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Redcar Hotel
Ranked #33 of 34 Hotels in Bath
London, United Kingdom
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211 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“never again”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2012

unfriendly receptionist who didn't seem happy to see us! we were told the main hotel doors would be locked at midnight & not opened until 6am so we had a curfew! the floorbeds were creaky & so were the beds. I would not rate this hotel at all no stars would be more appropriate

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2012

This hotel is to be avoided at all costs. Our room had greasy hand prints and finger marks on the paintwork of the bedroom walls; some were brown and could have been excrement or blood. The toilet and bathroom was not clean. The tatty bed had stains on the side and looked as if it had been very likely scavenged from a skip. There were clean sheets on the bed and 2 towels but the over blanket had stains and sticky marks on it. When we complained to the manager and showed him the room he more or less said 'what do you expect for a budget hotel?' Because of the hotel's cancelation policy we lost out - but after five minutes in that room we handed in the key and left. We would have slept on a park bench rather than that flea-pit. Happily we found a much nicer hotel. Avoid the Recar Hotel at all costs.

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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MickM312
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2012

Arrived at the hotel & was greeted by an extremely rude man standing at the counter. I said we had booked a triple room and he persisted to say they dont have triple rooms it was a family room- mind you there was a double bed and a single bed rammed against the wall. Not sure how a family of three or more would fit. He took our payment immediately and charged us an additional £10 for the parking, and later we found a dint in our Alpha Romeo which we believe occured in the tightly squeezed car park behind the hotel by a third party. NOT HAPPY.

The man at the counter pointed to the stairs where we struggled to take all our bags up. The carpet was disgustingly dirty and stained and not fitted properly with rolls that could have easily tripped somebody up. We entered the room and it was horrid. Both the single and the double bed had metal coils poking out from the mattress and in the morning myself and other counterparts felt like we had bruises on our body when we woke up. The toilet was filthy with limescale all over it and the shower and bathroom had mold throughout. the lighting was appalling- with the biggest light on and all the lamps the room was still soo dark. Each time I rolled over the metal on the bed made the loudest sound. The windows were mouldy and old with mildew all over them and the room smelt damp and unclean. The TV was smaller than the laptop I had brought with me and the hot towel rail in the bathroom was broken.

When we checked out it was another man at the counter however he was also extremely rude and strange and didnt bother to ask how our stay was or have a pleasant onward journey.

This is by far the worst place I have ever stayed. Location was decent., however would recommend spending a few more pounds on something which would be 1000% better.

Paper thin walls meant we heard a lady above having sex several time throughout the night and together with the metal in our backs made for little sleep.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank jmheilbronn
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London, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2012 via mobile

Stayed here as meeting friends who booked this for us, was dreading it slightly as mixed reviews on TA! Should have listened to our gut.

First the good points.

Location, a mere 5 minutes walk to the abbey and town centre over the river.
The room was relatively clean.

Now the not so good points.

The car park or as we called - the walled space with 15 cars crammed in and no room to swing a small furry animal! And it costs £10 entry fee to cram your car in.
The staff - Helpful but odd and a very odd sense of fashion style.
The stair cases. A total wipeoutesque assault course through more doors with industrial strength door closures than is really necessary. No lift, no offer of help with bags up 4 flights of stairs, less able guests would struggle.
The bathroom, the light switch outside was only there to fool you! The real one is a light pull with 30 years of grime half way down the wall inside!
The tv or as I thought - wow they have given us an iPad to use - no it's the world smallest flat screen tv.
The receptionist made us pay upfront clearly fearing a swift exit once we saw the rest of the hotel!
He said "breakfast not included in your rate" we said " thank goodness".
The bed, it made the most hilarious carry on style noise when sat on. Only one pillow each and a very thin blanket.
Bathroom, when we first got in the room the hot tap in the basin was on full and the bathroom full of steam, the shower curtain was old. Sadly (!) we had to leave early and didn't sample the shower.


There is nothing wrong with the place that £2m overhaul, some staff training and an agreement with the next door garage to borrow parking spaces at the weekend wouldn't put right.

We won't be returning.

Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2012

Location was great, and the room was clean. Staff were nice enough.
The lobby is channelling shabby chic, but not unattractive for all that. As for the room,
my room on the first floor had peeling paint under the window, the lamp didn't work, nor did the light above the mirror. The pillow was also pretty dubious, very very worn and pushed out of shape. The supply of hot water in the shower was also not more than adequate.

Also could hear the people next door incredibly clearly through the walls (including in the bathroom), and was actually woken up by them arriving into their room coming up the stairs and closing their door. So the soundproofing is non-existant. There is largely no traffic noise but the rubbish truck in the morning was terribly loud (my room was at the back of the block and overlooked a car park). For some context, I had arrived very late and was exhausted and am a good sleeper so this is not a trivial noise level!

Overall, would not stay here again, and would definitely not pay that price for that room again. At least it was clean (except for a dubious toilet).

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank futurenat
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Corfe Mullen, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

To call this an hotel is stretching the description, the room was tatty and the bed, well i could feel every spring in the matress. This could be a lovely hotel, but i suspect that the Redcar has suffered from many years of lack of investment. Also the walls are paper thin we could hear every word spoken in the next door room. I would avoid the Redcar if at all possible.

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  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank joeok
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2012

Am I contractor and stayed in well over 400 hundred hotels!61 since January.and this has 2 be the worst!staff are arrogant and snobby.shower was useless and the interior was a disgrace.parking is ok if u get ther b4 6am!!!!!!!!! Wen I arrived I asked I simple question have u got flat screens or wifi?i got the reply do we look like a hotel with that!!!!!!never stay here!!!!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Billyroach85
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Property: Redcar Hotel
Address: 27-29 Henrietta Street, Bath BA2 6LR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Bath
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 34 Hotels in Bath
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Redcar Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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