Very Good 1242 Reviews
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What We Love

  • A Victorian mansion in 35 acres of North Yorkshire woodland, with breakfast, dinner and cream teaFeasting on Whitby’s fresh fish in the hotel’s fine dining restaurant
  • Playing at being the fitness-focused lord of the manor on the estate’s very own jogging trail, with a breather by the beautiful lake
  • Picking up some delicious souvenirs at the region’s regular local markets to treat our envious friends back home

What To Know

  • The property's gardens are home to peacocks and other wildlife
  • The afternoon tea and scones are a staple
  • Free WiFi
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A Victorian baronial mansion skirting the North Yorkshire Moors and close to the sea, with breakfast, two-course dinner and cream tea

The Lowdown

Set in a stunning baronial mansion between the North Yorkshire Moors and the North East coast, Grinkle Park is an elegant boutique hotel surrounded by 35 acres of stately grounds and woodlands. It has all the class of an elegant Victorian country house, with its high-embossed ceilings and fine wooden panelling – made all the more cosy on chilly days by a roaring fire. Modern luxury has also made its home within the imposing stone walls, with newly refurbished bedrooms boasting beautiful modern furnishings and all your creature comforts.
Make like a lord or lady with dinner in the elegant fine dining restaurant, where you’ll find seasonal menus of locally sourced delights such as Whitby’s famous fresh fish. You can work up an appetite with a leisurely lakeside stroll or a run round the jogging trail. The lovely grounds have plenty of peace and quiet for travellers in search of a quiet break, while the haunting beauty of the North Yorkshire Moors beckons nearby. The charming country retreat picked up a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence.

How to Get There

Grinkle Park
Grinkle Lane
Whitby, United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 1242 Reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago

A lovely place for a weekend break. We stayed in one of the spacious upper floor rooms which had great views over the immaculate garden. Very well presented room, lovely touch to have fresh cake/cookies left in the room each day. Lovely lounge area to enjoy pre-dinner drinks. Breakfast was good, excellent hot options. Various choices for dinner, all fine. Staff all very helpful. So quiet at night with the bedroom window open. Great value for money.

beautiful location
Reviewed 6 days ago

we needed a quiet break and this was just the place for it. up on the north york moors along a quiet country road and down a long driveway lined with mature trees and rhododendrons the grounds are large and well kept. the hotel itself has an old fashioned feel to it with panelled walls and shaped doorways. you can imagine being lord of the manor while relaxing on the sofas in the public rooms. Our room was comfortable with plenty of storage, two armchairs and a table, the bed was large and comfortable and the bathroom o.k. but had a couple of small faults that should have been attended to. Food was excelent although the cold table at breakfast was a bit sparse the porridge and cooked breakfast were excellent. Most of the staff were great apart from one guy who looked as if his uniform was made for someone else and whos shirt constantly stuck out of the gap between waistcoat and trousers. The only downside was the quality of the wine on offer we tried both the red and white both were cheap spanish plonk and really not up to the standard of the rest of the hotel

Happy to go again
Reviewed 6 days ago

This hotel is in the countryside and very closed off from anywhere.
The hotel itself is beautiful. The grounds of the hotel is well kept and lovely for taking a stroll.
Our bedroom was large and spacious. It included a bedroom and sitting room. We had a large bed and it was very comfortable.
The breakfast was hot and tasted delicious.
We were warmly surprised by the home baked cookies left for us by Maureen when she completed cleaning our room. A very nice touch.😀😊

Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I booked this hotel for a well deserved and very rare night off from the kids, It wasn't a budget price so we had high expectations of a lovely room in pleasant surroundings and we were both really looking forward to it.

The hotel itself was beautiful and in lovely grounds. The room itself was small which wasn't a problem. The bed was very comfortable but thats about the nicest thing i could say about the room. There was a cracked window, the shower dial was damaged, the iron was dirty, the room was dusty and had cobwebs hanging from the ceiling and the toilet had been used and not flushed.

Breakfast was ok, the staff we saw were pleasant enough. All in all a disappointing stay. I wouldn't go back nor would i recommend.

Overall very nice break, nice hotel just needs a few small tweaks
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 4 nights with a dog, hotel was very dog friendly and lots of space both inside and outside for us and the dog to relax. We had a deluxe room (Azalea) which was enormous, bathroom was lovely and had heated floor. Our package was for dinner, bed and breakfast. Food overall was satisfactory to good. The menus changed every night for dinner which was good to see, some good variety on the food although breakfast options (particularly on the buffet) were a bit limited. Most of the staff were very friendly although at times service was a bit slow. The dining arrangements with the dog were excellent - a separate area for those wishing to dine with dog which we did every morning and night, just what we wanted. Lovely view of the gardens - plenty of baby rabbits and birds. One point to note is that the website is a bit mis-leading - there is no jogging trail or tennis court and whilst the snooker table is a great plus, only one cue I'm afraid! In summary, a very dog friendly break and good value for money.