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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

large room with, good facilities, fantastic breakfasts with all that you could need to start the day...Pete and Paula are great hosts and have an abundance of local knowledge of whats on offer.from the local areas.... Highly recommended in season or out, its always a great place to stay.... look forward to our next two stays thats already booked.. shane... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely weekend in Whitby, Paula & Peter were fantastic hosts, making us feeling 'home' and giving us interesting tips for a better visit of Whitby. Breakfast was just gorgeous, made off locally sourced ingredients. We couldn't ask for a better room: clean, tidy and warm. In a nutshell: fantastic weekend, fantastic food, fantastic people. Thanks Paula&Peter!

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Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a fantastic couple of days in Whitby staying at the Riftswood. Paula and Peter were so welcoming and friendly! The breakfast was really tasty and the room was perfect. Loved the fire place! Couldn't have asked for nicer hosts :)

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Thank hanzleking
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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14 reviews
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had three wonderful days at Whitby staying at Riftswood aaGuest House. Peter and Paula are the perfect hosts. Nothing is too much trouble for them. They go the extra mile for you. The room (no2) is lovely. Great ensuite shower room. Constant hot water. Comfortable bed. All in all brilliant place to stay. Would certainly return and reccommend .... More 

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Thank Lyn B
1 review
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Absolutely lovely room, lovely couple who run the place, very friendly and couldn't do enough for us, and delicious breakfast. Only ten minutes walk if that from Whitby centre, well worth a visit we will be visiting again.

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Thank Tracy B
Dunholme, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a fantastic B & B, the hosts, Peter & Paula (and of course the adorable Denzil) really make you feel welcome. The breakfast is superb, using the best, locally sourced produce, cooked perfectly. Our room was spacious and comfortable. Would highly recommend The Riftswood.

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Thank Kelvin R
Darwen, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night whilst watching the Grand Tour and our stay was fantastic! The owners, Paula and Peter where both very hospitable and extremely friendly. And not forgetting Denzel the poodle, he is also great and really friendly. Located within a short walk to the beach and town centre. Also unlike most places they have parking available. When... More 

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Just returned from Whitby. We stayed at the Riftswood B&B run by Paula and Peter. What a lovely couple. Very nice, spacious room with en suite. The breakfast was delicious, with plenty of local produce. Will stay there again on our next visit.

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Stoke-on-Trent, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 September 2016

My 10-year old son and I stayed at Riftswood during the August bank holiday week, staying 4 nights in Room 2 (the biggest room). We had already read the lovely reviews on here so had high expectations before we arrived, and I was happy to say, we were not disappointed! From the moment we arrived, Paula was waiting for us... More 

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Woking, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a lovely, warm and friendly couple Paula and Peter are (and Denzil the dog!). Paula picked us up from the train station and offered us drinks on arrival so we had a cheeky couple of wines ;-) Nothing is too much trouble and their knowledge of the area, restaurants and local transport is invaluable. If you don't have a... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming Victorian, family run B&B, quietly situated in a secluded part of Whitby, yet within close proximity to the sea front, beach and the bus & rail stations in the centre of Whitby. Guest facilities include 3 large double en-suite bedrooms, with full English breakfast using local produce, along with a selection of alternative items for those with a smaller appetite.Please note we are a strictly non-smoking establishment. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Riftswood B&B

Address: 5 Ladysmith Avenue, Whitby YO21 3HX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Whitby
Price Range: $114 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“Perfect B&B.. close to everything you need....”
 of 5 bubbles shane1175, 2 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 is very good”
 of 5 bubbles 851lynb, 21 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room 2 has its own en suite bathroom, definitely worth the small premium!”
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 of 5 bubbles MarioUK_1980, 25 Sep 2016 | Read review
“The two front rooms are more roomy”
 of 5 bubbles 496paula, 18 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 overlooks Whitby Town FC football pitch.”
 of 5 bubbles chipsandsausages, 19 Aug 2016 | Read review
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