2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

1 bathroom

Simply Scandi @ Golden Lion Apartments

in Whitby

4.13

(232 Reviews)

Simply Scandi is a beautifully designed one bedroom apartment located in the heart of Whitby town centre. With a clean and minimalist look throughout, this aptly named apartment focuses on functionality without sacrificing style. Brand new for summer 2021, Simply Scandi is perfect for those looking for a coastal getaway. Whether it’s a solo adventure, a romantic retreat or a staycation with a friend, this stunning property will not disappoint.

Trip Details

Property Highlight #1

Great Location

Golden Lion Apartments are located in Whitby town centre so you’ll be perfectly situated to explore the many restaurants, cafes and shops on the doorstep.

Property Highlight #2

Dog Friendly Getaway

This property is dog friendly so you can bring your dog along for your getaway in Whitby.

Property Highlight #3

Beautifully Styled

Recently renovated, the property has stunning interiors to make you feel at home.

The Space
Simply Scandi has an open plan kitchen, living and dining area. Minimal in style, the room features a neutral colour scheme and subtly layered textures. The stunning acoustic wood feature wall is the focal point adding structure and clean lines. Perfect for relaxing, the living area has a comfortable sofa, a linen armchair and a flat screen TV.

Fully equipped with modern appliances, the kitchen boasts a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, oven, hob, toaster, kettle, microwave and refrigerator. There is even a coffee machine so you can start your day with a delicious coffee every morning. The dining area includes a marble style table and metal wire dining chairs.

The Scandi style flows through to the bedroom. Here you’ll find the same acoustic wood panelling surrounding the king size bed to create a modern yet cosy feel. Bedside wall lamps, minimalist style bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a line art illustration complete the look. The en-suite bathroom boasts a walk in shower, WC and basin, all complete with matte black hardware.

Golden Lion Apartments is home to three separate apartments with a maximum capacity of 8. If you are looking for a stay for a group, there are often opportunities to rent all three apartments together. Please send us an email with your preferred dates for availability and prices.

Home Truths:
- The apartment is located in the centre of Whitby and is therefore subjected to seagulls noise.
- The apartment is opposite a pub and there can be noise, especially on the weekends.
- The building has a number of floors and the stairs can be tight. Please note Simply Scandi is located on the first floor. The apartment therefore may not be suitable for those less physically able.

Host & Stay are committed to our owners that their homes are protected during bookings. For this reason, we require all of our guests to transfer a £250.00 Damage Deposit (subject to a £10.00 administration charge) or, to purchase an Accidental Damage Waiver for £25.00 which will cover you for up to £500.00 of accidental damage during your stay.

Neighborhood
Golden Lion Apartments are located in Whitby town centre so you’ll be perfectly situated to explore the many restaurants, cafes and shops on the doorstep.

Nestled on the West Cliff, you’ll find fun arcades and you’ll be able to sample the catch of the day in one of Whitby’s famous fish restaurants which line Pier Road. The Blue Flag West Cliff beach and promenade is just a short 5-minute walk from the property so you can really make the most of your coastal escape.

The other side of Whitby is full of narrow, medieval streets dotted with boutiques and pubs. Climb the famous 199 steps up to the Church of Saint Mary. You can also discover the renowned ruined Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

Step outside of Whitby and you’ll uncover a haven of woodland and moorland. Whitby forms part of the North York Moors National Park so it’s the perfect place for long walks.

Getting Around
Golden Lion Apartments are located in the centre of Whitby so the town can easily be explored on foot.

Whitby train station is just a short 5-minute walk away so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Whitby. Hop on the X4 and you can visit beautiful coastal villages like Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes. The X93 travels along the coast to Scarborough. The 95 route features plenty of quaint villages, such as Grosmont and Lealholm.

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Washer
  • Bed linens
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • Family/kid friendly
  • First aid kit
  • Free parking on street
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Hot water
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Microwave
  • Near Ocean
  • Oven
  • Pack ’n Play/travel crib
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke detector
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • Wireless Internet

Guests have access to the full apartment. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

A parking scratch card is provided, allowing for free on-street parking in Whitby's 'W' Zone.

Check-in: 16:00

Checkout: 10:00

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From the guestbook

4.13

(232 Reviews)

Lucy

24/02/2024

The location was brilliant. Everything you could need!<br/>There was some wear and to the apartment. And it was filthy under the bed.

Josh

19/02/2024

-Clean<br/>-Easy to get to<br/>-Great location<br/>-Given wrong access code to key box <br/>-Front door was broken so not very secure <br/>-Floor boards are coming apart due to underfloor heating

Rebecca

19/02/2024

Lovely location, great place to stay will definitely stay again!<br/>There was dog hair in different areas of the flat from who I’m guess the previous people who had stayed there, it mustn’t have been cleaned or hovered properly.

Beth

15/02/2024

The TV and wifi both didn’t work, the bathroom smelt like sewer and it was unclean

Jack

23/01/2024

Exceptional

Mark

04/01/2024

Exceptional

Andrew

03/01/2024

Very nice apartment situated right in the heart of the town, everything close by. Clean tidy, well thought out place to stay. If you needed help, one phone call away was answered promptly and helpfully<br/>No microwave, lack of a wardrobe or bedside draws for clothing

Anonymous

02/01/2024

Good location<br/>Where do i start. First impressions of the apartment were great, great location and price was reasonable for New Year’s Eve. On arrival the front door was already open and later found out did not actually lock. The entrance stairs to the apartment was damp, cold and dusty. The front door key lock was difficult to open, eventually managed it and then see the door handle was hanging off. Settling into the apartment, the toilet was disgusting, had stains in the toilet and had not been cleaned. The floorboards in the apartment did not fit and left gaps in between some of the boards which was a bit of a trip hazard and hard to walk on. The hooks on the walls were hanging off and we weren’t able to hang any clothes up due to fearing they would completely fall off. The shower was very spacious but had mold on the sealant and the bathroom air vent was absolutely full of dust. In the kitchen there was burn marks on the wall above the kettle, food still left in the sink and what looked to be damp on the wall above the sofa. Everywhere was covered in dust, the floors, the drawers. The apartment was freezing cold and unable to sort this out i messaged and recieved an automated response. I asked multiple times about the issues raised above to which i never got a response or when i did it was automated and did not response to any of my queries. Which i am sure i will have an automated response to this review. <br/>The £25 or £250 deposit was also not stated upon booking which i believe should’ve been. I was quite surprised to receive a message stating i had to now pay £25+£10 administration cost or a £250 deposit! <br/>It is a shame as the apartment is in a great location and could be lovely but is really let down by basic things.

