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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Food was nice but don't go for a relaxed meal. We were rushed through our meal because a second sitting had been book without us being advised when we made our reservation. This spoiled the experience entirely.

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Thank Lindsay B
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a long weekend getaway and my better half spotted the Smugglers. It is an ideal place for a late season getaway, We arrived late afternoon and were shown to the apartment above the restaurant. The apartment was well laid out considering the size and was very homely, both my wife and I instantly felt at home... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 October 2016

Stayed here for two nights after visiting a couple of years ago for a meal. The restaurant is really charming dare a say quirky in a nice way. Limited menu but all homemade and delicious. We stayed in the studio which has everything you need. I will admit I did struggle with the bed too soft for me. But Thankyou... More 

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Thank claire r
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

The Wife and I had a lovely few days at Robin Hoods Bay staying in the appartment above the Smugglers Restaurant. Very clean, beautifully and comfortably furnished, well equipped and uber convenient. You couldn't ask for more. Add to that an excellent meal in the restaurant itself at a very reasonable price and you have one of the best places... More 

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Thank peterrf
Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

We stayed for two nights in the fantastic self catered apartment above the Smugglers restaurant. We couldn't have asked for a better location in the heart of Robin Hood's Bay. It was clean and staff were efficient and welcoming. We would highly recommend a meal in the restaurant too. Great food in a cosy, candle lit atmosphere!

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Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

The rooms are very old and because of that look very sleazy. Not to mention that they were all painted red like a ********. Our room was a bit dirty, especially the bathroom. The service is impatient and the breakfast was just OK, but by far the smallest we had in Britain. It all feels like they are doing their... More 

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Reviewed 6 August 2016

This was the last night after completing our coast to coast walk. I have to say that it was tainted by very unwelcoming service from the staff at both the Smuggles restaurant and the boathouse rooms (it is the same place - restaurant downstairs, rooms upstairs). We arrived at the hotel for dinner at 18h20 - 20 minutes delayed for... More 

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Congleton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 August 2016

The decor was very shabby, dust and cobwebs everywhere. There was no shower gel in the dispenser and the shower cubicle was black with mould. While we appreciate that the building is very old and like the quirkiness of some aspects of the room, we found that the room felt very damp and uncomfortable. We tried to air the bed... More 

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smugglesrrhb, Owner at Smugglers Bistro and Accommodation, responded to this review

Am struggling with this review some what?? Today is 5th August this guest states they stayed in August yet I know they didn't. I know each of the guests that have stayed over three of those days the others have been self catering so no breakfasts served? W I also need to mention there are no heaters in the rooms... More 

Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 July 2016

My friend and I stayed 1 night, part way through our Cleveland Way walk. We had a superb seafood pasta in the Smugglers Bistro,in fact the best I have ever eaten, and the chocolate brownies you gave us for our walk, were delicious, thanks Chef. They also served us a lovely breakfast in the morning, with a very friendly service.... More 

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smugglesrrhb, Owner at Smugglers Bistro and Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments I will pass them on. More 

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Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights to celebrate our first wedding anniversary. We ate at the restaurant twice and the food was delicious, we were also treated to prosecco when they found out it was our anniversary. The room was very clean and we can't wait to return to see what it's like after the forthcoming refurbishment.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Smugglers Bistro and Lodgings is situated in the old village approx 20yds from the beach. Smugglers is a very popular Bistro serving homemade fresh fish and locally sourced meats in a rustic candle lit environment. The Bistro and wine bar open Wednesday to Sunday evenings, all year round. Smugglers Lodgings offers luxury accommodations ranging from apartment to suites. All sleeping maximum of two and newly refurbished. Please note the Bistro, bar and Lodgings are all adult only. Don't forget to pre-book a table at Smugglers prior to your arrival to avoid disappointment. We get very busy. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Smugglers Bistro and Accommodation

Address: The Dock, Robin Hood's Bay, North York Moors National Park YO22 4SJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > North York Moors National Park > Robin Hood's Bay
Price Range: $109 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 4
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“Refuse collection at 6.20 am - noisy”
 of 5 bubbles 966dianneg, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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 of 5 bubbles 856DavidN856, 9 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask for room 2 ...”
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 of 5 bubbles Steve_Davison_48, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“You must book in advance to get a table at the Bistro!”
 of 5 bubbles 413AndrewS413, 27 Jul 2015 | Read review
“Don't choose any room - go elsewhere”
  • Cobweb above kitchenette window
  • Filthy shower head pipe
  • Filthy fittings in shower
  • Filthy, mouldy shower
  • Brown deposit on bathroom light pull
 of 5 bubbles blaev, 2 Jul 2015 | Read review
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