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The White Horse & Griffin

(773 Guest Reviews)

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Review Summary

  • Rooms 3.7
  • Value 3.7
  • Friendliness 4.5
  • Cleanliness 4.0
  • Facilities 3.7
  • Service 4.4
  • Location 4.7

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The White Horse & Griffin Information

Description

The White Horse and Griffin Hotel is situated a stones throw from the foot of the famous Abbey's 199 steps on a cobbled street in the heart of the beautiful seaside holiday town of Whitby, North Yorkshire. Our 10 hotel rooms and 3 bed cottage having been recently renovated still hold the charm and character of many centuries ago. All bedrooms in the hotel are individually designed and ensuite. The restaurant and bistro offer exceptional cuisine, all prepared using fresh, seasonal local ingredients. Our speciality is based around the beautiful fresh seafood, brought into the town daily by the local fisherman. We also offer a wide range of meat and vegetarian dishes. Whitby is the home of Captain Cook and world-famous explorer William Scoresby. The hotel is only minutes away from 'Heartbeat Country' and several other national heritage sites. The town's skyline is dominated by the ruins of St. Hilda's Abbey, high on the East Cliff. Spreading below, a maze of alleyways and narrow streets run down to the busy quayside. With unique old world charm, for centuries Whitby has provided a safe haven for shipping and fishing fleets. It was once the main whaling port for the North of England. The small fishing town of Whitby is part of the Heritage Coast of North East England. The town has a thriving holiday resort trade, bolstered by the recent arrival of the replica of Captain Cook's ship "HM Bark Endeavour". If you have stayed in Whitby before you will know that parking can be an issue at busy times. One of the joys of the WH&G is the great location on a beautiful 17th Century cobbled street.This also means that access by car is for unloading only so do please consider this when arriving. The closest car park is just along Church Street. As the building is over 338 years old, we do not have a lift and there are plenty of stairs so may not be suitable for guests with mobility issues. Dogs are welcome in limited rooms for an extra £10 per night.

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Books, DVD, games
  • Free WiFi internet
  • Lounge
  • Porter / concierge service
  • Restaurant
  • Weddings & private parties
  • Bike lock-up
  • WiFi internet
  • Housekeeping - daily
  • Pet bowls
  • Professionally cleaned
  • Disinfected daily
  • Disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing
  • Staff protective clothing
  • High-touch surfaces disinfected
  • Linens washed to local guidelines
  • Linens washed above 60°C/140°F
  • Mattress and pillow protectors
  • Washable duvet covers
  • Reduced occupancy
  • Request no staff entry to room
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
  • Temperature checks (staff)
  • Socially distanced dining
  • Sanitised tableware

Parking

  • Off-site parking

Children's Facilities

  • Children's menu
  • Children's books, videos, games
  • Highchairs

Business Facilities

  • Meeting rooms
  • Photocopying
  • Printing

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Cooked breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Free breakfast
  • English/Irish breakfast
  • Half-board
  • Vegetarian options
  • Vegan options
  • Gluten-free options

Activities and Experiences

  • Cycling
  • Fine dining
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Art galleries & museums
  • Nightclubs
  • Shopping
  • Antiques & fairs
  • Walking
  • Casino, arcades

Accessibility

Guests should be aware that there are several flights of stairs to some rooms which may not be suitable for those with mobility issues, unfortunately we do not have a lift. Please call us on 01947 604857 and we can advise which rooms are suitable for you. If you have stayed in Whitby before you will know that parking can be an issue at busy times. One of the joys of the WH&G is the great location on a beautiful 17th Century cobbled street.This also means that access by car is for unloading only so do please consider this when arriving. We will, of course, do everything we can to help. The closest car park is just along Church Street with CCTV where you can get a 24 hour ticket if required for £9.00 or there is free parking from 7.00pm till 9am.

Policies

Check in: 15:00 till 21:00
Check out: 10:30
Child Policy: Infants and children welcome
Smoking Policy: No smoking
Pets: Dogs welcome, Pets by arrangement
Accommodation type: Restaurant with rooms
Booking Terms and Conditions

Directions

  • Road from York (48.8 miles)
    Get onto A1036, follow signs to Scarborough. Continue, then at roundabout take the 3rd exit onto the A1237 At next roundabout take follow A64 (Scarborough) Branch left, then at roundabout take A169 (Pickering) At roundabout take 2nd exit onto A169 (Whitby) Continue, then follow A171 towards Whitby Left onto Helredale Road (East Whitby) Right onto Spital Bridge Spital Bridge Right onto Green Lane Left onto Abbey Lane Right onto Church Lane Left onto Church Street Arrive

 
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