The Firs

26 Hinderwell Lane Runswick BayTS13 5HRRunswick BayUnited Kingdom

About The Firs

The Firs Guesthouse is a family-owned late Victorian period building with many original features located on the coast of North Yorkshire, in the middle of the quaint fishing village of Runswick Bay, eight miles north of Whitby and an hour from York and Durham. The facility offers twin, double and flexible occupancy rooms designed for groups or families of three or four people - including small children.

The en-suite rooms are furnished with a sitting couch. They also feature a radio, an iPod docking station and free Wi-Fi. Ground floor rooms are accessible for mobility difficulties with wet room en-suite.

The Firs is pet-friendly and offers amenities such as doggie towels and showers. Pets may not be left in rooms unattended.

The hotel’s kitchen specialises in accommodating vegetarian and other special diets. The facility is not licensed to sell alcohol but guests may bring their own.

The hotel is close to many local tourist attractions including natural sites and amusement parks.


26 Hinderwell Lane Runswick Bay, TS13 5HR, Runswick Bay, United Kingdom
Telephone: +44 1947840433 | Fax: +44 1947841616 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Car park
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Flatscreen TV
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Fridge
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / corridors
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 16:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Very accessible.

Many guests complimented the accessibility of the site to people with disabilities including the roll-in showers. That said, some guests without disabilities thought that the wet rooms were inconvenient for those without mobility issues.

Home-made delicacies.

Guests raved about the home-made bread, jams and locally sourced meat and the fresh, seasonal produce. Don’t forget to sample the fresh cake left in guest rooms every day. They also say that the kitchen is extremely flexible in accommodating special and v

A great value for the money.

From the extraordinary, customer service-oriented staff, for whom nothing is too much trouble, to the many extras, such as the beautiful coastal scenery and free parking, guests felt pampered, taken care of, and frequently return again and again. It is al

Negative Reviews

Too expensive.

Some guests complained that the rooms were too small, the beds uncomfortable, and the prices unreasonable – both for the rooms and the restaurant.

They have cats.

While many guests love the pet friendly attitude of the hosts, including doggie extras, a few guests also noted that they have two hotel cats. While guests gave the hotel high marks for cleanliness, those with allergies might find staying here a challenge

A bit disappointing.

Quite a few guests wrote that they felt specifically disappointed in specific aspects that might seem a bit minor, but added up over the course of their stay. A few guests reported that they could not get freeview channels on their room TV and that even c

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8.9 /10
8.9 out of 10 based on 61 reviews