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“I seemed to have brought a jinx with me”
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Ellerslie Hotel
Ranked #6 of 9 Fareham B&B and Inns
Reviewed 20 September 2012

Well signed off the road, and plenty of parking.

My room was a reasonable size and very clean, it had a nice big bathroom, but very dated decor and a slightly musty smell. The window looked over the roadway into the windows of the house opposite ( booking confirmation promised a 'scenic garden view') and had no net curtains for privacy. There were a couple of small but comfortable chairs and the small double bed was comfortable too, though the pillows were the hard rubbery type.

The welcome was warm and friendly - the owner, noticing the radio/alarm in the room pinging, reset it for 8 am for me, though she was unable to work out how to adjust the tuning. The next morning it woke me at 6.30 am, which was a very bad start - as I dozed off again the dustbin collection arrived outside the window and took some (noisy) time.. The thin unlined curtains do not keep out the light. Eventually I decided to read until it was time to get up, switched the light on - and they all fused!

Breakfast is between 7.30 and 9am, the actual time has to be specified the night before, for the convenience of the kitchen. Breakfast is taken around one table with other guests, who were pleasant, and a rather loud television practically on top of it, which was not really, to my mind. The food was fine, pretty standard, jug of orange juice on the table, jams in mini jars, white toast, that sort of thing. You pay for it on top of the room price, about £8.00.

When I went to check out, their their credit card machine had broken.

It was probably bad luck that all these glitches happened at once, bulbs have to blow sometime, machines do break down- however, if even the owner cannot understand the radio/alarm it might be better to dump it and invest in a old fashioned wind up clock!
Maybe I brought a jinx with me- I had an hour's traffic jam on the way home, I cannot blame that on the hotel!

Room Tip: Ask for a garden view room, or avoid Wednesday dustbin-day unless you wish to wake early!
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  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Robin Goodfellow
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Reviewed 25 August 2012

Whilst the hotel could do with a little updating in terms of decor, the ladies (and Simon) who run it are superb. We used it for business, and needed to review our demo beforehand, so Simon kindly arranged for us to use their dining room. Nothing is too much trouble for them.
The rooms were large and comfortable, and the breakfast fantastic.
Thank you!

  • Stayed: August 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Charles_Anne
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Reviewed 14 July 2012 via mobile

Stayed in a twin room which smelt and felt damp. Bathroom needs some improvements. Breakfast was good and it was in a perfect location for us

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Thank Aggies55
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Reviewed 9 February 2012

Out of the independantly run establishments where I have stayed, this is certainly towards the top of the tree. A good size room with chairs & desk, comfortable bed, decent en-suite with plenty of hot water, Wifi access easy, breakfast like being at home. It is an old property which retains its character whilst providing good quality up to date facilities. I would stay again.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
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1  Thank Roger M
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Reviewed 3 March 2011

Ellerslie hotel is a friendly family run hotel. The rooms are comfortable and close to the edge of fareham. Only real problem is that at this moment it is not geared up for young families. Location is about 2 miles from the town. Would I go back again, on business yes.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled on business
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Thank pvears
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Reviewed 21 July 2017
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  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank _RobertMDom
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Address: 72 Down End Road, Fareham PO16 8TS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Fareham
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Ranked #6 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Fareham
Price Range: £73 - £90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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