The Royal Hotel

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Iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, bed sheets
Iron/ironing board, bed sheets

Overview of The Royal Hotel

The Royal Hotel

3.0 star property

3.6/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
  • Housekeeping
  • 24/7 front desk

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
West Cliff, Whitby, England, YO21 3HA

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationWhitby Beach1 min walk
  • Popular LocationWhitby Pavilion3 min walk
  • Popular LocationWhitby Abbey14 min walk

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About this area


The Royal Hotel is located in Whitby. Whitby Abbey is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at North York Moors National Park and Whitby Beach. Whitby Pavilion and Museum of Victorian Science are also worth visiting.

What's nearby

  • Whitby Beach - 1 min walk
  • Whitby Pavilion - 3 min walk
  • Captain Cook Memorial Museum - 8 min walk
  • Pannett Park - 8 min walk
  • Whitby Abbey - 14 min walk

Getting around

  • Whitby Station - 10 min walk


  • The fishermans wife - 2 min walk
  • Magpie Café - 3 min walk
  • The Quayside Restaurant & Takeaway - 4 min walk
  • Ditto Restaurant - 4 min walk
  • The Moon & Sixpence - 5 min walk

About this property

The Royal Hotel

3-star hotel, walk to Whitby Beach
Along with a restaurant, this smoke-free hotel has a bar/lounge and a 24-hour front desk. WiFi in public areas is free. All 115 rooms offer flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and conveniences such as electric kettles and free tea bags/instant coffee. Other amenities available to guests include hairdryers, ironing boards and free toiletries.
The Royal Hotel offers 115 forms of accommodation with a hairdryer and an iron/ironing board. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include baths or showers and complimentary toiletries. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • No on-site parking available

Food and drink

  • 1 1 restaurant
  • 1 1 bar


  • Lift

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping

Languages spoken

  • English


  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bed sheets
  • Heating


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Digital channels
  • Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Iron/ironing board

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Check-in from 2:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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
This property accepts debit cards; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher

We should mention

No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property

Property is also known as

The Royal Hotel Hotel
The Royal Hotel Whitby
The Royal Hotel Hotel Whitby

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 9 out of 35 reviews
5 - Excellent 26%
Rating 4 - Good. 10 out of 35 reviews
4 - Good 29%
Rating 3 - Okay. 9 out of 35 reviews
3 - Okay 26%
Rating 2 - Poor. 6 out of 35 reviews
2 - Poor 17%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 35 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The front desk staff were friendly and helpful, which is the only good thing about this hotel. Incredibly dirty and run-down place. The room had a layer of dust on everything, multiple stains on the walls and carpet, and a musty old smell that didn’t go away, even with the window opened. The bathroom was horrible; the toilet ran constantly and wobbled dangerously when you sat on it, and did not seem as if it had been cleaned. There was a random dirty plastic lunch tray wedged behind the radiator for some reason. This is to me a larger issue than just cleaning staff, who are likely underpaid and overworked. It’s clear that the owners of the hotel have no interest in investing in even the most basic of repairs or touch-ups. I did not ask to be moved because it was clear from the peeling paint and dirty scuffs on all the doors that there were no better rooms. Would absolutely not recommend.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Property conditions & facilities
This was probably a nice place in it's day though very dated now. Massive property in a prime spot. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Had a bar meal which was OK but breakfast was a bit lacking. I was expecting a sea view room but ended up at the back of the hotel with a view of the fire escape. It was a trek to get to the room from the lift as it is a big place. This would be a hinderance to anyone less able. The room was basic and clean, no double glazing and lots of condensation in the morning when I drew the curtains. You could hear every footstep from the room above so a little annoying. Early morning deliveries at the rear of the property woke me up so not amused by that. The bathroom was the real downfall. Very old fashioned tap operated shower with broken fixture. Lots of black mould along the ceiling edges and worse of all the last occupants faeces in the toilet on my arrival. Don't think that I would choose this place again.
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

3/5 Okay

Business traveller
Liked: Cleanliness, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

2/5 Poor

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Stayed 1 night in Oct 2021