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Acorn Lodge B&B Gosport
Ranked #19 of 20 Gosport B&B and Inns
1 review
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“A cat home from home ...”
Reviewed 8 April 2012

Being the only place to stay in gosport that had a vacancy , we booked for 1 night. Firstly the acorn lodge b@b (neé care home) was in a good location, close to town and a nice walk to the sea, the building itself is a tad confusing, after knocking on the wrong door and being ushered into a back door we were greeted by the homely smell of stale cat urine. The staff were neither rude or friendly, I would find it hard to be enthusiastic about working in a litter box. The brass plaque telling me who the duty nurse was made me feel secure if I had one too many drinks , and the controlled drugs cabinets on the walls a nice touch. At £70 for a night it was very expensive, but has given us a story to retell for years. The room was very spacious, the bathroom an impressive modern fully tiled room with a good shower. Now for the bad points, stained sheets, food in the bin, and even after several preses of the "nurse call " alarms placed around the room she failed to arrive, perhaps she was overcome by the smell. The only other sore point was the lack of heating controll, a lovely temperature for a care home, you know sleepy and humid, but not for actual sleeping. The bonus of this scalding radiator was that we could spray it with hairspray. Why? Because the sweet synthetic berry scent did wonders to mask the cat pee, argie's top tip right there.

My advice for the owners,
New carpets (everywhere)
Failing this, cans of fabreez in every room , and drop your price a little, keep the care home parifinalia, as you might just have found your niché!

My advice for guests
If the cat urine problem has been solved , happy days! Kick off your shoes and have yourself a taste of retirement , I would stay there again as apart from the smell everything else was comica gold.

  • Stayed April 2012
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Reviewed 6 November 2011

OMG this place is vile,wouldnt want my 2 little westies staying in this dump !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! First night i even stayed in the car it is that bad. It smells its not nice to look at and you are invited by the remains of a care home ( wee smell,and actually used to be!!!),they have definatley not done anything to change this, it is a stinky un- welcoming place. We were booked in for two nights but ended up travelling home after our first as this place was not fit to stay in and for £47.50 a night its disgusting,just hope that the second nights worth of money goes towards some cleaning products or to help knock the place down as this place should not be available to anyone !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.The plastic holders that the patients notes were kept in were still on the walls along with the panic alarms,everywhere was disgusting and i pray to god that there will be no other weekends away disturbed and spoiled by this appauling shambles THEY call home from home !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (dont think so in a million years ).

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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The staff went out of their way to help me find my way around and how to get to portsmouth harbour. The bedrooms were clean with a comfy bed. Shower room wasnt the best but was sufficient for the price we were paying. 10 mins walk through town to get to the ferry crossing so a good location

  • Stayed October 2011
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Property: Acorn Lodge B&B Gosport
Address: B&B Gosport 3 Spring Garden Lane, Gosport PO12 1HY, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Hampshire > Gosport
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Ranked #19 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Gosport
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Number of rooms: 12
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