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“Highlea Hotel, Weston supermare”
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Highlea Hotel
Cambridge
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“Highlea Hotel, Weston supermare”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

We stayed at Highlea for Easter this year, had a pleasant ground floor double room with en-suite shower etc, the breakfasts were lovely, choices of cereal, and a lovely fried breakfast to follow, we had a problem with our mattress, but had a chat with the owner and he changed it straight away, the hot water was a bit of an issue on a couple of occasions over the w/end, i think because there was a lot of people wanting showers at the same time, again the owner came in and boosted the boiler :)
A little distance from the sea front, lovely view from the communal lounge with a huge TV on the wall,
only difficulty that if you don't want to pay for parking, you can park up the hill after off-loading your luggage, but it is a steep hill, not good if you are infirm or disabled.
A lovely w/end away.

Room Tip: We had room 3, ground floor, window out to the road, but didn't disturb us, the hotel is like a...
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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wantage, Oxfordshire
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Reviewed 28 March 2013

Upon arrival the first thing you notice is there is a car park roughly 2mins away (more like 1min if you walk fast!). Costs £5.50 for 24hours.

The hotel is a guest house which is fine. It states the reception is around the corner which is a little deceiving because it is on the side. Depends on how you read it but I was tired! Sad excuse I know :) You have to ring the bell to get their attention to initially let you in.

First appearances it's quaint and nice. There is a sitting area with a small bar. Didn't see the bar open though but we did leave in the early evening around half seven but thought it may have been open by then?!

The room was on the small side but this is a guest house. Adequate for our stay. Bed was lovely and comfortable. Bathroom was a little small. If you sit on the toilet you have a sliding door to close and I am claustrophobic and my nose was literally against the door. Apart from this it's fine. Plenty of tea and coffee, just a shame no biccies.

You have a key to open the main door which also opens an inner door. Be careful if you have problems bending down as the lock is around knee height on the inner door. A separate key for your room.

Breakfast, you had to go down some stairs to the breakfast room and again if you have difficulty with stairs then maybe this isn't for you. However well worth the stairs as the breakfast was freshly made. Sausage, egg, mushrooms, fried bread, beans, tomato. Can't remember seeing bacon but there must have been. Juices, tea and coffee. Toast. Plus cereal if you require. Then bless him he asks if he can get us anything else!

It may sound as though I have critised this guest house/hotel but quite the contrary. I would come back here in a heart beat. I just wanted to highlight the potential issues to someone who has some difficulties.

One last word - Slight steep hill to hotel from Car Park. Be careful as there is a cross junction where the guest house sits.

Enjoy - We certainly did.

Room Tip: If you struggle with stairs ask for one of the rooms on the ground floor. Rooms 1 - 3 I believe.
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

My friend and I stayed for 1 night at the Highlea Hotel. My friend had a twin room which she found very comfortable. I had a double room which was very clean and had a seaview but the downside was that only 1 bedside light could be plugged in which was not much good and the television had a buzzing noise that was very irritating.
The breakfast was good and all the staff were very friendly and helpful. Would stay again

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thames Ditton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 January 2013

Right near to the beach. Room was pleasant and clean. Cooked breakfast was very good. We were visiting family in the town. The proprietor was happy for them to come and join us for breakfast. Only downside was the slow wifi.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Weymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 6 January 2013

We stayed for 2 nights at the Highlea Hotel and found it to be an ideal place for a weekend away.
Both the owners were extremely friendly and helpful and as soon as we arrived we felt it very welcome.

We requested a sea view and found ourselves in a fairly small room on the 2nd floor with a window opening towards the sea. The room itself and the en suite were in good condition and everything was spotlessly clean. We had everything that we needed in terms of tea/coffee making, TV and WiFi and the bathroom was very convenient.

In terms of location, the hotel is only a short walk from the sea front and maybe 10mins from the town centre which you can access through Grove Park. There is free street parking just up the hill but this may become busy in season.

Breakfast was full English and the restaurant area was very clean and a nice place to enjoy a meal. Whilst we didn't use the bar/lounge area it has character and like the rest of the hotel is well maintained and has character.

The Highlea is what all small hotels should be and what some sadly aren't and we would not hesitate to stay there again. The prices are good for this type of accommodation and you would have to be very fussy to find much wrong with the place.

Room Tip: For the less agile a ground or 1st floor room - try for a sea view.
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  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Bideford, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 8 December 2012

we stayed here for 1 night last weekend, a great little b n b, they even put a girlie duvet cover on my little girls bed and she had plastic cuttlery at breakfast, very clean, excellent breakfast and friendly staff. we will definatly use it again.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Kingston upon Thames, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 November 2012

this hotel is very clean and comfortable the owner was really friendly, the first day we were there we told him we wouldnt be down for breakfast as we were going out early, he kindly left out some cereal and juice for us so we didnt go without. The full english breakfast was more than enough and cooked to perfection it wasnt greasy at all. All in all i would say Highlea hotel is great value for money and would definately stay there again. 10/10.

Room Tip: Room 11 is spacious enough for 3 people to be comfortable
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Highlea Hotel
Address: 15 Upper Church Road, Weston-super-Mare BS23 2DX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Somerset > Weston-super-Mare
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 63 B&Bs / Inns in Weston-super-Mare
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Highlea Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family-run bed & breakfast located only 100 yards from the sea front, very clean & friendly. Weston super mare hotels association awarded gold commended. ... more   less 
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