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55% would recommend it to a friend
Good food but nothing else
Arrived at the hotel and very quickly discovered it was being used as a refuge by alcoholics and homeless.
Got to my room which was clean enough but the mattress was horrendous on the bed. It sagged right across the middle and was as uncomfortable as hell!. Went into the bathroom which on 1st inspection looked recently refurbished and good spec. Picked up my towel and the towel ring cam with it. Turned on the shower and water just dribbled out. Saying that though the evening meal and breakfast were excellent in the Savory Restaurant. The Chef is by far their biggest asset and if they go then God help the place!. Won't be booking there again.
The room was generous in size for the 3 of us with a double bed and 2 singles.
Everything was fine the only negative really being a lack of a shaving point in the bathroom.
We were really dissapointed with our stay at this hotel.
The decor needs updating. Our room was freezing cold. The shower was awful, the hot tap didn't work at all and the hot water came out if the cold tap. I'm not sure how you would cool the shower.
We didn't want to try the breakfast so went elsewhere. A lovely weekend spoiled by a bad hotel
The hotel was good just a shame when we first arrived that the room was freezing because the heater wasn't working.
The builders didn't speak English but in the end we was given a temporary heater.
clean and basic
rooms are value for money usually.
but extremely over priced for air show weekend. queries over costing for an extra night, cheaper to have booked online although hotel did honour price.
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.