Prestigious luxury hotel on the Yorkshire coast
Constructed in 1841 the Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough is one of the oldest hotels not only in the town but the whole of Yorkshire. Whilst there was little other than a spa to visit during those early days, Scarborough has grown to become one of the most popular UK seaside resorts. This 4-star hotel has grown alongside it.
With the addition of a penthouse floor and 24 new bedrooms in 2009, the property now consists of 166 guestrooms, each of which includes an en-suite bathroom. Rooms are equipped with complimentary WiFi broadband access, television and radio, telephone, hairdryer, and trouser press. Tea and coffee making facilities and a safety deposit box are also provided. A limited room service menu is also on offer.
The hotel is served by Taste Restaurant, the ideal location for fine dining. With a menu that offers traditional Yorkshire food in a contemporary setting, this restaurant has various sections for formal and informal dining. As such its an ideal setting for both tourists and business people alike.
Those visiting the town on business can make use of a number of the hotels features that are designed for meetings and conferences. A selection of rooms provides space for meetings, interviews, seminars, team building, and even exhibitions. The hotel provides useful audio and visual technology as well as stationary. Dining can also be included.
Unlike some traditional seaside resort hotels, the Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough shies away from garish, child friendly colours and entertainment to offer a tranquil atmosphere. This is seen best in the hotels health and fitness club. Whilst many locals are permanent members, guests at the hotel can make use of the facilities on offer. A indoor pool, sauna, spa, steam room, and sun terrace are all on the agenda. A number of luxury spa packages are available which offer not only a relaxing time but also harks back to the early days of the hotel when Scarborough Spa was the only true attraction.
Today the town is rife with activity and entertainment. Seaside visitors make the most of the picturesque North and South Bays with their stunning cliff faces and multiple hidden caves. One point of interest can be found on the cliff top where the Holbeck House Hotel used to stand. In 1993 a landslide famously caused the hotel to fall into the North Sea. To this day evidence of the land slip can still be seen.
The town of Scarborough itself houses everything from music venues (the Scarborough Spa Orchestra is now based at the old spa building) and cinemas to nightclubs and ethnic restaurants.
Many visitors choose to also visit some of the other seafront locations in the region, with Robin Hood Bay and Whitby. The latter of these is where Dracula arrived in England in the 1897 novel by Bram Stoker. Nowadays it has a strong gothic heritage and hosts the Bram Stoker Film Festival each October.
Also awarded for its efforts towards sustainable tourism, the Crown Spa Hotel Scarborough is one of the finest destinations within North Yorkshire.