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Athol House
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in South Shields
Carlisle, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
“didn't stay the night”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

i booked into this B&B as the one I usually stay in was fully booked. I was shown to a granny flat out in the back yard with a single bed, grotty shower & 'kitchenette' There was patterned glass in the whole door & no door curtain. The blinds were damaged & I could overhear every conversation held in the yard by the smokers & also the noise for cars in & out to park.
I did not feel particularly comfortable nor safe & was even reluctant to sit on the bed. Needless to say, I did not stay & managed to find a much nice guest house on Ocean Road

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled on business
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Houston, Texas
1 review
Reviewed 31 May 2012

Athol house was a wonderful peaceful place away from the crowd and nicely connected. The proprietor understands the needs of students and very helpful. An excellent breakfast starts off the day nicely.
Had a very good stay of approx 10 days at Athol house
I recommend it to all travelling to Southshields for exams or for work

Room Tip: I stayed at the annex which was very peaceful and quite for studies would recommend it for students
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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Blackburn, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 20 May 2012

Comfy bed, friendly owner, good breakfast and reasonably priced.

Room Tip: top rooms have steep stairs to access. Room 7 TV didn't work.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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York
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Reviewed 6 April 2012

I booked the athol house hotel for a 2 week stay between March and April as I was working in Sunderland and needed somewhere close and reasonably priced. It was exactly what I required and more. The hotel owner, Duncan, is welcoming, friendly and cannot do enough for his guests. The rooms are very spacious, bright and airy with a wash basin and mirror, fridge freezer, sink and plenty of space for clothes. I even had a choice of a single or a double bed in my room to sleep in. The fact that the rooms aren't en suite was not a problem at all. You get a key for your own bathroom which was always spotless and the showers were lovely and hot with good water pressure. Breakfast was always delicious and Duncan would produce perfect english breakfasts as well as scrambled egg etc if you preferred. There is also cereal, toast and fresh coffee. All in all I had a great stay and would most certainly return if I was ever in the area again.

Room Tip: Perhaps if you are a light sleeper, the rooms at the rear of the hotel would be better suited. I was...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 21 February 2012

Me and my mate stayed here and we both highly rate the place and would recommend this place to anyone, the rooms are really big and spacious mine had a 22" flat screen which i enjoyed. The walldrobe and chest of draws were big and spacious, the cooker and fridge was really clean, the matress was nice and soft i had 2 great nights of sleep. The first thing i noticed when i walked in the athol house was the nice smell of the plug in freshners. I can not forget the full english breakfast in the morning, that was really nice. Best of all was the friendly welcoming owner and staff of the athol house, they made us feel most welcome and will 100% be going again. Duane and Angela from Nottingham

Room Tip: well my room was room 1 but room 2 is just as nice
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with friends
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Redcar, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 February 2012

This b&b was basic but the owner made it worth the stay... our family room (room 1) was big a spacious with very high ceilings. very bright room.. but it was very basic and plain looking. there was 2 tiny pictures on a massive wall. and a very small mirror in the corner above the sink. apart from that it was totally just 4 walls and bay window. there was an old cooker in our room which was very odd as there are no plates, pans or even cutlery.

We were very disapointed that there was no en suites in the b&b and only 1 shared bath/shower as the other one was locked. lucky for us we were the only guests.

Parking was not a problem at all and there is a free parking layby just around the corner and its about big enough to fit about 100 cars..

Free Wi-Fi


The TV was old and tiny and was hard to see.

The owner was very helpful, friendly and great host, he made a nice breakfast in the morning with a smile ;)

The reason way we won't return is because of the shared bathroom and toilet which was not displayed on the website??

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Had to work in sunderland for a week the owner was friendly and very helpful with directions and information
the breakfast was excellent and a great start to the day,
the rooms were very clean and spacious
the service was second to none would definitely stay again

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled on business
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Property: Athol House
Address: 21 Westoe Road, South Shields NE33 4LS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > South Shields
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in South Shields
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Athol House 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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