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“Disappointing”
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DeSalis Hotel
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Elsenham
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
1 review
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“Disappointing”
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Stayed here on business trip. Would not rate this as a hotel. Decor, cleanliness leave a lot to be desired. Corridors smell between a mix of wet towels and air freshener. Bedrooms are like something out of the 1970's. Will definitely not be back and would not recommend to my worst enemy. Far nicer hotels that are about £10 per person more expensive closer to the airport.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

The room was clean, friendly and nicely decorated. The staff could be friendlier but I had worse. The hotel is only a few minutes from the London Standsted airport and overs parking possibilities and airport transport. Through to be close to the airport, getting a good nights sleep was not a problem. The Indian restaurant in the hotel overs good food.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 February 2014 via mobile

If you're idea of air freshener is a load of wet towels piled on a sofa in a corridor then you will love this hotel.

Chipped tea cup in the bedroom, dirty sink in the bathroom......however the not so friendly staff were really helpful........we asked where we could go to watch a big game of football being shown. We were told no where as we were at the airport. There was more than 4 local pubs 4 minutes down the road.

It's a shame as it was a good deal.......now we know why and never again will we book without checking reviews

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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DesalisTeam, Manager at DeSalis Hotel, responded to this review, 11 February 2014
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for taking the time to send us a review and we're sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectation, as you can see from the vast majority of recent reviews a lot of customers would recommend us.

With regards to the laundry I am aware a basket of wet linen was left on one of the sofas in the corridor for a period of a few moments while our house keeper on duty at the time was assisting one of our customers, We are perplexed as to why you'd imply this was "the air freshener" as that statement doesn't really make much sense to use here.

In relation to the chipped mug, we do apologise and the issue has been resolved in the room.

With regards to the big game, we are unable to find four pubs within minutes of the hotel, there are two pubs within a 2 mile radius of De Salis (or a few minutes) and neither of those show sports, however we do show sports in the Bar on site at De Salis for all of our customers. The only other option within close proximity would be going back to Stansted Airport or travelling to the next towns.

Once again we're sorry you didn't enjoy your stay however the fast majority of our customers believe we offer a good service at a fantastic value.

Regards

De Salis Hotel.
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Horncastle, Lincs
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Reviewed 13 December 2013

I stayed at the de salis hotel with 8 days parking free from 24 November.

My room was clean and spacious with tea/coffee making facilities. The staff were very efficient. Transfer to the airport in the hotel taxi with only 15 minutes waiting on both out and in journeys.

I cannot fault the stay and it cost no more than just booking parking. I shall definitely stay here again when flying from Stansted.

Room Tip: Can't comment really as I was shown to my room which I think was down the side of the hotel, but...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2013 via mobile

Do not stay here unless its a cheap late last minute deal for a quick overnight stay. Rooms below par. Service slow. Five minute drive to airport. Much better in the area. Shop around. Quite loud at times as near the northern approach runway

  • Stayed October 2013
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Choppington, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 7 December 2013 via mobile

Arrived very late but found staff very helpful and pleasant.the hotel is about 5 mins drive from the airport.The room was big and comfortable the facilities were good and was not disturbed by aircraft noise.only draw back was maybe the transfer to the airport @ £4.50 a head for each trip was maybe a bit steep BUT you do get 8 days free parking in with your price.Recommended.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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clacton on sea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2013

Stayed at the De Sallis Hotel two weeks ago. Room OK with giant bathroom. Breakfast was £8.50 but only Servery with Sausages,Scrambled Eggs Baked Beans and Bacon. Trip to and from Airport very good.
Then the thing that you hope will not happened. when you come home from holiday. The staff could not find my car. as it had been removed. to another site 12 miles away and they had forgotten to bring the car back. So we were driven to a sister hotel where it was located. So all ended OK but if you are going to worry you car being there when you come back then go somewhere else.





























































































but at an overflow car park 12 miles away.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: DeSalis Hotel
Address: Hall Road | Gaunts End, Elsenham CM22 6DN, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Elsenham
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Elsenham
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — DeSalis Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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