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2 guests

1 bedroom

1 bed

1 bathroom

Simply Scandi @ Golden Lion Apartments

in Whitby

4.32

(56 Reviews)

Simply Scandi is a beautifully designed one bedroom apartment located in the heart of Whitby town centre. With a clean and minimalist look throughout, this aptly named apartment focuses on functionality without sacrificing style. Brand new for summer 2021, Simply Scandi is perfect for those looking for a coastal getaway. Whether it’s a solo adventure, a romantic retreat or a staycation with a friend, this stunning property will not disappoint.

Trip Details

The Space
Simply Scandi has an open plan kitchen, living and dining area. Minimal in style, the room features a neutral colour scheme and subtly layered textures. The stunning acoustic wood feature wall is the focal point adding structure and clean lines. Perfect for relaxing, the living area has a comfortable sofa, a linen armchair and a flat screen TV.

Fully equipped with modern appliances, the kitchen boasts a dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, oven, hob, toaster, kettle, microwave and refrigerator. There is even a coffee machine so you can start your day with a delicious coffee every morning. The dining area includes a marble style table and metal wire dining chairs.

The Scandi style flows through to the bedroom. Here you’ll find the same acoustic wood panelling surrounding the king size bed to create a modern yet cosy feel. Bedside wall lamps, minimalist style bedside tables, a chest of drawers and a line art illustration complete the look. The en-suite bathroom boasts a walk in shower, WC and basin, all complete with matte black hardware.

Golden Lion Apartments is home to three separate apartments with a maximum capacity of 8. If you are looking for a stay for a group, there are often opportunities to rent all three apartments together. Please send us an email with your preferred dates for availability and prices.

Home Truths:
- The apartment is located in the centre of Whitby and is therefore subjected to seagulls noise.
- The apartment is opposite a pub and there can be noise, especially on the weekends.
- The building has a number of floors and the stairs can be tight. Please note Simply Scandi is located on the first floor. The apartment therefore may not be suitable for those less physically able.

Neighborhood
Golden Lion Apartments are located in Whitby town centre so you’ll be perfectly situated to explore the many restaurants, cafes and shops on the doorstep.

Nestled on the West Cliff, you’ll find fun arcades and you’ll be able to sample the catch of the day in one of Whitby’s famous fish restaurants which line Pier Road. The Blue Flag West Cliff beach and promenade is just a short 5-minute walk from the property so you can really make the most of your coastal escape.

The other side of Whitby is full of narrow, medieval streets dotted with boutiques and pubs. Climb the famous 199 steps up to the Church of Saint Mary. You can also discover the renowned ruined Whitby Abbey, which was the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s gothic novel ‘Dracula’.

Step outside of Whitby and you’ll uncover a haven of woodland and moorland. Whitby forms part of the North York Moors National Park so it’s the perfect place for long walks.

Getting Around
Golden Lion Apartments are located in the centre of Whitby so the town can easily be explored on foot.

Whitby train station is just a short 5-minute walk away so villages and towns along the North Yorkshire coast can easily be reached via rail. There’s also a taxi rank in close proximity to the train station.

There are plenty of bus routes throughout Whitby. Hop on the X4 and you can visit beautiful coastal villages like Sandsend, Runswick Bay and Staithes. The X93 travels along the coast to Scarborough. The 95 route features plenty of quaint villages, such as Grosmont and Lealholm.

  • Heating
  • Hot water
  • Bed linens
  • Coffee maker
  • Cookware
  • Laptop friendly workspace
  • Dishes and silverware
  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Family/kid friendly
  • Refrigerator
  • Hangers
  • Hair dryer
  • Kettle
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pets allowed
  • Stove
  • TV
  • Iron
  • Suitable for infants (under 2 years)
  • Suitable for children (2-12 years)
  • Toaster
  • Towels provided
  • Town
  • Washer
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Enhanced cleaning practices
  • Essentials
  • High touch surfaces disinfected
  • Free parking on street
  • Wireless Internet
  • First aid kit
  • Smoke detector
  • Near Ocean

Guests have access to the full apartment. The keys to the property are accessed via a secure key safe and full details will be provided shortly before your arrival date.

We provide a parking scratch card for your stay which gives you free parking in the W zones in Whitby. Additional free parking can be found nearby, and full details will be sent to you before check in.

Check-in: 15:00

Checkout: 10:00

From the guestbook

4.32

(56 Reviews)

Stuart

11/05/2022

Superb

Karen

08/05/2022

The apartment was very well appointed and comfortable - couldnt have asked for more.
Fabulous location.
No complaints at all - excellent property.

Paul

03/05/2022

Great view from room. Very good customer care in terms of extras e.g. milk provided, coffee pods provided etc. Even better were the parking permits provided.
Bed was slightly uncomfortable. Location of the flat was very central but next to pub so came back on first night to find two drunks outside the door with one having urinated in the corner. They did apologise though ....

