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La Rosa Hotel, Whitby. Every time I come to Whitby it’s shrouded in mist. It’s as if it wants to keep some of its seaside secrets safe from the rest of the world, just in case we might arrive with notions of wanting to change it. Luckily, the owners of the recently opened La Rosa Hotel have no intention of trying to change their rightly beloved Whitby.