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Cabana Guest House
Ranked #6 of 17 Hotels in Clacton-on-Sea
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

We have just spent a lovely weekend here. The room was spotlessly clean, breakfast yummy :) Very close to the seafront and close to restaurants and shops, great location. Mark and Catherine are lovely people and are always ready to help, by the way, the indian meal at Saffron was lovely, thanks for the recommendation. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, thank you so much, Steve and Kathryn xx

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

8 friends and I cycled to the coast and 6 of us had the pleasure of staying at the Cabana. Mark (the owner) was extremely friendly and easy going right from the start and was very accommodating in finding safe storage for our precious bikes. The rooms were clean and well presented and comfortable and had everything we needed. Mark's wife was also very friendly and made us a cracking full English breakfast the next day. Reasonably priced, clean and comfortable rooms, excellent location, very friendly hosts – what's not to like!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 June 2014

I would have liked to have rated this 3.5 stars - I was really torn between giving this a 3 star or 4 star as I feel that perhaps some of the bad point outweighed the good.

Starting with the bad:
- The room was missing really simple amenities such as a toilet brush, or lock on the bathroom door.
- The blinds were horrendously noisy if the window was left open which left you with 2 options - roast in the heat with the blinds shut, or be disturbed every 2 minutes by the blinds banging together - neither options made for a good nights sleep!
- The blinds provided very little shelter to the morning sun. As soon as the sun began to rise even with the blinds shut, they aren't quite long enough to reach the windowsill meaning that the room is completely illuminated by 5am. Again, if the windows are opening and blowing the blinds about, you're blinded by the morning sun.
- The beds really weren't that comfortable and the pillows weren't great either
- The breakfast was good, although I found the bacon to be absolutely dripping in oil so I requested it be held on the subsequent morning

Now the good points:
- The owners are lovely. Their local knowledge of shops, restaurants etc. is fantastic. They're very approachable and give a lovely warm welcome
- The location is to die for. 20 steps and you're on the beach - we even went for a stroll along the beach before breakfast as it was so close!
- Plenty of free parking around the bowling green


If they installed some decent curtains I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Nicki S
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Reviewed 7 June 2014 via mobile

My wife to be and I had a pleasant stay here.

The room appeared recently refurbed and was adequate for our stay.

Located with 20 steps of the seafront and 5-10 minutes to resturants and supermarkets its a great location for those who wish to visit beautiful clacton.

The breakfast was brilliant! Full english to die for.

The owners were really helpful and have good local knowledge. Very easy to speak to and approachable.

Lots of parking available around the bowling green opposite and next to a Toby Carvery too.

The only things to point out are the room had blinds which if the window is left open (as it catches the heavy morning sun ) they can rattle and wake the lighter sleepers.
Pillows need to be bigger or harder as the mattress is very soft and no loo brush (although the shower had just been fitted so maybe an oversight)

But generally really good and defo worth a visit if you stay.

Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank Ashley S
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Reviewed 4 June 2014

We enjoyed our stay in the Canaba Guest house.
• The breakfast was great
• Prefect location- very near to the sea
• Lovely family
• The guest house is quite
I recommend the Cabana Guest House for holiday.
Bereket

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank bereket234
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Reviewed 1 June 2014

Stayed at Cabana this weekend 1/6/14. Had a great time catching up,with family! Arrived at Cabana B&B, warm welcome, everywhere was clean and fresh, comfy bed, great breakfast, cooked to order! Fantastic location!
Also an added extra of kindness, our daughter was staying in another B&B with her partner and our eleven week old granddaughter, (as Cabana was fully booked up!) it was a hot morning when we checked out, so didn't want to carry the baby's bottle of milk around, Mark and Catherine very kindly let us store it in their fridge until we set off on our long journey home!
Will be returning and recommending to friends!!!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank AnnieGra333
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Reviewed 30 May 2014

Enjoyed a lovely family break at a lovely friendly hotel.clean room.had a bit of leak from pipe under sink but it was fixed straight away. Great service and delicious breakfast. Very helpful hosts.
Great location near the beach.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Michelle C
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thestewarts49, Owner at Cabana Guest House, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2015

Michelle thank you for your lovely words. It was a pleasure to meet you.

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Additional Information about Cabana Guest House

Address: 8 Collingwood Road, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1UL, England (Formerly Cabana Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Clacton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Clacton-on-Sea
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Clacton-on-Sea
#3 Romantic Hotel in Clacton-on-Sea
Price Range: £54 - £56 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cabana Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Catherine and Mark run a small family guest house, very close to superb beaches, the town centre and pier. We provide a first class service in a friendly manner with spotlessly clean accommodation. All rooms are en-suite/private bathroom, tea/coffee and LED flat screen TVS with FREEVIEW. WI-FI is available free of charge. Our first class breakfast is included within the price and we provide discounts for longer stays. There is plenty to do within the surrounding area, 2 theatres, beautiful gardens and walks. Amusements galore on the pier, which is being renovated to include a bowling alley, new rides for the adventurous and plenty to eat and drink. Why not come and join us our motto is "Come as a guest, leave as a friend." ... more   less 
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