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Rooms good size Beds Comfortable. Staff pleasant and helpful.Food very good ( and particularly for young children) near Adventure Island and the beachfront restaurants.
Good location, nice room, nice bar, 12pm checkout £20 premium for sea view is a bit high. No hotel car park
We were upgraded to a beautiful sea-view room on the fifth floor. The room was spacious, clean and the air conditioning ensured a comfortable sleep No bad points
Good size room, not too hot The desk clerk on my arrival was slow and unfriendly (All the rest o fteh staff were lovely)
Clean spacious hotel. Comfy room, nice bathrom and good size bath towels! Love the art work everywhere. Hairdrier a bit hard to use and a bit weak but worked .
the hotel staff, the location and the food were abolutely fantastic.you cannot get any better than dat. well done everything was absolutely perfect for me
Good Security with swipe cards. Very clean and well appointed rooms. Hotel very tidy all round and in good location. N/A
Central situation! Your clerical provisions need improvment! The opening line of this enquiry has opened with 'Dear Ferris' Perhaps a prefix of 'Mr.' would have been wise!! Soft drinks were ridiculously expensive!
We like the location of the hotel, on both our stays we had sea view rooms and our next stay will also be in a sea view room to make the most of the location. We think that Southend had been improved by the redevelopment of the Hotel. Our first stay was one night and the second two nights, our only complaint is the cost of parking and leaving our car in the car park opposite. The first stay cost us approximately £15.00 and the second £24.00. I completely understand that the car park is not the hotels juresdiction but the discount the hotel gets for its guests is a paltry one.
Extremely clean room, lovely flat screen on well, very comfy bed. This hotel has a lovely residents bar and is right at the end of the high street.You could not get a better location. Nothing we got to check in v. early, got our room slightly upgraded, staff were lovely, tea & coffee in our room - no negatives.
It is a very well run hotel with friendly helpfull staff and when I did have a slight problem in the early hours it was resolved without any fuss. keep up the good work.
Great location, right on the seafront, lovely views from the restaurant area out across the bay. Comfortable, modern, clean, friendly, good parking facilities. Breakfast was first class. Bathroom was very cold even with the towel radiator on. I stayed in one of the junior suites on the top floor, with no central heating. Heating was via the air conditioning unit, central heating would have been much preferable.
Lovely hotel and great food My room was a shoebox, but I guess you get what you pay for. Also, I was told at reception that breakfast was not served until 8.30 on weekends. I needed to leave for my work by 8.30. I discovered that breakfast started at 8.00 when I went a few minute early to see if I could grab something. I trust this will be corrected as I passed the info onto the hotel.
The position is excellent. It was a short walk from Thorpe Bay station. Every one was very friendly. The sun shone! The hotel is quite shabby in places. Could do with a lift
Enjoyed every moment we were there.
pleasent and friendly staff good food
Staff very friendly and helpful. Excellent food and very good choice. General cleanliness throughout. Our only complaint was that whereas we were booked in for 5 nights,Monday to Saturday - we were very disturbed to have our bill pushed under the door early on Friday morning which informed us that we were expected to check out that day. The young lady on the Reception Desk was extremely helpful and did get it sorted out, but we feel that it was something that should not have occurred.
The staff was very welcoming. The hotel is very clean and the food was excellent.Very pleased with everything.
Staff were extremely helpful and made the stay... None
Lovely atmosphere in restaurant & terrace Room very hot. No hot water for shower/wash. Light over mirror in bathroom flashing on & off all night.
Proximity to airport - London Southend. NA
Nice pleasant clean hotel. Very close to Southend airport! No problems with noise. Car park fairly cramped and you might end up a fair walk away from the hotel. Staff were very friendly. The room was fairly small but as I expected. I'd be very upset if I'd paid the full room rate! always look around for a discounted price!
room was warm, clean, quiet. Bathroom excellant, even had a proper hairdryer. Staff helpfeul, efficient and smart. Could have been more tea bags and milk in hospitality tray, but on mentioning at reception were told they would have been happy to deliver more. As it was past one am didn't think it worth it.
The historic significance and the hotel's representation of all that is good and traditional about English "superior guest-house" hospitality. I seriously cannot think of any.
