We stayed at The Old Colonial Hotel for a night away and were very pleased with the location. The hotel itself has a great bar downstairs that serves typical pub grub, not too special but not too pricey either. Wine very reasonable as well, which is always welcome, as these places that charge ludicrous amounts for 'plonk' don't half get on my nerves!
The bedroom was very good, spacious and clean with a comfy bed. Could do with a fan in the room as no air conditioning, having said that this June has been very warm so it was expected that the room would be warm. The bathroom was again very clean, although very low pressure on the (non power) shower made it a bit difficult to wash your hair - in the morning, we had no water coming out at all as other guests were using their showers as well.
The only down side was that the position, right on the sea front, meant that you got all the locals coming out at 3:00am from the local nightclubs, absolutely plastered and swearing / shouting / singing / knocking bins over, etc., although this probably happens in every British seaside resort nowadays. Strange - through it all, lasting more than two hours, we never saw one police car or police patrol in the area, it is apparently acceptable behaviour in Weston to run around drunk in the early hours, yelling your head off. The Police were probably all itching to get back behind their speed guns and catch those pesky motorists...
Would recommend, but with the reservation that you have to expect noise outside the place - and therefore outside all the hotels along the seafront.
Final point; we booked direct and were quoted less than 'lastminuterooms.com', although when we checked out they put the price back up. I queried this and they matched the original price they quoted me, which was on my paperwork. Worth booking direct but get a reservation number or e-mail confirmation.
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