The hotel's webpage makes it sound and look great. BUT BEWARE.
We thought long and hard to find one positive thing about this hotel. Well, the television in the room was new but everything else was disgusting.
The room decor was poor with bumpy badly repaired walls and torn wallpaper. The mattress was very old with bumps and hollows. There were cobwebs in the bathroom. The toilet cistern was half hanging off the wall and the toilet never flushed fully away. The bathroom floor was dirty and the shower seals were black.
Our room was directly above the outside smokers table and several times we had to shut the window to keep the smell out.
If you do stay here be very careful of what you have for breakfast. On the first day we got things we didn't order and things we did order were of very variable quality; half toasted barely warm toast, mushrooms swimming in oil, sausages the consistency of paste, and fried eggs that were hard, and on one day almost like plastic.
Most of the staff appeared as tired as the hotel.
Oh! one last thing you have keep the keys with you - but they were attached to the largest, heaviest, thickest keyfob you could ever imagine. Great if it gets lost but utterly impracticable
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A friendly, family run Seafront Hotel; Ideally located close to the Pier, Town Centre and all available attractions. 30 bedrooms, many with sea views. All rooms have en-suite facilities; colour Satellite TV, tea & coffee facilities, hair dryer and direct dial telephone. All telephones have sockets for laptops to connect to the internet. An attractive licensed bar and lounge. Open to non-residents although monitored for the convenience of our guests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Esplanade Hotel Clacton-On-Sea, Essex