Anthony

01/01/2024

Superb

Maureen

27/12/2023

Loved the apartment and location. Very clean property<br/>Too far to walk with luggage to free parking

David

27/12/2023

Great apartment, everything plus more in it too, spot on location too<br/>Everything was spot on

Adam

21/12/2023

Location, view<br/>Mattress old and firm

Michael

18/12/2023

Good location<br/>Looking tired needs decorating and good clean

Theresa

16/12/2023

Superb

Tim

11/12/2023

Location, cleanliness, Wi-Fi smart tv heated floor in bedroom<br/>Nothing

Sharon

08/12/2023

Location was excellent<br/>Second bedroom didn’t have any hanging space

Libby

26/11/2023

Great location, easy to get in. Unhappy with the cleanliness upon arrival however was very understanding when I informed them.

Julie

19/11/2023

Excellent location, good bathroom, comfy bed<br/>Nothing it was ideal for a short stay as a couple.

Gary

14/11/2023

Superb

Margaret

13/11/2023

Very good

Jo-h2

13/11/2023

Cozy and clean most areas, good location. Good view of the bridge. Good Facilities. Dog friendly. Customer services very friendly.<br/>Alot of stairs. I didn't feel comfortable walking my dog at night as the stairs were dark and steep and the light didn't work until you got to the bottom. <br/>The parking was for street parking and we couldn't find a W spot so we paid £16 for North Yorks Council parking for 2 days which was OK.<br/>The rug had a stain on it and the sofa was soiled. They need to do a thorough clean. Not had deposit back yet and not heard anything. 7 days after.

Leanne

07/11/2023

The property was clean, modern in a excellent location<br/>I was a little concerned on entry as the hall and stairs area smelt a bit damp, however the was not the case in the apartment, it smelt clean and fresh

Amanda

05/11/2023

Excellent location, clean, tidy and comfortable<br/>on first impressions the staircase is full of cobwebs and smells damp. But once in the accommodation is fabulous. I must admit going up the stairs i was worried the accommodation would be damp etc.

Zoë

03/11/2023

The location was outstanding; perfect view over swing bridge.<br/>Everything in walking distance.<br/>Appartments has everything you could need.<br/>Wi-Fi wasn’t working

Anonymous

24/10/2023

Everything<br/>Nothing

Paul

21/10/2023

Nicely located in the centre of Whitby overlooking the swing Bridge, although it was in the centre it wasn't too noisy even being opposite a pub.<br/>If you have a car be prepared to park it in the zoned parking and take a 10 minute walk to the apartment.<br/>The property was advertised as having WiFi and hairdryer.<br/>No hairdryer and the WiFi didn't work, messaged the agents twice to no avail.

Gerhard

12/10/2023

Zentrale und trotzdem ruhige Lage, gute Ausstattung<br/><br/>Die Unterkunft war bei unserer Ankunft gar nicht bzw. extrem schlecht gereinigt. Trotz vieler Telefonate, Emailverkehr und Kurznachrichten mit dem Vermieter nahm uns dieser nicht ernst. Es erfolgte keine Nachreinigung und auch die Aufforderung, uns die von uns bei Buchung bezahlten Reinigungskosten rückzuerstatten wurden vom Vermieter ignoriert. Vor nunmehr 2 Wochen kam lediglich eine Email des Vermieters mit der Frage, ob die Beschwerdestelle des Vermieters uns ein Beschwerdeformular schicken solle. Ich bat um dieses Formular und seitdem gab es keinerlei Reaktion mehr von Seiten des Vermieters. Alles sehr unerfreulich und schade, denn die Unterkunft an sich war eigentlich ok. Ich werde bei diesem Vermieter sicher nicht mehr buchen.

Tim

11/10/2023

Location! couldn’t get more central, modern kitchen all utensils included plus washing up liquid etc, smart tv WiFi, decent shower, very comfortable bed.<br/>Lock box for flat was quite difficult to open

Lucyna

09/10/2023

My partner and I have stayed in this flat three times, it’s in an amazing location, has really wonderful design and is lovely and cosy.

Roger

09/10/2023

Superb

Anonymous

08/10/2023

Superb

Lisa

07/10/2023

The location was great for us, right in the centre of everything, if we needed to call back with groceries or anything whilst out and about It was just so easy. And the view of the swinging bridge was fab, would ? stay there again.<br/>The only one small negative was trying to retrieve the keys, i found it a little difficult. I followed the instructions, after a minute or so…I heard someone upstairs so I knocked on to ask them, didn’t realise you had to open with a little force, but once I retrieved the keys it was so simple so would know for next time.

Tracy

04/10/2023

Very poor

Ed

01/10/2023

Good location, neat and tidy<br/>Sofa slightly uncomfortable

Mathew

27/09/2023

Exceptional

Susan

25/09/2023

WiFi wasn't working

Christabel

25/09/2023

Clean and compact. Easy to find and clear instructions<br/>Wi-Fi wasn’t that great,mainly surrounded by other buildings.The people upstairs were very noisy.

Laura

23/09/2023

The property was in a great location, it felt modern and the facilities were up to date.<br/>The property was not found to be to a high clean standard on arrival, but the staff did offer to send back housekeeping to re clean the property upon receiving email

Lucy

19/09/2023

The apartment was well furnished and in a great location and the hosts were very responsive. Slightly confused why there was a hair dryer box with no hair dryer in and is worth noting the down stairs door doesn’t lock at all so does feel a little unsafe at times - aside from that the apartment was of a decent quality. <br/>Unfortunately the apartment was extremely dirty on our arrival, with hair and wrappers on the floor, dirt on surfaces such as the lights and also a lot of dust / dirt on the floor and in the corners etc of the apartment. The tooth brush holder and soap dish were also I cleaned with brown water in. All skirting boards etc were almost grey with dust. the hosts kindly organised a reclean yet the apartment was still dirty after this. <br/>Really disappointed in this as it is a little unpleasant living in another persons dust / hair / etc for a week. To the point when we put our belongings down, they were then covered in layers of dirt on the areas they had been placed down.

