Cabana Guest House
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Cabana Guest House

8 Collingwood Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1UL England
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4.5
#4 of 19 hotels in Clacton-on-Sea
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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4.8 of 5 bubbles
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Catherine and Mark run a small family guest house, very close to superb beaches, the town centre and pier. We provide a first class service in a friendly manner with spotlessly clean accommodation. All rooms are en-suite/private bathroom, tea/coffee and LED flat screen TVS with FREEVIEW. WI-FI is available free of charge. Our first class breakfast is included within the price and we provide discounts for longer stays. There is plenty to do within the surrounding area, 2 theatres, beautiful gardens and walks. Amusements galore on the pier, which is being renovated to include a bowling alley, new rides for the adventurous and plenty to eat and drink. Why not come and join us our motto is "Come as a guest, leave as a friend."
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Beach
Mini golf
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Massage
Street parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Bowling offsite
Evening entertainment
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Ironing service
Room features
Housekeeping
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Great View
Modern

Location

8 Collingwood Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1UL England
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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GreenGilbert wrote a review Jun 2015
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My girlfriend and I stayed here on Saturday night (our first anniversary together), as we had tickets to see a local show.

We were greeted on our arrival by Catherine (one of the owners), who was really nice and friendly. She showed us to our room, and made us feel welcome. Catherine went through the 'essentials' with us (breakfast location, Free Wi-Fi Code, where to find things, etc), but didn't bore us to death with the non-essentials or the opposite (telling us nothing) as we have experienced in other locations. All of this key information was also available in the room (which always helps in my experience).

We got the last room (on the top floor) due to our last minute booking. The view was 'not great' (Catherine apologised for this), but it was 'a room for the night', so didn't worry us. The room itself was modern/nicely decorated, and everything you needed was available.

Our only 'complaints' were :

1) The shower was 'not great' (not much water pressure). But we were on the top floor, and it was 'useable' .... so not the end of the world.

2) We were woken up a few times during the night by noisy/inconsiderate guests (which wasn't great), but we couldn't blame the owners for this.

Breakfast in the morning was fantastic!! Great selection of Fried Breakfast/Cereals, etc. Mark (the other owner) also made us feel really welcome, and the checkout procedure was really nice.

In the breakfast room were a number of 'regular visitors', which I always think is a good sign.....

The 'tagline' on the business card we left with read, 'Arrive as a guest, leave as a friend'. A bit cheesy perhaps(?), but we will definitely be staying here again when we next come to Clacton!!

In short, a lovely Guest House with great hosts.

Thanks Mark & Catherine for making our stay so nice! Looking forward to coming back and staying in the near future!
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Date of stay: June 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Lynn G wrote a review Nov 2014
Blackpool, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After booking a 3-night stay here whilst we visit relatives, I will certainly be returning! The owners are a lovely couple who were incredibly friendly. The twin room (with the private bathroom) we stayed in was clean, warm and quiet and the breakfasts cannot be faulted! Would definitely recommend this guest house, thanks for having us Mark and Caroline!
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Abusername wrote a review Nov 2014
Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for three nights in november, very welcoming couple and a great large double room. For the money I payed it was well worth it. Great breakfast, can't fault it. Like going home from home. Thanks
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Get the superior double room
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jim c wrote a review Jun 2015
Canberra, Australia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I prebooked one night at the Cabana Hotel and arrived at 4PM 2 May 2015 to find the property deserted. A scribbled note was left under the door handle which provided a telephone number to call. I called twice but my message was diverted to voice mail. As it was raining and gettind dark I left the property and was lucky to find alternative accommodation in Clacton on Sea. I complained to the owner but was told an email had been sent to my Australia address which of course was not accessable since I was in the UK and I did not have an electronic device. I was also told I could not complain to Trip Advisor since I had not stayed at the property and therefore had not assessed it. When I returned to Australia I found I was charged 39 pounds for accommodation which was not provided. The owners do not respond to my emails. This behaviour was the worst I have encountered in 12 years of holidaying in the UK.
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Date of stay: May 2015
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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JACKOANDDEBORAH wrote a review Oct 2014
East Grinstead, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We have just returned from a 4 day break at Clacton-on-Sea and we stayed at The Cabana.
We were in room 4 on the top floor with a fantastic sea view. We were met by Mark and basically left to our own devices.
Perfect Bed and breakfast, especially the Brekkie.... well done Catherine !! just joking Mark.
wouldnt hesitate to return here when im next visiting my Sister. Great value, comfy and Homely x
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Date of stay: October 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: room 4 has a great sea view x
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LPTSS wrote a review Jul 2014
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Title says it all really. We decided to go to Clacton for the night on the spur of the moment, and booked the last room left at the Cabana, which is a twin room. We had read the good reviews so were expecting a good experience. We were very warmly greeted on our arrival, it must be said that the hosts are so laid back that you feel instantly comfortable but this laid back nature doesn't apply to how they run their guest house. Our room was in the eves, and we were very pleasantly surprised, it was very clean, fresh and functional, it was more like a hotel room, though still homely and comfortable which suits our tastes perfectly. The bathroom, furniture etc were all very clean and in good condition. Nice comfy bed meant a good nights sleep, and the cooked breakfast looked great, although I opted for the good selection of cereals and toast. The Guest House is in a lovely location, bowling green opposite, a 5-10 min walk into the centre and just round the corner from Clacton's lovely coastline. With the cost of the bed and breakfasts, it's hard to imagine staying anywhere else when we come back to Clacton.
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Date of stay: July 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pussycat63 wrote a review Apr 2014
warwickshire
4.0 of 5 bubbles
just yards from the sea and opposite the bowling club - the location was excellent. The stairs are a bit of a climb to the top floor but we had a sea view and the room and the beds, though basic, were spotless. Mark and his wife were very helpful and the breakfast was jolly good. We will certainly go again
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from thestewarts49, Owner at Cabana Guest House
Responded 21 Apr 2014
Thank you for your kind words. Sorry about the stairs, but the views are well worth it. We wish you well and hope to see you again.
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Brian S wrote a review Nov 2013
Bobcaygeon, Canada
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We spent just over two weeks with our hosts Mark and Cathy at the Cabana. It was a very difficult time for us, arranging my mother's funeral and attending to all the associated legal and financial matters. Our hosts could not have been more accommodating. They went far beyond the usual provision of a breakfast(excellent!) and a room(quiet and clean) in an attempt to ease our emotional and physical issues. It's a cliche but true that "we arrived as guests but left as friends".