Louise

01/05/2022

Passable

June

30/04/2022

The location and set up was lovely.
It was clean and was set up with everything you needed.v
The stairs we did not realise how narrow the stairs And how steep. As our age range was 66 to 74 but managed. X

Michael

25/04/2022

Superb

David

24/04/2022

location was perfect

Rebecca

12/04/2022

A superb place to stay. Location couldn't have been more perfect. Really clean and modern - looks like it has just been refurbished.

Communication with the company was also great - they were in regular contact and fixed a very minor issue on the day. Also really great to get parking included which was simple to use.

Can't fault this place and looking to return!

Achille

07/04/2022

Superb

Maria

06/04/2022

Excellent location. Alot of stairs to apartment - not clear in the information.
Beds uncomfortable. Too hard.

Lynne

05/04/2022

great little apartment, in a good location
n/a

Joanne

03/04/2022

Excellent location right in the heart of Whitby town fantastic views of the river. Clean and modern apartment with all the facilities you need for self catering. Rooms are a decent size with underfloor heating. Welcome pack with all the instructions for all the appliances. Good size bathroom with modern suite. Comfy clean bedroom. Great communication via text/email regarding our stay. Pets welcome ?? We have been visting Whitby for several years and have stayed in the most popular hotels/b&b's and the Golden Lion is by far the best we have ever stayed in. Definitely 5 stars ????????
Lack of wardrobe space, only 6 clothes/coat hooks ( 3 in the bedroom and 3 in hallway), Bedroom consists of bed, 2 bedside tables and chest of draws (3 draws). Its understandable that you can't' fit a wardrobe in but the bedroom would benefit from the removal of the hooks in the bedroom and replaced with a wall mounted clothes rail.

Amy

28/03/2022

Perfect location, right in the centre, 1 min walk to the harbour and 5 min walk to the beach. Stunning apartment with everything you could possibly need. Beautifully decorated. Amazing shower.

Samuel

16/03/2022

Very comfortable in all respects. The kitchen is great, with enough equipment to actually use it and cook meals. Great shower!
We struggled to get in on our first night, and had to call a couple of people for help. The door has an electronic lock with a display which says “show card” on it. In order to access the keypad to enter the code you do not need to show a card, but just cover the card reader with your palm. This was a little confusing, and could have been made clearer.

John

07/03/2022

Exceptional

Jonathan

06/03/2022

Thank you
Great bed
Great shower
Great location

Sharon

04/03/2022

in the middle of where we wanted to be , so good
heating dodgy get one thermostat to work then the other didn’t . so one room ok the other cold

Katie

24/02/2022

The modern spec of the apartment. Any queries were sorted out very quickly. Central town position with view of the harbour and lovely at night when lit up.

Donna

23/02/2022

Great stay couldn’t get oven to work but we loved it and would come back. Great location comfortable bed and stay.

Charlotte

18/02/2022

Fantastic apartment and an amazing location, beautiful view out of the living room/ kitchen windows too! Apartment was immaculate on arrival and all the amenities you could need were available! Couldn’t recommend more!

Juliet

18/02/2022

Modern décor and a spectacular view of the Whitby swing bridge.
3 flights of tight turning stairs making it tricky to get luggage installed.

Chamberlain

31/01/2022

very comfy warm and homely will be staying again

Robyn

30/01/2022

Location was brilliant and the free parking was good. Very easy access and keyless which was even better!
The bed was extremely uncomfortable which put such a downer on our stay and we couldn’t wait to get back to our own! Which is such a shame because the location and place was beautiful. Could of done with spare pillows and a blanket. It was quite noisy, but I do not think it would have kept us up if the bed was comfortable as we would have probably slept through it.

Nicola

27/01/2022

Superb

Mikes

16/01/2022

good location nice apartment

Paul

04/01/2022

Superb

Shirley

12/12/2021

Superb

Ryan

06/12/2021

Clean, brilliant location, warm

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Damby123

28/11/2021

The apartment was clean, tidy and very central
The heating needs looking at, the main area wasn't as warm as the bedroom.
Please advise customers that the key pads are activated by putting your hand over it. We had to ring up, not clear on instructions sent out.
The bed was a little too hard for us.

Michael

25/11/2021

Location, cleanliness,
Entrance, cold kitchen heating not working room alone not warm enough, heated towel rail not working, uncomfortable sofa.

Andrew

22/11/2021

Exceptional

Deborah

14/11/2021

location
couldn’t get the underfloor heating to work and the bed was very uncomfortable my partner slept on sofa most nights

Anonymous

14/11/2021

The location was amazing, close to everything. Interior was lovely and had everything you needed.
The access at the main front door is a little misleading as there’s two possible key pads, one which is metal which holds something inside and a digital one which has the word ‘card’ on it on the door. So we presumed the code was for the metal box and would get the card to gain access…but if you hold your hand up to the digital key pad it lights up with numbers.

Louise

12/11/2021

Excellent location close to everything we needed. Really good facilities.
Maybe a sign on the old door advising that it's not in use and to go to the other door.

