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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Unless you visit Riftswood you could never truly appreciate what kind, thoughtful people Peter and Paula are. They left no stone unturned to make our visit a memorable one. We could not fault room two, the lovely breakfast they provided or the warm company that was there in the background.
We arrived as new customers, we left with precious memories. We shall certainly be returning soon.
How could I forget to mention Denzil (the dog), he's the star!

  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank mylinda123
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Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

A lovely cozy bed and breakfast on the West Cliff side of Whitby away from the hustle and bustle but within easy walking distance of the sea front. Great hosts who made us feel extremely welcome and comfortable. I would certainly stay there again!

Stayed: February 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 February 2017

Another stay at the Riftswood never fails to give us so much pleasure. Pete and Paula always make us feel comfortable and at home, even making you as an individual very special. The breakfasts set you up for the day and anything left (if anything) is soon spotted and gobbled up by Denzil the huge pooch. The rooms are large, comfortable and have everything you need. Nothing is too much trouble at the Riftswood and I could never find any fault (a part from Pete's jokes and singing). Lovely, lovely Yorkshire people. Thanks for another great stay. Cathy and Troy

Room Tip: All rooms are extremely comfortable
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank 540CathyC
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Reviewed 10 February 2017

We stayed for 3 nights and felt that in Paula and Peter we had found two top quality friends. Denzil the dog was friendly too!
If you wanted a masterclass in how to run a B&B come here and observe. All our phone conversations before arrival were warm and friendly. On arrival we were welcomed in with offers of wine, tea and cake. Denzil was pleased to make our acquaintance but would have been kept away had we said we preferred not to meet him. The room was very comfortable The little things made a difference, Lindt d'Or chocs replenished daily, flexibility with breakfast times, extra milk in the fridge downstairs etc. The breakfasts were superb. I wanted to take a picture of my plate on day one and it tasted as good as it looked, with local bacon, black pudding and sausage it was cooked to perfection. Paula's scrambled egg was top quality and apparently Peter's are not bad either! Engaging, humorous and intelligent conversation available over breakfast if you want it. Great local knowledge.
Quiet road just 5 minutes stroll along the cliff top to the centre of the action in Whitby.
We look forward to our next visit!

Room Tip: Room 3 was grand
  • Stayed: February 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Southernhawker
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Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Very friendly welcoming and helpful, very clean and the room could not have been any better. Breakfast was first class. Would definitely stop here again and recommended it for others. Only a 10 minute walk into the harbour.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled as a couple
Thank Jameskeith76
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