TripAdvisor & Airbnb Guest Reviews

Please see our recent guest reviews on TripAdvisor & Airbnb.  All of our guests have awarded us top ratings, for all of our properties.  We have also achieved a Certificate of Excellence Award (TripAdvisor) & Superhost Status (Airbnb) for delivering consistently great service.  Please view some of the recent guest feedback from our visitors book below.

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We loved our stay in the gorgeous apartment! Like home from home with everything we could possibly want/need! Amazing location - so much to do on the doorstep! Thank you for everything. I'll miss sitting in the chair watching the waves. We'll be back again soon. — Vicky & Evie, 17 Aug 2023
What a wonderful find! Perfect location, 2 bathrooms and parking. Our first visit to Scarborough & Whitby. Thank you for all the comforts of home. — Pam & the boys, 10 Apr 2023
Once again, a lovely New Year break, with the added bonus of Thor the Walrus!!! As always, the apartment is wonderful. Will be back. — Jacqueline & Martin (Ipswich), 02 Jan 2023
Another lovely comfortable holiday at Royal Sands. We have so enjoyed our week here in this gorgeous apartment. It's wonderful to watch the sea from the windows - always changing. Thank you Sue for all the extras. — Janet & Michael, 18 Sep 2022
Many thanks - we all had a fantastic stay in your apartment. It was excellent in everyway. Thanks for the 2 extensions to the days and for all of the added extras which made our stay much easier. We hope to see you soon. — Simon, Karen & Kids, 22 Aug 2022
Thank you for a lovely week. Usual high standard of quality & cleanliness. Plus the lovely extra touches. As it is our third visit we feel well at home. Lucky again with the weather. We even got a sail on the The Yorkshire Belle (from Brid) to Bempton Cliffs. Its only the second time in 20 years that it aint been cancelled. Well worth the wait. — Jack & Sue Hickson, 11 Jun 2022
Thank you for a lovely few days stay with our granddaughter. Very impressed with the extra touches, brilliant standard and ideal for our needs. We will be back I am sure! — David & Marilyn Sharp, 02 Jun 2022
Back for our third visit. Another lovely stay in a very comfortable, well-equipped & scrupulously clean apartment. Other than a couple of days racing, we've stayed fairly local & have walked miles! Thank goodness for a very comfortable bed! Very excited about the ongoing work on the South Cliff. Thanks for everything. — Christine & John, Jane & Steve, 16 May 2022
Lovely to be here, after having to miss last year! Apartment is lovely, everything thought of. The views are exceptional. Had a lovely New Year Break. Weather been amazing for the time of year. Can not wait to return, for our 6th visit!! Thanks Sue. — Jacqueline & Martin Wright , 02 Jan 2022
Wow, thank you. Surpassed our expectations! We have done Airbnb throughout the world but this is our favourite! Was so good to arrive to an exceptional apartment with fantastic views and the fire on! My parents both said “home from home”. Cannot recommend highly enough and we have our own apartment in the sun. Your standard is our standard! Can’t wait to come back. — Carole, Nick & Carole’s parents , 29 Nov 2021
Thank you for such a lovely stay in your apartment. It made our first holiday together extra special. A very well stocked and very clean apartment. We wanted for nothing. Fantastic views over the sea and lovely walks. We will definitely be back and be recommending to family and friends. Thanks once again for a wonderful stay. — Karen & Andy , 18 Sep 2021
Thank you for providing such a lovely apartment. We have been very comfortable - everything we needed was here and lovely and clean. Enjoyed the sea views. — Irene & Derek Newberry , 20 Oct 2020
Have had a lovely holiday here. The apartment was perfect as usual, everything you need for a relaxing stay. Lovely to see Scarborough - it’s looking good. See you next year. — Ann & Gerry Childe, 11 Sep 2020