I did not like the size of the room it was far to small is my knees were touching the shower when sat on the loo. The drains needed sorted as this caused my room to smell and it was far to cold.
friendly staff. was made welcome. nothing
The room was a sea view room and very large, bedroom and bathroom very clean, very very close to southend pier and amusements and to the town centre itself bed was hard but that is a personal prefernce and not one that should be held accountable towards the hotel, the noise from the floorboards from the room above was rather loud both in the night and in the morning so not one for the light sleeper
Polite staff and good breakfast.
friendly helpful, clean and tidy value for money
slept as i was working localy
Nothing The central heating didn't work. I was welcomed by a confused say 15 year old boy. there was a birthday party of the 13 year old daughter in the residents lounge. I didn;t get the seaview room I boooked. they didn;t eeven have my on line booking. In fact there was not on redeeming facot.
The room was comfy, spacious and lovely decor, view of sea was lovely to wake up to Nothing at all
The friendly and helpful staff
Awesome, fantastic, welcoming staff. This extended through from reception to managers who were hard working and extremely helpful. I may well need to stay in Southend again, and would return to this hotel without hesitation. My wife booked this hotel based on feedback from previous guests, and I was not disappointed. It's probably a bit pricey - but in view of the value, I would be prepared to ignore that in the future. You always get what you pay for, and this place is seriously good.
The staff were very friendly and helpful.
The hotel was clean, warm and the staff friendly. The breakfast was outstanding. The location was ideal and we really enjoyed our stay 100% No not at all
The hotel is in a quiet location, close to the beach with parking, staff were polite and the room was clean and comfortable I expected a greater variety of food but what was available was good
The nice proprietors
The staff attitudes towards visitor Yes our pravcy was invaded twice by the domestic and this really upset me.
Comfortable room and substantial breakfast Bedroom furniture a little dated
The breakfast was really good (a lot of choise), and staff was nice and friendly and the location is very good. was noisy. In front of the hotel were few tables and chairs. Other guests were noisy, and we couldnt sleep.
Staff helpful and welcoming Parking arrangements a disappointment, low shower pressure, slightly shabby decor, noise of heating system from early hours. This would be ok as a 2 star but is a poor 4 star and I cant see how this is comparable to other 3 star hotels in the area.
Lovely styled room, nice suprise. loved the sofa. loads of tea, sugar and milk always an asset Heating didnt work. toilet was heavily stained and smelt, holes in the sheets blinds didnt close at the bottom, had to stand on sofa to draw the curtain. fire alarm sounds 'fire in zone 1. there wasnt any members of staff on site so I dealt with it, muting the alarm and calling a number. My guess is a smoker but if it hadnt been we could have been in trouble
The room was clean and well stocked with tea and coffee, the staff were friendly.
Location. Breakfast. Owners. Almost booked a nearby place at half the price, but was swung by the prospect of an 'Executive Room'. The Waverley has some really lovely rooms... but not all of them it seems, & unfortunately the room we got was a disappointing one - duvet had cigarette burn; carpet was most stained I've ever seen; room was cramped; had to stand on the bed to operate tv from the top (no remote). It's a shame as some rooms looked great, but that just makes it even more disappointing when you pay the same money for one of the poorer ones. We asked if there was another room - but they were all reserved, which shows that people in the know, do return. For a lovely stay ask for one of the more recently refurbished rooms, otherwise you might be disappointed
Warm welcome, friendly atmosphere made me feel very at ease.
Very friendly owners
Good clean family run hotel. Pleasant staff, good facilities and close to attractions. a great bar/bistro with a seaside outlook was situated on the beach a few yards away. None
Very friendly owner and freshly decorated.
Hotel is maintained to a high standard, staff very friendly rooms are small
It's location was ideal for my purposes My wife is not good on stairs
We had a most comfortable stay and enjoyed dinner on the night we arrived. The staff were excellent and helpful. We had trouble finding the hotel mainly because of the road works in town and it was dark when we arrived but it would have hleped had the hotel's name been more prominently displayed. Parking was not a problem. There was nothing we did not like. As stated, we had a very comfortable stay.
The room was fantastic, it was a suite. the views were beautiful in the daylight and at night. The food was really good, and reasonably priced as was the bar. I liked the separate apartments block with their own entrance. The breakfast was very good and fresh.
The room was smart and clean. The bathroom was particulary new and fresh. No TV remote control in the room. Feint smell of cigarette smoke. Breakfast ok but serve yourself.
The view from the suite window. Cook, turned up for breakfast after we did when we were there waiting at 8am. The waitress was also distraught waiting for him to turn up as she could not get into the hotel. We wanted an early start for a 6 hour drive to Cornwall but had to wait for breakfast as we had already decided to have breakfast before we left, but had to wait for a young cook (not chef) to turn up for work because he was probably pissed from the night before and didn't care about any of the guests. Not very professional and I would certainly dismiss him on this occasion. Gives young people who really want to work a bad name. He doesn't deserve a job.
