I was talking with Helen in the Cocktail Library in La Rosa and we agreed that the poster on the wall would be a great title for a second piece about my favourite hotel, La Rosa.
I would not consider myself particularly boho but I have touched on it in my Vocal writing.
And that piece refers to my last La Rosa article.
A Little More On This Wonderful Establishment
All the rooms are themed and the service is wonderful. You are treated like family, and that is a good family, there is a lot of love when you come to La Rosa.
Things have slightly changed since we were last here, Helen and her family have taken the basement as their living area and we were introduced to the dog John.
In my previous piece, I wrote about the hotel itself and what I liked about it and why you should visit if you get the chance.
Then I started thinking about the concept of hotels. Generally, hotels are just a place to stay while you go and do whatever you want to do on your break or holiday.
So Why Is La Rosa Different?
La Rosa is not just somewhere to stay, it is far more than that, it is something to actually experience while you are within its walls.
Above you can see the tea room with its piano, its view of Whitby Abbey, the fortune-telling Madame La Rosa and lots more. You can also take breakfast here although we had it in our room.
The breakfast is described as "Continental" with fruit, croissants, coffee, and fruit juice (the drugs are not included) and it is delivered to your door at 8:30 AM. I don't know if it's my age, but this is both delicious and filling.
Even in your room, there is some much to give your attention to. On the dressing table in Stoker, there are two boxes of handwritten notes, and the walls are covered in amazing pictures, even the bathroom (separated from the main room by a heavy dark curtain) is full of things that say "Look at me".
La Rosa is an absolute pleasure to stay in and enjoy. Each flight of stairs that you climb reveals something new to either amaze or interest you such as this huge Egyptian masque outside of the top floor Crow's Nest suite.
I know this is a lot of unplanned flitting about La Rosa, but it is so full of interesting things I will just share them as they pop back into my head.
I love the title of this piece from the poster in the La Rosa Cocktail Library but the story may not be exactly what people expect, just lots of things that I love about the place.
When you check in there is a glass skull filled with sea glass, which provides a link to the Sea Glass place that I found on Silver Street and will share it at the end of this piece.
The thing about Whitby is that every place is so supportive of each other.
Back in the Cocktail Library is this lady with her Autumn Hat on. The place is a wonderful riot of colour and interesting things, and there is always something new around the corner like this glass bowl of white things in the tea room.
Conclusion For This Visit
I could go on sharing lots of things that I found, but if you can't actually visit La Rosa, at least check out the website which has details of all their amazing rooms.
I am already missing La Rosa, but I will be back.
Here is the Sea Glass place that I told you of.