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“basic is a bit of an overstatement”
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Esplanade Lodge
Ranked #16 of 23 Whitley Bay B&B and Inns
London
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48 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“basic is a bit of an overstatement”
Reviewed 4 June 2013

We always go for basic accommodation, small B&B in small villages, hoping to find personality and human warmth. Not in this case. Now I understand why the only picture that you can find of this place is the little garden outside.... We arrived and were greeted by a sign on the door with the number to call to check in. The guy that runs it was having a bite at the pub (4,30 pm) and candidly said he forgot about us arriving. Great start!!!
Big room, high ceiling, lots of light. Furniture dated, something just out of a 60's movie. However I wouldn't have given it such a poor score if it wasn't for the horrible noises coming from the pipes, a bang and then crushing noise, like those garbage disposal you sometimes find installed under the kitchen sink. Coming from who knows where considering that, when we asked the owner, he couldn't say anything. It looked like he actually didn't notice or wasn't bothered by it! Breakfast of poor quality, freshly prepared but the ingredients left to desire. We pick this place for the proximity to the seafront and the lighthouse, I have to say there is not much more to Whitley Bay anyway (truth to be told we visited at the end of May, not peak season). Still I was expecting a bit less than a ghost town. The lighthouse is very charming though.....

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Perth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 April 2013

this was just awful. the room was terrible, the man running the place was neither helpful or unhelpful. cant say he was unfriendly but a smile when we arrived mite have not made us have a bad vibe about it. was shown to room which was the first room from the front door. we had our dog so maybe he thought it the best place for us but it was a full glass door with a net curtain and we had to put a towel over it to try and get rid of light outside. our dog buffed at every person passing so we were feeling really uncomfortable. very run down and very dated. looked like a workmans b and b. bed uncomfortable, shower useless and more water running out of the cubicle than in it. breakfast in morning was not very nice and it didnt help watching an ant running up the side of the wall as i ate. wont be bak. whitley bay a big dissapointment in general

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Antwerp, Belgium
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8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2013

We actually stayed here for a month, and we were treated like family. The landlady was an amazing woman, and is now 1 of our best friends. The rooms WERE clean, stylish and the breakfast was fantastic. If anyone disagrees, then maybe they should visit some other B&B in Whitley (especially in the summer, when everyone is horrible drunk, fighting and basically being disrespectful to everyone in the B&B). The landlady is the cook, the cleaner, the bouncer and a genuine diamond!! Xx

Room Tip: Genuine, lovely, couldn't recommend more.
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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Crowborough
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 1 December 2012

I missed check in time but was welcomed to the lodge and shown up to my room on the second floor.the room was small but adequate and was clean and tidy.
Breakfast was good there was fruit juice cereal and then a full English with tea and toast
The lodge was in a perfect position for the local bars and restraunts but was nice and quiet
I was alone on this trip and as such the lodge was of an acceptable standard however i wouldnt use it for a family trip

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Pontefract, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 9 October 2012

Should have written this ages ago, but never got round to it. Not a lot to say, The room was extremely cold, the bed uncomfortable and can't remember the breakfast, so it couldn't have made that much of an impression. at £25 per night, OVERPRICED, worth it for £20 as a contractor but not for a stay with family.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 22 August 2012

The Lodge is convenient for everything in Whitley Bay and the area is generally quiet. The man who checked me in and cooked the breakfast seemed pleasant enough and I understand the owner lives next door. There is free Wi-Fi and my en-suite room was a reasonable size. It must be remembered that it is "budget accommodation" so do not stay there expecting modern, newly decorated rooms and a large dining area. I would probably stay again - my only minor gripes after a few nights stay were the lack of a chair in the room, a highly energy saving bedside light that was difficult to read by and no towel rail in the en-suite.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled solo
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2011

very happy with my stay at esplanade lodge, very accommodating and comfortable,excellent breakfast with all tastes catered for. ideally positioned for entertainments, metro station and beach. well recommended to others.

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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
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Property: Esplanade Lodge
Address: 1 Linden Terrace | Esplanade, Whitley Bay NE26 2AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Whitley Bay
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Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #16 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Whitley Bay
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Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 7
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