About the hotel

We have just four bedrooms (double, four-poster or twin). Each is equipped for the comfort of two guests and is strictly non-smoking for your comfort and safety. Quality furnishings, colour TV, hairdryer, radio, central heating and courtesy tray are standard. All four rooms have sea views over the South Bay and have an en-suite wc with shower or bath.

Hippodrome Bedroom
"Hippodrome" bedroom
Festival Bedroom
"Festival" bedroom
Odeon Bedroom
"Odeon" bedroom
Wyndhams Bedroom
"Wyndhams" bedroom

The elegant lounge on the first floor, with its twin chesterfields is the perfect place to relax. The dining room is an attractive non-smoking room featuring two large polished mahogany tables and in common with all other rooms, has a display of theatre prints, photographs and other memorabilia.

Information that you will not normally see in hotel advertising - but there is no such thing as a universally perfect hotel! Different guests have different needs and requirements, so to avoid disappointing you when you arrive, here are a few things which may put you off!!


What can we say. This is an historic Conservation Area - and Scarborough now has a residents' parking scheme. In the Old Town there is normally sufficient parking for our guests but at peak times (Bank Holidays and the main Summer Holiday period) it may be more difficult. When you arrive in Scarborough come to Interludes first and - according to the time of day and how many nights you are staying - we will give you either a time clock or a scratch card. These will give you free parking in the Old Town during your stay with us.

No Smoking

On the coast the air is clean and fresh and that is how we like our home - plus - most hotel fires are started by guests smoking in bed. Not here please.


We have them everywhere. Nice Georgian stairs with fairly shallow wide treads, half landings and lots of posters to look at as you climb. There are no ground floor bedrooms.

Dogs &/or Children

Dorcas 1983 - 2003
Penny 1991 - 2009
Sasha 2003 - 2016

Marple 2010 -
Wolfit 2016 -

The original owners of the hotel (Dorcas and Penny) put their paws down and banned them - a tradition Marple and Wolfit are determined to continue. This keeps 'Interludes' quiet and peaceful. See 'Seagulls' below.


They live in resort towns. They squawk. Then they squawk some more.


We are on a hillside. This gives us our panoramic views across the south bay. It is a steep hill from two out of three directions. 'Cardiac Hill' one guest christened it. Quite!

We hope that you still want to visit us because a happy guest returns - many times - and recommends us to friends. That is how we get most of our business, not through paid advertising but through word of mouth. We like that!