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176-178 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 30/06/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 20 hotels in Southend-on-Sea
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Multiple Award winning family owned and run Boutique hotel. Located on the Southend seafront in Thorpe Bay with a large car park at the rear.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Hiking
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Street parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Windsurfing
Fishing
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
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Sharan O wrote a review Nov 2020
Essex, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
My niece and I stayed here for one night. We had a sea view room, the ensuite was great, comfy bed. The Camelia is a friendly, cosy hotel and we felt "safe" with the covid rules. Fab time will go back
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Response from Robert Cammidge, Owner at Camelia Hotel
Responded 3 Nov 2020
Thank you Sharan - your review is much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back again soon!
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terrygsmile wrote a review Nov 2020
Bedford, United Kingdom10 contributions7 helpful votes
We stayed here in October for a quick break and to walk the longest pier in the UK .Were very impressed with the pleasant staff ,cleanliness,covid security and the amazing food served for both evening and breakfast.We must highly recommend this hotel.Has also easy parking to the rear and a decent position on the sea front.The only fault we could find ,"if it is a fault" is that we were roasted by the heating the morning after our evening stay as the room was extremely hot when we woke up .Adjusting the radiators didnt seem to make any difference but this takes nothing away from a very good hotel experience indeed!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 3 Nov 2020
Thank you very much for this review. We are pleased that you were happy with the experience during your recent stay. Your recommendation is also much appreciated. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you again on another occasion soon.
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Ponting2 wrote a review Oct 2020
Wickford, United Kingdom108 contributions39 helpful votes
We loved the afternoon tea at The Camelia. We hadn't been there before, but chose it based on the excellent reviews (from the list our gift voucher gave us). We couldn't fault a thing. We had a lovely table in the window, which was nicely laid, with pretty crockery. The ambience in the room was very relaxing - tables were well spaced out, and there was a good, calm atmosphere throughout, with good decor. The staff were very pleasant and attentive, but also gave us space and did not rush us at all. The food was great - one of us had the veggie option which had a nice variety of sandwiches. Scones and cakes were lovely, with lots of options. The strawberry dipped in white chocolate was delicious. We were also offered tea refills. Overall, we had a lovely, relaxing, delicious lunch and would love to go back there again some time soon. Very impressed!
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Date of stay: October 2020
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Responded 29 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for reviewing your Afternoon Tea experience with us at the Camelia. We are really pleased that you enjoyed this and we hope that we will have the chance to welcome you back again soon. We would like to advise that our restaurant is also open for dinner in the evening and for Sunday Lunches too, if you wanted to try something different! Menus can be viewed on our website.
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Karen B wrote a review Oct 2020
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We have stayed a few times for a couple nights as a break. The staff very professional and very kind. We treated ourselves to a small suite thus time. Was really nice, clean, warm. The food is also very nice and reasonable price. Lovely family run business 💘 we will be back.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Oct 2020
Thank you very much for your review - your comments are most appreciated. We hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you again soon.
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Chrissy C wrote a review Sep 2020
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stayed at the camelia for one night, a gift bought which included dinner and breakfast, Staff were very friendly and welcoming on arrival, we were told we had been upgraded to a superior room. Room was spotless and spacious. With beautiful furnishings and an incredibly comfy bed. Dinner came with a glass of wine and was cooked to perfection, served to us by a very friendly waitress who also recommended some bars nearby. Breakfast was brought to our room in the morning, was very nicely presented and again very tasty. All in all I would definitely recommend this beautiful little hotel , location was on point and will definitely be returning in future :)
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 28 Sep 2020
Thank you - we really appreciate that you have taken the time to review your recent visit and that you enjoyed your experience. We also appreciate that you would recommend us to others - this is very helpful to us and prospective guests. We very much hope that we will have the opportunity to welcome you again on another occasion soon.
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PRICE RANGE
US$104 - US$161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
camelia hotel southend on sea
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEssexSouthend-on-Sea
NUMBER OF ROOMS
34
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Frequently Asked Questions about Camelia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Camelia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Southchurch Park (0.3 miles), Bar Vic (0.2 miles), and MFA Bowl (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Camelia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Camelia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Camelia Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Camelia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gold Coast Chinese Restaurant, Billy Hundreds Fish n Tapas Restaurant, and Ocean Beach.
Is Camelia Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Southend-on-Sea.
Are any cleaning services offered at Camelia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Camelia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Camelia Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Prittlewell Priory (2.2 miles) and Southchurch Hall (0.7 miles).
Does Camelia Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.
Is Camelia Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.