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“Excellent b&b option”
Review of Athol House

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Athol House
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in South Shields
Reviewed 6 August 2014

Booked 3 nights in Athol House for a family break, and were not disappointed. We normally tend to avoid hotels that do not have ensuite bathrooms, but we booked this purely on the positive reviews from here.
The hotel owner was fantastic - friendly and great with my children. The rooms were really well laid out - almost all IKEA furniture, which was functional and comfy. The added bonus of a fridge in the room made a really positive difference.
Breakfasts were plentiful and well cooked, with all dietary requirements catered for.

If there was one negative point, it's that the rooms are not cleaned during your stay, which meant that our bins were overflowing by the third day. Only a minor point though, and doesn't detract from the quality.

Overall, an excellent holiday.

Stayed: August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 July 2014 via mobile

Me and my partner stayed here for a weekend as we were going to a family wedding. Duncan welcomed us and nothing was a hassle for him. It's very clean and we think we have found a little gem of a place to stay when we go down to south shields. We will book again as we are quite often down. Nice cook also, yummy breakfast. Very flexible bloke. Also found a nice wee pub just across the road called The Britannia. Perfect location from guest house to pub for a cheeky wee pint. Overall excellent, friendly, clean place to stay. Well done Duncan your doing something right. We will see you again. Alison and Alan

Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed there for a week. The host, Duncan, was very friendly and is a very funny person. That´s why we started the day always laughing during the excellent (and , if preordered: english) breakfast.
The rooms are clean and equipped with tv, wifi, an own basin and other necessary things, if something is missing, just ask Duncan! The 4 normal sized bathrooms are at the corridor and also clean. The furnishing is IKEA style, the beds are comfortable. Also the guesthouse is located not directly in the centre, you have just a five minute walk to the Metro and to South Shields centre.
We enjoyed our visit a lot. Absolutely recommandable!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 3 November 2013 via mobile

You get what you pay for and I don't mean that in a bad way. If you are paying 50 pounds per night then dont expect the Hyatt Grande Monaco. The room was basic and clean and the location was also fine. Standard of accomodation was average but I expected average. My only issue was the early church bells that went on all morning and the cleaner hoovering at 9am. Not a huge issue for me as was up but could be for someone else. As for the general service then the owner was a lovely man and had the perfect attitude and was extremly helpful.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 30 September 2013 via mobile

I have stayed at a number of B&Bs in 'Sheels' & I found the Athol to be ideal if you wanted to stay near the town centre. I had a room in the annexe at the back, yet it had all the usual facilities, including Wi-Fi - (a cable, but it worked! ) so even a businessman could stay there. I enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

I've stayed at this place a couple of times and found it not very clean , the area its in is not very nice and parking is far away . Probably suited to contractors wanting cheap digs with prices more expensive than en suite family b&b . not impressed .

  • Stayed: February 2013
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1  Thank Garry I
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Reviewed 24 June 2013

A friend and I recently visited Athol house on a very last minute trip in which we could not stay at our original booked guesthouse. Duncan (the owner) was extremely welcoming, helpful and friendly and phoned to help us to reach his premises. We were welcomed in a friendly manner, full of jokes and were led to a very large family room for the night. Extremely clean room with a tv and cooking facilities. If we had stayed longer im sure we could have asked for cooking utensils to use the facilities. Duncan was very helpful and on hand with information on how to reach the Stadium of Light ( our purpose for the trip) and arranged us a taxi. In the morning, a lovely breakfast with a smile service. I would recommend this guesthouse- a lovely experience.

Room Tip: Rooms upstairs may be quieter as we could hear people in the morning around 7am
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about 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: £32 - £55 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Athol House 2*
Number of rooms: 10
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