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“Ok for one night, cheap and possibly cheerful”

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Benson's Guest House
Ranked #22 of 26 Southend-on-Sea B&B and Inns
Reviewed 8 April 2014 via mobile

It's not the Hilton, but it's only £40 a room and right by the sea. Shared shower/toilet, the bed was clean and comfy. Sort of a cross between Fawlty Towers and a youth hostel. For one night no problem for me but I'd be hard pushed to spend 2 only because I'd like a bit more comfort. Owner nice and friendly.

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 September 2013

Stayed at short notice 4 & 5th sep 2013 at £20 pp pn good value - on a budget as usual comfortable bed really excellent location close to seafront - will stay again at this price - would rate guest house two star without frills but this suits our travelling mode

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank arthur999_10
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

i stayed at the benson for a weekend with friends we were given a room with three beds in but the only down side was we had to go out the room to use the shower. a man was found dead in the room next door when we were there he had been left there for ten days no body knew about it .
it makes me sad to think that if i had passed away and no one had checked on me . you would of thought the lady who runs the guest house would of checked to see if he was ok
the smell was terrible
it puts me off from going there again but if i needed somewhere to stay i think i would go else where.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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4  Thank ekta764
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Reviewed 4 August 2013

Received a warm welcome, though the room wasn't ready when me and a friend arrived. It didn't take long to get the room prepared to a twin room as was requested. The best thing was the tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom was alright despite a small mould patch in the top corner. It is perfectly located for many of the attractions in Southend, and great night life around the town.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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3  Thank RyanB10
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Reviewed 13 May 2013

Would not recommend this to anyone. Stayed in a lot of bed and breakfasts over the country - and world and never come across anywhere so awful! Dirty sheets. Grotty, old showers. Horrible room. Go anywhere else but here!

  • Stayed: May 2013
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10  Thank Lucyfearne
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

I agree with a review above in that you get what you pay for! I often come down to Southend to visit friends & have stayed in many guest houses... This has been by far the best one yet! Basic... Yes but clean & friendly! The manager was MORE than accommodating especially when one of my little ones was poorly. I have recommended this to friends & family all have come back with good reviews.. I can't wait for my next trip to Southend & have already booked my room. Just quickly the lady does state that it is only room not breakfast on the phone.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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2  Thank Roge12
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

Had a really enjoyable stay and staff were fantastic. James was an affable young chap and made us feel really welcome. Will be staying again. Room was clean and in a great location.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: 8-10 Hartington Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2HS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Southend-on-Sea
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Ranked #22 of 26 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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