14 Traveller reviews from Holiday Watchdog
CLEAN, COMFORTABLE AND FRIENDLY BUDGET HOTEL
"We have stayed at this hotel several times after we stumbled on it in summer 2014, the rooms are clean and comfortable, decent clean cotton bedding.rooms vary in size but all with shower or bath and nice quality white towels. Tea and coffee area, TV and hairdryer. It is well situated for the town beach and spa all in walking distance. staff are always friendly and will go out of there way for you. The hotel is dog friendly (a big thing for us)breakfast is a continental style but full English are available on request at a reasonable fee.also a lovely bar in the hotel. this is not a 5* hotel and doesn't pretend to be, but for a well priced comfortable get-away we would recommend it"
- Travel date: 1st July 2015
my short stay
"Very pleased with all aspects of my stay. The price was very reasonable. Very clean all round especially the bed linen and towels. The room was compact and warm and a nice hot shower available Continental breakfast had a good variety and plentiful. proprietor and staff very friendly and helpful. I would certainly go back again. "
- Travel date: 17th May 2015
New Years Break
"We stayed for a 4 day break over the New Year. We were all made very welcome by all staff members especially the dog. He was allowed to sit in the bar with us on an evening so we could enjoy the bar. This is a refreshing change as some "dog friendly" hotels are not so friendly. We found it to be a great base for non car users. The beach and town is within easy walking distance. Would highly recommend for anyone wanting to stay in Scarborough and we are already planning when we will return. Thanks to all at the Rivelyn"
- Travel date: 20th April 2015
"Arrived at this hotel thinking , well it is only for one night we can manage. We came away wishing that we had stayed for longer. The hotel was friendly clean and very homely. The food was very good and plenty of it and hot,there was a very accomplished singer/ comedian on at night and well worth the stay just for him, the bar was well stocked and well priced. Papers on sale in the morning so you did not have to search round the streets first thing. All in all a very pleasant stay. We will be back for longer next time"
- Travel date: 31st August 2009
"The hotel is very comfortable, the food and service excellent and the entertainment very good. Close to cliff top walks."
- Travel date: 25th March 2009
very good hotel
"just back from coach tour coachstyle very clean hotel lovely bedroom with a view to the castle lovely food excellent bar and ballroom defintly would use again a jewel in scarborugh hotels"
- Travel date: 9th March 2009
Great value, friendly, comfortable hotel - shame about the veggie choices!
"Travelling with Procters Coaches we paid Â£119 per person for a four night stay with bed, breakfast and three course evening meal. The Rivelyn turned out to be great value for price, very clean and comfortable, with a friendly and helpful staff, and a lovely comfy bed, we slept right through the night .We had a five channel TV, good hot shower and a hospitality tray etc. Although not usually our thing, some good entertainment was on offer on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings of our stay The only snag was their lack of knowledge of vegetarianism. Although there were three choices on the menu for the main course at dinner ( combinations of chicken, beef or fish usually -none were vegetarian-nor was salad offered) We had to ask each day what was available ie: nut roast (twice), the ubiquitous 'cheese and broccoli bake' and 'spinach and mascarpone bake' (in effect almost the same meal again!) On the Wednesday the starter was mackerel, chicken and leek soup or (wait for it!) a tiny tumbler of orange juice! We ended up with said orange juice and had to ask for a roll and butter! They also 'ran out' of Earl Grey Tea, Hash Browns and breakfast grapefruit (even though all were apparantly 'on offer') Eventually we stopped asking for items that were obviously unavailable, as we started to feel like we were expecting too much from the' waiting on staff'. We started to feel uncomfortable and embarrassed like we had three heads or something! Despite the above, all in all The Rivelyn is a great hotel and good value if you like your eggs, bacon, sausage, meat and fish, but not so good if you like fruit, salad or veggie options. I would love to go to The Rivelyn Hotel in the future, and would happily pay an extra Â£20 or so, but they would have to seriously rethink their position on vegetarian choices, and PUT THEM ON THE MENU PLEASE! Scarborough is a lovely place, well worth a visit, it has a beautiful coastline, great walks, some good shops, and is easy reach of other great places such as York and Whitby. I would definitely recommend it! Liked most: Thecomfy bed, and the fact that The Rivelyn Hotel is in Scarborough. Liked least: The lack of vegetarian choices!"
