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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 15 October 2016

Lovely staff, clean and tidy with a home from home feel. The seaside at the door and sea views from the bedroom was like seaside hotel experience in a guesthouse...excellent. Nothing was a problem to the staff so helpful. For me cleanliness and friendliness and both were 100%...will be back

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London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 October 2016

I booked for 4 nights at The Cara before I had read all of the reviews. When I had read them I was a bit apprehensive because there are some bad ones. Then I thought it's only 4 nights so if I get the Fawlty Towers experience it might be interesting. When I booked on the phone I spoke to...

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Thank Andrew L
Newcastle upon Tyne, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 October 2016

My 72 year old father stayed here for just under a week while visiting me...Carol kept him right with her funny stories, great service and her down to earth ways! He had a lovely sea view single room, shared shower and was happy with the standard and cleanliness, and the never ending supply of tea,coffee and milk! Great bed, enjoyed...

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Thank Diane W
Bolton, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Comfortable bed and linen, very pleasant and friendly welcome. Nice sea-front location. Let down by dilapidated shared wc and showers, complete lack of parking even on surrounding streets and the English breakfast, which is cooked with old oil and should be avoided. No more than can be expected for a budget establishment.

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Thank Shoonface
Reviewed 29 June 2016

I went to see Beyonce in Sunderland and it was a last minute decision to stop the night. I'm from the West Midlands so it would've been a heck of a journey to travel back at night. I literally felt at home when Carol welcomed me to the guesthouse and found the room was clean and the bed was very...

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Thank Tish H
Sunderland, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 June 2016 via mobile

Our stay at The Cara Guest House was brilliant. Carol is such a warm, friendly and funny person. The location is great with sea views and close to all amenities. The rooms are lovely and clean with good facilities. I would definitely recommend this guest house and I myself will definitely be booking again soon.

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Thank catriddle1
Reviewed 4 May 2016 via mobile

Me and my business partner stayed here for one night as a last minute dot com before getting the ferry too Germany the next day .... we had a family room with great views of the sea front but was also very clean too , there was sufficent bedding and heaters to keep warm and extras in the room too...

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Thank Matthew S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

A good, traditional B&B on the seafront. Carol was very welcoming, though a little rushed in the morning as she's also the local lollipop lady. So breakfast is either before or after her shift with the lolly; fine for me as I had to get to work anyway. I was expecting a single room at the front, but had a...

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Thank E17_KJ
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 December 2015 via mobile

I arrived at the cara on the 23rd of December 2015. I arrived with my two staffordshire bull terriors who were greated so well as was i. The owner carol is so friendly and helpful it puts you at ease straight away. I genuinely don't have a bad comment about my stay at the cara. It's in the perfect location...

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Stirling, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 November 2015

Carol the owner made us feel like family from the get go, lovely lady,she went out of her way to help us, giving us a late breakfast, ( as we had been out late the previuos night), ordered a taxi for us and got special rates for it, great place to stay, clean fresh, and great full English, will definitely...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Cara is located on the sea front in Whitley Bay. We offer friendly, high quality accommodation. The English tourist board has awarded our guesthouse a three star rating, and our standard of service has also been recognised with a quality award. Whatever the reason for your stay at our Bed and Breakfast B&B, you will not only be warmly welcomed, you will be perfectly located. The town centre of Whitley Bay and all its amenities are a few minutes walk away. The town boasts a sea front promenade, cafes, restaurants, great shopping, bars and clubs. The Cara Guesthouse also offers a large car park, and free WIFI. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Cara Guesthouse

Address: 9 The Links, Whitley Bay NE26 1PS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Whitley Bay
Price Range: €33 - €82 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Cara Guesthouse 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Has ground floor rooms if required.”
 of 5 bubbles ElaineRy, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“have stayed in a few different rooms. sea view is the best but the others are just as comfy clean and tidy and the staff are so friendly”
 of 5 bubbles otoolemicl, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“views for beach at the front of house, quiet area.”
 of 5 bubbles 489tishh, 29 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Front rooms have the best view”
 of 5 bubbles rhubarb22, 15 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the sea front.”
 of 5 bubbles MatthewCaygill, 1 Sep 2015 | Read review
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