Mark

18/09/2023

Very clean and modern

Bryan

10/09/2023

Very good

Philippa

05/09/2023

The view was superb<br/>Nothing we didnt like

Lisa

03/09/2023

Pleasant

Paul

31/08/2023

Central . Really nice place . Quiet .beautiful place<br/>Parking. Could make it clearer where to park . Sofa wasn't the best but that's just me .could do with a map and post code to where we could park the car . Cost me an extra £9 a day to be parked .

Kevin

28/08/2023

Exceptional

Joy

28/08/2023

Spacious and excellent location. Comfy beds amd living area.<br/>Poor standard of cleaning. Under the beds thick with dust and kitchen hob greasy. Water temp in shower room off kitchen very hot, only just bearable at the coldest setting.

Lindsey

26/08/2023

Well positioned in Whitby overlooking bridge. Nice decor. Included all cleaning products, cloths, soaps etc. Found hairdryer on last day. Towels supplied.<br/>Not enough hanging space for clothes. No hoover to clean rug. No toilet brush.

Susan

14/08/2023

Exceptional

Katy

13/08/2023

The property is in a great location.<br/>The apartment was a little bit dusty and the people that were staying above us had loud music on until 4 am both nights. It would be a good idea just have a noise curfew implemented on the accommodation.

Paul

12/08/2023

Location amazing overlooking the swing bridge. <br/>Has everything you could need.<br/>Would definitely recommend and will stay again<br/>Parking and seagulls but that's just Whitby

Anonymous

10/08/2023

Excellent location, lovely apartment, would definitely stay again.

Robert

09/08/2023

Location excellent. Well equipped and everything worked well.<br/>Number of emails between booking and arrival as well as confusing need to have insurance, deposit, damages hold etc. simply not done in any other accommodation we have used in Britain, Europe or indeed anywhere else in the world. Bit annoying but the property was good

Mitchinson

06/08/2023

Good

Steven

05/08/2023

Location was first class, well equipped apartment, bed linen and towels were lovely<br/>Apartment needs soundproofing, we could hear every footstep and more above us. Cleanliness was mediocre, cobwebs in every room. Broken coat hook in bedroom, no hair dryer, no oven gloves, no oven instructions , the worst thing was the absolutely rancid smell on entering the building, you really needed to hold your breath to get upstairs

Lauren

30/07/2023

The location couldn’t be better. The flat was very clean when we arrived and the check in instructions were very clear. My only complaint was that the amenities included a hairdryer, but we couldn’t find this anywhere. <br/>Would 100% recommend.

Lisa

28/07/2023

Furnished to a very high standard. Extra touches, Krups coffee machine, Alexa and super large smart tv amazing. Comfortable bed with luxury bedding a bonus and the location couldn’t be better. Excellent communication from the service provider.

Jeanette

24/07/2023

Location and comfortable bed<br/>Strong fusty smell in communal stairs which was probably rising damp, tepid shower, finger marks on kitchen units and oven so not clean,dirty outside entrance with bird droppings and tab ends

Martyn

23/07/2023

Location and amenities<br/>Cleanliness

Sarah

21/07/2023

Good location. All the facilities we needed for a good stay<br/>It could have been cleaner! There were clumps of hair on the sofa and some areas needed more attention to detail. The duvet was very lumpy and heavy. The 3.30am wake up call by the gulls every morning was not much fun and maybe some secondary glazing would have been helpful

Jean

18/07/2023

Excellent Location<br/>Cleanliness/ Drain Smell <br/>No Grill Pan <br/>Seating ideal for Youngsters

Terence

17/07/2023

The location was amazing. From the outside this place doesn’t look great but inside the apartment was spotless.<br/>Especially ideal if you are only having a few days away.<br/>Near to everything.<br/>Location ideal for beach and town centre

Ann

10/07/2023

Nothing<br/>Host and stay, they bombarded us with 28 emails to make us pay for damage waiver which was a con! They wanted to take £250 before we could stay. Alarm bells rang, so many bad reviews on trust pilot. We chose not to stay losing £265 I emailed them twice with no reply. They should be kicked off booking.com as they are damaging your reputation. They are disgraceful! Very disappointed and totally unprofessional.

Susan

07/07/2023

Perfect location. A little smaller than it looked in the photos but perfectly fine with all facilities for a comfortable stay<br/>Key ring for key would have been useful. The toilet wasn’t clean.

Angela

07/07/2023

Absolutely everything about the property was spot on. It was exceptionally clean and modern, very comfortable with equipped everything you need plus more like Alexa. It was so central right on the harbour. Would definitely go back.<br/>Could not fault anything.

Doris

29/06/2023

Superb

April

26/06/2023

Close to all amenities<br/>Cold shower. No microwave. Seagulls squalking most of the night outside the bedroom window on a rooftop 3 foot away. not much sleep.

Lee

23/06/2023

Superb

David

21/06/2023

location and layout<br/>lower shower temperature knob could not be adjusted very HOT water <br/>dust under the double bed disgusting <br/>contents of cupboards needed washing in hot soapy water

Dimaline

21/06/2023

Everything<br/>Nothing

Mick

15/06/2023

Location was perfect. WI FI Excellent. Rooms were lovely. Views are beautiful. Plenty hot water.<br/>We could not use the latest design cooker.an instruction book would have<br/>been very useful.

Lisa

14/06/2023

Very good

Anonymous

12/06/2023

Very good

Sharon

09/06/2023

very compact and the amenities were on the doorstep<br/>it wasn’t very clean up the stairway and found rubbish under the bed.

Mandy

03/06/2023

location excellent<br/>view from bedroom, dirty windows.

