Many a seaside visitor has treated themselves to refreshment in its garden after completing the long trek up the hill.
The Victoria Hotel at Robin Hood’s Bay has long been a popular choice for food, drink and some much needed R&R.
Now the clifftop hotel is moving into a new era under new owners.
Andrew Fiddler had owned and operated The Victoria for more than 12 years. He has now sold the 16-bedroom property to the Travel Sector Property Group.
Director of the group Andrew Long said: “The Victoria is an iconic hotel which showcases the very best of the North Yorkshire Heritage Coast, with stunning views and a reputation to match.
“In due course we plan to undertake an elegant and sensitive refurbishment programme to ensure that the hotel retains its historic charm, whilst also sitting proudly alongside its sister hotels, the White Hart Hotel in Lincoln, and the Polurrian on the Lizard in Cornwall.”
Victoria Hotel facts
- The Victoria Hotel was built near the end of the Victorian era, in 1897
- It featured in the Oscar-winning period movie, Phantom Thread, starring Sir Daniel Day Lewis
- It has 16 double en-suite bedrooms
- For food and drink, it has The Captains Lounge, the main restaurant and bar, and the Sea View Orangery and Garden
Everyone in the hotel team has been retained, he said.
The seller Andrew Fiddler said: “I’m immensely proud of the hugely successful and highly regarded establishment that we have been able to create during this time.
“I would like to thank all of the team, who deliver outstanding customer service time after time, and have been a key element to this success.”
The new owners will be running the Victoria with operating partner Luxury Hotel Management.
Christie & Co hotel director Mark Worley brokered the deal.
He said: “The Victoria ticked so many essential boxes from a buyer perspective – a stunning location, excellent reputation, high quality internal and external standards, multiple income streams, vibrant year-round trade, potential for further development and most importantly, a very healthy level of turnover and profits.
“It is therefore of little surprise that a deal was agreed within a few days of it coming to the open market, illustrating the current demand and desire for iconic hotel and hospitality opportunities.”