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La Rosa Hotel: vintage splendour in Whitby

December 23, 2013

La Rosa  hotel in Whitby is paradise for vintage lovers and a real treat for anyone who appreciates great interiors. Owner Amanda Boorman has a passion for the pre-loved, quirky and nostalgic and she has poured it all into the property on the West Cliff. It’s a visual feast of old pictures, books, and furniture surrounded by hundreds, maybe thousands, of fascinating nick nacks.

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This wildly imaginative place was born out of a festival cafe that Amanda ran with friends.  Using old china and homemade cakes, it pioneered the vintage tea room revival.

“We thought the concept would work as a campsite,” says Amanda. They found a house with land near Goathland, bought gipsy and Airstream caravans and launched the La Rosa campsite. Its success spurred her on to turn a dilapidated, boarded up guest house into an eight bedroom hotel. It has views out to the sea and the abbey and super comfy beds from Princess and the Pea in Lincoln.

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Each room has a theme. One pays homage to Lewis Carroll, who was a frequent visitor to the property, another is styled like a gipsy caravan and there are cowgirl and Little Riding Hood suites. The Crow’s Nest apartment has a Peter Pan feel.

www.larosa.co.uk

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