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Reviews - George Hotel

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23, High St, , Battle, TN33 0EA
The 300 year old George Guest House provides comfortable accommodation for visitors to the historic town of Battle. Visit the place where English history changed forever. Walk over the battlefield where William the Conqueror stood. We are easy to find in the heart of Battle, a 5 minute taxi ride from the train station and only a 2 minute walk from Battle Abbey, so come and visit soon. Stay in one of our brand new refurbished comfortable en-suite rooms. All rooms are booked on a room only rate and no breakfast is included in the booking rate. There are many cafes and great places to eat within a few minutes walk. Battle itself provides a great choice of restaurants and shops, while the seaside towns of Hastings and Bexhill-on-Sea are less than 20 minutes drive away. Battle station also provides an excellent rail link to London, with direct access from Charing Cross and London Bridge stations. Please note that the hotel has no lift. We are easy to find in the heart of Battle, a 5 minute taxi ride from the train station and only a 2 minute walk from Battle Abbey, so come and visit soon. The staff at The George Guest House look forward to offering you a warm welcome, whether your stay is for business or a relaxing break. We have private off-street parking - a real bonus in a busy town- and modern facilities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. They include free Wi-Fi access, tea & coffee making facilities, TV and en-suite bathrooms in all bedrooms. The hotel has a No Smoking policy in all public areas and bedrooms.
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68% recommended this accommodation to a friend 72% would stay again
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It was ok, nothing to write home about. Basic.
Had an attic room which was quite small but clean. Window frames were rotted and some of the panes were cracked and stuck with tape! Generally a bit shabby, cables all over the place on the stairwell, reception walls and corridors have paint peeling off. Could do with some tlc. No facilities for food apart from it ajoins Si Italia restaurant down stairs (but no discount for guests). Basic facilities. Overpriced considering no breakfast facilities. Very central though (on high street) so a good location. Seems to be run by one person but he was friendly enough.

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Becky P

From Polegate, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Couple

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George Hotel Battle
Hotel was very quite and the reception was unmanned so you had to push a buzzer before anyone appeared, eventually someone turned up who was quite helpful. We had an attic room which was at the top of an interesting Hitchcock style staircase and one wonders how many people have fallen to their death here ? To be honest our room was quite cozy with a bath and a hand shower, TV and kettle and the bed was very comfortable, it was also reasonably clean. This was a one night stay and very good value for money....We would be happy to stay again.

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Derek Chandler

From Sittingbourne, UK
Who stayed in September 2014

Couple

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Sigh.... does budget mean "cheap", in this case, yes.......
A small double room, with an en-suite bathroom and toilet.....
The bathroom light had a fly colony in it, but it was okay, they were clearly all dead......
The shaver light didn't work.
After closing the bathroom door and the later opened it, the plastic vent in the very small bathroom window launched itself across the bathroom, bouncing on the floor at my feet and leaving the razor edged hole in the window exposed....
If the water pressure had been any lower it may have been quicker to wash in the flushing toilet....
All this and being on the very top floor of this old building with my three bags I found it an interesting climb.... I managed to avoid the CCTV cabling sticking out from the edge of the upstairs doorframe and pulled it through its clips to get it out of the way....
A breakfast may have made up for some of this but wasn't included. I did know this at booking, but am now glad I didn't have one.
On reporting the issues with the room I was greeted with a grunt, whereupon I left.....
Never again.... I fear they focus all their effort on making money in the restaurant and very little on making it a decent place to stay...
Would I recommend this place to anyone?
Not to a someone I wanted to remain friends with.

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Les B

From Dunoon, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Travelling alone

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Sadly an aged beauty
I was looking forward to my stay, after seeing pictures of what I thought would be a 'find'. Sadly, I was disappointed in almost every aspect. Firstly, I arrive to the car park, with it being full, the solution was to park out on the high street and move it by 8am, so I reversed out of a crammed, dark car park. (Not particularly pleasant) My room was an attic room with a spiral staircase to climb. I was greeted by a very uncomfortable picture of peeling paint, rotting window frames, DIY tile grouting etc. There wasn't a shower, shower attachment or even a cheap version. There was, however, a wonderful view of the castle (?) from the bathroom window (as the air vent had been taken off, and left sat on the windowlege) at the end of my short stay, I didn't even have the opportunity to mention the vent, as no one was around and it was a key drop situation. It's a shame as you can see that in it's prime, the building would have something special, and with an overhaul still could be. Big shame.

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S Brown

From Dagenham, UK
Who stayed in August 2014

Travelling alone

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Family visit
Excellent room,did book an attic room but when we arrived we were shown into room 4 which was a 4 poster room on the 1st floor, can't remember the last time I had a fantastic sleep,the bed was extremely comey. Would definitely stay again

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E Rutherford

From Sunderland, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Great position - in heart of Battle
Three adults staying, and was ideal. Wonderful free standing stair case up to the rooms, there is a lot of history in this building and when you are out the front, you can see the Abbey, and lots of places to drink or eat. Room was a nice size, with view over high street, and modern bathroom

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David C

From Ipswich, UK
Who stayed in July 2014

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Room was fine but rather warm although a fan was provided. Parking was difficult as all spaces had been taken but one became available soon after my arrival. No earlier information had been provided with regard to breakfast when booking but I was informed at the hotel that this was availble at £6-50.

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Robert T

From UK
Who stayed in June 2014

Travelling alone

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Nice comfy bed and functional room for the price
Funny smell on entering the building but if you get over that they room itself was lovely, clean, comfy big bed and very functional. Good bathroom and lots of hot water. Very good value for the area, parking and right in the heart of this lovely buzzing high street.

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T Stone

From Wokingham, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

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Get what you pay for
Enjoyed my stay.
Location is perfect - right in the centre of town. Had the top floor room so had a great view of the castle.
Only downside is the ceiling height....not the tallest person in the world but when showering, hit my head a lot. But overall experience was good. Room was clean, tv functioning, wifi worked. Room cleaned daily.
Biggest downside is there really isn't much to do in the town itself (and food options are very limited).
I'll be back no doubt.

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Sam D

From London, UK
Who stayed in May 2014

Travelling alone

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Room was tired and needed a good clean
Couple of cobwebs and quite a dusty room. Bed was not made properly on our last night, the quilt was just pulled up and straightened to make it look like it had been done. Room overlooked the Main Street, which meant the room was very bright at night. Breakfast was ok.

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Gaynor V

From Basingstoke, UK
Who stayed in April 2014

Couple

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