Daisy

01/06/2023

A very comfortable and cozy stay, definitely recommend!

Mark

29/05/2023

The location was great as it overlooked the bridge and Abbey and was very central. It was a very modern and clean apartment which was well appointed. The bed was very comfortable. Sometimes a little noisy but to be expected due to town centre location. We enjoyed our stay in Whitby.<br/>There was nothing to dislike.

Deborah

26/05/2023

The location<br/>…

Na5h

23/05/2023

Fantastic location in the heart of Whitby.<br/>Parking was a bit of a pain and we opted for the advice to park further out and carry our bags. However, a scratch card is provided on entry to the apartment that lets you park locally, if you can find a spot.

Alan

17/05/2023

The access via a narrow, steep staircase is a health hazard exacerbated by very poor lighting. Access and egress in the case of a fire would be a nightmare. We are surprised the property has a fire safety certificate, if indeed it does? Such were our safety concerns that we checked into a local hotel and did not stay 1 night. We are still awaiting a refund.

Cheryl

12/05/2023

Very good

Sean

05/05/2023

great location

Jon

03/05/2023

(Modern Industrial Apartment) <br/>The apartment was in a great location.<br/>Overall decor was nice and modern.<br/>Everything you need from an equipment point of view.<br/>Great to have the parking vouchers supplied as parking is a big issue <br/>Bed was very comfortable <br/>Lovely big modern shower<br/>Well equipped Kitchen<br/>1. Property was hard to find, need to state that the entrance is on the left side of the Magpie Kitchen shop.<br/>2. Front entrance palm reader was very temperamental.<br/>3. No wifi for the first day, after phoning it had been changed but not updated in the apartment. (very annoying)<br/>4. Parts of the fridge were broken and it was very noisy, sounded like a tractor(needs replacing)<br/>5. Some mugs and glasses were dirty, had to clean them before using them. <br/>6. Bedside lamp shades and bulbs very dusty<br/>7. Paint peeling off the wall by the three windows<br/>8. Main three windows looking out over the harbour were dirty, (needs a window cleaner) <br/>The main issue was the noise from the apartment above the property. We could hear every movement and conversation. There were two sets of people staying during our stay and we thought the first people might have just been over nosey but the following day new people checked in and it was even worse. <br/>It's a shame as the apartment is lovely and the location great , just lacking in attention to detail, which you get from privately owned accommodation and not run by a company. The noise unfortunately would put me off staying there again, which is a big shame.

Carol

01/05/2023

central, modern<br/>No cheat of drawers in bedroom

Colin

28/04/2023

Exceptional

Tanya

24/04/2023

The property was in an excellent location, close to all amenities. <br/>The shower was a great and the bed was really comfortable.<br/>There was no scratch card left when we arrived which was a pain. After 4 phone calls one was finally put in the key safety box the night before we were going home. <br/>The heating wasn’t great, the towel rail was still not working despite other customers commenting in their review back in Sept 22. <br/>The constant dripping outside the bedroom window was really annoying. Again this was mentioned in one of the customer comments. <br/>The £25 Waiver charge wasn’t clear during booking which I think is a rip off, especially as not everything was in full working order. <br/>Lack of clothes hanging space if you were to stay more than a couple of days.

Rebecca

18/04/2023

Great location with great views of the Abbey, very modern decor very clean also had netflix would definitely stay again.<br/>Password did not work for WiFi

John

14/04/2023

Paying an extra £25.00 for insurance <br/>not clear on booking

Nick

09/04/2023

Beautiful apartment in the heart of Whitby. The hosts are fabulous and answer every question. We will definitely book again.

Karen

06/04/2023

Nice midterm apartment<br/>I contact you regarding a fall in the property. But you have not fulfilled my request for some compensation.

Lucy

24/03/2023

Superb

Fiona

14/03/2023

The property was clean and close to all the amenities.<br/>The heating wasn’t great found it quite cold and the radiator in the downstairs bathroom didn’t work .

Kelly

13/03/2023

Beautiful place, great location only down fall struggled with key lock

Jack

12/03/2023

Very good

Mcauley

09/03/2023

Very good

Neil

24/02/2023

Great location

Judith

23/02/2023

Great location, very nicely designed and appointed appartment<br/>WiFi wasn't working and couldn't be fixed. We had to clean on arrival - filthy sofa needed hoovering/spongeing down, old food left in kitchen sink/draining mat, very sandy floor needed hooverig & brushing. Shower was just about tepid - not hot.<br/>very unfair and un-transparent deposit chrging -quite threatening to make you pay it

James

15/02/2023

Location<br/>The fact I didn't get what I paid for and the organisation and communication has been a joke from start to finish. <br/>Constant noise effecting sleep at night. <br/>Shower only warm at best but mainly cold

Russ

11/02/2023

Very good

Joanne

01/02/2023

Superb

Harrison

30/01/2023

excellent location, very clean and tidy. perfect

Sanjiv

27/01/2023

Very good

Steven

23/01/2023

Pleasant

Martin

22/01/2023

Location<br/>Why the damage charge / waiver which is really just a surcharge, just add it to the bill and be honest, if you dont pay the damage waiver you cant access the property, therefore it's a surcharge simple !

Steven

16/01/2023

Very good

Yevgen

11/01/2023

Superb

Chris

31/12/2022

The location is fantastic right in the centre and overlooking the harbour<br/>Central Point for all places to walk<br/>Loads of history<br/>Plenty of places to eat and most dog friendly<br/>A few niggles but place is well fitted out and quality

Mary

18/12/2022

Very good

Chris

15/12/2022

Location<br/>Apartment cold<br/>Not the cleanest

Bianca

11/12/2022

it was beautiful, very clean and tidy, great location.<br/>bed smelt slightly musty but I sprayed lots of perfume on it.

Hannah

10/12/2022

I cannot fault the flat at all. Beautifully decorated, extremely comfortable, and had everything I needed. Also in a superb location. Unfortunately, there were a few issues during my stay, including a power cut, but they were not the fault of Host & Stay. They did cause me to leave early however. <br/><br/>Having said that, this will be the place I book for any future trips to Whitby - without hesitation.

