Award-Winning B&B

with Stunning Sea Views in Prime Whitby Location

Welcome To the

Riviera Guesthouse, Whitby

Oh I do like to be beside the seaside… And there’s no place quite like Whitby!

Fish and chips and queuing up for your favourite ice cream; sand castle competitions and dipping your toes in chilly water, brightly coloured beach huts and fresh salty sea air; a stroll around a quaint town and a rambling walk in the countryside.

If you are looking to escape for a classic seaside break, there is no better destination than Whitby. Recognised as the epitome of a British seaside holiday, Whitby has everything you could ask for and more.

Boasting one of the best locations for accommodation in town is the Riviera. Our family-friendly guest house has received several awards for excellence in guest satisfaction.

What’s more you won’t find a better outlook in Whitby than here, with panoramic views out to the dramatic North Sea, Whitby Harbour and across to the next bay of Sandsend from our comfortably appointed en suite bedrooms and dining rooms.

All these things and more, make for perfect sun kissed memories. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Whitby and the Riviera!

Emma and Zed

Superior King with Bay Window Sea Views 2
All these things and more, make for perfect sun kissed memories. We’re looking forward to welcoming you to Whitby and the Riviera!

Emma and Zed

Property Highlights

Sea view

Breakfast Included


Great Location

Free WiFi

15 Bedrooms


Rooms with views

We have 15 en suite bedrooms at the Riviera. Each unique in its design and furnishing and most enjoy spectacular sea views.

Whether you are coming as a solo traveller, couple, a family with children or friends sharing, we have a bedroom to match your requirements. Choose from King-size, Double, Family/twin (double bed and single bed) and Single rooms.

Start your day the ‘Riviera’ way

Breakfast of champions

At the Riviera we’re on hand to make sure you want for nothing and each morning we’ll prepare a breakfast of champions to keep you going during a day’s adventure.

Our breakfasts are home-cooked with love and served in our sea-facing dining rooms with their floor-to-ceiling bay windows.

Choose from a wide selection of cooked breakfast options. One of the biggest compliments for us is an empty plate and a contented smile after breakfast!

Local Area

Discover Whitby

Whitby is one of those places that conjures up the happiest memories of childhood holidays by the seaside. And when you need to disconnect from work and the stress of a busy lifestyle, it’s the perfect tonic.

It’s an iconic destination with everything you could ask for and more from a classic British seaside town. Fresh air, great beaches, great places to eat out, you’ve even got some Gothic Dracula inspiration thrown in. Plus it’s the perfect base to explore the Moors and coastline.

Our Rooms

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Frequently Asked Questions

Parking information can be found on our contact page.
Please email or call if you need any further clarification

Check-in time is 2pm to allow all rooms to be serviced to the high standard we pride ourselves upon.
If you do require an earlier check-in, please call us and we will try and work to your request. There may be additional charges for this.

Check-out time is 10am to give enough time for the rooms to be serviced to a high standard ready for Check-in.
If you do require a later check-out, please let us know and we will try and work to your request.
This will depend on subsequent bookings. There may also be additional charges.

Booking extras can be added to your booking at any point from booking through to check-in.
We can provide Flowers (price depends on preference and size), Helium Balloons at £6 and Chocolates at £5.
We can also provide other booking extras of your choice e.g. celebration banners, cards.
We will always do our utmost to source the item you require. The cost of these items will be confirmed with you prior to your arrival.

Each room is supplied with a hairdryer which can be found in one of the drawers.

Each room is supplied with an ironing board which can be found in the cupboard.
Irons are available on request from reception.
We ask that you iron away from the smoke detectors in the bedroom due to the risk of false alarms.

Unfortunately we do not allow any pets apart from assistance animals.

We do not provide lunch or evening meals however we are very close to all local amenities.
Please visit our places to eat page for some ideas on restaurants other guests have enjoyed a meal in.
We are also more than happy to offer any other information you may require.

We are about a 10 minute walk from the train station however 50% of it is uphill therefore we recommend getting a taxi (about 3 minute drive) especially if you have luggage with you. Our taxi recommendation would be White Rose Taxi’s on 01947 602602.

We are very close to town. It takes about 5 minutes to walk into the town (and that’s at a leisurely pace!).