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Royal Hotel, Whitby

Rose's@WGW April 2023 at the Royal Hotel

3 nights from Friday 28th (with the option of Thursday night)

Rebecca, Martine, Gloria and Nina at the Whalebone Arch, WGW 2022. Photo by Ian Carr

Twice a year, April and Halloween, there is a Goth Weekend in Whitby and Martine has organised a Rose's group for the Spring Goth Weekends every April since 2011 (except 2020 and ‘21 because of covid). At these weekends, the town of Whitby is inundated, not just by Goths, but steampunks, pirates, trans, and all manner of people who just love to dress up in the most amazing costumes. It is all great fun and everyone is so friendly. For 2023 we will be staying at a new venue, Whitby’s Royal Hotel.

The Royal Hotel is ideally located atop the West Cliff overlooking Whitby Harbour and the sea. It is just by the famous Whalebone Arch and very close to the Spa Pavilion where some of the goth events take place. The hotel has a bar, lounge and restaurant, free WiFi, and on-site parking (this is limited, but there are also scratch cards available for street parking). We have negotiated a bed and breakfast deal for our group that will include a private welcome get-together with a buffet and a glass of fizz on the Friday evening (or perhaps the Thursday if the majority of our group come for the 4 nights). At this meeting Martine will brief everyone about the events of the weekend ahead and offer guidance particularly for first-timers to Whitby and goth events.


Accommodation and Prices:

The following prices are per room bed and breakfast and include the private Welcome Get-together with a buffet and glass of Fizz

  Double or Twin Single
  Total Deposit Total Deposit
Standard room 3 nights Friday 28th-Sunday 30th £498 £100 £390 £78
Extra for standard room Thursday night 27th £95 £20 £75 £15
Extra for sea view room per night £25   £25  

Coming alone:
If you are coming alone but would like to share a twin room with another, we will endeavour to allocate someone else to share with you but this cannot be guaranteed. If we do find someone to share with you the cost of the room will be shared equally between the two of you. However, if we are unable to find someone, you will have to pay the full cost of the twin room or be moved to a single room, but if this is unacceptable, you can cancel the booking with a full refund of your deposit.

For all bookings:
A deposit will be required once Martine has confirmed availability of the room required. The deposit is non-refundable except in the case above.
The balance should be paid not later than 25th March 2023. Unfortunately we will be unable to offer a refund if you have to cancel after this date.
Payment can be by bank transfer (preferred), Paypal (transaction fee may be added), or cheque. Sorry we cannot accept credit card payments.
Confirmation of the total cost and details of how to pay will be sent to you after you have submitted a booking form.