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By a verified traveller on Sun 11 Mar 2018

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Hotel Description

The public transport around The Royal Hotel gets good marks from our customers. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from Scarborough Spa. Features include free WiFi in public areas, plus an indoor pool and a restaurant. Built in 1830, this 3.5-star hotel has 118 rooms over 5 floors. Enjoy your stay with amenities like a TV in each room.

  • All rooms offer TVs, room service (during limited hours) and hairdryers
  • Free WiFi in some public areas
  • Drinking and dining options include a restaurant, a coffee shop and a bar/lounge
  • Full breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the indoor pool
  • Amenities include a meeting room, multilingual staff and a lift
  • On-site recreation includes a health club, a steam room and a sauna
  • Guests speak favourably about the area's walkability and the proximity to public transport
  • 9 minutes by foot from Scarborough Spa and a 2-minute drive from Peasholm Park
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£36* Per night/room 20 Oct - 21 Oct

Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Double Room, Sea View

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Single Room

Bed Count 1 Single Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Single Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Double Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

The Royal Hotel ratings based on 12 verified reviews

Review Summary
2.9 out of 5 3.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Royal Hotel

Everyone (6) Couples (3) Family (2)
5 out of 5
The service was good, the food was excellent, rooms very clean

Posted by on 28 Aug 2019

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1 out of 5

Posted by on 27 Jun 2019

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3 out of 5
There was no hot water for a shower in the morning had to have a cold one staff not helpfull about this problem

Posted by on 22 Apr 2019

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2 out of 5
Entering the hotel through a throng of smokers on the doorstep isn't nice. The hall of mirrors in the lobby is exceptionally disorientating. Finding signage for reception and the lift etc is very difficult due to that. Check in was friendly and efficient. Management need to attend to many things that are wrong here though. Details are incorrect on the website for the car park. The website and other online presence gives the impression the use of the pool is free. It Isn't. They give you a slip of paper on check in which tells you there's a £4 per person charge to use it! That spoilt our plans and enjoyment to be quite Frank. The room had many flaws, perhaps too many to mention. On arrival we did note the window was open. We closed this as we went out for the afternoon. On our return the was a strong smell of paint in the room... Perhaps why the window open! The room needed total overhaul as the furniture was broken, mismatched and ill fitting for the small room. There was old broken plaster on the bathroom floor around the corridors and in our room. Beautiful building that needs sympathetic restoration.

Posted by on 10 Feb 2019

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1 out of 5
This hotel is not as it is shown on the website. Our room had what appeared to be faeces smeared on the carpet in the bedroom area. The spare towels had been stored in the wardrobe which smelt of damp and made the towels also smell of it. The curtains did not fully close due to the curtain rail being broken. There was no opening window in the room which made it far too hot. There were no biscuits on the tea tray and the tea bags were cheap & tasted funny. The room had a level of dust on each of the surfaces. The bed was slanted meaning you slept on an angle. The breakfast was not great either. The food was only kept warm by overhead heating which was far too hot to be able to get to the food at the back. The bacon and sausages were cheap. The fried eggs were over cooked and covered in grease. The fresh orange had been watered down that much it tasted of thin diluted orange. I reported all these issues when I was checking out and the staff member just shrugged his shoulders at me. I was not given any apologies or any refund.

Posted by , from Doncaster on 19 Aug 2018

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4 out of 5

nice room with a view

Quick check in, nice big room with a sea view,great location

Posted by on 11 Mar 2018

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5 out of 5


Lovely staff lovely room Nice relaxing time will definitely be going again

Posted by , from North Yorkshire on 20 Feb 2018

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2 out of 5

disappointing hotel

Pros: sea view from window
Cons: all hotel needs a good makeover
Location: good position for town & beach
hotel needs a good overhaul- décor very poor throughout the hotel-tea &coffee in room very cheap blend & short in supply-we paid good money for a poor hotel--breakfast was terrible, again tea & coffee was not drinkable! definitely wont stay here again!!

Posted by , from notts on 19 Jul 2017

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3 out of 5

Good location

The hotel was okay, it was clean and in the heart of Scarborough, close to the beach and to the town center. The seagulls were noisy, to be expected I suppose for a seaside resort. The real disappointment was the inefficiency of the breakfast staff. The reception staff and house-keepers were very good.

Posted by on 12 Oct 2015

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4 out of 5

Great mid week break

Stayed here many times ,reasonably priced,some rooms are better than others.Overall a good location and reasonably priced.

Posted by on 30 Jun 2015

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Property Features

The Royal Hotel offers its guests an indoor pool, a health club, and a sauna. Along with a restaurant, there's a coffee shop/café on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. A rooftop terrace, multilingual staff, and room service (during limited hours) are also featured at The Royal Hotel. This 3.5-star Scarborough hotel is smoke free.

  • 118 guestrooms or units
  • 5 levels
  • Built in 1830
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Terrace on the roof
  • Poolside lounge chairs
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Indoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Airport: Leeds (LBA-Leeds Bradford) (114.7 km / 71.3 mi)
  • Train station: Scarborough Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

The Royal Hotel offers 118 forms of accommodation. Bathrooms include a shower and a hairdryer. Cots/infant beds (complimentary) are also available.

  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Television
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy full breakfast on weekdays from 7 AM to 9:30 AM and at the weekend from 8 AM to 10:30 AM.

Sea View Restaurant – On-site restaurant.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool, a health club and a sauna.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 3 PM


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: GBP 10 per pet, per night, plus a deposit of GBP 25.00 per stay


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Service animals exempt from fees/restrictions


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between GBP 10.00 and GBP 15.00 for adults, and GBP 5.00 and GBP 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Pet deposit: GBP 25.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: GBP 10 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Royal Hotel Scarborough
  • Royal Scarborough
  • The Royal Hotel Hotel
  • The Royal Hotel Scarborough
  • The Royal Hotel Hotel Scarborough
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.