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White Horse and Griffin

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Leeds
Reviewed 4 August 2014

Stayed for a few nights in June in the Warrior Queen room and had a wonderful time. The building is very old and full of character which we loved, but appreciate that people with poor mobility might not be as keen on steep winding stairs. The room was clean and had everything we needed and the staff were really friendly...

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 July 2014

Arriving in Whitby the WH & G was easily located via the GPS on the mobile. Parking was very nearby, at very reasonable 24 hour rates. (Note: Parking is Free from 18:00 till 09:00 in the car park we used, so check before spending unnecessarily) The hotel from the outside is what we expected as we already viewed on-line, the...

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Harrogate, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 July 2014

Stayed for just one night in this beautiful old building that's right in the center of Whitby. The staff were very welcoming and friendly. Our room was in the loft and would have been no good for the elderly because of the steep stairs, but we loved its charm! With it being the loft room it was very noisy, such...

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 21 July 2014

Had a brief over night stay at Whitby. Was slightly disappointed when we arrived at our room. Was up a very steep staircase. Whilst the room had charm I did not feel that it was worth £120 a night. Room was clean and beds comfy. Bathroom had no proper shower just an attachment to taps. Staff were friendly and helpful....

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Hertford Hertfordshire UK
Reviewed 20 July 2014

Upon arrival there is a warm welcome awaiting! We stayed in the Mary Ann Hepworth which is at the top of the building so as the heatwave had arrived it was fairly uncomfortable. That room is shabby and requires refurbishment and cleaning! As does the whole building. I noticed some not nice looking marks on the back of the bathroom...

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4Thank LindaMc108
Reviewed 20 July 2014

I took my fiancée here for her birthday as a total surprise. I specifically chose the hotel because of its history and general appearance. While we only stayed for the one night the experience was a fantastic one. Service was great with friendly staff. The breakfast was lovely with a decent selection. Rooms were rustic with a great charm. Highly...

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Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

Me and my fiancé stayed at the white horse and griffin on the 17th-18th! We were allowed to check in two hours early and were shown around and led to our room! We were also upgraded to a better room which was lovely of them! The breakfast and our meal was absolutely gorgeous! Some may say the prices of meals...

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Pontefract, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 July 2014

I'm not a fussy person and appreciate that this is a very old building but I have to say there is no way that the room we stayed in (Wakeful) was worth £120 pounds per night. The carpet didn't look clean, the windows definitely weren't, you could write your name on the inside of them with your finger. The woodwork...

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2Thank mick c
Telford
Reviewed 8 July 2014

Set in the heart of the old town of Whitby, this very old coaching inn has had a wonderful past - up to recent times ( late 20th century ) when it fell into disrepair. It has now been tastefully refurbished, retaining many of the old features, and has had several famous guests since that refurbishment. The rooms are small,...

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Hambleton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 July 2014

Just recently stayed at the White Horse and Griffin and had a positive experience. Beautiful building with period features, mixture of old and new styles blend well. Location excellent - well placed for easy access to all that Whitby has to offer. Stayed in the Provider room: traditional/ rustic style and well appointed room with attractive timber panelling, fire place...

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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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White Horse and Griffin
White Horse and Griffin
Cuisines: Seafood, British, Pub
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Breakfast
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The White Horse & Griffin is an almost 450 year old Coaching Inn, the first built in Whitby to serve the route to London. Operating these days as a Restaurant with Rooms it is situated on an unspoilt cobbled shambles near the base of Whitby's famous 199 Abbey Steps. The building is technically on 3 floors but is actually on 7 different levels. It boasts 10 unique and quirky bedrooms full of history and character. The walls are bumpy, the stairs are narrow and the ceilings are low. The Bistro/ Restaurant is cosy and heated by an open fire. The food is outstanding with the signature dishes (such as the Seafood Meze for 2 & the Fillet Sharing Platter) saying much about the place - great quality, great quantity, designed for sharing and, as with much in life, you get what you are prepared to pay for. The WH&G is best suited to couples and groups who want to get away, eat great food, drink good wine, meet new people, join in with the atmosphere and then retire to a hand-made bed with a hand stuffed mattress to regroup before a chef-cooked breakfast. As well as a comprehensive English Breakfast choices in the morning also include Fortune's Kippers, Smoked Haddock, Kedgeree, Scrambles, Omlettes, Fresh Fruits and Honeyed Porridge. A major benefit is that the heart of unspoiled North Yorkshire and its Coast is outside the front door in either walking or steam train distance. ... more   less 

Additional Information about White Horse and Griffin

Address: 87 Church Street, Whitby YO22 4BH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Whitby
Price Range: €83 - €133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — White Horse and Griffin 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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