La Rosa Hotel
Victorian Seaside Fun

La Rosa Hotel opened in December 2008

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. With a definite nod to Alice we are hoping to create a similar Wonderland feel as La Rosa Campsite.

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.

Crows' Nest

In addition to these rooms we have 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, crockery and a dressing-up box.

La Rosa gift vouchers

You can either buy a voucher for a specific room, or for a sum of money.

Prices start at 20, which would buy a tea party for two people. 60 would get you a night at the campsite in one of our beautiful vintage vans,and individual room vouchers start at 86.

If you know someone who is overworked or overwhelmed at the moment the idea of a night away at some point will be far more relaxing than even the poshest of toiletries.

To buy vouchers, please call us on 01947 606981.

2016 Offers:


3 Nights for the price of 2
Sunday to Thursday


1 Night get 2nd Half Price
Sunday to Thursday


Town Mouse/Country Mouse
1 night at La Rosa Campsite 1 night at La Rosa Hotel
Tuesday and Wednesday - 70 per person


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Whitby Postcard

Tea Room

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.

The tea room with catering is available for private hire by groups between 5pm and 10pm where our famous La Rosa tea parties can be provided for up to 12 people.

Private Hire Tapas and Cocktail bar

The basement of the building houses a carnivalesque tapas restaurant which may be hired privately for up to 30 guests. Prior booking required.

For those wishing to make group bookings we have to let you know our policy on drunkeness. We cannot tolerate drunk and disorderly behaviour at the hotel and wish to respect our live-in colleagues and residential neighbours at all times. The basement is a restaurant, not a club, and will close at midnight. You may bring your own music and we have an iPod dock and a selection of vintage records.


The hotel will have the same green policy as the campsite, which is: buy second hand, make do and mend, more Wombles than eco warriors, more Steptoe than Selfridges.

Toiletries are all hand-made using quality natural ingredients.

All the paints we use are low odour where possible and our wallpapers are vintage.

We hope the hotel will spread the word gently at the same time as offering good old fashioned seaside fun to all who sail in her.


La Rosa Hotel is designed to be a place of romance, fun and escapism. We have great books as well as free internet access in the library. We have a great selection of films.

All our double rooms are ensuite - 6 with baths and 2 with showers. The Crows Nest has one ensuite shower room as well as a separate bathroom and toilet.


Breakfast is a "picnic in bed" hamper delivered to your door containing an assortment of goodies including croissants, scones, fruit, eggs and yoghurt.

Our tea room opens from 11am - 5pm every day in July and August, on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays the rest of the year.

As with La Rosa Campsite we aim to welcome people of all types except racists, bigots or puritans. We encourage peaceful groups and can accommodate up to twenty two people.

Hotel Rates:

La Rosa ------------------------------------------------------135 per night
Sacre Coeur ------------------------------------------------135 per night
Saloon -------------------------------------------------------120 per night
Lewis ---------------------------------------------------------120 per night
Arabesque ---------------------------------------------------120 per night
Stoker --------------------------------------------------------110 per night
Caravan ------------------------------------------------------86 per night
Little Red -----------------------------------------------------86 per night
The Crows Nest (up to 6 people) --------------------------250 for 1 night

200 for a 2nd night

100 for each night thereafter

Cancellation Policy

A 50% deposit is required to secure all bookings. Cancellations of hotel rooms or caravans are required 14 days before arrival. We will always endeavour to re-sell cancelled rooms or caravans and refund any money where possible but this is not guaranteed. Likewise, we will always transfer/re-schedule a booking to an alternative date where possible. In the event of cancellation the deposit will be returned if we are notified no less than 14 days before arrival date.

For group bookings, at the hotel or campsite, the cancellation period is 8 weeks prior to your visit. Again, we will always endeavour to re-sell spaces and return money of possible.

Private Hire Rates:

Hire of tea room for up to 12 people with special tea party ------------------------------------------------------------------------15 per head
Hire of tapas bar for up to 30 people with food and bar staff ----------------------------------------------------------------------30 per head
The hotel is available for private hire group bookings of up to 22 people, including bed, breakfast, use of the tea room, library, downstairs tapas bar with food and bar staff.

Please telephone or email for full prices and details.

For Bookings and Information:

Tel: 01947 606981

5 East Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HB

5 East Terrace, Whitby, North Yorkshire, YO21 3HB | Tel: 01947 606981 | Email:

La Rosa 2005 - 2009