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“Great place for people on a budget”
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Merrydale
Ranked #21 of 26 Hotels in Skegness
Northamptonshire, UK
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13 reviews
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“Great place for people on a budget”
Reviewed 23 June 2011

Looking at some reviews on here it goes confuse me as this is a budget B&B at only £20ppn, one of the cheapest l have found.
Me and my OH went away for 3 nights on a budget and was very pleased with Merrydale.
The people are lovely and it is a place which is made to feel a lot like home.

Negative -
Although this is a great place there are a few things l think should be included.
We were in a big room after asking for an en-suite but a few things are

1. There is a window near the shower with no blind or frosted out window. This mean't people could see you in the shower so we had to put a towel over the shower, this solved the problem but you couldn't stand in a certain place if you didn't want the chance of being seen!
2. Soap wasn't provided which l felt is as important towels.
3. The bed wasn't really that comfortable if on your side
4. It isn't modern and something's do need do need updating. I felt just little things could make stuff better. For example a quick paint over on some walls.
5. The internet was difficult to get for us as we were on 3rd floor but there is nothing Merrydale can do.

Positive
1. Lovely lady owner
2. Breakfast is great and included in the money
3. Great location
4. Breakfast is at a reasonable time (9am) and it seemed you could ask for it earlier
5. Bed made and new towels etc (l think this is great for the price a night)
6. Everything is clean
7. There was room in here for a possible cot

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 June 2011

On our arrival we were greeted by a friendly lady who showed us in to the lounge were we met a further 2 of the owners/staff who can only be described as 'slow' at best. There was a strong smell of stale smoke & other odours in the air! We were offered tea and biscuits & shown to our room.
The room was rundown with poor facilities, faulty doors, peeling paintwork, missing lights, uncomfortable cheap beds with lumpy matresses and general botched DIY work. It was, however, reasonably clean.
We only stayed for the weekend, but in that time no-one ever came into the room to clean, replace the towels etc. There was also no hot water (illegal?) or soap and although en-suite, I decided to visit the communal toilet once and it didn't even have a lock!
I had to find the gentleman owner to request another toilet roll and was made to feel like I was putting him out - WTF?
In conclusion, the location is great (quiet cresent) very closer to the town and seafront, it's cheap and the lady owner appears friendly and helpful. However, it's let down by a rude male owner and unacceptably low standards. The facilities are poor & even the basics ,such as hot water & comfortable beds, are non-existent.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2011

We have stayed at the Merrydale three times now. there is always a warm welcome and a cuppa waiting before going to our room.The full english breakfast is very substancial and service very efficient.We will be there again in June when it will be our Golden Wedding Anniversry,a treat given to us by our family.This time we are having a ground floor room, previous times we have always found the beds and rooms very comfortable.It is only a short walk to the sea front so no need to be using the car a lot.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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Doncaster, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2011

this hotel is fantastic for money, great service and hospitality, all the rooms are clean and fresh the homemade food is superb not to mention cathys full english breakfast which fills you up right till tea time, as for the hotel its in a great location not too fr from the seafront and the arcades, its in a nice quiet location. as for the host cathy and colin give you a warm and friendly feeling from arriving to departing just remember to close the door behind you!

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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2011

I have been to the Merrydale several times, the hospitality is second to none. I travel all over the UK for work, none other is to be rivaled when it comes to the personable accomodating approach that this wonderful B&B provides.
There is a group of us that visit every year, we look forwards to our annual trip away, Colin and Cathy always welcome us with open and arms and will always go the extra mile to accomodate!! We could not be made to feel more welcome!!!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
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Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 29 March 2011

had a fantastic stay at the merrydale, cathy and colin where fantastic hosts and made you feel really welcome , breakfast was brilliant, nothing to much trouble, will definately be going back.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Wellingborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2011

What a lovely hotel,felt so at home,cathy and colin couldnt do enough to make our break fantastic and so friendly.What could only be discribed as really good value for money,unbeatable.We will back next year without doubt.

  • Stayed March 2011
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Thank shovell
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Property: Merrydale
Address: 13 Glentworth Crescent, Skegness PE25 2TG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Skegness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #21 of 26 Hotels in Skegness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Merrydale 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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