We are back again! We love it here! The apartment is great and well located and Sue and the team are great hosts and really helpful. This is our home away from home. We can't wait to come back yet again! — Richard, Katie, Lucas & Ellis, 21 Feb 2020
Thank you so much Sue for a perfect weekend stay. There was everything we needed and the little extras have made it even better. We have had a wonderful relaxed and chilled out time. We'll definitely be returning. — Lou, Neil, Donna & Mel, 17 Feb 2020
This is our 4th New Year here. Sue and her family always make us feel so welcome. This was our second stay this year. Our son stayed with us this time - loved the location. New Year would not be the same if we were elsewhere. — Martin, Jacqueline & Jordan Wright (Ipswich), 02 Jan 2020
Amazing views, lovely weather. What more could anyone want! Apartment well situated for everything. Perfect place for Tobi's first holiday. He loved the sea, sand, sea life, miniature railway, open top bus - I could go on - so much to do and see. Thank Sue. — Sheila, Mike, Dawn & Tobi (Sheffield & Rotherham), 20 Sep 2019
We've had a lovely weekend and in the perfect location for the Open Air Theatre. The flat is ideal in size for our needs and the layout is cosy and comfortable. We really enjoyed an ice cream on the miniature railway and a visit to Peasholm Park which is so pretty in the daytime and lit up at night. The little things like having milk in the fridge for our arrival and having a well stocked cupboard with salt and vinegar as well as kitchen roll has made life a lot easier and allowed us to travel light. It's a home away from home. Thanks again.
— Stuart, Betty & Callum Light, 31 Aug 2019
We chose this accommodation because of the two bathrooms and the secure parking. All the rooms were very clean and even with four adults, we found the flat quite spacious. As most of our meals except breakfast were taken out we didn't avail ourselves of the excellent cooking facilities. The flat is extremely well fitted out and and in a very good position. Not far from the town centre and of course, the beach. We had a good holiday made better by the excellent weather. We would certainly recommend this accommodation to anyone. Thank you to Sue for a most pleasant and informative welcome. — Mike, 31 May 2019
Our first time in Scarborough was brilliant! We've loved looking out at the ever changing sea. This is a perfect base to explore from - the park, the beach, the castle, the cliffs... We've loved it. Made better by brilliant hosts who have been quick to respond and so helpful. Having been here for two weeks we have also experienced the treat of having Helen in to clean. Don't have a cleaner at home so this really was an unexpected and very appreciated treat. Thank you so much. We will be back no doubt!! — Jess, Grant & Raph (Nottingham), 07 May 2019
Another brilliant stay here, we have lost count of how many times we have stayed in this apartment and the one next door. Sue and her family are fantastic hosts and really look after you. The apartment has everything you need and is in a fantastic location. Our boys love it here and so do we. We can't wait to come back again! — Richard, Katie, Lucas & Ellis, 23 Feb 2019
This is our 3rd visit to Scarborough for New Year in this lovely apartment. The weather has been fantastic for this time of year. Sue always gives a warm welcome. Have already booked to come back in July - can not wait. We always enjoy being in this area and would recommend this apartment to anybody. — Jacqueline & Martin, 02 Feb 2019
Had a lovely break celebrating a milestone birthday for my Mother-In-Law. The apartment was perfect - nothing out of place, everything needed for a trouble free time was thought of. Scarborough provided a wonderful backdrop for our short break - thanks! — Sally, Gary, Joshua & Oliver, 29 Dec 2018
