“More Boudoir than Boutique”: La Rosa Hotel, Whitby
14th November 2013
One of our recent Commercial Photography projects took us to what must be the quirkiest and most fascinating hotel we have ever visited. La Rosa is a gorgeous Victorian building sitting high on the West cliffs of Whitby with fantastic views of the sea and over to the famous abbey. The building itself was once frequented by Lewis Carroll on his trips to Whitby and now houses this amazing hotel full of every imaginable vintage and antique detail. Each room is themed, furnished and decorated with oodles of inspiration.
Lewis: Imagining Carroll’s study
Sacre Coeur: Romance is sacred
Little Red: Angela Carter not Disney
Saloon: Cowgirl Heaven
Stoker: The view that inspired Bram
La Rosa: Fit for a swan princess
Caravan: Homage to life on the road
Arabesque: Inside the genie’s bottle
In addition to these double rooms there is a self-contained appartment featuring themed Peter Pan and Wendy bedrooms, transporting you back to a time of Victorian childsplay.
Although we have yet to stay there, reading the reviews of the hotel on Trip Advisor leaves you in no doubt of the impeccable personal service on offer (including breakfast delivered to your door in a hamper up until 11.30 in the morning!).
The shoot took us on a tour of the hotel from the beautiful, light tearoom and cosy warm library to the fantastic bedrooms. We weren’t able to photograph each and every room due to guests, however we hope the below images will give you a good feel and encourage you to book a stay. Enjoy!