- Travel date: 19th February 2009
Rivelyn Hotel (faulty Towers)
"just read other peoples reviews on this hotel . we went for christmas on a coach holiday with bowens (great disapoitment )the place was very cold .heating turned off . lift was broken when we arrived and broke again after being repaired, the entertainment they advertised we didnt get .management was not interested in peoples complaints.we complained to bowens, they investigated our complaints, we recieved from them the hotels reply , which is four pages long admitting all our complaints that occured but refuse to accept liability so all in all we would not be returning to this hotel and not returning to bowens . (still ongoing not going to give up ) to be continued .............Price paid Â£407 per person for four nights"
- Travel date: 9th February 2009
"I have just come back from a long weekend in the yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough. The weather was typical for January but the Rivelyn hotel more than made up for it with its warm friendly welcome. The staff were excellent and the food was fantastic it is cracking value and just a 5 minute walk into town. We can't wai to revisit in the summer."
- Travel date: 14th January 2009
"We stayed here during a Caledonian Travel long weekend. Our overall experience of a tidy, superbly clean and well run hotel set in a sedate area of town and close to shops and services. The food was of a very high standard as was the general accomodation. Rooms were spacious, comfortable and warm. The hotel laid on entertainment and as far as I could see everyone enjoyed themselves. Staff were friendly and helpful. All in all you will not go wrong. Cost (2-people) about Â£280 for three nights B&B with excellent evening meal ( I don't know how they do it??). I will go back again.!! Robert"
- Travel date: 22nd November 2008
Great staff,pity about the toast
"I stayed here as part of a coach party. The hotel is in a quiet street about 5 minutes from the esplanade, and the main road into Scarborough. There are no sea views, and the hotel lacks kerb appeal. There are 5 or 6 steps up to the reception, and so this would be difficult to negotiate for the disabled. Our room was small, but very clean. The bathroom looked newly decorated and again was very clean. Unfortunately the towel rail/radiator didin't work, which made the bathroom cold. The room was at the back of the hotel and received very little sun.There was a shortage of plugs. The TV was up on a shelf and plugged in via an extension lead. If you wanted to use the hairdryer, or charge your phone, it meant the TV wouldn't work. There was a small fan heater, which we used in the bathroom, but of course it had to be plugged into the extension lead. The beds were comfortable and the room was quiet. Bring your own hangers as we had very few. Some of our party had trouble with seagull noise, but then they do go with being near the sea! The dining room was in the basement, the stairs to it were quite steep. There is a lift but it only holds 2 at a time. The dining room was nicely decorated, and the tables were always nicely set. Breakfast was a choice of cereals or grapefruit, fruit juice. You could order a selection of cooked breakfasts. The toast was awful. Obviously made in advance and rubbery. The evening meal was good. There was a choice of starters- soup, juice and one other. The soup was always very good. For main course there were 3 choices or you could have a salad. Desserts again 3 or 4 choices, then tea/coffee. All the staff were good, particularly the dining staff - friendly, efficient and helpful. There is a nice lounge and bar with regular evening entertainment. Overall a clean and quite basic hotel with good food."
- Travel date: 2nd September 2008
Great value hotel
"Stayed at this hotel as a last minute 'getaway'. Great value at Â£40.00 each, dinner, bed & breakfast, near the esplanade, walking distance to shops & other bars. Staff are all exellent they really try you make sure you have a good stay. Room was basic but clean & had a great comfy bed. Food was good for what you paid, breakfast was big enough to last you until dinner & the entertainment in the evening although not our sort of thing looked well attended."
- Travel date: 21st August 2008
Top traveller tips for Rivelyn Hotel
"A little more milk for the tea in the bedroom"
Rivelyn Hotel is also called
- rivelyn hotel scarborough