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Rosemead Guest House
Ranked #5 of 5 Esher B&B and Inns
Wiltshire
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“Only if desperate.”
Reviewed 26 September 2011

I had a single 'standard' room which had a shared bathroom and a shared toilet. My welcome was very friendly. Lots of verbal, demo and written instruction on entry/exit door security routine which was well intended if somewhat over complicated and which investment in a couple of decent locks would probably solve.

My room was tiny and I could touch both walls with my arms stretched out. Bed was just a mattress placed on top of a built-in low-level chest of drawers (see my photos). One drawer housed an electric heater and a telephone. Carpet had a large yellow stain which could have been either urine or coffee (photo). A big brown wardrobe is provided complete with cobwebs (photo). Shelf above radiator was given over to tea making etc with a black (and dirty) mug provided (photo). No double glazing so you could hear traffic noise at night. One corner of room around the fireplace was roughly painted purple (one coat, so undercoat shows through brush marks). Room did have a built-in sink and a mirror (photo). A small TV was on a very high level shelf just below ceiling. Room carpet and house stairs had not been vacuum cleaned for a while. A dead wasp was mashed into a stair tread.

Bathroom had a yellowing sloping ceiling with mould spores over bath/shower (photo). Shared a bath floor towel with other guests! Separate toilet with joke signs on wall - one saying ‘Instead of cleaning the house, I just turn off the lights’ (photo).

Guests have access to a lounge with tired looking miss-matched furnishings, small TV and a few books etc (photo).

Breakfast - you have to decide the night before what you want and at what time you want it. Breakfast was in the guest dining room - ‘Full English’ was ok.

Their web site says ‘Enjoy our garden, maintained weekly by commercial contractors’. At rear of house is a large open garden laid to lawn surrounded by shrubs. Open lawn to front of house adjacent to car park complete with builders skip feature and an old van on planks (photo).

I got woken up in the middle of night by another guest bouncing something down the stairs which were adjacent to my room.

In the morning as I was going downstairs to check-out, the fire alarm went off. Kitchen was filled with smoke and a worried looking chef. Other guests having breakfast were still sitting in the dining room looking perplexed and wondering what to do. No attempt made by staff to organise an evacuation. However I do think it was only burnt toast or something but who was to know? I left with the alarm bells still ringing...

The photos on their web site look amazing. Hmm!

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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

Were there for one night. We arrived a little bit too late, and the owner was away for a short time. But he leaved us a message (with hidden advices :) which was very funny to read. The room was very comfortable and clean, and the English breakfast was excellent. I rated it 4 stars because a working hair dryer was missing in the room.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2010

Rosemead is a lovely old house in Claygate, with a warm welcome from Charles who also appears again in the morning to rustle up a substantial English breakfast. We had the standard double in the attic, comfortable bed, spacious room with sink and TV, and never had to queue for the shared shower or toilet. In fact although the place was full we only saw the other guests at breakfast, all very peaceful. There is an 8 to 8 quiet time policy so everyone sleeps undisturbed.

Big plus of this place is a) the price (£33 for two including breakfast!) and b) the self-catering kitchen so you don't have to eat out. It has a real home from home feel with the bonus of free fast wi-fi, a comfy lounge and a big garden.

Bit worn round the edges but very clean, and also be aware of the shocking Surrey traffic - you will hear the M25 at night but only in the background, and if you are leaving before 9am allow extra time as Claygate jams up. But otherwise a real gem and highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled on business
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Property: Rosemead Guest House
Address: 16 Hare Lane | Claygate, Esher KT10 9BS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Esher
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Esher
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Rosemead Guest House 3*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Accommodation in warm, comfortable English style guest house. Close to the train station with easy connection to central London.Close shops and restaurants. Huge garden with fish pond. FREE PARKING. Free WI-FI in all rooms. ... more   less 
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