Just got back from bensons today and was not happy at all. The place as i only could describe it is a dirty pit of blood and urine. We have showered twice since getting home. First as we were walking up to the b&b we could see rubbish bags overflowing outside the entrance. As we entered the property we was hit with the very strong smell of cigarette smoke. We was asked to pay upfront, we expected to pay by card as they said we could on the phone and the website but was told they dont have a card machine and was cash only. The bathroom was tiny and the toilet seat was broken but that was the least of our worries. We paid for a double but the bed was 2 singles pushed together. The mattress was so dirty that we could see urine stains through the sheet, our friends bed was so bad he slept in the car. The carpets and wall (see pic) had sick stains and god knows what else which made the room stink. The curtains had blood on them (see pic). To top it off it advertises outside to be a bed and breakfeast but doesn't serve breakfeast and we only found this out when we arrived, not that we would have eaten there anyway! We complained to the lady of the house and she didnt care one bit. We will never be staying there again and we will be taking it up with trading standards, the place should be closed down !!!DO NOT STAY HERE!!!
- Also Known As:
- Benson's Guest House Southend-On-Sea, Essex