The Leeway, an Award Winning Four Star ‘Green’ Guest House in Whitby

The Leeway is a 4 Star, Gold Award Guesthouse, (chosen for Trip Advisor’s Traveller’s Choice Bed & Breakfast 2010 & 2012 Awards, and voted as one of their top B&B’s in Whitby and indeed, UK and Europe, with a certificate of Excellence for 7 consecutive years). Ranked No.2 for Whitby Bed and Breakfasts on TripAdvisor.

Karen and Garry have just completed a full refurb on the Hudson suite. This superb attic double room, has been decorated in a trendy geometric design wallpaper of soft pink, mink and copper, with bed throw and cushions to tone with it. The bedside and overhead lighting is copper to match. There's a new seating area with a coffee table to relax and read the free magazines. The en-suite is fully tiled with ‘planks of wood' effect tiling and a large spacious shower cubicle. Book now to avoid disappointment!

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About The Leeway

Karen and Garry have been greeting guests with a warm Yorkshire welcome to their home, The Leeway, for more than a decade. On arrival, sit back and unwind with a generous slice of delicious homemade cake and let your mind drift away into a state of rest and relaxation.

Since 2009, The Leeway Guest House has won Gold in the Green Tourism Awards, consistently taking the top prize for its commitment to ethical and local produce. Other awards include Trip Advisors choice for best Bed and Breakfast in Whitby. With over 1,300 reviews on TripAdvisor, it’s easy to see why The Leeway is so popular with guests.

Thank you just doesn't cover everything you experience at the Leeway, beautifully decorated bedroom, so warm, beds so comfortable everything you could possibly need from Tassimo machine for your drinks to toiletries and spotlessly clean. the warmest welcome from Garry & Karen nothing is too much trouble, breakfast is definitely the tops from the delicious products to the excellent way Garry looks after your every need this is my 4th visit and I just can't recommend the Leeway enough. looking forward to December when we are visiting again, thank again Garry & Karen for a lovely weekend.

Each of The Leeway’s seven rooms boasts a luxury memory foam mattress so you’re guaranteed a good night’s sleep. There is a choice of king size, double, twin bed and single room combinations, so whatever your requirements there’s sure to be the right accommodation for your booking. The rooms are decorated to a very high standard, each with their own theme with designer wallpaper and furnishings.

The Leeway Green B&B in Whitby

All rooms feature en-suite or private bathroom complete with complimentary luxury toiletries from Gilchrest and Soames BeeKind Range. For added rest and relaxation there are also luxury bathrobes for your pleasure. The towels are made from bamboo which makes them super soft, luxurious and ‘green’; another of the subtle touches that make The Leeway a Gold Award Winner in the Green Tourism Awards.

There are also all the latest gadgets to make your stay a joy; iPod docks for music lovers, a Tassimo drinks maker for cappuccino your way, any time of day and free WiFi for browsing your favourite apps.

The Leeway is famous for its breakfast. The quality and provenance of the ingredients are key to the success of the most important meal of the day. All the produce served at The Leeway is locally sourced, which means your bacon has travelled just across the North York Moors to your plate, a sure fire winner in our book. There is a wide selection of breakfast options, from fresh fruit salad to cereal, the classic grill to lighter options including local fish. The highlight though for those with a sweet tooth has to be the homemade preserves, marmalades and yoghurt. Unlimited toast made with Botham’s of Whitby bread means that just one more slice is inevitable at The Leeway. Teas, coffee and fruit juice accompany the feast.

We stayed for 2 nights in the Scoresby room and loved every minute. The room was exactly what we were looking for in a prime location and the hosts were warm, welcoming and helpful. Karen and Garry were absolutely delightful and we couldn't have asked for more. Liked it so much that I am buying a stay for my Dad and his partner for his birthday, and we will return! Thanks for making our first romantic getaway such a memorable one.

The Leeway Guest House Whitby

The Leeway is centrally located in Havelock Place on the West Cliff and offers parking permits as part of the room tariff. Scratch cards can be collected on arrival from Garry or Karen at check in. Check in takes place twice each day, early between 10am – 1pm and late between 5pm – 9pm; call ahead to make arrangements if your arrival is outside of these times. Your hosts will be happy to advise you on local attractions, history and day trips – just ask.

We had a short break with two teenagers and all lived our stay. The Leeway was excellent – lovely rooms (Scorsby and Stoker) and excellent hospitality from our hosts. Garry was a fountain of knowledge about Dracula and other local history and recommended great places to go. We'd all definitely recommend this hotel, and town, for a visit.

How to book

The Leeway is a great choice if you're looking for a comfortable B&B in a central location. You can check availability via their website or by calling them on the number below.

Contact details

Phone: +44 1947 602 604


Address: 1 Havelock Place, Whitby, YO21 3ER

If you have stayed at The Leeway please leave your feedback by commenting below. Article last updated on 13/09/2018.


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