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“Good value for money”
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The Old Colonial
Nottingham
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good value for money”
Reviewed 8 May 2014

Good location right on the seafront, 2-4-1 value in the pub/restaurant, very large room - plenty of room for our 4 suitcases! - with large wardrobe and drawer space. Good desk/workspace with wi-fi free of charge. Very helpful staff carried our very heavy suitcases (our 2-night stay was part of a longer holiday) up to the second floor. Be aware there are 40 steep steps up to the second floor, no lift - a bit wearing if you want to nip back to your room for something. Only other negative was don't think our room had daily hoovering (if so needs either new vacuum or vacuumer!) Oh, I didn't like the breakfast sausage but my partner thought they were lovely! A definite plus is the availability of free, allocated parking space. Ideal base for visiting Weston's annual Sand Sculpture Festival.

Room Tip: I would imagine the first floor rooms are not so quiet, being above the very large pub/restaurant bu...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Hailsham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 May 2014

Used this bar/ restaurant for 3 nights. Was with a large group of friends and 2 of us decided to have the 14oz rib eye steak with all the trimmings as it seemed good value at the price. Worked out at £8.00 each. At that price I didn't expect much, but the food when it arrived was simply amazing. A thick well cooked steak with chips, onion rings, tomato and peas. One of the best steaks I have eaten at any price. Seemed almost to be fillet. I went back the 2nd night and had the same again. Just as nice. On the 3rd night it was chicken melt at £6.00 each. 2 large moist chicken breasts with bacon, cheese and bbq sauce. Once again perfectly cooked.

Room Tip: Don't bother with a starter, unless a big eater. You may even have trouble managing a desert. 10...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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uk
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2014 via mobile

I read the reviews on here and was a little unsure about eating here. We had eaten here in the past when we visited Weston.
I had the pork loin with black pudding, it was delicious. My husband had the jalapeño burger & enjoyed that too. The staff were friendly and it has a nice atmosphere. It is a 2for1 pub, but one of the best I've been to in its chain.
Will be going again

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lichfield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2014

Plus Side
Staff are lovely
Great Location

Down Side
Place Stinks
Rooms are dark and dingy
Walls are like tracing paper
Pillow stank ! YUK !

Cant comment on the food as I didn't bother sticking around - Not good value for money

Room Tip: Don't bother - better hotels with cleaner rooms and better priced
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2014

Stayed here with a friend in a family room - very good size, 1 x double bed & 1 x single bed with fair sized bathroom.

Excellent location right on the seafront.

Ate dinner in the bar/restaurant area - very slow service and poor food, but it is 2-4-1 and very cheap so you get what you pay for I guess!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with friends
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 March 2014

Spent last weekend at this hotel. First impressions fab location almost opposite the pier, near the shops and on the promenade. Good pub serving good food at great prices underneath the hotel rooms. (Marsden Pub).
The rooms. Tatty and in desperate need of a makeover. When we arrived on the Saturday the room was freezing. My husband spoke to reception who came up to feel the storage radiators and said that they would heat up overnight and it would be warm the next day. In fairness she did bring us a convector heater but that did not give off much heat and therefore the room was draughty and cool.
We spent the 1st night in the room and went out exploring etc.
True to form the radiators were nice and warm the next morning.
In the morning I went to freshen up and use the toilet. They have sanilav type of boxes on the toilets.When I flushed the chain the waste started to come up the plug in the bath. It was awful. The smell was awful and excrement was coming up the plug.
Once again my husband went down to reception who came up straight away and said they would have to move us next door and arrange for a plummer straight away.
Again our time was wasted in moving all our stuff next door.
We got ready and went out after breakfast which was good on both days.
On returning about 1pm the smell of sewrage and drains on our landing was awful. The plummer was next door.
All in all they did address problems as they arose, however we were only there for 2 nights and our stay was fraught with problems.
Would not recommend this hotel and would certainly not return. The old addage you get what you pay for.

Room Tip: We were put in 2 rooms and both were as bad as the other
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 March 2014

The room we stayed in was on the second floor and could only be accessed by going up lots of stairs! Not a particular problem for us but if you had a heavy case or were elderly/unfit you would need to ask for a first floor room. This establishment does not have a lift.
The staff were friendly and the room was clean. However both soap containers were empty and we were only provided with one pillow each. we only stayed one night so didn't bother making a fuss but felt that 2 pillows should be available in the room without having to request them. The room was quite draughty as the window seal had blown.
The breakfast was very nice and the host was efficient and friendly. We had the usual options of fruit, yogurts and cereal followed by a cooked breakfast. Our food was well cooked and tasty...no complaints here.
All in all a reasonable price for an average room.
PS The free parking is a real bonus!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Old Colonial
Address: 30 Knighstone Road, Weston-super-Mare, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Weston-super-Mare
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 18 Speciality Lodging in Weston-super-Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 9
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