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“Not very friendly”
Review of The Gungate

The Gungate
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The Gungate
Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Tamworth
Certificate of Excellence
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Not very friendly”
Reviewed 11 October 2013

I stayed at the Gungate Hotel and I stayed in the Coach House part of it and it was clean enough although as I read in another review the bathroom was not very clean and this reviewer was right the bathroom was not very clean very off-putting when looking in the bathroom cabinets to see hairs from a certain body part but the room was clean enough. The Coach House from the outside looks modern but when inside it is quite dated and and does'nt really go with the modern exterior. The breakfast in the morning was good as there was cereals, yogurt's and I did have the full cooked English breakfast with toast, the full cooked breakfast was good and plenty of it. I just found that the service was not very friendly and this is what would put me off staying again as when I read one of the other reviews and one of them said about the 'surly service' this is right it was very surly and not at all friendly (you do feel like you are putting them out). I do think the owners of this business are in the wrong business as guests are paying and should receive a good friendly service, which you don't really get in this hotel. It is a shame about the service as other than that it would be an ok place to stay with a reasonable rate. I did encounter the problem with being told when to have breakfast as she had an appointment she had to get to! luckily it suited me to have breakfast at the later time but this would'nt suit everybody.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled solo
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Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 June 2013

We were ushered to the coach-house at the rear of the main building and thankfully the room was clean and newly furbished and very quiet apart from the fire door along the corridor. It was billed as being 10 minutes or so walk from the station and we dragged our cases the long way round but try Offa's Drive and turn right at the roundabout - it really is about 10 minutes. People friendly and continental breakfast included. Good rail base to visit other locations and a beautiful castle in the town.

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank Bedrie_12
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Burnham-On-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 July 2011

We felt as if we were a big incovenience to the owners, we were frightened to move, the stool was broken and dangerous. Despite wantlng to leave at a resonable time we were told that breakfast would not be till 9am as owners wanted a lie in. Full English was requested but on arival we were told this was extra, Having being charged £5 each we were greeted with "surlely the children won`t eat everything. There was no milk on table and when sugested to children to get cereals a bit of toast was shoved under our noses and told this will do as a starter. The breakfast was then quite inadequate.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Pontypridd
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 November 2010

secure parking, Quiet location, good wifi provided, nice room ,booked a single but was given a double at no extra charge, Easy access to the room ,hair dryer and ironing board provided when asked for nothing to much trouble.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled on business
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3 Thank lockedarren
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 April 2007

Booked a room, through a good rep website, had booking confirmed. Turned up well before check in time cut off (22.30) turned up at 21.15 that night and no one, answered the five bells I rang on so many times I stopped counting. Rang the number, several times no reply. In the end had to go else where miles out of town as town full. Then called in the morning and got abused for not turning up, by the manager, then got another call from the owner, obviously to say sorry, but no also to abuse me and expect payment!!!! CAN YOU BELIEVE it?? All I can say is avoid, and they are in the wrong business!!! If the owner reads, please send please send yourself on a customer service course and fire your manager for not working her hours.

  • Stayed April 2007
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UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2006

If you like surly service and dubious bathroom cleanliness, coupled with a lack of local knowledge and the feeling that you as a guest are causing the owners an inconvenience, then this is the place for you.

Oh and if you reply 'full cooked' when asked would you like a continental or full cooked breakfast, you will be slapped with an extra five pound charge per person when you leave, even though this isn't made clear by the owner or on the web site.

  • Stayed October 2006, travelled with friends
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14 Thank Alpster
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Property: The Gungate
Address: 62 Upper Gungate, Tamworth B79 8AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Staffordshire > Tamworth
Amenities:
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Ranked #9 of 11 Hotels in Tamworth
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Hotel Class:3 star — The Gungate 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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