Raincliffe Hotel bedroom

All of our rooms are furnished with comfort and quality in mind and are located on ground, first and second floors. Our bedrooms overlook the gardens and Valley Road and are en suite with a choice of single, standard double and king size beds, free wired and wifi Internet connections, flat screen TV/DVDs and larger showers are available as are TV. Every facility you need for a relaxing stay comes as standard.

Four poster bed
Special Offers

First time customers who contact the hotel directly will ALWAYS receive preferential rooms as booking sites charge commissions.
Why not have an October break? Two nights in a double en suite room, bed, breakfast and 2 course dinner for £140.00. Offer is only available on telephone bookings; please check as exclusions apply.

Raincliffe Hotel dining area

The quality and freshness of food is never compromised here at the Raincliffe. Unlike many small hotels and guesthouse we offer freshly prepared, local produce in our breakfasts and dinners that will not leave you feeling hungry. Evening meals are by pre-booking or on your morning of travelling.

Raincliffe Hotel as seen on TV
As Seen On TV

Filmed during October 2010 we represented Scarborough in Channel 4's second series of '3 in a bed'. Competing against guest houses in the Isle of Wight and Fowey, Cornwall was an unforgettable experience and we are pleased to say that our guest house and Scarborough was a winning formula. We have recently filmed a pilot comedy series as well.

View of Scarborough beach

What better place to enjoy a relaxing break than Scarborough and the surrounding area? Many thousands of visitors to this lovely historical resort have already discovered that it truly offers something for everybody. Remember your Scarborough moments with us!

Outside Raincliffe Hotel
Our Vision

Mal and Katherine personally add their own special touches to your break in here at the Raincliffe. Our aim is to give the best possible service and value for money. We want you to leave with many happy memories of your time with us in Scarborough.

Welcome to Raincliffe Hotel

The Raincliffe is a guest house with many of the features of a small hotel. A SILVER AWARD with over 82% quality grading offers discerning customers the highest grade of 4 star accommodation on the preferred South Bay. Raincliffe is the closest accommodation on Valley Road to the beach, Spa entertainment complex, town centre, Italian Gardens, the Esplanade, the Harbour, and the Stephen Joseph Theatre; all are within easy walking distance along an almost level approach along Valley Road, yet just far enough away from the hustle and bustle. Unrivalled investment and commitment has resulted in supremely comfortable, spotless and safe accommodation. The proprietors personally ensure you receive excellent quality of food, highest levels of service and the warmest of welcomes. Easy parking is available to the front of the property. Access to all main routes: Pickering, York, Whitby, Goathland and Filey is simple from Valley Road, making the Raincliffe ideal as a touring base to visit the North Yorkshire Moors and Coastline. The Raincliffe is the perfect place to stay, whether you are visiting the area, attending conference, on business or one of our many foreign visitors to Anglolang Academy of English.


The Raincliffe is a stunning Victorian residence that has operated as a hotel for over 50 years. It was built in 1888 and retains much of its period charm. Relax in spacious and light south facing ground floor public rooms overlooking the hotel's extensive gardens and sun patio. Dine in an elegant dining room - perfect for enjoying a generous, FRESHLY cooked English breakfast, also choose from grapefruit, cereals, toast and preserves. We also offer a choice of home cooked evening meals using fresh ingredients served nightly between 5.30pm to 6.00pm; times can be adjusted to meet guests needs and PRE BOOKING is required. We are licensed until 10.00pm. Please note: we are a 100% non smoking premises and that we are unable to accommodate children under 8 years and we do not allow pets, only guide dogs. We cannot offer one night group bookings at the weekends, and this hotel does not welcome stag or hen parties.