Sometimes beware of high ratings
Posted 21-Jul-2015 on Hotels
Bit disappointed in this B&B. It's called a "hotel" on the site, but it isn't really, it's a guesthouse. We booked on the strength of reviews on Tripadvisor, but when we got there we couldn't understand why they were so rave. That is, until the owner wanted to charge extra on my prepaid stay and then offered to forgoe the cash for a good review. It's okay, but the room was very stuffy with a small window, little ventilation, and it was really really noisy at night - first the rowdies out shouting on the street to 3 am, and then at 4 am mighty flocks of seagulls, it sounded like a scene out of the movie "the Birds". To be fair, the owner provides both a fan and earplugs in the room. Scarborough has three faces: the modern town, the remnants of the grand old days gone by, and the tacky area down near the port, amusement arcades and fish and chip shops, etc. This hotel is in the latter area. I would advise looking for something up on top of the cliff overlooking the south end of south bay.