We arrived at 9p.m, hungry and tired since being up since 5.30 a.m. The hotel was busy with a function and appeared to be very traditional British. Slightly dated, slightly shabby, with no hint of chic. Our room was on the second floor and had an unparalleled view of the bus station, impeded only by the two large air conditioning units strapped to the flat roof below the window. We needed to open the windows as it was a warm night, but soon learned that this was an error, not least because the curtains had to be kept closed to avoid the bus station security lighting providing sufficient light to read by. However, the main form of entertainment proved to be the bathroom. The bath had a door, and an admonitory notice which stated "the door has to be kept closed at ALL times'. We learned later that this was a 'disabled bath'. It certainly was. The shower was strapped to the wall about 6-9 inches above the rim of the bath, and in order to use it one would have to crouch in the bath and hold the shower head with one hand. But the true joke was the lavatory. Which had a badly fitted seat and which one had to use side saddle, or, with ones knees wedged under the wash basin. Not an option open to two people approaching and above 6ft tall. Of the rest, the beds were hard enough to remind one of the approach of arthritis. And for those of you wondering, the bus service in Worthing starts at 6a.m, with the drivers arriving some time before that. Breakfast was the traditional British one where both the coffee and the orange juice were undrinkable and the scrambled egg, watery. When we politely referred to some of the inadequacies of the room were were advised, very sweetly, that we would know not to ask for that room next time. We were then offered time with the duty manager, which we didn't have, and what could he/she do - about the bus station, and about their bizarre arrangements for 'the disabled', other than promise us we would never be given that room again, and I have a far more certain way of ensuring that.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Chatsworth Hotel has 97 ensuite bedrooms, all varying in size and appearance and with many overlooking the sea and Steyne Gardens. We always offer double or twin rooms for sole occupancy where required and some bedrooms also have air conditioning. All benefit from a desk area and complimentary wi-fi and are comfortably appointed to ensure you get a good nights rest. Room service is available 24 hours a day for cold snacks, our bar is open for hot food between midday and 1.45pm and our Restaurant is open in the evenings.For special occasions we have a number of luxury four poster suites with beautiful seaviews and for families we offer rooms with an adjoining room with bunkbeds. Accessible rooms are also available, and we have two lifts, serving our three floors. We also have a well stocked Games Room, with two slate bedded Snooker tables,a pool table, table tennis, darts and a skittle alley. Parking is available on street outside the hotel or at the local NCP car park. Unfortunately we do not have a car park but do offer discounted parking vouchers to our guests.Call our Reception team to discuss your requirements, or book online. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Chatsworth Hotel Worthing, West Sussex