So booked a room for a Saturday night, on trip advisor. Advertised as last double room and it had a sea view.£66 so thought it should be okay. Advertised as three stars with car parking, happy days!
Arrived and found the car parking around the back, a garage affair with cars double parked and those in front sticking out on to drive way. So a none starter there! Eventually found a space on a road near by.
Walked round to the hotel, rang the bell, man answered the door, no greeting, went to the desk (wedged under the stairs) handed a key and told through the door up the stairs, no offer to be shown!!!!!
Already thinking its not very welcoming, we are an inconvenience!
Eventually found the room we had booked and in we went, first thing check out the sea view, what sea view? Back alley way washing line and fire escape, disappointing!!!! Lies lies lies!
Next the room! Badly fitted carpet, rather rough under foot, small double bed with aged polyester bed spread, manky bobbly blue blanket, but luckily clean sheets and pillow cases. The pillow cases contained wafer thin polyester pillows, but experience has taught us to bring our own.
ThE furniture in the room looked like house clearance gear! Nothing matched, kettle was from the arc and needed a serious descale!
The bathroom, well it was a very roughly built stud wall, no insulation, and looked to be constructed of 9mm ply rather than aqua board, not a square corner to it.
In the bathroom was a sink, standard fair and a rather modern design toilet, the shower cubical was 9" off the floor, the tiling was rough as hell and rather than clean the grout out of season some very badly applied grout had been put on to hide the damp marks and dirt, this was falling away whilst I showered!
The floor was covered with very old and badly applied floor tiles, not vinyl but hard plastic, pretty certain there's a chance they may contain some asbestos being that age. These were coming loose and the one in front of the sink where you stand was ripped up forming a sharp edge.
Noe clearly to squeeze as many rooms out of this rather nice property rather a lot of stud work had been put in, clearly contained no sound insulation as we could hear the occupant next door trumping talking and swearing his head off? Noise also came from the room the other side, the room above and the kitchen below!!
We managed to drown this out with the tv once it got warmed up, an ancient CRT tv with a cheap as chips digibox. COME ON! How poor can you be?
I suppose basically this place is. Stuck partly in the seventies and early eighties!
We went out for the evening and came back, didn't bother to stop at the hotel bar, looked worse than fawlty towers.
Breakfast was between 8 and 9 ON A SUNDAY FFS!!!!! The hotel do kindly provide a morning call! About 6am using the fire alarm at least 12 times.
Breakfast was okay, nothing exciting, cheap sausages with meat content unmeasurable on any known scale, bacon was nice but had clearly been done in a microwave shame! Eggs looked anaemic, mushrooms out a tin and catering beans. Waitress asked if we would like tea or coffee, human contact at last? Both asked for coffee expecting some weakfish coffee, but we were rather surprised!
TEA! Summed up the Grand Nicely
Sorry nameless man, but as a Tradesman the grand is only fit for that, trade use, and even then we'd only use it if it was the last place available!
£33 per person per night for that, when that previous week I had paid £20 per night for a very nice clean modern room in Chester!
Spend a lot! And you'll make a lot.
PS your electrical installation breaches The Electricty at Work Regulations!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grand Hotel is ideally located in a prime seafront position, close to the Sun Castle Bowling Greens, the Pier, and just a 5-minute walk from Skegness Town Centre. Guests can enjoy full English breakfasts and free Wi-Fi. Grand Hotel is a family managed business comprising of 21 rooms including an suite bathroom, with a TV and free tea, coffee. Some rooms feature private balconies with views of the bowling green and seafront. The buffet-style breakfast includes a variety of continental options as well as cooked items. Guests can enjoy a drink and meet new friends in the Grand Hotel Bar. We have a fitted chair lift, providing easy access to our first and second floor bedrooms. Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel. Extra beds are not available. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Skegness Rail Station is just 15-minute walking distance. Also the Tower cinema, Skegness Arcade, and Lifestyle Leisure Centre are only 15 minutes away on foot. The Embassy Theatre is just 5 minutes' walk away. ... more less
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