Situated at the top of a tree lined residential street you may be surprised to find such an imposing and grand building as Green Gables. Originally built as a Hydro.
We wish to personally welcome you to one of Scarborough’s oldest privately owned hotels. We are a family run business and this means hands on approach working alongside our dedicated staff members.
The original Victorian architecture gives a very spacious feel with large ground floor meeting rooms and many family sized bedrooms on the upper floors. This allows us to accommodate groups in excess of 90 easily when required. Self catering units also on the upper floors can be used for traditional family holiday accommodation or smaller bedrooms if needed.
More on our History
Originally built as Scarborough Hydropathic Establishment This fine block of buildings, then situated in a salubrious and wooded locality in Falsgrave, was built in the Italian style of architecture. It was erected by Professor Wells (phrenologist) at a cost of nearly £10,000, and was opened in May, 1889, by the Mayor of Scarborough. Its situation had been well chosen, standing within its own grounds, overlooking a hilly slope (now known as falsgrave park). It was and still is sheltered from the east winds, and the northerly and westerly gales, by the wooded heights of what was then known as Spring hill, whilst the front was South facing giving it a sunny and cheerful aspect.
Turkish, Russian, Electric, Vapour, Sitz, and every other kind of bath could be had, as well as the most approved hygiene appliances. There were between 50 and 60 bedrooms in the establishment, which were lofty and light, elegantly furnished, and those on the first floor were supplied with hot and cold water. This institution was one more source of attraction for visitors to Scarborough during the winter months.
Many of the original features still remain today as you enter the building the sheer grandeur is very typical of the period.
Financial problems started to show in 1892, but the business continued until January 1900 when Mr Wells left finally closing in 1904. It was later bought by Robert C Hopper and is still owned by descendants of the same family. Since then it has developed into the hotel it is today.
Historical Images: Here are a selection of historical images of GreenGables.