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“Goodness, it's beautiful and clean; whaddaya expect?”
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Hotel Continental
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Whitstable
Reviewed 10 September 2013 via mobile

We had worried a bit about the Hotel Continental due to other TripAdvisor reviews, but this was wonderful! Clean, good bed, great balcony, real blankets with good quality sheets, good towels. Great wheat beer in the bar. The view is to die for: most hotels with these features cost way up into three figures. What don't you get for your £75? You don't get escorted to your room. You don't get bowing and scraping, modam, but you do get a friendly and helpful response to your friendly questions. You get a hook on a wall for your clothes, so it's not great for long stays (they have fishermen's huts for long stays that I haven't tried). You get a rather substandard breakfast set out like school dinners, with an overdry, burnt, black pudding, better sausages and bacon than you'd expect from a hot tray, and an edible egg. (In future, I'm sticking with coffee, juice and toast). You will have to check out at ten, like any other English hotel (sheesh). These people get everything important right at a good price. I'm coming back.

  • Stayed: September 2013
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4  Thank experimusic
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

How this hotel exists beats any reasoning. I have travelled throughout most of the world and have stayed in countless hotels, my stay at the Continental Hotel Whitstable was a nightmare. My experience was similar to the reviewer below, the phone calls to get out of the hotel begun at 11:28, 10 mins. later the electricity to the bathroom was cut off and 15 mins. after that the electricity to the whole room was cut off !!!!. Then, at 11:55, the maid brazenly opened the door without knocking, when I was getting dressed, demanding me to get out. I checked out at Noon which is the normal checking out time at most hotels worldwide.

You can only check in after 3pm but have to vacate by 11am

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled solo
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6  Thank Graham A
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Reviewed 7 September 2013

Rooms good size but very tired. Cracks in walls, chipped plaster and rotten window frames in places. Black mould around taps but rest of bathroom superficially clean. Staff were friendly. Breakfast gave a choice of self service fruit, cereals,toast and some cooked/ fried items ( not great quality).

Stayed: August 2013
2  Thank fluffy49
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

Overnight stay - good value - had a sea view room,which was light, airy and fresh looking. Would not like to stay for longer than a night or two, as the room did not have space for a wardrobe just a fold out hook on the wall for hangers. Staff were friendly and helpful. Nice bar/lounge area for sitting around and reading the papers.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank kwh_13
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Reviewed 1 September 2013

Room with a view yes but the view also showed numerous cracks in the walls, carpets that would fall apart if cleaned. The bathroom had soiled tiles and in general was in a terrible condition and of course lets not forget the cracks in the wall in the bathroom as the bedroom. You would have to doubt write ups that say brilliant and rate above 1star have these people ever stayed in a decent hotel. They seem to think they have a monopoly in Whitstable....they haven't try the Marine Hotel!

Room Tip: Don't book
  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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2  Thank Robert S
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Reviewed 25 August 2013

We stayed at the Hotel Continental as a last minute trip out of London - it was the only place available at short notice and it's easy to see why. Our room, though clean, badly needed redecorating and the toilet was broken and permanently running.

We thought our check out was 12pm (it wasn't clearly specified) so had a leisurely morning. At 11am the hotel staff started banging on the door shouting & telling us to get out immediately without any prior warning. The man kept trying to come into the room even though I wasn't dressed. We asked for 10 minutes to quickly get ready as we didn't realise check out was 11 but they continued to keep phoning the room and banging on the door rushing us to get out. None of the other rooms on our floor had been cleaned yet so there was no need to hurry us and the way they went about it was extremely rude. We've stayed in a lot of hotels all over the world and never experienced rudeness like that.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank Kate P
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Reviewed 23 August 2013

Spent two days at the Continental Hotel in Whitstable this week, it was a perfect break. The staff are lovely and willing, the bed was extremely comfortable and the bathroom spotless and spacious. We had a view overlooking the sea, what a treat. Breakfast was very good too, with cereal, fruit, cooked breakfast and toast. Thank you Hotel Continental for being a really excellent hotel, don't change anything we loved it.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank welsummer
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Address: 29 Beach Walk, Whitstable CT5 2BP, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > Kent > Whitstable
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Whitstable
Price Range: £76 - £161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Continental 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Continental is the only hotel in Whitstable that enjoys a seafront location within 5 mins walk of the centre of the town. The rooms are currently undergoing a major refurbishment so be sure to ask reception for details. We also manage the very popular Fisherman's Huts accommodation. ... more   less 
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Continental Hotel Whitstable
Hotel Continental Whitstable, Kent

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