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“A lovely stay in a lovely area”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Scenarios

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Ranked #5 of 5 Halstead B&B and Inns
Chigwell
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“A lovely stay in a lovely area”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2014 via mobile

We have just got back from a 2 night stay at Scenarios as we were attending a wedding at Heddingham Castle. After reading some of these reviews on here we were a bit skeptical about staying here but when we arrived we was pleasantly suprised! We were seen straight away at the bar area and shown to our room that was spacious, clean and extremely comfortable. We enjoyed the restaurants and bars in the area and on the day of the wedding i booked myself in to a hairdressers right next to scenarios called D-fine. I was pampered and my hair was washed and blowdried to a high standard for just £12.50! I was shocked! We had a cooked breakfast in the morning included in the price which was pleasant and just enought to fill you up for a stroll around the town. Overall i would definitely come back here and i thoroughly enjoyed my stay. I honestly do not see what people have been complaining about. I will however add that the nightclub downstairs does get loud on a Friday but as i mentioned before we came for a wedding so were up for a party ourselves! If your looking for a quite stay, scenarios will not be for you but if youre looking for a cheap bed and breakfast for a couple nights away to have fun then it is absolutely fine. Would 100% go back :)

  • Stayed August 2014
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2014

We booked to have an enjoyable weekend in Halstead, we normally book elsewhere, very nearby but they were fully booked. Decided to try Scenarios for the first time. Not easy to find carpark for it but hey ho give it a go. We parked up and went inside, maybe not the greatest reception as there is not really a reception area, just go to the bar.
Staff seemed friendly enough but i was surprised i had to give over my card and pay immediately.
Ok so we were given a code we had to use to get into the room, still not too bad, then enter the room, still ok, room was a little bit messy, many stains on the carpet but hey we were only staying for 1 night so just planning on sleeping in a comfy bed.
As i do in everywhere we stay pulled back the duvet to make sure everything was nice and clean, then to my horror, i saw a big stain which i thought was on the sheet so i was getting ready to ask for clean sheets, pulled back the very thin sheet to find the mattress had stains all over it. Ok i thought, as the room was a family room it also had 2 single beds and if we had to make do with them we would. Pulled back the sheets on both single beds and they were very badly stained also! The price for the room was £75 for the night inc breakfast but we have never stayed in a room so disgusting and stayed in many places far cheaper, that were far better.
Decided to ask for our money back as we had only been there 15 minutes and i was told we would get it back, after the phone call to the owner by the bar staff.

In the end the owner agreed to give us half the room price back, which i feel is unfair as we had made a very good point about how bad the room was.

The point of my post on here is, if you are happy sleeping on a very stained bed then fine but we have stayed in much nicer rooms and beds costing far less money, as we did in the end!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2014

checking in was difficult as staff member hadnt got a clue he called a collegue but it seemed our arrival was a bit of an inconvenience to both of them no niceties or apologies - staff the next morning much nicer friendlier and helpful .
Room was none to clean lots of spiders and webs in the bathroom - bed base had what looked like blood on it .
The rooms are set behind a loud sports bar .

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2014

There are fights in the bar and in the street outside most weekends. Some of the local Yobbery have been thrown through the plate glass windows in the past. There is also a Taxi parking rank outside and the street can be noisy until about 3.00 am. There is a burger bar attached and the development land to the rear and side is a meeting place for local teenagers and drug exchanges. A council sponsored bus parks in the car park at the rear for needle exchanges and sex advice at the weekend. Don't leave your car in the public car park to the rear unless it is fitted with a very good alarm or security camera. I would prefer not to walk about this area after dark as it is not safe if you are elderly or infirm. Not suitable for children in my opinion as the language of guests in the bar or the yobs in the street is appalling.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Salisbury, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

We spent 3 nights at Scenario's with 2 dogs. The rooms were of a good size, newly decorated and clean. Sunday night was a bit of an issue, nobody in Halstead seems to stay open very late. The breakfasts were good, and the location for us was great. There were several nice restaurants nearby. The staff were very obliging and made us feel welcome. Would go back if we ever visit the locality again.

Room Tip: New rooms, 13,14 very good.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2013

I got a twin room at a good discount and found it fine for just a one-night stop-over. It was clean with basic amenities, a good early breakfast and friendly staff. Secure car parking is provided but on a first-come-first-served basis only. It adjoins a daytime cafe/bar so no evening meal available but the bar is open in the evenings. My visit was midweek so no problems with noise.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Whittlesey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2013

£34.00 for bed and full English breakfast tidy and clean double room safe parking a great pub and small town, highly recommended................................................
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Scenarios
Address: Flat 2 Temperance Hall Trinity Street, Halstead CO9 1JD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Halstead
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Bar / Lounge
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Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Halstead
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Number of rooms: 4
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