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“Stag Weekender thrown into disarray by incompetent staff”
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Berties Lodge
Ranked #36 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
London
1 review
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“Stag Weekender thrown into disarray by incompetent staff”
Reviewed 12 July 2007

To place in context this review follows on from BenG, but please view this independently judged, as any broad minded reviewer should.

The hotel itself suits a stag party in respect of being reasonably central in location, with a bar and club attached to the building with scarily means you wouldn't have to leave.

However, the hotel is a basically a hostel with hostel faclities i.e. one bathroom between 10 people and no other communal options available. By hostel standards £35 a night is therefore expensive!

After sitting up in the supposed 24 hour lounge on Saturday evening till around 5am, we were rudely insulted by the reception member of staff who passed through the lounge, in leymans terms whinging, bitter and with nothing else to do on the graveyard shift apart from focus in on the guys with alcohol. I personally went and tried to liaise with the staff member diplomatically, who showed as much co-operation as a deaf child being verbally negotiated to whilst holding onto another childs toy. I calmly relayed this back to my friends, who without commotion, kindly picked up all rubbish and we went straight to bed.

Next morning I awoke to police in my hotel room stating we had broken a contract, it later revealed we had never signed. The hotel had in fact forged the documents and tried to then hold onto our deposits which was in total over £500. No damage caused, no complaints made, no verbal insults thrown. Yet this hotel decided to commit fraud then call the police. STAY HERE AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!

Stayed July 2007
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Reviewed 12 July 2007

I have to wholeheartedly agree with Ben here, the hotel manager was nothing short of rude, arrogant, agressive and downright unpleasant. I have stayed in some dives around the world and put up with some shady goings on but to forge signatures, try to steal from us and actually try to get us arrested is astounding. Even the Police were amazed..........

I would not stay or even recommend this hotel for a Stag do or any other reason if you paid me.

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Reviewed 9 July 2007

After what had been a great stag weekend this hotel decided to attempt to savage our good memories by what can only be described as staggeringly dissappointing behaviour!

Okay first things first, this hotel advertises itself as stag friendly. We booked it through a stag party company so naturally assumed we would be welcome. However this was not to be. It is also very pricey considering it's nothing more than a youth hostel. £350 a night between 10 of us and only one bathroom. Hardly great value

Anyway...movning onto the main gripe. On the Saturday the very rude night receptionist accused us of gathering round him on the threatening him. This is nothing short of a down right lie. In fact the complete opposite is true, the stag had even offered to buy him a beer. We should have expected this as we had had problems with him on the Friday night when he tried to send the stag to bed for no apparent reason by saying 'Go to bed with your boyfriend', so insulting him in the process as well.

Anyway we awoke Sunday morning and went to check out. Only to find the police waiting for us. I'm not just talking about a couple of Policeman either. There was four of them in the hotel and a riot van with more police outside. It was at this point they accused us of threatening behaviour and told us they were going to keep our bond money. (I would like to point out at this moment that we hadn't been told we would have to pay a bond until we arrived.) We obvioulsy disputed this. During the early stages of this dispute, one member of our group (who is 25) was sworn at and dismissed by the so called manager as a kid. We continued the dispute for about an hour. Eventually the manager pulled out a disclaimer that he claimed we signed saying we would lose our bond if we caused a disturbance. We were able to prove they forged the signature by cross referencing the hand writing with ours. At this point the police appeared pretty annoyed with the hotel staff and the hotel quickley retracted their original decision and gave us all our money back! A victory for the honest man.

To sum up....only go to this hotel if you enjoy being treated with disrespect, derision and disdain.

Stayed July 2007
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Property: Berties Lodge
Address: East Street, Newquay TR7 1DB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cornwall > Newquay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant
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Ranked #36 of 38 Hotels in Newquay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Berties Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 31
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