We would recommend the Cabana guest house very highly to all wishing to spend a weekend or longer in Clacton. It proved to be a real home away from home !

Noreen and Brian
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from thestewarts49, Owner at Cabana Guest House
Responded 28 Jan 2014
What a fabulous couple, meeting people like you guys is one of the best perks this business offers. We wish you well.
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Ċlairẹ D wrote a review Aug 2013
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at the Cabana with my 12 year old and 6 week old sons from the 1st to the 3rd of August. The location is great and is close to the beach, not at all far from the town, arcades and pier and there is a carvery across the road. Mark and Catherine were most helpful before my stay when ringing, when we arrived we was greeted by them. They both are a really cheery couple and that immediately put me in a good mood after a long, hot and tiring journey. We was shown to our room which was clean, nicely decorated and had a nice en suite with a decent shower (!). The whole place felt really homely. There is a good variety of cereals for breakfast and the full english that they do is very nice, certainly set me and my 12 year old up for the day. I was late for breakfast on the second morning and was kindly cooked one (I was so chuffed with that because they didn't have to do that and there was cereal still out). Nothing seemed too much trouble for them and I left wishing I'd of booked an extra night. We will definitely be back (should we be allowed) and will recommend this place to anyone. I had stayed at another guest house in Clacton a few weeks previous and though the other was good, the Cabana outshone the other guest house. Excellent value for money, lovely family, good breakfast, cosy rooms and comfy beds.... Impressed is an understatement.
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Date of stay: August 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from thestewarts49, Owner at Cabana Guest House
Responded 28 Aug 2013
Andre is an old friend of ours and its the first time we met his better half. Lovely family and would love to have them back in the future. An absolute credit to you Andre. All the best for the future.
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Yvonne R wrote a review Jul 2013
Kirk Sandall, England, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
just got home from a weekend in Clacton.we stayed in the Cabana .
Mark and Catherine ,very friendly ,we will be going back .clean and comfortable .and a very good Breakfast.
Paul & Yvonne REDFERN Doncaster s/ Yorkshire
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Date of stay: July 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from thestewarts49, Owner at Cabana Guest House
Responded 26 Jul 2013
Wow we did have some fun with this booking. First it was then wasn't and then we could not let these people go anywhere else. Really good honest down to earth couple who we would welcome back every time. Thank you
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Answer from Ann K
North Wales, United Kingdom49 contributions16 helpful votes
Hi, there is usually room to park in road opposite Hotel.
Answer from thestewarts49
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom15 contributions13 helpful votes
Hi. There is a taxi firm right outside the station. Cost around £4. Other than that it's a 20 min walk. Straight to sea front, turn right pass the pier and we are half a mile down on the right, opposite the Toby Carvery. Regards Mark
Answer from thestewarts49
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom15 contributions13 helpful votes
Thanks for thinking us but sadly we are full those night, can do 5th and 6th if you are interested. Please ring 01255 431913 and ask for Mark or Catherine
Answer from thestewarts49
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom15 contributions13 helpful votes
Hi Chlobel A slow 10 min walk brings you to the heart of Clacton. We are based in the peace and quiet of Martello Bay just opposite the Toby Carvery. Hope this helps.
Jean S wrote a tip May 2019
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room on the front has sea view."
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Lesley C wrote a tip Aug 2018
Ashford, United Kingdom15 contributions6 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for sea view room"
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Karen B wrote a tip Jul 2018
Spain2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms are good."
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Trevor D wrote a tip Jun 2018
Higham Ferrers, United Kingdom393 contributions135 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Front rooms for a sea view."
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nizmaro wrote a tip Apr 2018
Conisbrough, United Kingdom25 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pay a few quid for slightly larger room."
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Nearby attractions include Hasty's Adventure Farm (0.7 miles), Princes Theatre (0.7 miles), and West Cliff Theatre (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Cabana Guest House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Cabana Guest House?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Cabana Guest House?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
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Conveniently located restaurants include Nikki’s Cafe Bistro, Bluebirds, and Aroy Thai.
Is Cabana Guest House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Clacton-on-Sea.
Are there any historical sites close to Cabana Guest House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting West Cliff Theatre (0.3 miles) and Jaywick Martello Tower (2.2 miles).
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