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The Cavendish

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Guest House with 8 rooms £33-£45 pppnb


The Cavendish, Scarborough

The Cavendish, Scarborough

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The Cavendish has availability from 22 Sep 2020.

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Children are accepted from 3 years.

3 King/Twin
(flexible room sleeps 2)

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Double 6
(double room sleeps 2)

Family 8
(family room sleeps 2 + 2)

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Single 2
(single room sleeps 1)

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53 Esplanade Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2AT


The Cavendish Guest House is a family run establishment with very good quality home cooking and a friendly relaxed atmosphere. It is situated on the south side of Scarborough, close to Scarborough Spa, Italian Gardens, town centre and 10 minutes walk to the beach.

Arranged over 2 floors, all en-suite rooms in the guest house are spacious, comfortable and tastefully decorated with family, double and twin rooms available. For your comfort, we pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our accommodation.

Just off the road to the peaceful resort of Filey and Bridlington, The Cavendish is a fine base from which to explore North Yorkshire's many attractions. At the foot of the North York Moors, home of 'Heartbeat' fame, you can take a trip on the North York Moors Steam Railway or visit Whitby, Helmsley, Pickering and Thornton Dale. Historic York is only an hour away by car and is easily accessible by train. The town centre with excellent shopping opportunities is only a 10 minute walk,

Children welcomeTelephoneRadioTelevisionTea/coffee making in bedroomsUnlicensedPacked lunches providedSpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useIroning facilitiesTotally non-smokingDogs/pets NOT acceptedCentral heatingElectric shaver pointsTelevision availableFishingGolf available (onsite or nearby)Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedWiFi or internet accessDVD playerSingle sex groups NOT acceptedHairdryerOn street/public parking

Facilities for children: Facilities in each room - Digital Freeview TV's , Clock Radios, Hair Dryers and Hospitality Tray. Free Wi-Fi Access . Please note the property does not allow children under the age of 3 years. Children welcome from age 3.


Alone L H
Keswick, United Kingdom
13 March 2013
Rated as 3 out of 5

“Mixed - sorry!”

I stayed two nights at the Cavendish Hotel.
Cleanliness - I cannot fault the cleanliness of the Cavendish Hotel. Perfect!
Staff Service - On the second day I returned to the hotel at around 3pm as the conference had finished and asked if many people stay for supper. I was told yes but that it was too late for me to order (?) as apparently you have to order at breakfast. No one had asked me at breakfast. I was then told that I would have received an email explaining this but I had not as a colleague had booked the accommodation. A local restaurant was recommended but as a female staying alone, some flexibility here would have been appreciated even if not the full menu.
Value for money - As a B & B it was good.
Location - perfect for the event which was at the spa.
Services and facilities - marked low due to returning to my hotel at 3pm to do some work and had to get under my duvet as it was so cold. The heating did not come on until around 5pm. Given it was March this perhaps could have been considered. Also there was no wi-fi connectivity in my room so I was unable to work. There was wi-fi in public areas, but I was reluctant to come out from under my duvet!
I'm sorry that this is a mixed report. So incredibly clean and the breakfast was fantastic.
As a marketing manager I would suggest they rename from the Cavendish Hotel to the Cavendish B & B or Guest House because Hotel implied a certain expectation which wasn't met....

Reply from The Cavendish at 19 Mar 2013

Our property is named The Cavendish, it is 4* visit England accredited guest accommodation, not a hotel; neither do we or any of the websites we use market it as one. A 4* hotel would offer a totally different range of facilities and services, the most obvious difference would be the price. May we suggest that if you are asking people to book accommodation on your behalf that you make sure that they understand exactly what particular services you are looking for and then book appropriately.

As a small owner run establishment, we buy the fresh ingredients for our meals as they are ordered; the meals are also freshly prepared by Robert. We send with your booking confirmation an e-mail stating that meals need to pre-order after breakfast on the day of service. This information is also in your guest pack. We do not ask every customer at breakfast whether they would like an evening meal as we do not wish to appear pushy and make guests feel uncomfortable if they do not wish to dine with us. We cannot really be held responsible if your colleague does not pass the relevant information on to you or if you do not read the information in your guest pack.

We are both acutely aware that it can be a bit daunting if you are a lone female guest; this is why we both spent time ensuring that you were made to feel welcome and in fact actually allowed you to eat take away fish and chips in our dining room on your night of arrival. We also got up early to serve your breakfast at 7.30 am as you needed to be at The Spa early.

With regards to the heating, the heating was put on 1.30p.m.; it was not until another guest came to find us at 4.30p.m. that we were made aware that it was not on and after an investigation; we found that one of the guests had decided to turn the main thermostat down in the hallway and this was why none of the radiators were on, this was then resolved. If you had come to see us beforehand, we would have discovered the problem earlier. We are sorry that the Wi-Fi connection did not connect, unfortunately we have had a few problems with the connectivity in some of the rooms but as you pointed out it does work in the guest lounge.

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53 Esplanade Road,
North Yorkshire,
YO11 2AT



See location of The Cavendish on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: TA 042874  Lat: 54.27184 Long: -0.40134

By Road:
Esplanade Road is the 1st turning on the right after the traffic lights on the jct with Saint Margaret's Road, if approaching from Filey on A165. If approaching from town centre, after Valley Bridge, straight across at traffic lights then 2nd turning on left.

By Public Transport:

TRAIN- Turn right out of railway station, and right at the traffic signals, continue straight over Valley Bridge, continue up road and go straight across traffic lights at Sainsburys. Esplanade Road is the 2nd turning on left. Cavendish Hotel is about 75yds on left.
BUS- You will need to take a number 7 bus which runs 3 times an hour during working hours. The bus stop is situated outside Santander bank at the top of town. Ask for Avenue Victoria stop, this is the third stop and the one after you see Sainsburys Local on your left hand side. At the stop turn left and Esplanade Road is your next road on your left. The Cavendish is situated about 300metres on your left


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • TelephoneTelephone
  • RadioRadio
  • TelevisionTelevision
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • UnlicensedUnlicensed
  • Packed lunches providedPacked lunches provided
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Ironing facilitiesIroning facilities
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Dogs/pets NOT acceptedDogs/pets NOT accepted
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Electric shaver pointsElectric shaver points
  • Television availableTelevision available
  • FishingFishing
  • Golf available (onsite or nearby)Golf available (onsite or nearby)
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • Single sex groups NOT acceptedSingle sex groups NOT accepted
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • On street/public parkingOn street/public parking

Facilities for children: Facilities in each room - Digital Freeview TV's , Clock Radios, Hair Dryers and Hospitality Tray. Free Wi-Fi Access . Please note the property does not allow children under the age of 3 years. Children welcome from age 3.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesSolid ie tarmac / concrete etc
  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas steps and no ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesLounge
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings


  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance


  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities
  • YesStaff have had disability awareness training


Please note we do not have any ground floor rooms. Our bedrooms are arranged over 2 floors with 20 stairs to the 1st floor and a further 16 stairs to the 2nd floor. The stairs are quite wide and not steep