The 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.
More boudoir than boutique, there are eight double rooms each with a distinctive La Rosa style and theme: Lewis: Imagining Carroll's study - Seaview. Sacre Coeur: Romance is sacred- Seaview. Little Red: Angela Carter not Disney - No seaview, small but perfectly formed. Saloon: Cowgirl Heaven - No seaview, but a massive bath. Stoker: The view that inspired Bram - Seaview and balcony. La Rosa: Fit for a swan princess - Seaview and balcony. Caravan: Homage to life on the road - No seaview, small but perfectly formed. Arabesque: Inside the genie's bottle - No seaview, huge bed.
In addition to these rooms there is 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.
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. Both the tea room and the tapas and cocktail bar in the basement are available for private hire.
There are great books and films and free internet access in the library.
Prices start from £86 a night. Breakfast is a 'picnic in bed' hamper. Contact them for mid-week discounts and details of La Rosa Campsite Extraordinaire!
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