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Surrey Hills Hotel
Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Dorking
Reviewed 6 December 2007

When we arrived at the hotel to say we had an odd reception would be an understatement. The receptionist was not the most communicative and took ages to take our payment. As we were staying at the hotel purely because we were spending the evening in nearby Dorking, and would be back at the hotel rather late, we enquired about getting back in when we returned. We were told that the hotel would be locked and we had to use the back fire escape to re-enter, and were given a key. We thought this strange.

When we returned it was clear that we were the only people staying which felt a bit strange. Only our cars were in the car park. We had a problem finding the fire escape but eventually found it and got back in and to our rooms. The next morning everywhere was still locked and appeared to be totally deserted apart from us. The only way out was via the fire escape.

Although the hotel and rooms were clean and tidy, albeit with cheap furnishings, I would not stay there again nor would I recommend it to others. All in all a strange and slightly un-nerving experience although in hind-sight quite funny.

I've stayed in many hotels, some a bit odd, but nothing quite as strange as the Surrey Hills!

  • Stayed: December 2007, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 8 July 2006

I arrived at the hotel and was greeted with a warm welcome, then showed to my room. the decor was very dated but I thought at the time clean. There are no restaurants in walking distance and I walked for about an hour until I came across a pub in a village. The next morning I woke up to find no tea bags so I checked the pot in case they had been placed in there. To my horror was a stale pot of tea. I searched the room and decided to go down stairs for some tea bags. There was not a sole about, all the doors was locked and I was locked in the hotel as the only guest. I tried every door in the hotle to get out and even called the hotels number which went straight to answer machine. what topped this off was that I had no toilet paper and I had to exit the hotel by the fire escape. I have to say that this stay was the strangest place I have ever stayed in and will never stay again.

Stayed: May 2006
5  Thank LymmLife
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Stayed: March 2016, travelled on business
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Address: Horsham Road, Dorking RH5 4PG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Dorking
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 8 Hotels in Dorking
Price Range: £67 - £79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Surrey Hills Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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