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“STAGG DOO EXPERIENCE”
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Ocean Inn
Ranked #21 of 23 Whitley Bay B&B and Inns
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
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“STAGG DOO EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed 1 February 2012

hi recently stayed in the ocean inn as part of a stagg party,it has recently been refurbished and found it really good value for money the rooms where clean tidy and bedding fresh also had a tv and dvd player not that we watched much tv as we spent most of the time in the bar also smelling of fresh paint quite retro decent pint and resonably cheap just what you want as a stagg party whitley bay spot on place would recomend it and the ocean inn to any one especially stagg partys taylor made really with the bar down stairs over all great place friendly people what more can you ask for .

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Northumberland National Park, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 January 2012

I recently stopped at this hotel and had a good stay fri/ sat evening. I met the new owners on arrival, me and my party were showen to are rooms all refurbished with power showers towels flat screen tvs, had cracking breakfast on sat morning are rooms were tided sat afternoon, The rooms hotel and staff were spotless, had no problems at all. Bar down stairs all new had an excellent afternoon with drink offers !!!!!!

Recommended defo as hotel all been re kitted out : )

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
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oceaninn81, Manager at Ocean Inn, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at the ocean inn and hope to see you again sometime in the near future.
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York, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 September 2011

We booked three double rooms and on arival were told there were on two available, however a third was eventually found ,a single. Tiles were dropping off the ceiling and the walls were stained and disgusting. When we booked, through Booking.com, we were told we could use credit cards, however, surprise suprise the hotel had no machine. We were charged £100 per room per night even though one was a single. It was the weekend of The Great North Run, so obviously The Bay Hotel!!! was ripping us all off. I Have since found out that Whitley Bay has a bad reputation, if this is a sample of the hotels then I am not suprised. I could never ever recomend this hovel to anyone. I cannot give any ratings as there are none low enough.

Room Tip: The only helpful tip is DO NOT STAY THERE
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Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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oceaninn81, Manager at Ocean Inn, responded to this review, 3 February 2012
I would like to apologise for your stay, we are now under new ownership and management and changed the hotel name, the hotel has been fully refurbished to flat screen tv's, new carpets, electric showers, all rooms redecorated, new breakfast room, blinds on windows. We do hope that you may stay with us sometime in the future.

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North Shields, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 July 2011

We stayed at the beginning of June for a friends birthday in Newcastle. I knew as soon as we had arrived it was a a mistake to stay here even tried to get somewhere else but was talked out of it by a friend. Very un inviting and the staff were just atrocious so un friendly and made us feel as though we were bothering them when we tried to check in. The room was tiny and felt dirty, each time the toilets flushed the noise was horrendous and woke me several times during the night even though i had been drinking. Coming back to Newcastle in August for a Hen Party and definately will not be staying there. The actual name of the hotel is the Bay hotel but was told by a member of the staff from the bar downstairs the original name. I would advise you not to even set foot in the place.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 30 March 2011

If you tend to go on a 15 hour bender as part of a 15 man stag do then go home and expect the wife to welcome you with open arms and welcome you into a warm bed before feeding you a full english in the morning then don't stay here. If you want a bed to sleep off an almighty hangover after a cracking night out with like minded people then this is a bargain, staff were very freindly and helpful considering the sights they are subjected to. Thought i'd seen it all til i visited Whitley Bay. Best Stag ever. Early start in Newcastle breaks up the day before spending the majority of the night in the local Witherspoons (firestation) also good for Breakfast the following morning. Everyone was welcoming. Hotel manager remember the guy in the suit and the ice cream...............

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  • Stayed March 2011
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Additional Information about Ocean Inn

Property: Ocean Inn
Address: 20-24 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RG, England (Formerly Bay Hotel/Banana Joe's)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Whitley Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #21 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Whitley Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Under new ownership and management. We have recently had a full refurbishment and the hotel is a different hotel. Ocean Inn is located in the heart of this busy seaside resort, close to all amenities and local nightlife. We provide a warm friendly service to all our guests. We have our very own bar hush lounge on the main street of Whitley Bay hosting resident DJs and many other fun events. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Ocean Hotel Whitley Bay
Banana Jos Whitley Bay

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