Mr

02/11/2021

Perfect location! Nice lounge/kitchen area, great TV, nice bathroom with excellent shower!
Too many tight steps up to the apartment, bed & pillows too hard, heating didn't work, excessive noise from flat above, free parking miles away and all full, had to pay for harbour car park!

Russell

18/10/2021

Exceptional

Karen

10/10/2021

Location was brilliant
Nothing not to like except all stairs ??

Lucyna

28/09/2021

Absolutely incredible location - right in the centre of town. The flat is lovely - great design, very comfortable, and underfloor heating. We had a great time!

Riona

24/09/2021

location, modern & clean

Shaun

23/09/2021

Great central location.
Clean apartment with everything you could need to make and prepare snacks
Bathroom great with big shower.
Fantastic base for exploring the Whitby area

Joshua

20/09/2021

Superb

Ed

12/09/2021

Perfect location to start our walk around Cumberland Way.
no USB charger plug/plate for the iPhone - would have made a huge difference for us.

Stephen

08/09/2021

Excellent Central location, very modern clean apartment with all the facilities needed. Even down to tea bags, coffee, sugar, dishwasher tablets, bleach, bin liners, coffee pods, basically too much to mention.
Nothing.

Andrea

02/09/2021

We spent very pleasant days in this lovely place. Well located, with all ameneties around.
The loft is well decorated and very functional.
Thank you very much.
Andrea, Lucas & Oliver

Lynne

31/08/2021

Excellent accommodation, modern, new and clean. All the facilities needed (and more!) Fantastic location, dog friendly.

Tracey

28/08/2021

Location in centre of Whitby was convenient for our short stay. Apartment facilities good and lived the decor. We used pay & display parking as the free parking was further away ( but at £10 for 24 hours, no issue)

James

24/08/2021

The pillows could have been better and we couldn’t get the TV to work

Jayne

24/08/2021

Disappointing

Ray

22/08/2021

Exceptional

Jackie

21/08/2021

Superb

Guy

19/08/2021

Superb

Samantha Izzabella (Izzy)

17/08/2021

Perfect , modern, clean, super comfy with all the things you could possibly need, couldn’t be more central! We loved it, stayed 4 nights and had a real great stay!

Zhuo

10/08/2021

Very good

Jenny

09/08/2021

A fantastic flat in a beautiful location.

Everything you need for a self contained stay right in the heart of town with everything on your doorstep should you want it.

An amazing stay ?

Sara

06/08/2021

Very disappointng be aware the is a lot of building work going on right near the bedroom of this apartment and they wake you up at 7am,along with the seagulls, the flat has a rental management company Host & Stay North Yorkshire, we only managed to stay 2 nights apparently the apartment was brand new & developed a leak whilst we were there, the rental company were not great they turned up to look at it and basically turfed us out of the apartment, then it took them all day to get back to us to tell us that we had to leave as they were switching the water off. They found us a replacement place which they stated was 30-40 minutes away from whitby which was actually 45 minutes away (Saltburn by The Sea) and expected us to stay there without even seeing it, we had to chase them for the picutres we were left with no choice but to move mainly because they got in touch with us so late. The new place was beautiful but extremely difficult to find with no accurate or clear instructions as this was also brand new, all in all a pretty stressful start to our 1 weeks holiday and for all the distruption and hassle we had they had the cheek to offer us a 25% discount if we booked another stay through them NO THANKS not the way you treat your customers. Salt burn on Sea is beautiful and has a beautiful beach we would definately stay in that area again and the apartment there but sadly wouldnt want go throught this managment company even with 25% off!.

Bibianna

03/08/2021

Our stay in the Golden Lion Apartments was incredibly disappointing and we left feeling like we had wasted £300 a night on accommodation that was very overpriced.
We stayed in the Modern Industrial apartment, which they have done a great job at attempting to make very nice, but the apartment has many flaws and it didn’t feel like it was ready yet for guests.
The water in the shower does not go down the drain whilst you are showering, so you’re standing in a pool of water the entire time you shower.
The floors are paper thin, we were kept awake every night by the people staying above us, we could hear their full conversations and every footstep would shake our ceiling.
The ceiling lights in the apartment between the bedroom and the lounge room are on a sensor, with no switch, so if you’re staying in the apartment with a dog like we were, every time you’re dog moves around during in the night the bright lights turn on. They also sometimes turned on when the people in the apartment upstairs would walk, the vibrations would trigger the light.
The flat screen television in the apartment didn’t work, it didn’t appear to have been set up properly and the remote didn’t work for the tv. They had someone come over to try and fix it but it still didn’t work. The television screen was also smashed in the corner which looked like it may have happened when it was installed.
The bedroom is also overlooked by properties behind, so if you have the blinds open people can see straight in. Including workman currently on the scaffold next door. So you have to keep the black out blinds closed and have no natural light. Some sheet curtains over the black out blinds to keep closed during the day would provide some privacy.
The apartment was generally very dusty with residue from the recent building works, all the indoor plastic plants still had tags on them like it had all been finished very rushed.

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