We have enjoyed a relaxing time here in Scarborough, a fabulous apartment with incredible view, great watching the sun rise! We have been to Scarbs many times before, but our first time at Royal Sands - what a find.... "a little gem". We will definitely be coming back here! Thank you — June, Lunda & Christine , 18 Sep 2018
This was our first visit to Scarborough as a family and Royal Sands provided the perfect base for our mini half-term break. We have stayed in quite a few holiday rentals and we thought the apartment went the extra mile to ensure a hassle free break - small details like beach towels, soap at every sink, free wi-fi toys, games, DVDs, tea towels and cleaning cloths for the kitchen... and SO clean! The attention to detail made all the difference. We had a lovely break, despite a stubborn sea fret and enjoyed all the town has to offer - Alpamare, the beach, the fun fair....and Pizza Express! And amazing fish and chips from North Bay Fisheries - thanks Mike! We will be back. — Amanda, Andrew, Violet (6) & Elsie (4), 29 May 2018
Another excellent and enjoyable stay. We have lost count of how many times we have stayed in this apartment or next door at 8. We love staying here and our boys would rather stay here than anywhere else. Sue and the rest of the team are welcoming, friendly and will do anything for you. Once again, they made one of our boys birthday special which we really appreciated. The apartment is very clean, has every amenity you could want and is in a great location. We would not stay anywhere else in Scarborough and we cant wait to come back again! — Richard, Katie, Lucas & Ellis, 16 Feb 2018
Another great New Year in Scarborough. Apartment views just breath taking (we will miss!!). Cannot wait to return. — Martin & Jacqueline, 03 Jan 2018
Had a lovely Christmas in Scarborough. The accommodation is great - and so was the weather. Thank you. — Lynne & Steve , 27 Dec 2017
Thank you. What a fantastic time we have had!!! Boat rides, bus rides & plenty sandcastles. Fabulous apartment, fabulous location & stunning view!!! We would definitely recommend. — Pete, Emma, Harry & Stanley, 29 Oct 2017
Very many thanks for a fantastic few days. We have all enjoyed our break away and the children loved all the games. Thank you too, for the very warm welcome and the lovely apartment! — Andrea, Whitney, Jake & Sally, 26 Oct 2017
Had a lovely holiday, the weather was good to us. The apartment is lovely, everything we could possibly want and more. Will be coming back soon. We will be recommending the Royal Sands to friends and family. Sue is lovely and could not be more helpful lovely lady. — The Mouldings, 01 Aug 2017
Had a great week again & enjoyed the cricket although sadly Yorks did not win this time. After the cricket visited the Castle, Rotunda museum & art gallery & had a good day at Filey. In addition to the still wonderful North Riding Brew Pub & Giannis, would recommend the North Bay cafe & the Harbour Cafe in the South Bay - I had a banana split! Thanks to Sue for keeping the apartment so clean and smart & for her welcome. Hope to visit again next year. — Sue & Frank, 09 Jul 2017
Thank you for this wonderful holiday apartment - beautifully furnished with everything we needed and such a perfect spot. We walked to most places we went to in Scarborough. We visited Whitby a couple of times, we can recommend the kippers - best anywhere! Thank you for the welcome and all the information when we arrived. We hope to be back. — Don & Eddy Macalister , 20 May 2017
Beautiful views, very well equipped and spotless apartment. We all loved North Bay Fisheries - best fish & chips any of us have ever eaten & that includes a Newfoundlander! — Ben, Glenys, Bruce & Pat, 23 Apr 2017
