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The Cavendish

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Overview of The Cavendish

The Cavendish

4.0 star property
Upmarket guesthouse in Scarborough

9.8/10 Exceptional

98 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Child-friendly activities
53 Esplanade Road, South Cliff, Scarborough, England, YO11 2AT

Room options

About this area

Getting around

  • Durham (MME-Teesside Intl.) - 79 min drive
  • Seamer Station - 11 min drive
  • Filey Station - 16 min drive
  • Scarborough Station - 22 min walk


  • Ramshill Cleaners - 4 min walk
  • Flames - 5 min walk
  • The Coffee Cup - 5 min walk
  • El Gringo's - 7 min walk
  • The Clock Cafe - 9 min walk

About this property

The Cavendish

When visiting Scarborough, The Cavendish is a great choice to consider. Guests can enjoy the outdoor tennis courts, and kayaking, mountain biking and surfing/body boarding are nearby.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 8 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The host will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast

What to do

  • Ping pong
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Horse riding nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Surfing/body boarding nearby


  • Indoor tennis courts
  • Outdoor tennis court


  • English

Room amenities


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Hygiene & cleanliness

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitiser.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p> This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ friendly). </p><p>This property accepts credit cards.</p>

Also known as

Cavendish House Scarborough
Cavendish Scarborough
Cavendish Guesthouse Scarborough
Cavendish Guesthouse
The Cavendish Guesthouse
The Cavendish Scarborough
The Cavendish Guesthouse Scarborough

Frequently asked questions

Does The Cavendish offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, The Cavendish does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Cavendish?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at The Cavendish?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at The Cavendish?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:00 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at The Cavendish?
No, this guest house doesn't have a casino, but Mecca Bingo (16-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at The Cavendish and nearby?
Practise your swing on the tennis courts. Additional recreation nearby includes birdwatching.
Are there restaurants at or near The Cavendish?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Ramshill Cleaners (4-min walk), Flames (5-min walk) and The Coffee Cup (5-min walk).
What's the area around The Cavendish like?
The Cavendish is a short 7-minute walk from South Bay Beach and 9 minutes' walk from Scarborough Spa.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Very tasty substantial breakfast.The best landlady, very welcoming and comes with a lovely nature.Room was spacious with plenty of storage.
Kim, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hosts went above and beyond for my partner and I, providing vegan friendly breakfasts and an alternative to milk for our tea & coffees. The building is very clean and tidy with everything you would need for a peaceful few days by the sea. We highly recommend staying here and will be suggesting it to family and friends if they ever go that way. Thank you Jo and Rob for the lovely stay.
Rowan, 3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Exceptionally well organised and very Covid secure. Lots of attention to detail whether this be procedures for ensuring you have everything you need or the coordination of the decor. The breakfasts are large, well cooked and lots of choice. Ordering the night before and an allocated time means everything is cooked to order without a wait. Very friendly and helpful owners.
Debra, 3-night romance trip
Verified Ebookers guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely break together in Scarborough.
We booked as we were due to go to a concert, which has been postponed 😟 however we decided still to visit as only an hour from where we live, so glad that we did as we had a lovely break together, away from the daily chores. The Cavendish is a lovely small hotel, B&B situated in a wide street that leads to the esplanade and spa area of Scarborough. The hotel was clean, with the usual en suite facilities within the room. Due to Covid restrictions, the room was not serviced during our stay, but that suited us fine. If we needed anything for the room we were asked at breakfast, and it was left outside our room door. Good choice of breakfast to be ordered the evening before, beautifully cooked and served on lovely hot plates. Rob and Jo the proprietors have got it spot on, we hope to return sometime in the future.
Jayne, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Overall excellent, great room ,great breakfasts wonderful host s. Nothing not to like
7-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Little Gem
Just returned from a lovely 5 night break at The Cavendish.Our hosts Jo and Robert were so friendly and welcoming. Our room was really clean, comfortable and spacious, and with very clear guidelines on keeping safe at this present time, with staggered breakfast times and hand sanitiser points. You can tell they love what they do and go out of their way to keep guests happy.Thankyou Jo and Rob for your hospitality and not forgetting the yummy breakfasts :)
Margaret, 5-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A home from home and relaxing stay.
What a wonderful stay we had, from checking in with us before we arrived to check out, Jo and Rob could not have done anything else for us. Everything we needed was available either in the room or by contacting Jo and Rob who delivered items to our door. A truly fantastic stay and without a doubt we’ll be back again
Nicki, 4-night trip with friends
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

We really enjoyed our stay. Social distancing not a problem, everywhere was really clean, hosts very friendly. The family room was liggt, airy and very spacious. Breakfast was amazing and plentiful woth wide range of options, child friendly, location excellent. We couldn't fault anything. Our only hiccup on arrival was finding out they wouldn't normally provide towles for children. They soon responded and provided towle for our 2 but we didnt see it anywhere that thats not normally the case, had we known we would of taken our own. But absolutely value for money and a great place to stay
Cathy, 4-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The people who run it are very friendly , and welcoming.. the room I stayed in was perfect very clean and tidy, and the bed was just right . The lady that cleaned my room and helped with breakfast ,was always. cheerful. The food was very good , this is one of the nicest places I have stayed in , no hesitation about staying here again.
Peterwatson, 2-night trip
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