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75% would recommend it to a friend
OK on a budget
The landlord is friendly and welcoming.
My room was a separate room, in the back yard, which was en-suite and included a microwave, fridge-freezer and kitchen sink, which is pretty decent on a budget. On the downside, the bed was very springy and noisy, the room was very old, the sink and radiators were rusty, the radiators only come on at certain times, leaving the room quite cold at times. The power shower was good, but very small and not terribly clean. The blinds on the door and windows don't keep the light out during the day, if you wish to sleep
Breakfast was plentiful and nicely cooked
There are bus stops right outside, with lots of different services, serving most of the Tyne and Wear area. There are two tram stops (South Shields and Chichester) within a 5 minute walk. There is a friendly pub across the road and plenty of bars and places to eat within a few hundred yards. Ocean Road, with it's many restaurants (Especially Asian restaurants) is about a 5 minute walk and the beach is about a 10 minute walk. There is also plenty of free on-street parking within 2-3 minutes walk
Comfortable but communal toilet and bathroom
Basic but Good
There was some confusion over my booking when I arrived, but it was resolved - just a comms problem between the owner & the person on duty.
My room was basic but adequate, clean and with all expected facilities. There were 2 bathrooms, with toilet & shower, on an adjacent landing, which were clean & well maintained. Breakfast was available from 7am, and while not fancy was certainly good - freshly cooked and plenty of it. I would certainly consider staying at Athol House again.
For the amount you pay, it's clean, you can have what you like for breakfast, big rooms with cooking facilities and the owner is a nice guy
Basic but very good value, nice breakfast.
Five of us stopped over and all were happy, but bloke are not that fussy. Ticked all the boxes, some rooms did not have en-suite so for a family/women this might be off putting. Owner very friendly and helpful, nothing to much trouble in regards to breakfast basically cooked to order. We all said we would be more than happy to stay again, close to centre,
Good Room with a view
Excellent and would highly recommend it
Great value, highly recommended!
stayed one night was made most welcome and very satisfied with the whole stay