Nick

05/12/2022

great location, it was exactly what we needed as we were visiting for a wedding. the bed is super comfortable too.

Susan

04/12/2022

Superb

O\'toole

22/11/2022

Superb

Claire

21/11/2022

Exceptional

Ellie

18/11/2022

very modern<br/>the views out the bedroom windows very dull and not nice and the dripping of water on the window both nights all night. and dark brown hair all over bathroom floor and bedroom floor

Chad

15/11/2022

The accommodation was so cosy, warm & welcoming. Me and partner didn't want to leave, we both wanted to move in.<br/>The decor was simple but very characteristic. Overall fantastic accommodation & location. Will defiantly stay again.<br/>Nothing, blew it out the park

Dorina

06/11/2022

Very nice place in an excellent location in the centre of Whitby. Really enjoyed our stay, would definitely return! Easy to book, informative communication from email and text,<br/>Parking - could have done with some more information, we found it quite confusing. Ended up using pay&display just to be on the safe side.

David

03/11/2022

Lovely apartment. In a great location.<br/>Clean the windows. Clean the front door area. Clean the communal corridor. Fix the towel rail. Fix the underfloor heating.<br/>Maybe get a duvet that isn't quite so heavy. Maybe listen to your guests comments as all of these have been mentioned before!

Judy

31/10/2022

clean, cosy and relaxing<br/>nothing! just needed to highlight that the sink leaked and the dishwasher didn’t work.

Luke

21/10/2022

Pros <br/>- The location is very central and made it easy to pop back for a rest after periods of exploring<br/>- The decoration was very modern and simple which was nice <br/>- The kitchen was well equipped and the hair dryer was powerful<br/>- The shower was spacious, powerful and warmed up quickly <br/><br/>Cons <br/>- The most frustrating part of using this company was the refundable security deposit of £250 or a non refundable £25 waiver. The large security deposit forces you to opt for the £25 fee in fear of losing such a large amount of money, especially as there are many issues in the apartment (these will be listed below) which could be blamed on a guest. <br/>- There were multiple snags in the apartment, the floorboards in the bathroom were separated, the kick boards in the kitchen were coming away from the cabinets, there were marks on the walls, the bed frame was broken, a part of the bannister in the hallway kept falling off and the front door to the building to the street was unlocked and could be accessed by anyone<br/>- The apartment wasn’t the cleanest, there was dog hair on the sofa which transferred onto our clothes, under the bed was filthy, the bedding and towels did not smell fresh, they smelt like cooking, which was very off putting <br/>- The hallway was covered in spiders and there were a few in the apartment too<br/>- The heating took a while to warm up as there were only two electrical heaters which wasn’t ideal for a trip in October <br/>- The noise from the upstairs guests was a little disturbing, you could hear every footstep and movement

Carla

17/10/2022

Location - we stay in Whitby every year and this was the best location we’ve stayed at so far.

Alicia

16/10/2022

We booked for two nights but only ended up staying for one night! the apartment is very loud due to having people above you and outside, there’s a pub right opposite where people were being sick outside the front door (aware this isn’t the owners fault). <br/>The apartment wasn’t clean either with spiders being in the bedroom and it was dusty, it could do with a good deep clean! <br/>I would not recommend staying if it’s due to rain as I was kept awake from the rain dripping on the windowsill, people above us kept us up all night too.

Catt

13/10/2022

A lovely little apartment that was exactly as listed. The location was fantastic for a 3 day stay in Whitby, from the kitchen window you can see part of the Harbour and the Abbey. Only a ten minute walk to the beach. Check in/out was easy and convenient and the host was always quick to reply to any of our queries before our visit. Would definitely recommend and stay again, thank you

Longy66

10/10/2022

The location is directly opposite the harbour in Whitby. It could not have been better. External appearances can be deceiving. You enter through a small door in a corner, directly off the street. Then up some narrow windy stairs (those with mobility issues may struggle). Once inside the apartment all is good. The place is huge, spotlessly clean and very well appointed. Full kitchen, big TV, view of the harbour. Big comfy bed. Nearby the food is great and can highly recommend the Magpie Cafe and Trenches for fish and chips. Spent days exploring the winding streets of Whitby and up to the Abbey. There is an Irish pub opposite but we didnt hear a peep out of it. No noise issues despite being in the center of town. A short bus ride away is the lovely village of Staithes. 30 mins away. Great for a side trip and the BEST scampi I have ever had at the Cod and Lobster pub.<br/>NOT THE FAULT OF THE ACCOMODATION PROVIDER: Parking in Whitby is a mess. After driving around for over an hour I eventually found a spot on North Cliff. This is near the Capt Cook memorial and the Whale bones. This then involved a trek with cases and all out gear to the venue. Not a biggie for the fit but would be an issue for the elderly or frail. On the second day I found a sop on the other side of the harbour by getting up at 05:30AM. But there is NO free parking close by. Be warned.

Joe

04/10/2022

Apartment is exellent , only a couple issues , <br/>Extractor fan not working over hob , <br/> Local area ro apatment Can be a bit noisy in the evening , as it is the centre of Whitby , but can't fault anything else ,<br/>Single beds need new mattresses , as they both slump in the middle to one side

Rachel

04/10/2022

Property could be sign posted better and don’t like the bed quilt to heavy, pillows too hard

John

23/09/2022

Exceptional

Curtis

23/09/2022

Excellent location, comfortable and with a great shower!<br/>Attention to detail- e.g. no hangars for clothes, toilet brush missing Property was warm but underfloor heating difficult to adjust and towel rack not working in bathroom.

Colin

21/09/2022

Superb

Dodds

17/09/2022

Everything! it was perfect, clean, modern, stylish, spacious.

Millie

11/09/2022

Very good

Brian

09/09/2022

Fantastic location, on the flat by harbour side with a view of the swing bridge. Great communications with the host. With front door code and key safe access to the flat door, couldn't be easier to gain access to a well designed and thought out accommodation which was well kept and very clean.

