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“Upscale B&B at best”
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Camelia Hotel
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence
Bristol, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Upscale B&B at best”
Reviewed 23 October 2009

Stayed here for a match and we were put in an anex away from the hotel. Due to flight times, we checked in after midnight and were made to feel that we were putting the hotel out in doing this. Rooms old and very average, this is basically an upscale B&B. However, it is right on the sea-front, so the rooms in the front will have good views (ours was over the car park at the back) and the bar int he hotel is hotel is very cosy, with some great cider!!

  • Stayed October 2009
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Reviewed 14 September 2009

Years ago we stayed here and thought we'd treat ourselves ... what a mistake. The car park with 200 spaces is a public car park which is not paved and full of potholes. The Family Room we had was not clean, the sink pipe poured dirty water all over the bathroom - the shower was mouldy, some of the pillow cases were stained and the manager was the rudest hotelier we have ever met. When we asked for a refund of the £90 we had spent he refused and told us to, "Bugger off." I'll be following it up.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 2 August 2009

Stayed two nights, breakfast superb, had dinner one evening was fantastic I had fresh local sea bass from the dish of the day. Stayed in a suite view was amazing own garden overlooking the beach and lounge very spacious. Staff were great nothing to much trouble. Can only highly reccomed the Camelia.

Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Camelia Hotel
Address: 176-178 Eastern Esplanade | Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Southend-on-Sea
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Southend-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Camelia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and run Boutique hotel situated right on the seafront ... more   less 
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