Reviews - The Raithwaite Estate


Raithwaite Hall Sandsend Road, Whitby, YO21 3ST

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All reviews (51)

90% would recommend it to a friend


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  • sandra m

  • January 2016

a hidden gem

We had a lovely stay at the hotel and couldn't reccomend it highly enough.The staff can't do enough for you and are so friendly.

The spa was amazing and the grounds beautiful.We had a lovely walk into Sandsend along the coastal road it only took about 20mins,also a taxi into Whitby only took 5mins.We are already looking into visiting again.

  • I Rylance

  • January 2016

Lovely hotel, lovely surroundings

We had a really nice stay at this hotel, the staff where friendly and helpful.

Food and drinks where of a very high quality. The spa was lovely and very clean. Nice walk to Sandsend and Whitby.

  • J H

  • October 2015

Excellent hotel in an idyllic setting.

We had a wonderful stay.

The hotel is beautiful and the grounds are in perfect condition. Every area is so well kept and the staff were all lovely. Very polite and extremely helpful. 10/10 in all areas.

  • Stacey G

  • September 2015


Stayed here for 2 nights for my boyfriends birthday.

Everything was perfect the hotel, the room, the service, the food and the spa. Best hotel and customer service we have experienced. Would definately return and recommend to friends. Worth paying that little bit extra.

  • N Towers

  • September 2015

Beautifully Relaxing Stay

It's always a treat to stay at Raithwaite, the spa is excellent, the breakfast is top notch.

Only little thing that bothered me was that the surfaces in our room were a little dusty, other than that it was perfect. A walk around the gardens is always a must. Amazing staff and service too.

  • Jem W

  • August 2015

Could be improved

Excellent room, but shame about the view.

Despite going UPstairs to get to our room, it felt to be subterranean. Hotel must be built into a hillside. We looked out on to a brick wall. Room very comfortable, but design of bathroom ill-thought out..........big mirror, but it was behind the loo and washbasin, so it was impossible to get close to the mirror. Made it very difficult getting contact lenses in. Make-up had to be applied using remote control. The food was generally ok, but not quite to the standard I was expecting. Nor did I feel it represented good value for money. Felt menu could have been more imaginative. Otherwise, we had a lovely stay. The staff were wonderful throughout. But I wouldn't stay here again.

  • S West

  • June 2015

Over rated and over priced

This was supposed to be a luxury 2 night stay in fabulous surroundings at this estate.

We stayed in Jefferson suite, room was very stuffy as no aircon, carpet required retentioning presenting a trip hazard, loose floor boards groaned out look on to nettles out side. Unable to see TV from chairs. Breakfast a fiasco 2 days running. Food dried out run out of bacon first morning and orange juice on both days and milk. If it wasn't for the spa facilities downstairs we would have checked out, after the first night. Not worth the asking price of £450.00 for the 2 night stay

  • alan p

  • April 2015

raithwaite estate

could not be faulted location rooms facilities and food all 1st class and the staff we meet were ALL helpful friendly and polite all in all a great break

  • paul wilkinson

  • March 2015


We stayed here on our wedding night and the following night - we had asked for a nice room - we were given a box which was located next to the hotels generators so sitting outside on the balcony ( the only nice thing about the hotel) wasn't a particularly pleasant experience.

My brother booked us in for afternoon tea as a wedding treat; after sitting for 40 minutes we complained - they brought us Luke warm pot of tea - a further half an hour went by so we made the decision to tell them we wouldn't be staying any longer. A young girl brought out a pathetic excuse of an afternoon tea - high lighting that it was complimentary - when we refused she appeared annoyed - as if we should be grateful for their offer !. We ate out and spent the remainder of our time in our box - oops sorry room

Disgraceful hotel with badly trained staff !!. We intend to make an official complaint !.

  • P Wright

  • March 2015

An excellent and relaxing stay

We stayed here a couple of years ago and it has lived up to our expectations, I would recommend the Raithwaite to anyone.

Old, young or fsmilies. Situated in a fabulous location, with a great history and the place is far and beyond the best hotel I've stayed at. Will definitely be coming back for another visit. Thanks for having us.