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62% would recommend it to a friend
Enjoying a long weekend by the seaside
Friendly welcoming staff big plus room faced car park and therefore obscured glazing poor outlook TV didn't work liked the bathroom recently returned noted price at hotel cheaper than paid on line but otherwise great stay staff recommended place to eat which was also great xx go for sea view room
Although it was cold outside, the rooms were very warm, windows were covered so couldn't see outside, breakfast was nice, very polite and nice staff, would stay again
An adequate stay
There was nothing serious wrong with the Esplanade Hotel.
It was clean and tidy but could have been much more with some thought and a bit of application. There was an element of design but it was incomplete and poorly executed. The room I stayed in was an odd shape, and it had a feature wall and curtains to compliment that wall the problem was the other walls and the carpet clashed with the design plan, this mismatch and odd combinations was carried through all the rooms we visited. The bar was open but was furnished and decorated tastelessly, very un-inviting so we didn't go in. The staff we met were friendly and helpful and the breakfast was great. With all that it would need to be a very convincing argument to convince me to stay here again.
Practically a building site
I was disappointed that through the booking process, there was no mention that the hotel is in the middle of a major renovation, meaning bare plaster, bare wires sticking out of the wall and the lounge in darkness.
The walls were paper thin but fortunately there weren't too many guests stomping about. On the plus side, the sea view was good and the breakfast was excellent and the staff were friendly,
I somehow don't think that they should pay full price when you are not getting the full facilities
lukewarm water for shower 8.00 PM lukewarm water for shower after 9.00 AM Very limited on site parking (but up to 3 hours free on road outside hotel) OK in October but not sure how easy that would be in season.
Food good but an unwillingness to give fried bread and toast.
Beautiful view from the Esplanade
The room was spacious, clean and welcoming - a beautiful bay window overlooking the esplanade and sea.
The towels - which were lovely and clean / well presented etc - could have been larger. Unfortunately the breakfast - although well presented - was a little disappointing. Poor scrambled eggs, weird mushrooms....
I had a single room (23).
It was clean, the towels and bedding were fine, but the room was very poorly laid out. There was no wardrobe only a rail that overhung the chest of drawers. On the chest of drawers was the tv which needed to be wall mounted to free up space on the chest. The tea tray was under the clothes rail so when you used the kettle the steam would go all up into your clothes, I had to move it. The worst thing was the kettle, it was a really old fashioned one that had the wire and plug joined so that when you needed to fill it to use it you had to take the entire thing to the bathroom to fill it. The options on the tea tray were very poor. 4 sachets of nescafe coffee, 4 tbags and some sugar sachets. There was no decafe coffee or decafe tea available and no sweeteners.
The bathroom was good, but again needed some finishing touches. The tiles on the floor had no finish to them where they joined the carpet into the bedroom, as the tiles stand proud of the carpet they leave a sharp edge. The hand towel rail is in completely the wrong place over on the far wall next to the shower. I had to put it on top of the toilet so I didn't have to step onto the wooden slated floor mat that's on the floor outside the shower. There was no glass to drink water from, just a horrid plastic beaker that was full of sachets of shower gel and shampoo. There was no anti bacterial liquid soap, just a horrid disc of very highly perfumed soap that smells like toilet cleaner. There was no shelf to put your personal belongings on ie deodorant, cream etc, I had to leave mine on the sink.. There were no hooks in the shower or shelf to put your shower gel/shampoo on. There was no net curtain at bedroom window so when the workmen walked past they could see straight into my room so no confidentiality at all. Finally I believe I was overcharged as I had to pay £50 and £55 per night and it was not a sea view room at all. I will not be staying there again and will not be recommending it to anyone else.
Nice room with great sea view clean and tidy.
Breakfast was very nice too. It appears the owners are renovating the hotel at present and doing quite. Good job
Trip to Clacton
Hotel was clean and breakfast was fine
Do not book here - It migght be cheap but you will not enjoy your stay! Don't risk it.
I am not a fussy person but this must be said.
Taking into account that I currently live in student accomodation... Awful accommodation. Awful rooms, ceiling was all rotted with cracks going down the walls and the wallpaper was half hanging off the walls. Bed was small, cheap, squeaky and uncomfortable. Room was unbearably hot. Tatty old cheap furniture... handles kept coming off cupboard doors. Don't even supply an ironing board and iron. Loud main road and old poorly insulated windows. Rooms are really bright in the morning because of cheap, non-lined curtains. Only 4 car park spaces so you have to move your car on the road in the morning. Bathroom flooded everytime we had a shower. However, edible breakfast and great views.