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The Shepherd's Purse

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#12 of 20 Hotels in Whitby
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Leeds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

This is the perfect place to stay for anyone visiting Whitby. The location is right in the centre of the old town in the middle of all the shops and bars. Unlike the other side of the harbour you have no steep streets to have to climb. The room we had was exactly as described and was spotless. The room...

Thank stephenbateman1
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

This is a boutique hotel that is family run. I obtained a good weekend deal for £100/night for the Dove's Nest suite: big; long lounge plus a room with a slipper bath and a separate bedroom . Overall a romantic spot in a good location. No breakfast provided but not an issue as many spots exist for brunch or breakfast...

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TheShepherdsPurse95, Owner at The Shepherd's Purse, responded to this review

We are so sorry that you had such trouble parking , Church Street Car Park has been undergoing serious work due to the sewers that run underneath , If you would like us to write to scarborough council on your behalf we will be happy to try and assist you on getting a refund on the 2 parking tickets. We...

Devon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We stayed at the Shepard's Purse Summer last year and we absolutely loved it! We arrived slightly late, so we rang who we think was the owner, who was more than happy to help us find the quaint little place over the phone and explain that our key would be in the door waiting for us. We stepped inside to...

Thank Pickles8692
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

We have just returned from the Shepherds purse after staying for the weekend. We stayed in room 5. The room was small but beautifully presented with en suite bathroom and a lovely balcony which looks out over a pretty courtyard. It's secluded but in the heart of lots of shops, bars, restaurants and pubs a great base. The owners were...

Thank bikerfish1
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We came to the shepherds purse and stayed in room 5 for 2 nights. We arrived very late but that was no issue in terms of access. No fuss and no bother. Beautiful room and a very comfortable bed. Would highly recommend and we would definitely stay again.

Thank Donna-Darrel
Barnsley, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2016 via mobile

We were five couples mid forties upwards on a weekend trip to Whitby sampling the food and drink that this quaint place has on offer. We booked five of the six rooms in the shepherds purse which was a master stroke as we enjoyed each others company throughout the whole weekend as all the rooms led out to or overlooked...

Thank barnsley12
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Stayed here for 2 nights and loved it. The location is perfect. Due to the rooms being set back off of the main street through an archway and courtyard you really can't hear a thing. And then within 30 seconds of leaving your room you are back in the main pedestrian area of Church St. Perfect. Check in with Kim...

Thank AllisonCB
Gainsborough, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 September 2016

Fabulous place to stay. Immaculate and very tastefully decorated. Welcoming staff, can't wait o stay again in fact got home and booked again for February xxx Well hidden from the main street but easy access to the delighted Whitby. Will be our first port of call whenever we visitcWhitby. The hidden garden and little touches that are found continuosly are...

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Cheadle, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

Came to Whitby for the day with my wife and decided to stay overnight at the last minute. After a quick visit on late rooms we found this little gem. We didn't book through late rooms as the phone signal was poor so we just decided to find the shepherds purse and see if they had any rooms free. On...

Thank 993Dan
Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Lovely rooms, extremely friendly and accomodating staff and a perfect location too. Stayed here with my girlfriend and would definitely recommend The Shepherd's Purse to anyone thinking of staying in Whitby and will be staying here again in the not too distant future.

Thank Louis B

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Beautiful Accommodation in the heart of the Old Town, situated on Whitby's popular East side. Nestled below the roof tops of Church Street is our hidden garden, with galleried court yard accommodation and pretty bedrooms decorated with stripped pine furniture and lacy curtains, four posters and brass bed steads. Private balconies and china cups. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Shepherd's Purse

Address: The Old Workshops Sanders Yard Church Street | Whitby, North Yorkshire, Whitby YO22 4DU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
Price Range: €58 - €69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Shepherd's Purse 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Shepherd`s Purse Hotel Whitby
Shepherds Purse Hotel Whitby
The Shepherd's Purse Whitby, England
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#1 Best Value Hotel in Whitby
#9 Romantic Hotel in Whitby
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“All the rooms looked lovely!”
 of 5 bubbles Pickles8692, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 5 private balcony, jacuzzi bath”
 of 5 bubbles seasea2014, 29 Aug 2016 | Read review
“room 1 has both bath and shower”
 of 5 bubbles C9021YSjoannes, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Try to book room 5 with the Jacuzzi”
 of 5 bubbles Madrid_Hatter, 25 Apr 2016 | Read review
“we stayed at the front of building and would not recommend as main door kept slamming every time someone left or entered”
 of 5 bubbles A2670XEhelent, 4 Mar 2016 | Read review
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