Very nice hotel. 1 mile from the pier so encouraged walking. Large carpark at the back which was great.
The staff were pleasant and the breakfast good. The room was good too and the bed comfortable. We were located opposite the hotel in the annexe across a small alley leading to the car park, which we didn't know about beforehand. Very open, but on a rainy windy night, not pleasant getting to the other side. No faults otherwise except for lack of hairdrier in room maybe?
Peace and quite
very helpfuk staff on reception and the night porter was excellent The total breakfast was a farce , the service was appaling , slow service and a didnt give a dm attitude .The buffet was poorly replenished and there were not any beakers for coffee only cups , no saucers
Staff, service, sleep quality, excellent en-suite, cleanliness, location. Wifi cost too high but free wifi availabile in Halfway House pub just outside.
it was very clean and the staff were helpful. Good location too.
Ver near to location required, friendly helpful staff. Was a bit surprised to be asked for id when I requested to pay by cash.
we found the accomodation clean and fairly comfortable, the room sizes were generous and the breakfast was excellent value for money I found the checking in process very slow
Staff were very friendly Breakfast was extremely poor and in my view unacceptable after having paid over £90 for two of us
Very comfortable beds None
I liked the way the hotel was on the sea front and not to far away from the main southend. eg pier, town and amusements I did'nt like the shower. It was'nt very powerfull and the water flow was rubbish.
Friendly and chatty staff who were always approachable. Extremely comfy beds.
Very convenient for my business visit, Parking available, decent accomodation, security precautions.in place Breakfast next door a disappointment. Not value for money, Too much like a supermarket style
Overall everything was very satisfactory. None
Location easy to get to. But Post code on sat nav took me to the airport. All was satisfactory.
The staff were very friendly and helpful The bed was slightly to soft for us but that is just a personal observation
Overall we were very satisfied with our room, the evening meal and breakfast. The self service tea making facilities were cumbersome. To take a small teapot, a cup (there did not appear to be any saucers) a spoon, a jug of milk and a plate necessitated 2 or 3 trips back and forth to the table.
Good sized room, lovely sea view. All round cleanliness was excellent. Hotel situated in prime location. Toilet in room was a little small. No Hotel Car Park.
Excellent & helpful night staff. Heater didn't work in room.
Friendly reception staff, spotless linen and room cleanliness. going round and round the car park looking for parking space upon check-in, and then having to wait until parking space available.
Friendly and helpful staff, 24/7 staffing, good website, efficient check- in and check-out procedures and comfortable times, free parking, luggage storage facility (optional) at reception, clean and spacious room, big double bed, elevator to 1st floor available. Extra big supermarket across the road. Wifi as optional extra. (Not used). Average pub food available next door. Drinks / crisps-bars machine at reception. Limited channel choice on tv. Somewhat poor reception. Bit soft matress. No mini-fridge. Breakfast on the weekend from 8.00 am (which for me was a problem as I had to start at 8.00 am on the Saturday).
Lovely confortable bed and pillows, great breakfast None
Staff very helpful. Some of the moans in the reviews have been rectified. Very good value for money. The widest bed I have ever slept in, in an hotel. Being alongside a main road, the room suffered from from the passing traffic.
We had a executive room, The bed was very comfortable No air con in bedroom night temp was about 26 degrees, Extractor fan in bathroom not working, No tea/coffee facilities in room these were in the corridor so if you wanted a drink you had to get dressed to get it. Restaurant not open on saturday night,
The hotel was in a lovely location. The staff were very friendly and the rooms were spacious and very comfortable. The cooked breakfast the following morning was a welcome surprise as we thought we were only having continental! I would definitely recommend this hotel.
the road next to our room was noisy .
Ambience Shower not powerful enough
The peace, the surprise cooked breakfast and it being just across the road to the beer festival.. No soft door closers
The room - very nicely styled, lovely sized & comfortable bed The wait in the restaurant - very slow to serve food (waited 20minutes for apple pie!) and there was only five other diners, so being too busy was not an excuse
Very nice room, large double bed and the food the fitness centre was very small only three pieces of equipment to use.
The bedding was in two parts and so soft....i was travelling with my female (just friend) sharing the costs so the two part bedding was superb! Spider in the bath, the paint work by the headboard could be touched up....the window latches were a bit loose.
Efficiency, and free wireless connection No