Stayed in the B&B for 1 night only.
The owners seemed friendly and efficient. All appeared clean and tidy.
Did not have breakfast as felt the 08.30-9.00 breakfast slot seemed short and I do not like to rush when eating. Breakfast also needs to be booked the night before using a form for each client (common practice). However a pen to be provided in each room (even those cheap tesco ones or pencil) would facilitate filling the form as not everyone brings a pen with them.
Booking out was similarly short time - 9.30-10am, However there was not a queue & as I'd stated that I wished to pay by credit card they took it from the one I had used to secure the room when booking, so the short booking out time was not an issue.
The bedroom was of reasonable size - fitting in a double bed, 2 chairs a small table, a 'dressing' table and stool a wardrobe, and a set of drawers. The room was pleasantly decorated tho let down a little by slightly dated furniture and plastic/fake flowers.
The bathroom was also nicely decorated. There were plenty of towels including a flannel. There was also good supply of toilet roll (nice quality stuff too). The bathroom was on small side but did fit in everything needed for a short stay - shower with ok pressure that kept a constant temp, sink, mirror with overhead light, toilet.
The bedding was clean and adequate for our stay, had we have been cold there was an extra blanket in the wardrobe. The bed was not the softest mattress I have slept on but did provide a reasonable night sleep. There were plently of pillows.
The hotel itself is on a street just off the main drag, practically opposite the pier. On the corner is a pub. However during my staff I did not experience a lot of loud noise from either the pub or the main road. Though the chance of this may increase as the season gets busier.
LITTLE EXTRAS - the hosts have provided PLENTY of tea, coffee, milk, cream, sugar - even some hot choc for use during the stay (wish that ALL B&Bs/hotels would be this generous). They have also provided toiletries & not those difficult to open sachet things, but full size bottles of shampoo, shower gel, conditioner, handwash, face cleanser, face toner etc.
Eastleigh also provides an iron/ironing board should you require it. They run a honesty bar which provides drinks (soft and alcoholic) but no snacks (crisps/choc bars) - no critisism here, just info. They have free wifi (though we did not use it so can't comment on reliabilty). They also have a free car park, but again we did not use it as we managed to park on the street.
The chinese take away the hosts have menu for on Roman Bank is fab :) if u order the set menu for 2 (option D) like we did you will have enough food for approx 4 people! The hosts will also provide you plates & cutlery etc so you can eat in your room.
The food in the pub/bar on the main drag called (I think) Harveys is damn awful. Avoid it.
The pier amusements are good fun and have toilets within their building. The crazy golf is fun - even (or especially??) in the pouring rain like we did it.
A nice enough room tho I would not necessarily describe as luxury/deluxe and feel that for the price breakfast should have been included not extra.
The B&B is easy to find and in good location.
The hosts are friendly, cheerful and helpful.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Eastleigh has an enviable location, conveniently close to the seafront, Skegness Pier and North Parade, and an easy walk to the beach, the centre of town, the bowling greens and Embassy Theatre. All rooms are comfortably furnished, well-appointed doubles arranged over three floors and all are en-suite with showers. Rooms at the front have a limited sea-view, and all other rooms face the rear of the property. Many unexpected little extras make a stay at The Eastleigh a little more special. The Eastleigh is 'room-only' and does not offer any meals, which is reflected in the attractive room rates. Allocated parking in the private car park is available for some rooms, otherwise there is ample on-street unlimited free parking. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Eastleigh Hotel Skegness