Dennis

07/09/2022

Good view of the town and within walking distance to the Cathedral and pedestrian streets and Cleveland Way.<br/>Host and stay was very helpful with helping us to find the unit.<br/>Unit was not clean. Unit is very hard to find. You cannot drive your car anywhere near to the unit. Have to park blocks away. There is a parking pass but you don’t get that until you get in the unit. Very narrow stairs are hard to bring suitcases up. Bar below unit is very noisy on weekends. People in unit upstairs and seagulls were very noisy all night long.

Matthew

05/09/2022

Good location but hard to find and parking isn’t as straight forward as they make it seem

Aisamorte

05/09/2022

Exceptional

Julie

05/09/2022

close to everything<br/>location and modern

Christopher

04/09/2022

Very good

Anonymous

04/09/2022

Good

Mansfield

01/09/2022

the property was in a great location with all the facilities you would need for your stay. including parking permits<br/>we didn’t realise it was pet friendly. There were hairs everywhere. The only thing that had been done at this property was the bed had been made. it needed a thorough clean. you could hardly see out the windows for the dirt. when the upstairs apartment flushed their toilet water spilled in the shower cubicle which didn’t smell nice. The entrance/ lobby area didn’t give a good impression. A good hoover was needed.

Maryam

01/09/2022

very clean and beautifully furnished.<br/>it was on 3rd floor

Dave

29/08/2022

Number of stairs to the apartment 42

Gemma

29/08/2022

location was perfect, size and space and cleanliness were perfect t<br/>just you could hear the people in the apartment below and above. not sure how that could be helped thoug? I wouldn’t be bothered by it in future/

Anonymous

28/08/2022

Everything else. Even a fresh pint of milk waiting in fridge. :)<br/>Small items missing: eg no toilet brush but a holder for one, no lid handle for coffee press , no frying pan but a lid for one! Very picky and with these replaced would have got perfect score.

Thomas

27/08/2022

windows could do with cleaning inside and out,together with the framework when the windows are open dirt has collected in the channel not a pleasant site to be looking at,also base boards in the kitchen need fiixing as they fall down if youk knock them.

Andrew

24/08/2022

The shower<br/>Parking- wasn’t given enough parking vouchers. Had to chase up.

Linsey

22/08/2022

Noisy at night

Elizabeth

21/08/2022

Exceptional

Emma

18/08/2022

modern,clean,very well equipped,great location<br/>a set of nonstick pans would be greatly appreciated

Martin

16/08/2022

Lovely central location in Whitby. Convenient for for harbour and town. We had a great time.

Michele

07/08/2022

Superb

Dane

04/08/2022

location great<br/>awkward to park

Julia

02/08/2022

The apartment was clean, smart, well furnished, well equipped kitchen in a very central location.<br/>We ended up paying for parking, easier than searching in w zone which was busy.

Matthew

01/08/2022

Very good

Kathryn

01/08/2022

very central location the apartment was very clean and well equipped they really have thought of everything definitely recommend anyone visiting Whitby to stay here I know I will definitely be returning soon<br/>no massive issue but when trying to watch tv in the evenings the wifi kept freezing

Lee

26/07/2022

Everything<br/>The noisy seagulls

Katie

25/07/2022

Location was unbelievable. Hidden little gem.

Olivia

21/07/2022

The decor was lovely, we really liked the layout of the apartment- it was small and cosy but the perfect size for two people. The location couldn’t have been better, being positioned central to all the attractions of Whitby. Overall it was a lovely little apartment and we enjoyed our stay here.<br/>Upon arrival it was evident there was spiders everywhere! The stairway up to the room was crawling with them which made it uncomfortable when entering and exiting the property, especially as they were so big! Inside the room was exactly the same; the first thing I spotted was a huge spider on the bedroom wall and then more and more. We went around the apartment catching all of the ones we could see which didn’t take long as they were very obvious- hanging from corners of the ceiling and sat on walls. In total we had to remove at least 10 before we could settle down. I imagine it is a problem With the building being used but I feel the ones in the room could have quite easily have been removed in preparation for our stay as they were large, obvious, and all over the place (impossible not to have seen). This was the one major problem we had with the property as it made us feel uncomfortable and we struggled to settle in. <br/>Another issue we had was the heat- the room got extremely hot and humid. The first couple of days we stayed the weather was extremely hot so this couldn’t be helped. The third day however was very cool and chilly outside yet the room remained uncomfortably hot. We couldn’t understand why the room would just not cool down, we inspected the radiators and heating system (both were switched off) but couldn’t find a solution. <br/>Lastly, the property information explained we would have coffee pods to use with the coffee machine, but these were nowhere to be seen leaving us unable to use this facility.

Martin

21/07/2022

Location good .great apartment .everything you need was in the apartment.<br/>Finding parking places difficult

Kiel

13/07/2022

Exceptional

Beverley

12/07/2022

The apartment was comfortable, clean and extremely modern and spacious. It was situated in a great central spot. We thought it was a real home from home with everything available to use. The bed and couch were very comfortable too. Another benefit for us was that it was dog friendly.<br/>The stairs were steep and plentiful as we were on the 3rd floor but we got used to them throughout our stay infact they were a good workout. The shower upstairs would benefit from a shelf for shower gel etc and the kitchen utensils are missing a pair of tongs...but that is just our opinion. The seagulls were very noisy but that maybe the time of year!

Fulton

11/07/2022

N/A<br/>wee had a lovely time however an ordinary microwave would have helped + there was no instruction booklet for washing machine

Colin

07/07/2022

Very good

Tracey

01/07/2022

The location was very central, great view of part of the abbey from the lounge window. Lovely clean apartment. Lovely touch that there was a carton of milk in the fridge on arrival.<br/>Nothing could have been better.

Debra

25/06/2022

Superb

Dave

20/06/2022

very nice and had everything ya needed and good location to all amenities<br/>nothing really

Margaret

17/06/2022

Very good

John

13/06/2022

Superb

Lisa

13/06/2022

Good

Brian

07/06/2022

had trouble with code in door had to phone for help an employee was at other apartment and managed after several attempts to get us in.

