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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We chose this guest house because it is the closest to the Pavilion. We were made very welcome on arrival and the information pack we were given was very comprehensive. Waste avoidance is particularly impressive. We had a lovely sea view and our room was modern and clean. The king-sized bed was exceptionally comfortable, leading to us sleeping in and...

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Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The location, on top of the cliff overlooking the beach and harbour is great. My room, with a king size bed afforded me some great views. It's within easy reach of the town centre, by various routes, some easier than others. The owners were very friendly and helpful, breakfast was plentiful with lots of choice. The only issue I had...

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Thank Trevor D
Reviewed 1 week ago

It's a while since being at this guest house as we just haven't had the chance of a short break . Nice clean rooms friendly staff and really impressed on first looks outside . Very close to all amenities . The breakfast dining room is really nice and clean and the breakfast is very very good . The only thing...

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Thank Andrew N
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We've stopped at many places in Whitby over the years but the Riviera Guest House is a step above the rest. In a fantastic location, 5 minutes walk to the harbour and fantastic views looking over the sea front. The hosts were fantastic and very helpful. Our view was on the top floor, a few stairs to negotiate but if...

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Thank wms100
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very friendly and quiet guast house in superb location for Whitby centre and beaches. Breakfasts were outstanding. Only minor gripe was the small window in our sea view room, nevertheless very comfortable. Bed superb.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Lovely modern, clean room with good facilities. Perfect view overlooking the sea and very central location. Very welcoming hosts and loved the Christmassy feel of the guesthouse as we visited over the Christmas period.

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RivieraWhitby, Owner at The Riviera Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Lucy. We really enjoyed accommodating you both and are so pleased that you were happy with your stay. We hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year. Best wishes Emma Riviera, Whitby

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great night at the riviera. Room was lovely and clean and the bed was very comfy. Emma and Zed were welcoming as always and would highly recommend staying here. We will definatly be returning 😀

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2Thank EmmaAst
RivieraWhitby, Owner at The Riviera Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Emma. We're really pleased that you both enjoyed your break with us and would love to welcome you back when you are next in Whitby. Best wishes Emma Riviera, Whitby

Hartlepool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 December 2016

there is no lift so if you are not able to do stairs this is not for you. Not sure if all rooms are now refurbished but accomodation is clean and pleasant. Family business and well run and breakfast is varied and really good. I have stayed here several times and would be my first choice when staying in Whitby...

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RivieraWhitby, Owner at The Riviera Guest House, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review Andrew. We're so pleased that you enjoy your stays with us and it really is the biggest compliment that we would be your first choice for your future stays in Whitby. We look forward to welcoming you again soon. Best wishes Emma Riviera, Whitby

Castleford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016

Just back from a two day break in Whitby. Thank you to Zed & Emma for the way they make us feel welcome every time we visit, great to see Zac and finally at last to meet Aniya they grow up so quick. Look forward to see you all in February

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RivieraWhitby, Owner at The Riviera Guest House, responded to this review

Mr & Mrs W ... you're both FAB! Thank you so much for popping a review on for us. It's an absolute pleasure accommodating you both and it means a great deal that you keep coming back to us (even if we don't always have the sunshine that your other breaks away do!). We look forward to seeing you in...

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Reviewed 28 November 2016

Booked this for a 3 night stay for my boyfriends birthday and was made to feel welcome even from speaking to Emma while making the booking by telephone, this was followed by an even warmer welcome from Zed when we arrived. Our room had a fantastic sea view and an even more fantastic comfy bed ( I'd really love to...

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RivieraWhitby, Owner at The Riviera Guest House, responded to this review

Your review means a great deal to us, thank you so much for taking the time to write it. We thoroughly enjoyed accommodating you both and really hope that you visit us again sometime soon as we would love to welcome you back through the door. Best wishes Emma Riviera, Whitby

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Breakfast included
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  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Riviera Guesthouse is a friendly, family run guesthouse with stunning panoramic views over the North Sea. The views stretch from the next Bay (Sandsend) across the sea to Whitby Harbour Entrance. The Guesthouse is a stone's throw away from the sandy beach & within walking distance of the town with it's vibrant fishing harbour, beautiful and unique shops, restaurants, and tourist attractions (e.g., Captain Cooks Museum, the Dracula Experience, boat trips & Whitby Abbey with its famous 199 steps). The majority of the rooms are sea facing & have en-suite facilities, LCD TVs, refreshment trays & large white fluffy towels. The breakfast dining rooms have 'floor to ceiling' bay windows with stunning sea views - a fantastic environment to fill your tummy (cooked and continental breakfast inclusive in the price)! Riviera Guesthouse's commitment to guest satisfaction has been recognised by receiving awards from TripAdvisor, LateRooms & Trivago, the most recent being TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2016, LateRooms 'Simply the Guest' Award 2016 & Trivago 'Rated Excellent' Award 2015. Riviera Guesthouse looks forward to continuing to uphold the standards in the months and years to come. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Riviera Guest House

Address: 4 Crescent Terrace | West Cliff, Whitby YO21 3EL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Scarborough District > Whitby
Price Range: $103 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Riviera Guest House 3.5*
Number of rooms: 15
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