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La Rosa Hotel

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Guest Accommodation with 9 rooms £135 pppnb, £86-£250 prpnb


View from the balcony of Stoker room

View from the balcony of Stoker room

The View from the balcony of our Stoker room as the full moon rises over Whitby Abbey.

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5 East Terrace,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 3HB


La Rosa Hotel is housed in a beautiful early Victorian building on West Cliff in Whitby with amazing views out to sea. Number 5 East Terrace is 'blue plaqued' as the place where Lewis Carroll resided during his many visits to Whitby. The hotel is furnished with vintage and antique finds from auctions, flea markets and car boots. With a definite nod to Alice we are hoping to create a Wonderland feel.

More boudoir than boutique, there are eight double rooms each with a distinctive La Rosa style and theme:

. Lewis: Imagining Carroll's study
. Sacre Coeur: Romance is sacred
. Little Red: Angela Carter not Disney
. Saloon: Cowgirl Heaven
. Stoker: The view that inspired Bram
. La Rosa: Fit for a swan princess
. Caravan: Homage to life on the road
. Arabesque: Inside the genie's bottle

Crows' Nest
In addition to these rooms we have The Crows' Nest, a self contained space in the attic of the building suitable for groups of up to six people. There are three bedrooms, a living room with TV and DVD player, crockery and a dressing-up box.

Tea Room
The hotel has a tea room, where, as well as having magnificent sea views, guests are able to browse display cabinets of curios and kitsch-like wonders inspired by the amazing Whitby Museum.
The tea room with catering is available for private hire by groups between 5pm and 10pm where our famous La Rosa tea parties can be provided for up to 12 people.

Cafe La Rosa
Open currently on Saturday evenings, Cafe La Rosa has a relaxed, very kitsch vibe offering healthy, home cooked food. We have a retro bar area offering cocktails and drinks.

The hotel has a green policy, which is: buy second hand, make do and mend, more Wombles than eco warriors, more Steptoe than Selfridges.
Toiletries are all hand-made using quality natural ingredients.
All the paints we use are low odour where possible and our wallpapers are vintage.
We hope the hotel will spread the word gently at the same time as offering good old fashioned seaside fun to all who sail in her.

La Rosa Hotel is designed to be a place of romance, fun and escapism. We have great books as well as free internet access.
All our double rooms are ensuite - 6 with baths and 2 with showers. The Crows Nest has one ensuite shower room as well as a separate bathroom and toilet.

Breakfast is a "picnic in bed" hamper delivered to your door containing a warm continental breakfast picnic.

At La Rosa we aim to welcome people of all types except racists, bigots or puritans. We encourage peaceful groups and can accommodate up to twenty two people.

Overview of rooms etc.

La Rosa Hotel has 8 bedrooms.
All the bedrooms are double rooms. We do not have any twin rooms. We do not have any single rooms.
All the rooms have en-suite bathrooms - 6 with baths - 2 with showers.
4 of the rooms are at the front of the hotel and have a sea view. 2 of the front rooms have balconys.
4 of the rooms are at the back of the hotel and do not have any view. 2 of the back rooms are smaller and have en-suites with showers.
We accept one-night bookings at La Rosa.
We have a check-in time of 4pm.
We have a check out time of 12 noon.
None of the rooms have televisions.
We do not do a cooked breakfast at the hotel - we deliver a picnic hamper to the door of the room containing a warm continental breakfast picnic.
We do not have any private parking at the hotel but it is FREE to park on all the streets surrounding the hotel.
We require a 50% deposit to secure any room booking.

All the rooms are individually themed and prices per room vary :
La Rosa - front room with balcony - £135
Stoker - front room with balcony - £110
Lewis - front room - £120
Sacre Coeur - front room - £135
Saloon - back room - £120
Arabesque - back room - £120
Little Red - back room (small room with en-suite shower) £86
Caravan - back room (small room with en-suite shower) £86

All rates are per room, per night and include breakfast.
All rooms have tea making facilities.

The hotel also has a 3 bedroom apartment in the attic of the hotel called 'The Crows Nest'. This contains 3 double bedrooms - one has an en-suite - the other two rooms have a wash basin - there is a second bathroom and a second toilet and a lounge (containing the only television in the building).
This space is suitable for families or small groups of friends. It does not have any 'self catering' facility. It does have tea/coffe/kettle.
The price does include the picnic hamper breakfast.
The price is £250 for the first night - £200 for a second night - £100 for third night/forth night etc. We do take single night bookings for the Crows Nest - but it gets cheaper per night if extra nights are booked.

Children welcomeTea/coffee making in bedroomsLicenced (table or bar)Continental breakfast onlySpecial diets availableLounge for residents' useConference facilitiesSnacks/afternoon teaTotally non-smokingBuilding of historical interestCentral heatingVisa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedDogs/pets accepted by arrangementVegetarian diet availableAmerican Express acceptedWiFi or internet accessDVD playerHairdryerOn street/public parking

Children welcome from any age.



5 East Terrace,
North Yorkshire,
YO21 3HB



See location of La Rosa Hotel on Google mapsSee location on Google maps

Map reference: NZ 897113  Lat: 54.48912 Long: -0.61678

By Road:
La Rosa is situated in the centre of Whitby - on the West Cliff, next to The Royal Hotel, opposite the statue of Captain Cook and the Whalebone arch. The hotel is painted bright yellow.


  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Tea/coffee making in bedroomsTea/coffee making in bedrooms
  • Licenced (table or bar)Licenced (table or bar)
  • Continental breakfast onlyContinental breakfast only
  • Special diets availableSpecial diets available
  • Lounge for residents' useLounge for residents' use
  • Conference facilitiesConference facilities
  • Snacks/afternoon teaSnacks/afternoon tea
  • Totally non-smokingTotally non-smoking
  • Building of historical interestBuilding of historical interest
  • Central heatingCentral heating
  • Visa/Mastercard/Switch acceptedVisa/Mastercard/Switch accepted
  • Dogs/pets accepted by arrangementDogs/pets accepted by arrangement
  • Vegetarian diet availableVegetarian diet available
  • American Express acceptedAmerican Express accepted
  • WiFi or internet accessWiFi or internet access
  • DVD playerDVD player
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • On street/public parkingOn street/public parking

Children welcome from any age.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details


  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 2
      Number of steps to entrance
  • 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
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesNut free
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan


  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesLounge
  • YesBaby changing facilities
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)


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


La Rosa is situated in a listed building so unfortunately we do not have a lift or disabled facilities.