John

06/06/2022

no hot water so unable to shower had to leave on the Sunday to get shower at home only a 2 day break poor

Andrew

01/06/2022

Exceptional

Sean

01/06/2022

Superb

Robert

31/05/2022

Superb location<br/>Stairs, didn't mind the amount just very narrow to carry luggage and climb at same time.

Kevin

23/05/2022

The outer door to all the apartments was a code access. The lock on the inside of the door is a Yale type lock and on one occasion the people who had entered before us had dropped the latch making the code access system inoperable and we were locked out and had to spend the night in our car. The 24hr emergency number was useless as nobody got back to us until 9.04am the next morning. When I pay for 7nights, I expect to get 7 nights, not 6 and a night sleeping rough.

Dawn

22/05/2022

Location brilliant lovely and clean very comfortable.<br/>The key pad unreliable

Emma

17/05/2022

modern , great location , clean and comfortable<br/>The key code to the outer door was a little unclear , could do with instructions. I phoned to office for assistance, who were brilliant in helping me?

Stuart

11/05/2022

Superb

Karen

08/05/2022

The apartment was very well appointed and comfortable - couldnt have asked for more.<br/>Fabulous location.<br/>No complaints at all - excellent property.

Paul

03/05/2022

Great view from room. Very good customer care in terms of extras e.g. milk provided, coffee pods provided etc. Even better were the parking permits provided.<br/>Bed was slightly uncomfortable. Location of the flat was very central but next to pub so came back on first night to find two drunks outside the door with one having urinated in the corner. They did apologise though ....

Louise

01/05/2022

Passable

June

30/04/2022

The location and set up was lovely.<br/>It was clean and was set up with everything you needed.v<br/>The stairs we did not realise how narrow the stairs And how steep. As our age range was 66 to 74 but managed. X

Michael

25/04/2022

Superb

David

24/04/2022

location was perfect

Rebecca

12/04/2022

A superb place to stay. Location couldn't have been more perfect. Really clean and modern - looks like it has just been refurbished.<br/><br/>Communication with the company was also great - they were in regular contact and fixed a very minor issue on the day. Also really great to get parking included which was simple to use. <br/><br/>Can't fault this place and looking to return!

Achille

07/04/2022

Superb

Maria

06/04/2022

Excellent location. Alot of stairs to apartment - not clear in the information.<br/>Beds uncomfortable. Too hard.

Lynne

05/04/2022

great little apartment, in a good location<br/>n/a

Joanne

03/04/2022

Excellent location right in the heart of Whitby town fantastic views of the river. Clean and modern apartment with all the facilities you need for self catering. Rooms are a decent size with underfloor heating. Welcome pack with all the instructions for all the appliances. Good size bathroom with modern suite. Comfy clean bedroom. Great communication via text/email regarding our stay. Pets welcome ?? We have been visting Whitby for several years and have stayed in the most popular hotels/b&b's and the Golden Lion is by far the best we have ever stayed in. Definitely 5 stars ????????<br/>Lack of wardrobe space, only 6 clothes/coat hooks ( 3 in the bedroom and 3 in hallway), Bedroom consists of bed, 2 bedside tables and chest of draws (3 draws). Its understandable that you can't' fit a wardrobe in but the bedroom would benefit from the removal of the hooks in the bedroom and replaced with a wall mounted clothes rail.

Amy

28/03/2022

Perfect location, right in the centre, 1 min walk to the harbour and 5 min walk to the beach. Stunning apartment with everything you could possibly need. Beautifully decorated. Amazing shower.

Samuel

16/03/2022

Very comfortable in all respects. The kitchen is great, with enough equipment to actually use it and cook meals. Great shower!<br/>We struggled to get in on our first night, and had to call a couple of people for help. The door has an electronic lock with a display which says “show card” on it. In order to access the keypad to enter the code you do not need to show a card, but just cover the card reader with your palm. This was a little confusing, and could have been made clearer.

John

07/03/2022

Exceptional

Jonathan

06/03/2022

Thank you <br/>Great bed<br/>Great shower<br/>Great location

Sharon

04/03/2022

in the middle of where we wanted to be , so good<br/>heating dodgy get one thermostat to work then the other didn’t . so one room ok the other cold

Katie

24/02/2022

The modern spec of the apartment. Any queries were sorted out very quickly. Central town position with view of the harbour and lovely at night when lit up.

Donna

23/02/2022

Great stay couldn’t get oven to work but we loved it and would come back. Great location comfortable bed and stay.

Charlotte

18/02/2022

Fantastic apartment and an amazing location, beautiful view out of the living room/ kitchen windows too! Apartment was immaculate on arrival and all the amenities you could need were available! Couldn’t recommend more!

Juliet

18/02/2022

Modern décor and a spectacular view of the Whitby swing bridge.<br/>3 flights of tight turning stairs making it tricky to get luggage installed.

Chamberlain

31/01/2022

very comfy warm and homely will be staying again

Robyn

30/01/2022

Location was brilliant and the free parking was good. Very easy access and keyless which was even better!<br/>The bed was extremely uncomfortable which put such a downer on our stay and we couldn’t wait to get back to our own! Which is such a shame because the location and place was beautiful. Could of done with spare pillows and a blanket. It was quite noisy, but I do not think it would have kept us up if the bed was comfortable as we would have probably slept through it.

Nicola

27/01/2022

Superb

Mikes

16/01/2022

good location nice apartment

Paul

04/01/2022

Superb

Shirley

12/12/2021

Superb

Ryan

06/12/2021

Clean, brilliant location, warm<br/>-

Damby123

28/11/2021

The apartment was clean, tidy and very central<br/>The heating needs looking at, the main area wasn't as warm as the bedroom.<br/>Please advise customers that the key pads are activated by putting your hand over it. We had to ring up, not clear on instructions sent out.<br/>The bed was a little too hard for us.

Michael

25/11/2021

Location, cleanliness,<br/>Entrance, cold kitchen heating not working room alone not warm enough, heated towel rail not working, uncomfortable sofa.

