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“What a proper rat hole .” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of Benson's Guest House

Benson's Guest House
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Benson's Guest House
Ranked #20 of 24 Southend-on-Sea B&B and Inns
Liverpool, England, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“What a proper rat hole .”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2011

Do not stay at this flea pit as its disgusting . We complained to the manager who didnt give a toss . The beds had urine stains on them and the carpet was disgusting . There was a Turkish guy on duty who couldnt speak a word of English . The owners word when I complained was he didnt care who I complained to !!!!!!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank AlenRoberts
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2011

For the last 4 years we have been going to stay at the bensons guest house in southend on sea. The rooms are to a good standard and the lady of the house (angela) is a fantastic friendly host. The location of the guest house is excellent with surrounding amenities and it has a warm and welcoming atmosphere.
A big thank you to the lady of the house in helping us on our travels home, definatly will be back next year x

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kathy B
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2011

Stayed one night in a twin room (on my own). Staff were friendly enough and the room was an okay size. There was no wardrobe in the room and nowhere to store/hang clothes.

The smoke detector was covered up to stop it working.

The separate toilet/shower room was extremely small and I could hardly move to wash properly in the shower (and I'm quite slim).

Overall, given the price (£20) it provided what I needed.

  • Stayed August 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank ADP29
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chippenham
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11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2010

The building and room are tired and could do with a little more than a lick of paint. The lady who greeted(?) us had little or no interest in extolling the virtues of the room or house. No mention that there was no breakfast, should have asked at time of booking but again sign showed Bed and Breakfast, see photo on details.
Room okayish, although mirror had fallen off the wall that day and "the bloke that does the fixing off until tomorrow" No thermostat on the rad so room boiling hot with nobody to tell.
Had to wake the lady up on the monday,0830hrs, in order to pay her. Wasn't until I asked for a reciept that she asked for MY details. If we hadn't been the honest sort we could of left without paying. The whole thing was a shambles. Won't be going again

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ChippenhamAardvark
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Uxbridge, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2010

I stay in the benson about three times a year i travel up from london with my husband and we stay at the benson angie the landlady is great lady she always makes us feel welcome and you got a problem she will always help us out

  • Stayed August 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank smith093
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Warrington, Cheshire
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52 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2010

Fairly basic, close to the seafront and town. Pretty cheap. My room was fairly big with a sink and wardrobe, beds are ok and the place is fairly clean. I had the window open and there was plenty of outside noise with builders in the morning and drunks/boy racers at night but that would be the same at most guest houses. On balance, I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank PixWarrington
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Property: Benson's Guest House
Address: 8-10 Hartington Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Southend-on-Sea
Hotel Style:
Ranked #20 of 24 B&Bs / Inns in Southend-on-Sea
Number of rooms: 8
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Benson's Guest House Southend-On-Sea, Essex

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