We were quoted an incorrect price to start with, and had to pay extra due to the Easter break, understandable but we should have been told this from the start. Initially we were going to book through the Great Yarmouth Tourist Info website but the owner encouraged us to book through her by phone instead. We booked two rooms provisionally, a deposit of £25 per room taken, but we had to release one of the rooms in the end (and gave a weeks notice) due to work commitments and we never got the deposit back even though no cancellation policy was explained to us at the time of booking and the room was rebooked. The owners informed us that they'd had to turn people away even though there were only 2 rooms taken when we arrived and there are 8 in total.
The Guest House is a very old building that has been modernised and appears very clean however we were told we had the best room there (No, 8 on the top floor) which had a sea view, the only view we could see of the sea was through the net curtains and it was about a 1 ft gap through the buildings in front!
The furniture is typical miss-match but clean at least. The bathrooms are fitted with a Saniflow system which means when you use the toilet the noise and the smell was unbearable. When you use the shower, water comes up in the bath and vice versa. The water goes cold during your shower. Dont use the liquid soap provided, if you smell the pink stuff you'll understand why!
You take a shower in the mornings right? So you put your towel on the heated rail to dry but as soon as you leave for the day this is switched off so when you come to use the towel in the evening, its still wet. We were there for 4 nights and had to use the same towels throughout our stay.
The heating was turned off even though it was cold in the evenings. We had to shower again before bed to get warm! The bed was the worst thing, we had 4 very uncomfortable nights sleeping on a matress that resembled a park bench with wooden slats. The breakfast was ok, we are certain the Happy Shopper will stay in business for a very long time!
Parking is only out on the street which in the Summer must be a nightmare as there are many guest houses on the same street.
A word of advice too....don't tell the owners anything private about yourself, it gets told to other guests when you haven't even had the chance to get back to your room! We were informed of a German man that had travelled over from Germany to meet a lady he had contacted via the Internet and it hadn't worked out! I'm sure Mr German man would be very happy to know about his lovelife being told to all and sundry! (sorry Mr German man for writing it on here, just proving a point and you are anonymous on here at least, we saw your face!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Angie and Mick welcome you to our comfortable family run AA 4 star guesthouse. All Seasons has been decorated and improved in a tasteful contemporary manner but retaining much of the original feel of this 150 year old Victorian town house. We are open all year for long and short stays. All rooms en-suite with flat screen TVs with freeview & Sky option. Two minutes from the beach and 10 minutes from the town centre or the historic quay area. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- All Seasons Guest House Great Yarmouth, Norfolk