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“very gd hotel for national”
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The Sun Hotel
Ranked #18 of 25 Hotels in Skegness
Reviewed 10 July 2013

we stayed at this hotel in november 2012 with our friends for 2 nights,we enjoyed it that much we all decided to go back 14th-17th june 2013 for 3 nights 4 days.we were in the same rooms as last yr.still very clean & still gd food.owners & staff very friendly & helpful....this is a really gd hotel for national as they tend to use the very old shabby hotels.me & my husband go abroad twice a yr but like the odd wkend away in england.would reccomend this hotel to anyone.barry & barbara anderson darlington.

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Reviewed 7 July 2013

I stayed here with my family last week and we thoroughly enjoyed it. Our rooms were spotlessly clean, as was all areas of the hotel. The food was really good, with plenty of choice. They went out of their way to accommodate all tastes. The staff are brilliant, especially Jamie and Dean. A very enjoyable stay and we will go back again for another visit.

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2  Thank Elaine S
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Reviewed 20 June 2013

We enjoyed a 4 night stay on a National Holidays coach trip.

Owner and staff were very helpful and friendly. Info for meal times and entertainment is on the notice board.

EVENING MEAL: Meal on first night was set although they did advise they would do their best to accommodate any special requests. At the evening meal they came around to ask for our breakfast choices, and at breakfast did the same for our evening meal choices. We found all the food to be well cooked and presented; vegetables being on separate dishes on the table so you could help yourself. The gravy was very tasty. We tried three different soups and various desserts and we couldn't fault any of them. The cheese board was made up of three crackers, butter and individually wrapped cheese which suited me fine.

BREAKFAST: The breakfast choices were fruit juice, prunes or cereal, then a full english or any combination of poached/scrambled egg or sausage or bacon on toast, followed by toast with butter, jam and marmalade then coffee or tea. I opted for hot water as had taken own brand of coffee. We enjoyed our breakfasts very much.

ROOM: We stayed in room 3A which was on the side of the building - this was not a problem. the windows opened so the room was nice and cool. The double bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean. The bathroom was a very good size, the toilet flush was excellent, the shower was also very clean and of good power and heat. The bedroom furniture gave more than enough space for our things and we felt very at home. I would usually take my own hair dryer but did not this time and used the one provided which was excellent.

There is a lovely guest lounge with huge sofas and comfy chairs - a very comfortable and relaxing room if you did not wish to sit in the bar area.

We had a wonderful stay in Skegness and having such a lovely cosey hotel made it all the better - we hope to be back in the not too distant future.
The staff and owners saw us off - this was a nice touch to end our holiday.

Room Tip: side room was nice and dark away from the street lights
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Karen S
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

nice friendly hotel but certainly not for disabled . got no help with our luggage as we booked to go our selves not on a bus tour?
food was ok, view from our room was just great!
had a lovely week here though entertainment was mediocre.
hotel is clean cheap & cheerful. had so many problems with my disabled mum she had to leave after a few days (disappointing) they could of done more to help i.e telling us on her leaving they had a ground floor disabled friendly room if they had known we where disabled (we told them on four occasions) but did not offer to put us in it?

Room Tip: hotel has four sea view balcony rooms.
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2  Thank Karen Huggans B
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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Staff very helpful and friendly. Food very nice. Room clean. (Toilet flush not brilliant). Excellent singer on Friday (Colin Starr). All in all great value for money. Would go again. Good location- very handy for shops and amusements. A short bus ride away from Butlins and Fantasy Island.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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4  Thank mpoole1958
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freddySkegness, Manager at The Sun Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2013

Thank you for your comments, we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and hopefully look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 20 May 2013

Arrived at the hotel to find no-one manning the reception but when someone did arrive, they were polite and courteous, informing me exactly where my room was. The staircase up was quite narrow and they have a stairlift between the second and third floors, but strangely not on any other set of stairs, and this means a lack of space in that particular area.

The room itself was relatively small, but it was a single room so it was to be expected. It was pretty basic with a small, non-digital TV that only offered Channels 1-5, but plenty of room to walk about, put all of your stuff, etc. It also had a delightful view of the top of the houses of Skegness.

Location wise it's quite reasonable, it's only a few minutes walk from the main attractions of Skegness, and there's plenty around to keep your kids entertained.

I didn't spend an lot of time in the hotel before checking out but it seemed reasonable enough. Checking out again saw me go to the unmanned reception, I rang the bell and was waiting five minutes before someone turned up, and even then the person who turned up didn't know how to take payment for my stay so ended up taking the money to give it to a manager. I must admit it felt a bit dodgy but I phoned up later and everything was ok.

Overall I can't complain at £25 for a room though.

If I was only going to stay for a day or two then I would come here, but probably not for anything longer.

Room Tip: If you want a good view, there are only 6 or so that actually look out onto the ocean, two of which...
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3  Thank Kate J
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freddySkegness, Manager at The Sun Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2013

Thank you for your comments, I would like to comment on a few items mentioned.

Unfortunately you arrived after our latest check in time which wasn't a problem other than it was right in the middle of our dinner service for approx 45 persons and again unfortunately when you checked out it was in the middle of our breakfast service and it was one of the waitresses that you saw when you left who gave the money to the owner whom you spoke to when you telephoned.

With regard to the being no stair lifts on the first two staircases this is because we have a passenger lift which services those two floors.

You are quite correct about our sea view rooms, we have six, one of which is a single and one twin on the same floor you was on, one double and one twin with balacony on 2nd floor and two doubles one with balcony on the first floor, we also have a holiday apartment on the first floor which offers a double bedroom with a balcony and a lovely lounge which also offers sea views.

Once again thank you for your comments and hopefully we may see you again in the future.

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Reviewed 17 May 2013

the hotel looks good...our room was ok...plenty of towels.... no hand soap (by your own)...tea and coffee if you use your daily allowance you are charged if you ask for any more....breakfast was quite good but evening meal was very basic....lounge very small a few games of bingo then a singer on...I'm sorry to say I will not be back because Skegness is a very nice place.....

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1  Thank wallieheid_13
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freddySkegness, Manager at The Sun Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2013

We would like to thank you for your comments and would like to respond.

With regard to soap, each room has its own pump soap fixed to the wall above the hand basin.

You are quite right in regard to tea & coffee, 4 coffee, 4 teabags, 8 sugars and 8 milks along with unlimited tea & coffee at breakfast and evening meal are supplied on a daily basis which we find is more than enough for most people and do charge a minimal amount for any extras required.

We feel that at evening meal for example a choice of a roast, a pie, a curry, a salad and a vegetarian option along with a choice of vegetables and potatoes, chips and peas or boiled rice is not too basic of a menu. We don't pretend to be an al a carte restaurant just a standard hotel.

Our bar area seats approx 54 persons and has a small dance floor area where we have singers perform and also play bingo and quizzes. We also have a quiet lounge for people to go and relax we has comfortable chairs for relaxing.

Once again thank you for your comments.

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Address: 18-19 North Parade, Skegness PE25 2UB, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Skegness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #18 of 25 Hotels in Skegness
Price Range: £57 - £110 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sun Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 27
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