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Royal Hotel (Whitby), Whitby

Hotel Summary

  • Wonderful views over the beaches, harbour and lovely old town and towards the dramatic abbey ruins
  • A variety of games, activities, a comfortable lounge and an entertainment room
  • Set in an ideal location, just a few minutes from the harbour and shops
  • Many front facing rooms have superb views from the hotel's cliff top positions as do the restaurant and bar.
  • The entertainment suite offers a fantastic variety of entertainment
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5 out of 5 stars ( from 21 customers )

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About Royal Hotel (Whitby)

High on the West Cliff, the Royal occupies a commanding position with wonderful views over the beaches, harbour and lovely old town, and towards the dramatic abbey ruins. Bursting with seafaring heritage, Whitby's ancient streets invite you to step back in time, so much so that you can almost expect to bump into Captain Cook when following his trail! Step inside the Royal, meanwhile and you'll be taken into another world of holiday relaxation and fun. With a variety of games, activities, a comfortable lounge and an entertainment room where you can 'trip the light fantastic', there's plenty to entertain.

This hotel has a car park with a limited amount of priority spaces, these can be reserved at £5.00 per day. On street parking is usually available and there is also a public car park nearby, charges apply

Royal Hotel
West Cliff
North Yorkshire
YO21 3HA

: 01947 602234

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Room Type Details

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel Premier Room

Typical Premier Room at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

Our most luxurious room option, most of our Premier Rooms come with a four poster bed as well as a spacious refitted bathroom that accommodates both bath and a separate shower. These bedrooms will normally offer extras such as comfortable seating area, a 32 inch digital flat screen television, hair dryer as well as a hospitality tray.

  • En-suite with separate bath and shower
  • Luxurious four poster bed
  • 32 inch digital flat screen television
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel Superior Room

Typical Superior Room at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

Our Superior Rooms are more spacious and tastefully refurbished, they offer luxurious beds, a 26 inch digital flat screen television. The spacious bathrooms have been refitted with shower over bath. These rooms also come with the facilities to make yourself a hot drink.

  • 26 inch digital flat screen television
  • En-suite bathrooms with shower over bath
  • Spacious rooms
  • Hair dryer and shaving point

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel Standard Plus Room

Just launched – our newly redesigned Standard Plus rooms make it even easier to relax in comfort and style. Features include attractive new decor, contemporary furnishings and flat-screen TV.

  • Flat screen Television
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • En-Suite
  • Hair dryer and telephone
  • The above image represents a typical standard plus room

Bay Royal Whitby Hotel Standard Room

Typical Standard Room at Bay Royal Whitby Hotel

Our Standard Rooms are charming and have everything you would expect. The rooms have digital televisions, tea and coffee making facilities as well as an en-suite bathroom.

  • En-suite and WC
  • Telephone
  • Digital television
  • Shaving point
  • The above image represents a typical standard room at our hotel

Local Attractions

The following places, attractions and things to do are easily reached from Whitby:

Places To Visit

  • North York Moors and Railway
  • Durham
  • Scarborough
  • Goathland
  • Pickering
  • Caslte Howard
  • York
  • Robin Hood's Bay
  • Helmsley
  • Eden Camp

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East Sussex

28 August 2014

Great Time

Just returned had a lovely time with Shearings, a little spoilt by the 12 hour journey home via gateway. Good food, nice room, nice ballroom and entertainment. Our driver Mark was excellent with his amazing knowledge of the area. Nice resort, don’t miss the 199 step walk up to the church and abbey well worth it also the lovely cobbled streets across the bridge. Don't miss the pork roast in a roll just past Natwest up the alley on the 10 yards left. . Would return, not of the journey.

Donald Spencer


21 March 2014

Dance Floor Disappointment

Positives: Good food and friendly staff. Negatives: Ballroom floor uneven with feeling that you were dancing on sandpaper. Not the floor to attempt ballroom or sequence dancing. Unable to adjust the heating in the bedroom or bathroom as radiator valves were seized up. Hot water tap difficult to turn off, due to faulty mechanism.