Andrew

22/11/2021

Exceptional

Anonymous

14/11/2021

The location was amazing, close to everything. Interior was lovely and had everything you needed.<br/>The access at the main front door is a little misleading as there’s two possible key pads, one which is metal which holds something inside and a digital one which has the word ‘card’ on it on the door. So we presumed the code was for the metal box and would get the card to gain access…but if you hold your hand up to the digital key pad it lights up with numbers.

Deborah

14/11/2021

location<br/>couldn’t get the underfloor heating to work and the bed was very uncomfortable my partner slept on sofa most nights

Louise

12/11/2021

Excellent location close to everything we needed. Really good facilities.<br/>Maybe a sign on the old door advising that it's not in use and to go to the other door.

Mr

02/11/2021

Perfect location! Nice lounge/kitchen area, great TV, nice bathroom with excellent shower!<br/>Too many tight steps up to the apartment, bed & pillows too hard, heating didn't work, excessive noise from flat above, free parking miles away and all full, had to pay for harbour car park!

Russell

18/10/2021

Exceptional

Karen

10/10/2021

Location was brilliant<br/>Nothing not to like except all stairs ??

Lucyna

28/09/2021

Absolutely incredible location - right in the centre of town. The flat is lovely - great design, very comfortable, and underfloor heating. We had a great time!

Riona

24/09/2021

location, modern & clean

Shaun

23/09/2021

Great central location.<br/>Clean apartment with everything you could need to make and prepare snacks<br/>Bathroom great with big shower.<br/>Fantastic base for exploring the Whitby area

Joshua

20/09/2021

Superb

Ed

12/09/2021

Perfect location to start our walk around Cumberland Way.<br/>no USB charger plug/plate for the iPhone - would have made a huge difference for us.

Stephen

08/09/2021

Excellent Central location, very modern clean apartment with all the facilities needed. Even down to tea bags, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, bleach, bin liners, coffee pods, basically too much to mention.<br/>Nothing.

Andrea

02/09/2021

We spent very pleasant days in this lovely place. Well located, with all ameneties around.<br/>The loft is well decorated and very functional.<br/>Thank you very much.<br/>Andrea, Lucas & Oliver

Lynne

31/08/2021

Excellent accommodation, modern, new and clean. All the facilities needed (and more!) Fantastic location, dog friendly.

Tracey

28/08/2021

Location in centre of Whitby was convenient for our short stay. Apartment facilities good and lived the decor. We used pay & display parking as the free parking was further away ( but at £10 for 24 hours, no issue)

James

24/08/2021

The pillows could have been better and we couldn’t get the TV to work

Jayne

24/08/2021

Disappointing

Ray

22/08/2021

Exceptional

Jackie

21/08/2021

Superb

Guy

19/08/2021

Superb

Samantha Izzabella (Izzy)

17/08/2021

Perfect , modern, clean, super comfy with all the things you could possibly need, couldn’t be more central! We loved it, stayed 4 nights and had a real great stay!

Zhuo

10/08/2021

Very good

Jenny

09/08/2021

A fantastic flat in a beautiful location.<br/><br/>Everything you need for a self contained stay right in the heart of town with everything on your doorstep should you want it.<br/><br/>An amazing stay ?

Sara

06/08/2021

Very disappointng be aware the is a lot of building work going on right near the bedroom of this apartment and they wake you up at 7am,along with the seagulls, the flat has a rental management company Host & Stay North Yorkshire, we only managed to stay 2 nights apparently the apartment was brand new & developed a leak whilst we were there, the rental company were not great they turned up to look at it and basically turfed us out of the apartment, then it took them all day to get back to us to tell us that we had to leave as they were switching the water off. They found us a replacement place which they stated was 30-40 minutes away from whitby which was actually 45 minutes away (Saltburn by The Sea) and expected us to stay there without even seeing it, we had to chase them for the picutres we were left with no choice but to move mainly because they got in touch with us so late. The new place was beautiful but extremely difficult to find with no accurate or clear instructions as this was also brand new, all in all a pretty stressful start to our 1 weeks holiday and for all the distruption and hassle we had they had the cheek to offer us a 25% discount if we booked another stay through them NO THANKS not the way you treat your customers. Salt burn on Sea is beautiful and has a beautiful beach we would definately stay in that area again and the apartment there but sadly wouldnt want go throught this managment company even with 25% off!.

Bibianna

03/08/2021

Our stay in the Golden Lion Apartments was incredibly disappointing and we left feeling like we had wasted £300 a night on accommodation that was very overpriced.<br/>We stayed in the Modern Industrial apartment, which they have done a great job at attempting to make very nice, but the apartment has many flaws and it didn’t feel like it was ready yet for guests.<br/>The water in the shower does not go down the drain whilst you are showering, so you’re standing in a pool of water the entire time you shower.<br/>The floors are paper thin, we were kept awake every night by the people staying above us, we could hear their full conversations and every footstep would shake our ceiling.<br/>The ceiling lights in the apartment between the bedroom and the lounge room are on a sensor, with no switch, so if you’re staying in the apartment with a dog like we were, every time you’re dog moves around during in the night the bright lights turn on. They also sometimes turned on when the people in the apartment upstairs would walk, the vibrations would trigger the light.<br/>The flat screen television in the apartment didn’t work, it didn’t appear to have been set up properly and the remote didn’t work for the tv. They had someone come over to try and fix it but it still didn’t work. The television screen was also smashed in the corner which looked like it may have happened when it was installed.<br/>The bedroom is also overlooked by properties behind, so if you have the blinds open people can see straight in. Including workman currently on the scaffold next door. So you have to keep the black out blinds closed and have no natural light. Some sheet curtains over the black out blinds to keep closed during the day would provide some privacy.<br/>The apartment was generally very dusty with residue from the recent building works, all the indoor plastic plants still had tags on them like it had all been finished very rushed.

Home Truths

There is no bathtub in this property, but there is a stylish walk in shower instead.

The apartment is located in the centre of Whitby and is therefore subjected to seagulls noise.

The apartment is opposite a pub, therefore there may be noise, especially on the weekends.

The apartment doesn't have separate living and dining rooms but there is an open plan kitchen, living and dining area.

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