The staff were really unprofessional, particularly the woman at breakfast, but in general it was like I was invading their privacy. They were neither courteous or literate.
My room was absolutely filthy. Under the bed there was tumbleweed from all the fluff, the shower handle was draped in long brown hairs, the bath tub full of black pubic hairs. The toilet had a "hygiene seal" taped around it, but there were pubic hairs there too, and stains, and also the window sill above the toilet (the only place to put toilet paper) had pubic hairs on.
The kettle still had water in it, and was also clogged up and filthy. The one place to retrieve water from if you so wished to fill a dirty kettle and make some kind of infusion, was the handwash basin in the toilet, and that was too shallow to enable the kettle to go under the tap. The bath had a glass screen that prevented reaching all the way to the tap with a kettle.
The window didn't close, the bed was stained, the blinds were broken (I fixed them by the way), the TV whistled and there was an infestation of some kind of flying insect, not sure what it was exactly but I was quite disgusted. There were also quite a few stains on the walls from previous swatting.
The walls/doors are so thin...and they let out a double room next to mine, to about 15 rowdy partiers who were all drunk, door slamming and a complete nuisance.
The menu was a joke. I found a restaurant elsewhere.
The breakfast, after being greeted by what seemed to be a young council chav, was also completely unappealing. It was abruptly announced to me that breakfast wouldn't be ready yet, although I was quietly minding my own business checking my e-mails.....making sure I was first in line for caffeine, given the sleepless night before. Well I abandoned that idea, and ate the cookie in my room instead.
Not somewhere that I would ever stay in again. It actually is the most filthy place I've been in, in my life. At least have friendly and attentive staff, that would go some way to (a) caring about the state of the place, (b) making you feel welcome, "arrive a guest, leave as friends"!!!??? and (c) attracting the right sort of customer, and not the room full of druggies I had to endure.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located on the promenade in the popular seaside resort of Worthing, West Sussex, The Kingsway Hotel and Kingsway Townhouse, with a total of 36 rooms (all en-suite), offer you a friendly service, a welcoming atmosphere and excellent amenities.Our central location allows easy access to Worthing’s entertainment facilities, shopping area and beautiful gardens. We are independently owned and recent refurbishments ensure that all guest rooms, as well as the public rooms, are furnished, decorated and equipped to a high standard.With free parking, a restaurant and bar, this peaceful Edwardian hotel is beside the sea. You can smell the fresh, salty air even on a calm day.Our restaurant is on the ground floor and has a A la Carte menu. The sea-facing bar has a large selection of dishes available day, with a selection of locally caught fish among them. ... more less
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