Les Graham


8 March 2014

Fantastic Holiday (self-drive)

Fantastic Holiday (Self Drive) My Wife and I have been to many Bay Hotels, but still come back to the "Royal" best by far, the rooms are perfect, Food Great, Staff Outstanding they cannot do enough for you, and the entertainment better each time we come, the recent Refurbishments are top class, we came with friends who have not been before and are urging me to book again very soon, well done everyone.

Peter Price


31 January 2014

Great Holiday

The best Shearings hotel we have stayed in. Our party of six will definitely be back.

Helen Carter

Barrow in Furness

11 January 2014

Brill Holiday

Just home from 5 day holiday at royal the hotel was lovely and clean food good but not too big of a portion but was fine for me staff very friendly especially Agitta nothing was too much trouble for them lift not big for size of hotel only 4 in at time. I enjoyed my stay and would go again in the future my only fault was I complain had dripping tap keeping us awake and no one came to fix it but was not end of world.

Gordon Mcwan


2 September 2013

Self Drive Holiday

Just arrived home from a three day self drive holiday at the royal hotel Whitby we had a great time at this hotel sea view room good, meals and service excellent, entertainment really good. In newly refurbished ballroom the staff at this hotel are very friendly and helpful. We have stayed at Tarbet hotel, Loch Lomond, liberties hotel Blackpool, and Caledonia hotel fort William and we rate royal hotel the best we have stayed at and well worth the long drive from Glasgow

Dorothy Sewell


27 August 2013

Bank Holiday Weekend

Very disappointed, room clean but very basic with the most uncomfortable bed and hard pillow that I have ever had. Food not very good, cold, bland and I felt like we were being rushed as the evening meal service finished at 7.45. Staff good though. All in all I think you get what you pay for.

Philip Scott


31 March 2013

It's the 21st Century wake up

This hotel is very good with extremely good value for money and fairly good Cabarets. The breakfast and evening meals are very good as are the staff who serve them. There is one major drawback and one which must cost Shearings a lot of lost revenue from reps and business people and that is the lack of free Wi-Fi in fact there is no Wi-Fi connection at all in spite of the fact that down the road is a small pub with this facility. Come on wake up Shearings and introduce Wi-Fi.  



4 February 2013

Royal Hotel Whitby

The Staff were friendly but very busy the hotel was warm and inviting as it was bitter outside, yes it could have been cleaner and was in need of decorating but it wasn't bad like some reviews have said, our bedroom was a double it wasn't very large but was ok the bedding was clean and the rooms were warm in fact too hot for myself. Some of the food could have been better but was edible. On the whole it was what I expected for the money I paid.



27 November 2012

Weather awful, Hotel great

Just returned from Wet and windy Whitby, couldn't fault the hotel, food or service at the Royal. With a seafront room overlooking the harbour, the room was warm and cosy. Food was first rate as always, piping hot to the table and polite and friendly staff, the entertainment was First Rate. Our tour driver was great, the only fault I have was our feeder coach taking over 2 1/2 hours both ways from departures, I think an upgrade to satnav's is well in order and a bit more info than outside a chippy !!



27 October 2012

Royal Hotel Whitby

My friend and myself just returned from 4 day break in The Royal Hotel in Whitby, and we had a wonderful time. All of the staff were pleasant, friendly and helpful; they couldn't do enough for us! The food, beverages and cleanliness were excellent, we'll definitely come again. Thank you!



21 October 2012

Autumn Break

Hotel clean but needs some TLC. Our room was fine but the bathroom needed updating taped up bath panel, rust round bath taps, and shower flooded floor due to poorly installed curtain... The food was very good; portion sizes were more than adequate (especially the breakfasts) served by friendly staff. Lift was on the small size.

