One of our favourite places to stay when visiting the North Yorkshire Coast has to be Robin Hood's Bay. Here are 10 of the best places you can stay in Robin Hoods Bay.
Known to locals as ‘Bay Town’, Robin Hood's Bay is the ideal vacation spot for adults and children alike. It is located just five miles south of the wonderful Whitby, and fifteen miles north of the spectacular Scarborough. It, however, does not have any connection to Robin Hood, at least not that people can conclusively find!
With its history of fishing and tales of smuggling, Robin Hood's Bay has a fascinating past that everyone loves to explore. It is a vibrant village with twisting and narrow cobbled streets that have not changed much over the years. For the holidaymaker, there is plenty of cafes, pubs, restaurants, and activities. These include walking, cycling, exploring rock pools, and searching for fossils. There is also a wide range of accommodation with something available that is suitable for everyone. We take a look at some of the best places to stay in Robin Hood's Bay.
1. Aldersyde B&B
Relax in style at Aldersyde, a boutique bed and breakfast in Robin Hood's Bay. Aldersyde is a charming red brick Victorian villa in the centre of Mount Pleasant South. This stunning guest house has been refurbished to a very high standard throughout with excellent attention to detail. A conscious choice to convert their beautiful home to three generously spacious guest rooms means that guests benefit from their own private bathroom complete with freestanding bath, walk in shower, toiletries, de-misting mirror with shaver point and a towel radiator to heat the fluffy towels. Our favourite part of the house is reserved for guests staying in the attic room. Arguably the room with the best sea view thanks to its considerable elevation, the top floor features a wonderful snug area with a comfy chair and a fantastic selection of books to enjoy. Perfect for dozing off after a hot soak in the tub.
2. Lee-Side B&B
Built by Captain Jacob Storm in 1897, the Lee-Side is a large Victorian house that is one of the most popular places to stay in Robin Hood's Bay. It offers a great family orientated bed-and-breakfast accommodation in just four, but well-appointed rooms. Located in the upper area of Robin Hood's Bay just a short stroll through the gorgeous cobbled streets that will take you down to the sea. On the way, you will pass plenty of pubs, restaurants, and shops. There is also a bus stop situated nearby should you wish to take a trip to Whitby or Scarborough. All the rooms at the Lee-Side are ensuite with both twin rooms for the kids and double/king-size rooms for the adults being on offer. The decor is both clean and bright with a distinctly nautical theme running throughout. Downstairs there is a large and comfortable guest room perfect for your family to relax in. The elegant breakfast room is also located here and will offer you some tasty morning delights.
3. The Victoria Hotel
Constructed in 1897, the Victoria Hotel offers glorious panoramic views along the North Yorkshire Coast. It is also a family-run establishment that offers a touch of luxury and exceptional facilities. From premium rooms to family rooms and everything in between, the Victoria Hotel has accommodation for everyone. All rooms are ensuite, have Egyptian cotton bedding, and offer all the comforts you could wish for. Downstairs there is a sea view restaurant, coffee shop, and traditional bar serving real ales and bar meals. The Victoria Hotel is also an ideal venue for weddings, receptions, private parties, and functions. Breakfast choices include the Full and Half Monty (full English), eggs in a variety of ways, and simpler dishes such as bacon and sausage sandwiches.
4. Camping or Glamping At Middlewood Farm
Middlewood Farm is a five star touring and camping park located on the outskirts of Fylingthorpe just ten minutes from Robin Hood's Bay. It is the ideal place to escape from your everyday life and relax in the gorgeous and tranquil surroundings of the North York Moors National Park. There is a choice of ways to stay at Middlewood Farm including camping, touring caravan, motorhome, caravan, and glamping pods, all of which come with access to Middlewood Farms' great amenities. These include two superb washrooms, a disabled washroom, baby changing room, dishwashing areas, electric hook up, and children’s play area. Middlewood Farm is also just a five minute walk from the local pub and shop, a ten-minute walk from the beach, and five miles from Whitby.
5. Blacksmiths Boutique B&B
The Blacksmiths Boutique bed and breakfast is located on the Whitby to Scarborough road near Robin Hood's Bay and the wonderful North York Moors National Park. It is set in the delightful countryside and offers you four-star luxury and bliss. Whether quiet, exciting, relaxing, or energy-filled days are what you are looking for, the Blacksmiths Boutique is the ideal base. All rooms at the Blacksmiths Boutique have extraordinarily comfy beds, desks/dressing tables, lounge chairs, and are all ensuite. They also provide free wifi, flat-screen TVs and plug sockets with USB ports. Tea and coffee making facilities are also at hand with homemade biscuits, fresh milk, and water. For an extra touch of luxury and uniqueness, each room at the Blacksmiths Boutique has its very own theme. The Savannah room, for example, is zebra themed and suitable for families, whilst the Indigo Bloom room offers a sophisticated touch of class.
Apple Farm Holiday Cottages
Apple Farm Holiday Cottages are a popular choice when looking for self-catering places to stay in Robin Hood's Bay. Just a short 15 minute walk to the beach with an outdoor terrace for those who enjoy alfresco dining in the sunshine. One of the main benefits of this property is the free private parking, which is in short supply in Robin Hood's Bay. You can enjoy free WiFi throughout and a fully equipped kitchen with a dishwasher, a fireplace, a seating area, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower and a hairdryer. A microwave, a fridge and oven are also provided, as well as a kettle and a coffee machine.
8. Boggle Hole YHA
Whether you’re looking for a beach break, activity break, or just accommodation that’s a little different, YHA Boggle Hole could be ideal for you. Tucked away in a wonderful location not far from Robin Hoods Bay with glorious sea views and amazing wildlife-filled woodland, it is full of charm and character and fascinating history. There are two choices of accommodation at YHA Boggle Hall, the Old Mill and Crows Nest, both of these can sleep over forty people. This is in a variety of shared rooms which are all shapes and sizes. Additionally, to all the facilities that you would expect, there is also a kitchenette area with some bench seating and tables. As well as the beach being on the doorstep, YHA Boggle Hole also offers treasure trails, a sandpit, mermaids, an old boat, and pirates. There is also a pirate-themed eatery that serves delicious food and drinks. The cafe is open daily and offers a great place to take a break from rock pools and the sea.
9. Robin Hood's Retreat
Robin Hood's Retreat is a lovely clean and fresh 2 bedroom holiday home located near Robin Hood's Bay. It is surprisingly spacious and can sleep up to 6 people. It's ideal for families or friends needing a comfy base when exploring this wonderful part of the world. It features a bar, a garden and a terrace to enjoy and unwind. Guests here benefit from private parking on site and free WiFi too. Pets are also allowed so the whole family can enjoy a break!
10. Rounton Villa by Maison Parfaite
Finally, we just had to include this very luxurious Villa in Robin Hood's Bay, just a 10 minute walk from the beach. Here you can sit back, relax and enjoy the most stunning sea views all from the comfort of your own accommodation. This incredible holiday home has a garden, barbecue facilities, free WiFi and free private parking. Our favourite feature has to be the hot tub though! This is a great choice if you are celebrating a special event.