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4 of 5 bubbles Review of St Aidan Hotel

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St Aidan Hotel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Seahouses
Certificate of Excellence
London
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61 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“Lovely location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2009

I only booked St Aidan Hotel the day before my friend and I arrived from London for a 2 day stay and we were very pleasantly surprised.
We had a twin room, the Scottish room, which had fabulous views out to sea and both Bamburgh and Lindisfarne. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable, although the louvre door to the en-suite didn't give a lot of privacy.
The breakfasts were very good and the owner very pleasant and helpful. Ask him about places to eat and things to do - he's very informative.
We particularly enjoyed our meals at the Olde Ship a pub recommended by the owner. The lady who works in the The Cabin bar/restaurant is an absolute treasure!

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled with friends
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Thank noodun
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CO.DURHAM
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2009

We stopped here for four nights in a standard room on the ground floor, The views were great and everthing we needed was within walking distance, We were very impressed with the hotel and the breakfast was wonderfull, a nice lounge with newspapers and wonderfull views, Would definitely stay here again.

Derek & Kate. Co. Durham

  • Stayed July 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank Delboydino D
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2009

We booked a double room a few hours before we arrived, arriving fairly late in the evening. The owner was helpful and simply asked that we call when close to let him know when we expected to arrive and he would ensure he would still be in reception.

The location is superb, seafront and a very short walk from the village centre and boats to the Farne islands. The room was good, clean and good quality fresh linen. The breakfast was superb, well cooked with plenty of fruit etc. We did not use it, but there is also a very nice guest lounge with a small bar.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank tennismonkey
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sheffield
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 March 2009

Booked this hotel over the internet and found the hotel to be very pleasant and comfortable.
Booked the morrocon luxury room and for the money we paid we were very satisfied,the breakfast was superb got 4 choices of breakfast which you only usually get in a top class hotel.
The staff were very friendly and helpful on local ammenities. would certainly recommend this hotel to friends and family.

  • Stayed March 2009, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank nelant
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London
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2008

Booked this hotel based on the positive reviews on this site, but I really do wonder if any of the reviewers stayed in the same hotel we did!!!

Booking over the phone was a bit of a mission with no online booking.

On arrival soon discovered the 'flavour of the orient' deluxe room at £90 per night is in fact one half of a poorly converted garage. This was August and it was damp, cold and smelt. I feel for anyone with the misfortune to stay in the winter...brrrrr! The addition of little things like binoculars in the room, oriental papers hanging from the walls (which can be found/replaced from the pound shop - the ones in the room are filthy) and putting chinese gowns in the wardrobe is all very well but someone really needs to get the basics right first, cleanliness, temperature, smell, price!!!
The room was damp, cold, dirty with stained carpets and wallpaper peeling off in some parts...far from deluxe!!!!!

My parents 'flavour of england' standard room on the first floor was slightly better and actually cheaper at £70...BUT the en-suite is in the converted wardrobe as well as their site stating...'from the window seat you can watch the boats coming and going from Seahouses Harbour...' that is over the outhouses, bin storage and staircase...

Breakfast was a shockingly bad affair with very cheap, poor quality offerings. In such a beautiful, rural area why would you not source local meat and provisions rather than popping to the local netto/lidl/iceland....some of the preserves on the table were 6 months out of date...

The only positive for this hotel is the location and that really is it!!!!

IT IS NOT A LUXURY B'N'B...AVOID!

  • Liked — Leaving early the next morning...
  • Disliked — Walking into the garage...sorry hotel room - 'Flavour of the Orient'
  • Stayed August 2008, travelled with family
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8 Thank KFLYER
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susan992, owner at St Aidan Hotel, responded to this review, 23 October 2008
we are sad they did not enjoy their stay however everyone is asked if everything is ok on departure by john and if nothing is said we cannot address the situation. also i find it strange it has taken three months to make this statement. As for breakfast not being acceptable going by 90% of our guest book comments and tripadvisor we serve a satisfying and quality breakfast. We will continue to welcome and enjoy the company of our many returning quests and can only apologise that this person did not enjoy their stay . thanks to tripadvisor for the opportunity to comment. john and sue gibson
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North west England
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2008

Have just returned from a weeks stay at the St Aidan Hotel. What can I say, each of the individually styled rooms was lovely, well equipped and attractively decorated, our room reflecting India had views along the coast to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle.
Each morning breakfast was a real treat, an enormous variety of fresh fruit with cerals, yoghurts, croissants, and a great english breakfast or smoked haddock ~ really tasty. We were well looked after by our host John, who made susre our stay was perfect. The comfy lounge has great sea views and the bar with honesty box for drinks was a welcome change from others we have seen. The free coffee and tea available every day in there was a bonus.
The St Aidan Hotel is ideally suited for visiting this area of Northumberland and we heartly recommend it. A super stay.

  • Stayed July 2008, travelled with family
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2 Thank The_Trout
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Halifax
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308 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2008

St Aidans Hotel is situated in a wonderful position on the seafront just a few hundred yards from the town centre. There is a road running in front of the property which is relatively quiet, beyond the road is the North Sea. All the hotel rooms have magnificent views, and each room comes with a pair of binoculars so the guests can take greater advantage of the vista. Our room had an enormous double glazed window, which gave us a panoramic view of the Farne Islands and the splendor of the sea. Each room has an individual 'flavour', our room was called the 'flavour of Africa', there are also flavours of the Orient, Scotland, Antipodes, England, Morocco and India.

The hotel is family owned and is run to a very high standard by John and Sue Gibson. It was obvious from the moment we arrived that they are very proud of their hotel, and rightly so. The welcome was warm and friendly. The room was light and airy, the bathroom and bed linen were spotless, and it was apparent that the room was cleaned to a high standard. There was plenty of storage space, adequate heating, tea and coffee making facilities, and a TV with the basic 5 channels, but with the magnificent views from the window the TV was virtually disregarded. The room had bedside cabinets with lighting, radio alarm clock, hairdryer, and two wicker chairs, which I loved, I hate sitting on beds in hotel rooms.

There is a guest lounge with TV and a small bar which runs on an 'honesty' basis. A limited but adequate supply of drinks are available, lager, beer, white and red wine, a few shorts, ice, plus tea and coffee. Books, magazines and newspapers are also provided.

Breakfast was wonderful, a buffet of yogurt, juices, cereal, croissants, fresh fruit kiwi, grapefruit, strawberries, grapes, blueberries were just some of the fruits on offer. This was followed by a choice of cooked breakfasts, full English, smoked Haddock, eggs cooked any way you wanted, toast, all beautifully cooked and plentiful.

The communal areas of the hotel were clean and tidy and all smelled fresh, no odours of stale food, dirty carpets in this hotel.

The hotel is in a quiet position just out of town within a couple of minuets walking distance of the harbour, several restaurants and the shops.

We stayed at St Aidans for two nights and hope to return again in July. I highly recommend this hotel for anyone who loves a warm welcome, a clean fresh environment, good food and stunning views.

  • Liked — The wonderful views and the breakfast.
  • Disliked — The extractor fan in the bathroom was a little noisy.
  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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4 Thank milligan1959
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Additional Information about St Aidan Hotel

Property: St Aidan Hotel
Address: Seafront, Seahouses NE68 7SR, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Northumberland > Seahouses
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Seahouses
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 8
Also Known As:
St Aidan Hotel Seahouses, Northumberland

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