Where do I start. The road in which the hotel is on seems to be all shut down. On going into the entrance, which is the not the entrance it advertises on the website you go upstairs through a dark grubby corridor to an even grubbier reception. My friend and myself had only booked the hotel as we were doing the great north run. Reading other reviews it would appear the price had been doubled from £20 pppn to £40 pppn. Believe me it was not worth £20 pppn never mind what we paid. After a maze of dark dingy corridors we entered our room. It looked like the original handle had been kicked off and replaced with a yale. The room was basic. It had 4 camp type metal beds, no head boards. All to be fair had clean sheets on which looked relatively new. We had booked a twin room, but it had been double booked so we got this at no extra charge. Apparently we were upgraded! All the mattresses were very uncomfortable, you could feel all the springs. The UPVC window had been broken or bent so the window wouldn't shut. The room was very sparse. no pictures, bedside cabinets. The only light was the main light with a dirty brown cockeyed lampshade. Only one window had a blind, the other window had nothing. The bathroom comprised of a toilet, sink and shower. The shower was dirty, the grouting was brown. The window was non frosted and had no blind or curtain. After the great north run we were looking forward to a shower. Unfortunately no matter how hard we tried it would only run cold. We had to ask for towels and there was one teaspoon to share between 2.
- 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