Review of The Wheeldale, Whitby.
I was fortunate enough to be treated to a night’s stay at The Wheeldale, Whitby as a gift from my bride-to-be. This was in celebration of a momentous birthday I’ve just had.
The Wheeldale is based at 11 North Promenade by the North Shore. It is a Guest House rather than a hotel, also known as a Bed + Breakfast (B+B) to many of us Brits.
The location is perfect as the front facing rooms have an unobstructed view of the sea.
This is a picture from the dining room, excuse the cars but it is a picture from the ground floor so bedrooms would have a much clearer view.
We were in a very pleasant room to the rear of the Guest House which had a clear and direct view onto the local cricket club pitch. So no crowded housing for us and a pleasant sense of privacy.
The room was very clean and decorated in a modern style. It included an en-suite with a spacious bath tub and a shower with a large shower head. My only gripes about the shower was that it was fed from a mixer tap, so it took a little bit of time to get the correct combination of hot and cold. Also, as with most hotels now there was not bath mat, nor a safety handle to help you get in and out of the tub.
The bed in the room was firm and very comfortable, to guarantee a good night’s sleep. There was a large and modern LG TV (I guess 40”). There was also a Sky+HD box which included access to the Sports and Movies channels (I checked!).
There was also a good wifi signal in the bedroom and public areas.
Breakfast was traditional English and very tasty too. The sausages were very large and would make a German proud! In fact the cooked breakfast filled my plate so much I couldn’t finish it!
The Guest House also had a public lounge with tea and coffee making facilities and a cold drinks fridge, including alcohol. There was an honesty system where you logged what you took and settled with them later. All very pleasant indeed.
My only minor complaint on this is that the beer stocked was clearly by a lager drinker! Two types of bitter were available in the fridge yet neither were smooth flow cans. Only true bitter drinkers know how important this is.
The Wheeldale also have two pets which are very friendly. Duke is a white cat who spends most of his time in the house. It took me a good five to ten minutes to move once he found me since he kept brushing against my legs wanting me to pet him some more.
Parsley (?) is an ex-guide dog and as soft as they come. A real friendly dog, yet the subject of Duke’s jealousy whenever customers petted the dog rather than the cat.
Staff at The Wheeldale were all very friendly and happy to talk to.
On leaving the hotel I noted that it is officially awarded 4 stars.
Well for me it scores 4.4 out of 5. A lovely place to stay and I would be happy to visit again.
You can book your place at The Wheeldale now in preparation for your next visit to the North Yorkshire coast.