Julian Goulden

Thornbury Bristol

7 September 2012

Royal Hotel Whitby

Myself and Annie have just returned from a four day break in THE ROYAL WHITBY this is the second time of visiting this hotel, we took my parents who are in their 80's, again we must say again no regrets, service superb, room with a sea view ,wonderful. The food was as always beautifully presented, compliments to the chef, no one needs go hungry here, extra rolls, just ask, plenty of toast, more offered. I have seen a review which said that he was left hungry!!How big was he then? At these prices superb.

Pete Dempsey

Wrexham, North Wales

28 March 2012

Top Notch

Have just returned from a fantastic weekend at The Royal. Both my wife and I enjoyed our break very much. The hotel staff were very efficient and helpful. The meals, entertainment, room - in fact everything - was top notch. The hotel itself is very interesting and perfectly situated for the short walk into Whitby. Could not have been better. Well done.



10 February 2012


Just got back from Whitby and it was a great holiday. The hotel was clean, the staff were outstanding especially Regina who was very friendly and helpful and the food was great. The sea view rooms were great and I had the best night’s sleep I've had in years. Stuart the coach driver was a great chap who deserves lots of praise, he is a credit to Shearings. We also went to Goathland on the 840 Bus to Leeds, Pickering, Scarborough, Thornton Le Dale and Hemsley. Will definitely return again. :-)

Shaun and Shelley


21 January 2012

Just Excellent

Went to the royal for a winter break all inclusive with Shearings, Monday to Friday. food and service was just excellent they couldn't do enough for you, especially our waiter Michael (polish with very good English)entertainment great with quick service at the bar (all free might I had).the bedrooms were a bit dated but very clean. Cleaners and reception very polite and helpful. Very friendly driver with tony. Would definitely go back to the royal with Shearings.

Gordon Long


2 January 2012

Christmas 2011

Just a brief note to thank all concerned for an excellent (and apparently no expense spared) Christmas. We changed Hotels at virtually the last minute as we have stayed at the Royal on numerous occasions but never at Christmas. What a good move it turned out to be! The staff (as ALWAYS) were most attentive and helpful and we would certainly wish to use room 3 when we next come to Whitby which will happen in the near future. Thank you ALL once again for making Christmas so enjoyable.


West Sussex

29 November 2011

Must Go Again

We have been to the Royal before for short breaks but this time spent a week there .From the minute we arrived from checking in to getting the key to our room new we would enjoy .we paid extra for sea view and what a view we had of the Abbey the room itself was fantastic .we can’t fault this holiday from start to finish it was first class from food to service all round .worth a stay there would highly recommend whether it a short break or week will definitely be returning if not this year next.

Mr M. Mrs V. Lynch


27 November 2011

Brill brill brill

Staying at the Royal Hotel has always been one of the things I want to do before I die and it didn't disappoint I absolutely loved it true there are areas that are a bit dated but it adds to the character. The waiting on staff couldn't be faulted (are they Polish) our waiter (Michael) couldn't have done more for us he was efficient to the letter we loved him. The cleaning staff were also super efficient you couldn't fault them. All in all a brilliant holiday thank you Shearings and Tony.

Colin Bradley

Sowerby Bridge

23 November 2011

Turkey and Tinsel

We visited the Royal for tinsel & turkey. The hotel was ok but a little dated... Can't fault the staff, they were great especially in the dining room, they couldn’t do enough for us. The entertainment wasn’t up to much for a t & t visit only had two artists on over the 4 night stay. Over all we had a great time there. would definitely recommend The hotel.



5 September 2011


A party of four of us have just stayed here for the weekend (Fri-Sun). We found the hotel room very good, with the most comfortable bed I have ever slept in any hotel. We paid extra for a sea view which was lovely. The food was excellent, served very quickly and efficiently by friendly staff, who were really on the ball. We had plenty of hot water and the rooms were warm. The only criticism I have is the general shabby state of the building, which was a letdown. Should be refurbished.

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