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The Sea Princess
Ranked #20 of 21 Hotels in Great Yarmouth
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“awful place”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

i have recently stayed here and could honestly say it was the worst hotel i have stayed in the food on the evening i thought was inedible if it did not come in tinned or frozen you you did not eat i was there with a group for 4 nights on half board after the first two nights i did not have another evening meal in the restaurant i went out instead

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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North Wales, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

I have recently stayed here and couldn't fault anything. The rooms were very clean,spacious and well up kept. The service was excellent from when I arrived until I departed was always made welcome and felt very comfortable at this hotel. The breakfast was a1 was so amazed by what was on offer. I diffo will return

  • Stayed April 2014
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2014

We stayed as a group,and this review is only my own feeling about this hotel,the staff were very friendly and helpfull,but the hotel had a few problems ,the dinning room was cramped and the staff had to pass hot plates from person to person,the rooms were clean but tired.no hot water at times when most needed.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

avoid this hotel like the plague. I disregard reviews usually because all I ever want from a hotel is a bed and a shower and the rest I'm not really fussed about but this really was shocking.

In general the hotel is dirty. Everything looks like it needs a good scrub! The decor hasn't been updated since the 70's. The carpet in the halls was exactly the same as the one my grandparents had in the 80's. We stayed in room 6 on the first floor. I was kept up all night by the sound of the lift "floor 1. Going down" The room was huge with a very cramped bathroom. We had a crack in our window running the width of the window pane which was stuck together with sellotape. Yep, sellotape. Not masking tape, duct tape, just normal, stick wrapping paper together sellotape.

Terrible. Terrible. Terrible

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Northampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

My partner and I stayed here for one night - and that was a blessing.
We arrived late in the evening hoping to get a drink at the bar, but were informed that the bar had closed as everyone was out! we were given our key and given directions to find the room on the second floor. we took the lift which didn't sound in great condition (and we didn't use it again!), we eventually found our room through the corridors. The room was very dated - woodchip wallpaper painted dated colours and the floor seemed to slop to the middle of the room.
I was woken at 5am by the rain on the windows and then heard dripping water. I got up to investigate and found water dripping through the ceiling in the middle of the room. I eventually got back off to sleep and when we got uo in the morning we found water dripping through the ceiling in 2 places and above the window. When we went down to breakfast we also found water dripping through the ceiling in the hall way - right next to the light fitting. We mentioned this ti the manager (think he was he manager) and all he said was 'yes, yes I know, we're getting it looked at. very sorry'.
Hotel advert states car park - that's a bit of a joke as its just off road parking in front of the hotel - 4 maybe 5 cars maximum!
Would not recommend staying here as very, very dated.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2014

Had a great holiday at great yarmouth in Hadleigh Gables Hotel. It was for three nights and it was me and my dad there in a twin room. With an amazing sea view. Room was very clean with flat screen tv tea and coffee and a en suit bathroom. Staff was very nice. Hotel is very clean with a bar, pool table, and lounge. and lots of parking spaces. I recommend this hotel :)

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Woodbridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2014

hotel admitting is dated but the price we paid it was good valve staff were very confident and very helpful they are an asset to the hotel the young man on front desk very good at his job breakfast again was valve to what we paid its not the ritz but what do u expect for 40pound room was of good size and clean very good base but like i said it is dated

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Sea Princess
Address: 6-7 North Drive, Great Yarmouth NR30 1ED, England (Formerly Hadleigh Gables Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Norfolk > Great Yarmouth
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Great Yarmouth
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Sea Princess 3*
Number of rooms: 60
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
You are assured of a warm welcome at this sea front hotel. Family run, we have 40 bedrooms all en-suite 4 of them have disabled friendly wet room showers and balconies overlooking wellesley park. We can cater for coach parties or individuals. Special diets etc. with at least 4 nights live entertainment you dont have to go far to enjoy yourselves. We have a new lift to all floors please give us a try. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hadleigh Gables Great Yarmouth
The Sea Princess Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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