitting room with comfortable, quality sofas, painted wooden flooring and sash windows. There is a dining table to seat six people and French doors lead to the rear garden. The open plan kitchen is on one level and creates a wonderfully sociable atmosphere. The first floor is home to a bathroom with a full-size bath, shower, basin and WC, two twin bedrooms, with zip and link beds that can be made into two super king-sized beds.
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