Our handy guide to some of the best hotels in Robin Hood’s Bay. Some hotels are based in the village itself and some slightly further afield.
The fishing village of Robin Hood’s Bay lies nestled on the Yorkshire coast, enveloped by the North York Moors National Park. Built within a fissure between two shale cliffs, its picturesque location has been a haven for UK holidaymakers for generations. On the back of this popularity, a number of Robin Hood’s Bay hotels have sprung up in and around the bay. Whether you are looking for the luxury four-star treatment or the quaint village hotel experience, there are a number of hotels in Robin Hood’s Bay that can accommodate you.
Located on Station Road, the Victoria Hotel is a grand Victorian building accommodating guests with a unique four-start treatment. Boasting stunning clifftop views of the bay and the surrounding cove, this hotel is the perfect location for those wishing to breathe that sea air in style. With a choice of double deluxe moorland-view rooms or the king-size deluxe sea-view rooms, you are truly spoilt for choice.
The Victoria Hotel furnishes all its rooms with ensuite bathrooms, Egyptian cotton bedding, and flat-screen screen TVs. Free wifi, tea & coffee are also provided. To truly start your stay in style, request to have a glass of champagne or a bouquet of flowers awaiting you in your room. Better still, you won’t have to go far to sample some of the area’s delicacies. The Victoria Hotel’s Seaview restaurant serves classic Yorkshire cuisine using fresh local ingredients and doubles as a coffee shop and tea room during the day.
In the heart of Robin Hoods Bay lies Grosvenor Hotel, an ideal stay for families looking for that vibrant atmosphere after a full day of walking. Grosvenor hosts a wide range of rooms including singles, doubles, family rooms and even a four-poster bed! Grosvenor’s extensive restaurant and bar menus are full of locally sourced food, such as tiger prawns, cod, crab, and, when in season, fresh lobster. Well stocked with a choice of cask ales, bottled beers and spirits, this hotels bar area will match any local public house. When you have wined and dined, why not enjoy some of the entertainment on offer as Grosvenor’s hosts a wide range of live music most evenings.
The Bay Hotel
Situated at the southernmost tip of Robin Hoods Bay, The Bay Hotel has arguably the best views of the bay and sea in the entire area. This early 19th-century building can trace its history back to 1828 when it first opened as an inn. Its longevity and continued success is a testament to its warm and friendly hospitality, homely cooking and atmospheric pub and bar; all of which has cemented The Bay Hotel’s place in pub folk law and as a proud local institution.
The Bay Hotel offers the choice of three rooms. Two of these rooms comprise double beds and ensuite bathrooms, both of which boast stunning views of the local beach and docks. The third room, although not ensuite, comes with its own private bathroom, containing a bath, shower and toilet. The stylish ‘Wainwrights Bar’ – named after the famous English fellwalker, is a perfect place to relax after a days activities, complete with picturesque views and a roaring fire during the winter.
Raven Hall Hotel
Raven Hall comprises 51 ensuite rooms which include family rooms, single rooms, interconnecting rooms and also one fully equipped disabled room. Within the grounds of Raven Hall are eight hand-built timber lodges designed with exquisite Finnish craftsmanship. These environmentally friendly lodges have spacious patio areas, balconies and their own designated parking space. With a large indoor pool and sauna, your time spent at Raven Hall can be one of complete relaxation.
For those of you who seek an active air to your stay, Raven Hall is equipped with a hundred acres of award-winning grounds; two all-weather tennis courts, croquet lawn, putting green and their famous nine-hole cliff top golf course. The panorama restaurant at Raven Hall hosts an ever-changing menu with choices suited to all tastes. This includes vegetarian menus, special dietary options on request and a children’s menu. For a less formal setting, The Bay View Lounge menu has lighter menu options and breathtaking views of the surrounding gardens and bay.
Boggle Hole Hostel
Only a few miles drive south of Robin Hood’s Bay tucked away in a beach cove, is the charming hostel of Boggle Hole. As a hostel, you will be hard-pressed to find a better-valued stay in the Whitby and Bay area. Although not a conventional hotel, no expense is spared here to make your stay as hospitable and enjoyable as possible. The “Old Mill” building is full of charm, character and rich history, comprising of forty-two beds shared between dorm rooms of all sizes and themes. Quite literally a few seconds walk from the beach, Boggle Hole is perfectly situated for rock pooling, fossil hunting and walking the famous trails that criss-cross Robin Hood’s Bay.
Blacksmiths Boutique Bed & Breakfast
Four miles drive from Robin Hoods Bay, Blacksmiths Boutique B&B sets itself apart when it comes to the bed and breakfast experience. With six uniquely styled rooms all with their own theme, Blacksmiths strives to bring a touch of class and sophistication to the often overused model of a bed and breakfast. Why not choose to stay in the ‘Savannah Room’, decorated with zebra wall art, zebra-striped lamps and even a zebra or two in the room! This extra-large funky, fun, family room sleeps two adults and two children, but can also be booked as a double or twin room. Or maybe ‘The Seas The Day’ is more to your taste. This nautical-themed double room comes with a desk and chair, USB sockets and a bucket chair for relaxation. With ship wheels, lighthouse bedside lamps, and wonderful seascape paintings, this room is a haven for lovers of the sea.
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