Thanks for a lovely break - the flat has been very comfortable and we have enjoyed the view. We have been lucky to get sunshine & mild weather and have enjoyed great walking. Walked to Filey & caught the bus back, walked from Cloughton to Hayburn Wyke and also from Robin Hoods Bay to Ravenscar on the "cinder track" and back on the coast (Cleveland Way). We enjoyed fish and chips from North Bay Fisheries, just down the road on Columbus Ravine, burgers and craft beer at the Cowshed and a great "posh meal" at Jeremys, which is a few doors from North Bay Fisheries and were delighted to find more excellent foody places so close by. We've had an excellent stay. Thank you. — Christine & Paul, 17 Feb 2017
We have had a lovely stay in your excellent flat. Would recommend to anyone. Have really enjoyed our New Year up here. Looking forward to the next! — Martin & Jacqueline, 03 Jan 2017
Another excellent stay here. The apartment has everything you need and is in a brilliant location. Sue is a fantastic host. It really is a home away from home. We are already booked in for our 4th visit and we can't wait! — Richard, Katie, Lucas & Ellis, 30 Oct 2016
Absolutely beautiful apartment. You have thought of everything. The little extras are what puts this apartment in a league of its own. If we return to Scarborough this would always be our first choice of accommodation. Thanks for the numerous directions too!! — Angela, Richard, Francesca & Joseph, 27 Aug 2016
Thank you Sue & Mike. We have loved staying here for the week. Enjoyed the sea view and the weather was kind to us. Peace of mind knowing the car was secure. Extras (tea, milk...) very much appreciated! Comfortable apartment. Easy access to the amenities. Recommend the café across the road for their roasts and breakfasts. Hope to stay again if we return to Scarborough. — Karen, David, Jessica & Thomas, 20 Aug 2016
We have had a lovely week in Scarborough. Enjoyed staying in this fantastic apartment, comfortable, clean and great views of the sea and castle. Location excellent. We appreciated the extras on arrival with the tea, coffee and chocs that was very thoughtful. Also the warm welcome from Mike and info provided. Thank you very much we have felt very much at home here. Hope to return next year. — Gerry, Ann & Rona, 02 Jul 2016
Thank you Mike and Sue. We have loved the last week in your Apartment. It is spotless, very comfortable and the view is fantastic. You have been very thoughtful and kind. Hope to see you again. — Barrie & Diane , 25 Jun 2016
A lovely warm welcome from Sue. Great apartment in a very good location. We had a very comfortable stay and will definitely return and recommend to friends and family. — Steve & Pam (Hessle), 28 Mar 2016
A great stay in Scarborough - the apartment was exactly as we hoped - very well appointed and an excellent location. We hope to return again soon. — The Wood Family (Bradford), 16 Mar 2016
Another fantastic weeks stay. Had previously stayed in the other apartment (No 8) this apartment (No 7) is equally perfect. It has everything you could ever need and want, feels like a "home away from home". There were also lots of nice little extra touches. We would not stay anywhere else when we come to Scarborough. We would be happy in either apartment. We would also like to say a big thank you to Helen for making us feel so welcome and for making our little boys birthday extra special - he loved his presents. We look forward to staying with you again soon. — Richard, Katie, Lucas & Ellis (Hull), 19 Feb 2016
Thank you very much. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay again. Having previously stayed in No 7, No 8 is also a lovely apartment. A really warm and friendly welcome from Mike and the same from Sue with the booking arrangements. — Angela & David, 03 Jan 2016
We had a lovely stay in your homely apartment! On arrival we were greeted by Lynne who explained everything we needed to know. The apartment was super clean and we very much appreciated the festive Christmas lights! Thank you for all your efforts. We will stay here again for sure! — Kiel & Celeste (London), 28 Dec 2015
Once again, an amazing holiday! Thank you so much for your hospitality! See you soon.

