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Hamiltons Boutique Hotel
Certificate of Excellence
london
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2010

We stayed in Horatia's Room this room is very inpressive!!! Decorated to a charming and really inpressive standard, the shower and bathroom also to the same standard. the room is really charming realy relaxing..
John and Janet could do enuth to help and are really great hosts.

The breakfast was amazing.

can't wait till next years racing to come back....

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2010

We booked a night at Hamilton's prior to a business meeting the next day. We arrived quite late and so couldn't completely appreciate the location or setting.

We were greeted by the son's owner who made us feel exceptionally welcome and showed us briefly around the downstairs before taking us up to our room. We booked the Lady H room as we knew we would be arriving late and leaving early the next morning and wouldn't really make use of or have time to appreciate one of the suites.

The Lady H room has been beautifully renovated in a boutique style, but the addition of a 'girls world style' bust on the dressing table is out of place and a little off-putting, not least as it looked like an ex girlfriend! The showers in the bathrooms are high spec and the only criticism would be that the bathroom is a little small and the cistern on our toilet was on constant refill, however, a quick call to the owners son and it was all sorted PDQ!

We woke in the morning to the promise of a cooked breakfast and a slightly sore back, the bed being just a little too hard for me, but perfectly comfortable for Mrs B. We made our way down to breakfast where the owners son and daughter had made an extra effort to accommodate Mrs B's non-meat eating foibles. On entering the guest sitting room/dining room, you become aware of just how special this family run seaside hideaway is. The decor in the lounge is beautifully individualistic, fresh, clean and as fittingly boutique as any exclusive 5 star we've stayed at, made all the more special by the views across the estuary and pier. Our breakfast, served by a family that genuinely care about their service and your experience, was just lovely.

This hotel has a warm, genuine and sincere feel to it, which makes you incredibly ready to forgive the very minor hiccoughs and leaves you in no doubt that if you ever found yourself in the area again, you would find your way back to a warm welcome here.

  • Stayed March 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2010

I've never written a review on a Hotel/B&B before but after staying at the Hamilton View for 1 night, I was eager to write when I got myself settled home. I initially booked the Hotel on the basis of the reviews and thought that as it was given an excellent rating, that I'd give it a try. Its the best place from home and we absolutely adored it. I'm the most picky person and I could not fault anything. We stayed in the Hamilton Suite and the view overlooking the pier was breathtaking even though it was snowing. The room was beautifully decorated. Shower? Lets just say I didn't want to come out!! They cooked us a wonderful full english breakfast- Yum! And they bought me flowers as it was my birthday- They took mine and husbands breath away.... We are going back there again and can't wait!! This is the place to stay!! You'd be conned if you don't!! Thank you Hamilton View for making my stay a wonderful and memorable experience.... Why can't all B&B's/Hotels be like this!!

  • Stayed January 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Camille S
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Liverpool
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2010

A perfect stay in a gorgeous gem of a hotel. Small and friendly, this family run hotel oozes charm and character with the warmest of welcomes and a very accomodating host. The recently refurbished room was cosy but not cramped and we loved the little ensuite. THe breakfasts were just what we hope for when staying in hotels like this... delicious! We had a really lovely stay and it will always be our first choice for somewhere to stay in the region. Fantastic value for money.

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank marsheen72
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West Midlands
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2009

Having read all the previous comments, there is little we can add as they sum up our thoughts exactly. Janet and John are the perfect hosts and we would have no hesitation in recommending them and their delightful hotel. The South East is an area we seldom visit but if/when we visited again, it would be the place we would choose to stay.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Itsuitsus
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Reading, England
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2009

I had just about given up on finding an even half decent B&B on Southend's sea front...when I happened upon Hamilton's Boutique Hotel. What a place! I absolutely loved this hotel. Gorgeous rooms (with decor that you'd want to transport back to your own home), great location and incredibly friendly owners, topped off with a fantastic breakfast. Only slight downside could be lack of private parking, but even that didn't turn out to be an issue for us, as we used the public car park behind the hotel initially and then were actually able to park right out front of the hotel overnight. I would stay here again and again!

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Oxfordshire
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51 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2009

Not open long --- but here to stay. This is a really nice B and B with a friendly and professional staff. We had Nelson's Lookout with a great view over the pier and the water. The bedroom was delightfully furnished and the breakfast was very generous. There are great walks along the prom in both directions. We went as far as Shoeburyness and got the bus back.

Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hamiltons Boutique Hotel
Address: 6 Royal Terrace, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1DY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Southend-on-Sea
Amenities:
Beach Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Southend-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hamiltons Boutique Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hamiltons is a Grade 2 listed Georgian building situated in Southend's historic Royal Terrace, a premier position overlooking gardens, the Thames estuary & the Pier. It has undergone extensive refurbishment and been restored to its former glory full of warmth & character, a small but much loved hotel with quirky and modern touches. The entrance and stairs are decorated in gold toile with French chandeliers and show pictures of Royal Terrace and surrounding areas. Despite the age of the property 21st Century comfort awaits you with flat screen TV, internet and en-suite shower rooms to all bedrooms. Egyptian bed linen & towels, throughout. After a good night sleep, enjoy your breakfast in our dining room and guest lounge, offering cereals, toast & marmalade, fruit, yogurt & full English if required. ... more   less 
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