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“OK but could do a lot better”
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The Haven Inn
Cambridge England
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
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“OK but could do a lot better”
Reviewed 28 February 2013

We arrived looking forward to a comfortable Saturday night in a country inn but was it?.
Check in was fast and friendly. Our bedroom was spotless but very small. We had reserved an en suite £60/night room and had assumed that this meant with a bathroom but no it only came with a small shower with an instantaneous water heater which only produced either dangerously hot or cold water regardles of fine tuning of the temperature control.
The toilet emptied through a VERY macerator as did the next door bedroom's. Worse still the next room's macerator went off every half hour or so throughout the night.

Reading in bed was impossible as my bedside light had a black lampshade enclosing a low wattage bulb.

We hadn't realised that breakfast finished at 9.00 am on a Sunday morning - there was no information about this that we saw in our room but we did just get to the dining room in time. Not sure if the staff were making a point but they Hoovered round us while we were eating. Breakfast was fine except that my wife ordered bacon and egg and was served with bacon only. This was soon rectfied then we had to ask for marmalade.

Was it worth £60 - No. £35-£40 would have been about right. I know village pubs are having a difficult time of it but a little more attention to detail wouldn't go amiss here. Heaven help establishments like this if Premier Inn (the Tesco of hotels) ever sets up shop nearby.

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2008

A fairly remote setting, yet we arrived on a wet and windswept Monday evening to find the car park packed. The bar had a huge open fire burning and was crowded with customers eating or drinking. The food and wine on offer were of good quality and were very reasonably priced. Service was first rate. The bedroom was a good size and fairly well furnished but one or two fittings were in need of attention. The bathroom and shower were adequate. Most of the other guests appeared to be in the area on business of a practical or commercial nature and probably have the hotel earmarked as a friendly and informal stop over where they know they will eat well. Local walks on footpaths by the Humber are easily accessed and very worthwhile. The owners are very hospitable and run a hotel where the atmosphere is one to relish.

  • Liked — the friendly service
  • Disliked — the noisy plumbing
  • Stayed March 2008, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 April 2007

A friend and I stayed hear on the third night of a cycling trip around Lincolnshire. The Hotel Location is at the end of a lane at a point where a Ferry used to ply across the Humber to Hull before the Bridge. Now a small port with a large woodyard.
The first thing we found was a large Bar and Restaurant with a small hotel reception desk. This was not staffed however by the time we had downed a well earnt pint we were checked in and shown to our upstairs rooms. Mine was a small twin room, ideal for one, and my friends a small double room. There was a TV and Tea making facilities (plus buscuits.)
The room was reasonably clean but with old, marked, worne carpet. the en-suite shower was powerful but more like being in a caravan than a hotel. For a lone man looking for bed it was fine. Not, I would suggest for a couple looking for a nice hotel room.
The Hotel Restaurant was fully booked as Thursday Night is Steak Night. Our friendly Host assured us that we would be fed and true to his word we both partook of a 10oz steak, very good. A couple of drinks later we went to our rooms. To be fair, no noise from the bar but the security light going on and off and the bar cooler running all night was a bit of an annoyance.
Breakfast was excellent.
It is difficult to rate the Haven Inn simply because I am not sure who would want to use it. It is like a very old Travel Inn that is nowhere near any travel route. I would not stay here with a family but it is fine for a nights kip or as a base for say Golfing or some other local activity. They do have drivers staying before they go on to the local docks and clearly have a great reputation in the local area for food.

  • Liked — Good value for money.
  • Disliked — With a little work it could have been made into a very good single room.
  • Stayed April 2007, travelled with friends
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Property: The Haven Inn
Address: Ferry Road | Barrow Haven, Kingston-upon-Hull DN19 7EX, England (Formerly Minotel )
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > East Riding of Yorkshire > Kingston-upon-Hull
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Ranked #24 of 30 B&Bs / Inns in Kingston-upon-Hull
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Haven Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 9
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