— Neil, Helen, Isabelle & Ophelia, 21 Sep 2015
Another great holiday. We feel quite at home here. Thank you.

— Alice & Bill Gledhill (Barnsley), 19 Sep 2015
We really enjoyed our stay here, the apartment has everything you could need and is in a really good location. Sue the owner was very helpful from the initial booking until checkout. We would not stay anywhere else in Scarborough and would love to come back again.
— Richard, Katie, Lucas & Ellis (Humberside), 31 Aug 2015
After a warm welcome from Helen, we had a fantastic two weeks holiday. The tastefully furnished apartment is ideally located for access to the beach, restaurants and main attractions of the North Bay. As we have become accustomed to, when taking holidays on this coastline, we only had one day of rain in two weeks. We will be seeing you again! Thank you.

— The Browne family (Chesterfield), 29 Aug 2015
A lovely, well equipped apartment overlooking Scarborough's North Bay. Excellent local facilities, secure parking and the warmest of welcomes from Mike & Sue. Wish we could have stayed longer. Highly recommended! — David & Janet Morgan, 22 Aug 2015
Thank you so much for letting us stay in your lovely apartment. A find – we will definitely stay here again. We were met by Helen as arranged who showed and told us everything we needed to know. The apartment has everything you would possibly need – tea, coffee, sugar, even toilet rolls! Central to everywhere so no car needed. Lovely apartment, fantastic location, thank you.

— Alison, Stephen, Alex & Jake, 08 Aug 2015
Had a lovely two weeks. The flat has just been perfect and only used the car twice. Love the view and sunrise. Thank you.

— Vicki, Charlotte, Sidney & Miller, 08 Aug 2015
Superb apartment, great weather. An easy walk to park, beach or town – what could be better! Looking forward to coming back in September.

— Alice & Bill Gledhill (Barnsley), 18 Jul 2015
Loved the apartment and view. Close enough to shops and plenty of walks. Peasholm Park a favourite. Hope we can return. Thank you so much! Fantastic firework display on the 26th at Peasholm Park, seen from bedroom window.

— Barrie and Diane, Rotherham, 27 Jun 2015
Thank you for a lovely stay in a beautiful location – everything you could possibly need inside & a fantastic view outside! We’ve spent time renewing our acquaintance with the delights Scarborough has to offer & watching the changing colours on the castle headland. Thanks for arranging a perfect weekend of weather! We will be back!

— Christine & John (Leicestershire) June & Phil (North Lincolnshire), 09 Jun 2015
An amazing apartment, a perfect family holiday escape. Fabulous views! We will be back soon! Thank you! — Neil, Helen, Isabelle & Bump, 22 Feb 2015
We did really enjoy our short break and loved your apartment. It has been furnished and equipped to a really high standard, pristine clean and fresh and very comfortable. It is ideally located for all amenities with lovely views of the sea and castle and the Wi-Fi was much appreciated. The private parking was a real bonus as Scarborough always seems to be a busy place. I did give all the questions a 5 star rating. — Jean Tilley, 29 Oct 2014
Had a lovely few days, very lucky with the weather, managed a boat ride on Peasholm Park in a dragon, splashing in the sea and a donkey ride. A walk up Olivers Mount and a visit with some friends. Great to come back to a bright, comfy clean apartment. The extra touches are much appreciated, milk in the fridge, tea, coffee etc All the things you need for a home from home. Thanks — Helen, Samuel, Diana & Keith, 27 Oct 2014
Thanks for a super weeks holiday with all the trimmings one needed. We will certainly come again. Many thanks. — Brian & Maureen Warrilow (Doncaster), 20 Oct 2014
Thank you for a first class apartment. The level of facilities is first class - a real home from home. It has really contributed to our wonderful holiday in Scarborough, and I would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone. — Brian, Cheryl & Emily Davis (Didcot, Oxfordshire), 23 Aug 2014
We have had a great week in Scarborough made even more special by the home comforts the Royal Sands provide. This has been by far the most comfortable, clean and well stocked apartment we have found down here and we would love to return in the future. Thank you for the attention to detail and warm welcome that really made all the difference to a family holiday. — David, Shona & Evan Morland (East Kilbride, Scotland), 09 Aug 2014
We had a very pleasant stay - lovely vista of the North Bay. Grace our 6 year old daughter didn't want to go home!!! Scarborough surprised us - lots to do. We enjoyed the beach at Filey, steam train trip from Pickering amongst things. We would recommend the apartment to friends and family! Thanks for making a happy holiday. — Roz, Neil & Grace (Cambridge), 02 Aug 2014
Thank you Sue! We had a wonderful time in your lovely apartment. Gorgeous sea view, comfortable beds and a short walk to the city. Due to your attentive care we felt like home and hope to come back some day! — Elly Vaupel, Uta Schott-Vaupell & Arika Rothkegel (Kirchhellan, Germany), 26 Jul 2014