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“A few staff seem to carry the workload of others”
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The Beaches Hotel
Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Prestatyn
London, United Kingdom
1 review
“A few staff seem to carry the workload of others”
Reviewed 27 October 2013

After spending some time in the bar and restaurant I noticed that only a hand full of the staff were carrying the work load of other staff. I started to pay more attention and noticed these staff seemed to go without a break, not once complaining or letting the standards slip

  • Stayed October 2013
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

was a good stay indeed, lovely friendly staff, nice rooms and sea view to die for, good leisure club, nice breakfast, all round lovely experience ...on small hiccup was room services late one day but they rectified this by offering us a nice drink in the bar for 3 of us...yes would stay again, location is very very good, parking good and close to al facilities and motorways etc for travelling. nice

Room Tip: either request sea view or mountain view
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

We booked The Beaches for a family get together in October 2013. The staff were very helpful over email before we arrived and offering advice on booking options for our large party. On arrival, we were greeted warmly by reception staff and given a room upgrade which was very welcomed.

The bar has a lovely view and balcony area outside. The weather wasn't suitable for us to sit outside but during the Summer months thus would have been a lovely place to sit in the evenings.

The hotel also has a kids play room which again would be great for restless kids on rainy days. It's just off the bar so fantastic for parents wanting to keep an eye on kids whilst having a drink!

The hotel has a large free car park opposite.

Negatives- the hotel is in desperate need of decorating and modernisation. The lift is old, the wallpaper and decor is outdated, my parents door to their room didn't close properly, their window wouldn't open and their blind was broken. In the hotels defence, we didn't bring this up as we only stayed 1 night. If we had of been there longer, I would have insisted this to be looked at.

Our meal had mixed reviews! The Chicken dish was very nice. However the Steak was very tough and most people who had this left the majority of their meat. It's advertised as Sirloin I would guess that it was actually rump. I had to ask a number of times for someone to come and take our drink order. Special mention to the 'head' waiter though. Very funny and polite!

Breakfast was average. Had to ask for someone to take our order after a very long wait (we weren't even asked what we wanted to drink when we say down). Bacon was dry, it wasn't that hot either. On the positive side we had loads of toast brought to our table. There was no salt and pepper on any of the tables!

I wouldn't be rushing back here I'm afraid which is a shame as it's a lovely location.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Mold, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 October 2013 via mobile

Having been invited to a wedding in December at the Beeches, we decided to make a visit and check out the accommodation for our party of four adults and two children. We were offered a selection of keys for various possible room options. All of the staff were very friendly and most welcoming. All the rooms we looked at were immaculate, well furnished and for the money, very good value. The family suite for the adults with little ones is ideal with twin beds in a separated sleeping area. We choose rooms overlooking the sea. After a brisk walk on the lengthy promenade we enjoyed s simple but very well cooked lunch in an attractive bar dining room again overlooking the sea. So if it is accommodation that you are looking for the Beeches is fine and in summer the sandy beech would be most attractive , there is a nearby golf course, but not a lot else, which is a real pity.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Needing to meet family members on holiday in North wales, as usual left things to the last minute. Susan my wife searched the internet and settled upon the Beaches Hotel 3 star rated a few rooms left. On approach from the West, we looked somewhat apprehensive at a bare grey stoned wall and expected the worse, but what a p[leasant suprise awaited us. On entering the hotel through a small entrance door we found ourselves in the recepption, extremely pleasant staff and a very impressive reception. We were given our key and proceeded to the top of the hotel and into a small, but clean and adequate room. I suppose larger rooms exist especially those overlooking the sea. However as a late booking satisfactory. We decided to stay in the hotel for a meal and proceeded to the restaurant. Only six other people in eating, so we were alittle apprehensive, we had no need to be. The menu arrioved and both my wife and I exchanged glances at the somewhat ambitious contents. However we were not dissapointed. In all honesty a superb meal exceeding many I have had in more expensive and so called rated restaurants. Extremely pleasant staff despite our late arrioval and departure from the restaurant. The same continued in the morning, at breakfast a wonderful full Welsh breakfast a perfect start to a perfect day. Thanks to all concerned.

Room Tip: Dont know really but would suggest a seas view especially if you like looking at windmills!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Betley
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

I am the organiser of a large 2 day charity cycle ride (98 people this year) across north wales into cheshire in july each year where we have our day one finish line and an over night stay at the beaches hotel.
It is a hard job arranging the rooming list and sorting out an evening meal for everyone but with the excellent help from the staff they made it much easier.
I have already booked for next year as i cant find anywhere else that is such good value with such friendly and helpful people with the excellent much needed facilities and top quality food in such a great location!!!
Thanks again and see you next year!!
Betley Bike Curious

  • Stayed July 2013
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Cheshire
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Reviewed 8 October 2013

This Hotel is well run, clean, tidy and the staff are really pleasant and helpful. The rooms are clean and the breakfast was excellent.
This Hotel makes a great base for visiting North Wales. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Beaches Hotel
Address: Beach Road East, Prestatyn LL19 7LG, Wales
Region: United Kingdom > Wales > North Wales > Denbighshire > Prestatyn
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Business Centre with Internet Access Casino and Gambling Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #2 of 3 Hotels in Prestatyn
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — The Beaches Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 69
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Beaches Hotel is located on Barkby Beach in the North Wales town of Prestatyn. The hotel has 69 rooms and suites as well as a gym, bar, restaurant, conference and event facilities, free ample car-parking, a games room and free WiFi throughout. The hotel also boasts a leisure centre with swimming pool, jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. Located right on the beach, the hotel has stunning views over the Irish Sea and the rugged North Wales coast as well as having stunning views of the Prestatyn hills to the south. ... more   less 
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