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4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Central

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The Central
Ranked #11 of 11 Redcar B&B and Inns
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Excellent value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 2 nights on a business trip. The location is excellent for Redcar, easy for local transport and a short walk from the sea-front. The hotel is dated in its decor, but it's clean and comfortable, and the service is friendly. The room rate also includes breakfast - the full English is excellent.

If you're expecting the Ritz, you will be disappointed. But this is a nice guest house, and given the price, it's excellent value for money.

  • Stayed May 2013
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2013

Ever seen Rising Damp with Leonard Rossiter? Well this place is ten times worse, so is the owner Dave - at least Rigsby has charm!

Rooms are absolutely terrible. Dirty stained walls, holes in the floors, ancient divans with mattress springs that poke you in the back! A shower that overflows the tray if you're in there for more than a few minutes, a TV that doesn't work properly. The list goes on and on.

I was one of the obvious few who dared to complain and I was met with a barrage of abuse from the obnoxious Dave who was quite plainly drunk. In the middle of the afternoon! All he thinks about is money - he wants it NOW and he doesn't like spending it on repairs or refurbishment. If he doesn't get what he wants when he wants he makes various threats.

Such a shame because his wife is lovely and she is a good cook.

I work in the North East a lot and spend in excess of £10k a year on lodgings. This is one place I won't ever be returning to!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled on business
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2 Thank Mark J
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2013

Hi All, Thank you for a very pleasant stay with and excellent Breakfast! Very nice proprietors, (Dave and Sha Sha), welcoming, (though I arrived quite late) and having great advice on the local area regarding places to go for evening meals. The people in Redcar were also very friendly. Nice freshening walks by the new sea front, and an easy run into Middlesbrough, thanks, Bruce

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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled on business
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1 Thank Bruce_Stafford
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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265 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2012

Arrived at 1410 (we could check-in from 1400), knocked on the front door, there was no answer. A card in the window stated, if door not answered then ring a stated number mobile number. This was done, it rang out and no one answered. We hung around for a couple more minutes when the door was answered. We were greeted by the owner [who was still on a mobile phone], dressed in jeans only - not very good fitting ones at that - with an over hanging beer belly with no shirt on. He allowed us to come in whilst he carried on his phone conversation in his cigarette filled living area.
The door on our room clearly had a non-smoking sticker on it but the room bizarrely had an astray next to the bed and room smelt of stale cigarette smoke and fresh cigarette smoke which had drifted from downstairs. My youngest child was with me, witnessed all from the start, completely stunned by the way the owner was dressed and uncomfortable having to stay in this enviornment as he is sensitive to cigarette smoke, clearly upset and wanted to go home. There was also a big patch of mold on the wall leading to our room.
After walking around the streets for some fresh air, we had no alternative but to leave. If you insist on a hygenic place to stay - go elsewhere.

Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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5 Thank Gareth S
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Barnsley
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2012

We booked a 1 night stay at this horrible place for Sat.11th Aug. to break our long journey to Scotland. We knocked ,then phoned to gain access, to be greeted by an obnoxious drunk, or off his face,and were told he had'nt got the booking, I provided printed evidence, He was very rude and became abusive when we asked him for advise what to do. We had paid £100 for the 2 rooms which he refused to refund, On ringing the tel' no on our booking form found I was speaking to this same man ,who said he had put our money back into our account. He definitely has'nt, dont go there, very untrustworthy and a very undesirable property.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Newcastle, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2012

Just come back from 1 night away, the location is great and it is clean the only problem I had was the smell. They let smokers in the rooms as we had an ash tray and the smell was disgusting really stale. It was still on my clothes when I got home. We even went out and bought our own air freshner it was not worth the money I have stayed in alt nicer places for half the price.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Skipton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2012

very good value for money, very friendly, great breakfast, great rooms,clean tidy i would stay here every time i visit the northeast. you will be very surprised by this hotel.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
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1 Thank john s
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Additional Information about The Central

Property: The Central
Address: 44 Queen Street, Redcar TS10 1BD, England (Formerly Central Hotel)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > North Yorkshire > Redcar
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 11 B&Bs / Inns in Redcar
Hotel Class:3 star — The Central 3*
Number of rooms: 19
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