My boyfriend booked a room here because it was cheap. I hadn't read any reviews prior to him booking, and when I did, it was with an ever sinking heart. So when we arrived, it really wasn't as terrible as some reviews would have had me believe. That said, however, I certainly wasn't bowled over either.
I would have minded the shiny, woodchip wallpaper and the oppressive, dark, patterned carpet and bed linen less if the room had been clean. But it wasn't. I found several raisins on the floor in both the bedroom and the bathroom and there was a thick layer of dust on the skirting boards. The bed linen was clean, but I was very relieved that I had taken the advice of another reviewer and taken our own towels. The hand towel I picked up to use when we first arrived had stripey toothpaste smeared all over it, as if somebody had wiped their mouth on it after brushing their mouth after brushing their teeth!
We were in the paperboy's room, and on arrival it seemed unbearably hot. We soon discovered that the bathroom radiator was on and the bedroom window would not stay open. We eventually wedged it open with a plastic coat hanger from the wardrobe (The radiator was off when we returned later in the evening). We had requested a cot for our baby, and there was one, complete with bedding already up when we got there and there was also an iron and ironing board, a hairdryer , 3 bottles of water in the fridge and lots of tea, coffee and milk as well as 3 packets of biscuits.
Breakfast was very nice, with big jugs of milk and orange juice on the table, cereal, fruit and yoghurt laid out for guests to help themselves to, lots of toast brought to our table just after we had come down, and full English, cooked to individual requirements.
I have to be honest and say that I probably won't be staying here again, and I won't be recommending it to anyone.
If you're in Great Yarmouth for one or two nights and you're looking for a place to rest your head and have a nice breakfast, then Fawlty Towers will probably be absolutely fine (take your own towels though!!!), but if you're staying for longer- on a family holiday for example- then I would suggest perhaps looking elsewhere.
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