I found this guest house to be adequate, unlike some reviewers, and moderately priced. It is also within 15 minutes walking distance of Stansted Airport, and so very convenient. And I have stayed at much worse places, even in the UK. The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean, I thought.
However, I was a bit irritated at being charged a £5 fee for paying by debit card, an amount which was not mentioned on the website. On questioning this, I was informed by "Christine" that 'the £5 is because you paid by card, I have copied the information from your confirmation below stating the charge'. This room confirmation email - which is quite long - did indeed contain this information, but not under the payment details, it was under Room Details, where it was buried under opening and closing times and parking details. I cannot prove that this is deliberate, but at the very least it gives a bad impression.
If you want a hassle free stay near Stansted, it's probably better to give this guest house a miss. But if you are on a tight budget and are certain of arriving on time - e.g. if you are starting your journey in London - it might be worth considering.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Stansted Guest House, we are a small family run business, set in 3 acres of Mature Gardens and surrounded by Essex countryside, we benefit to being the second closest accommodation to Stansted Airport Terminal, we are only a 3-minute taxi ride or a 15 minute walk. Open between 16:00 - 22:30 and check out at 10:00, unfortunately we are unable to offer late/early check in's, under any circumstances. All Rooms include en suite bathrooms, freeview flat screen TVs, hairdryers, tea/coffee making facilities, ironing facilities on request and WIFI is available in your room for £2 per day, rooms have either lovely countryside views or beautiful mature garden or some have both. We are unable to accommodate children under 8 years old or extra beds in our rooms. Overnight parking is free and thereafter costs £5 per day/part day. A light self-service breakfast is available in the breakfast room overlooking our beautiful mature garden, available from 07:00 and costs £5 per person. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Stansted Guest House Takeley, England, UK