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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 August 2013

My boyfriend and I stayed at this hotel from Saturday till Monday. We paid for 2 nights £170 and had breakfast included. Location is great but the hotel itself was shocking. We had a "superior" room. The room wasn't too bad even though the furniture's were quite old, the bathroom looked like it was from the 80's!! Terrible condition of...

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Barnet, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2013

This hotel is in a great location, and the family running it friendly, but.... £85 a night a room was very over priced for the room standards, although you can see they have tried to spend a little on modernising the room decor, the furniture is tired, not sure the yellowing hair dryer would pass the electric tests & the...

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Thank DLT39
Bangkok
Reviewed 23 August 2013

I was here for a wedding and it served its purpose. No more than that. Like another reviewer said, I was also here for two nights and the room wasn't cleaned or the towels replaced on the second day. The shower had very little water pressure so it had to be hand held to get any flow. The wifi was...

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1Thank KirkbyBlue
Steeple Claydon, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 August 2013

We booked for a night in a budget hotel at a budget price. This hotel has had some very mixed reviews and it it not a luxury hotel. We found our room generally clean, basic, no frills and the staff very helpful and pleasant. Having arranged to use the carpark to assist my disabled wife we were indeed able to...

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Kent, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Charged £95.00 for "superior" room through booking.com, hate to think what an "inferior" room would be like! Hotel tariff in reception shows room to be £85.00 and £95.00 only applied to "family" room which this definitely was not. Damp on walls Door to balcony (which joined others so no security) only held by cheap small bolt at top, main lock...

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Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2013

great location on the front at Clacton, staff lovely and cheerfull . Had a family room but it was upstairs no lift ! so had to make several journeys to put stuff in our room not so good when you have got a baby. One of the factors we booked this hotel was because there was a car park so...

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Thank Sally J
Rochford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 July 2013

Situated on the cliff top along Clacton's Esplanade East, this elegant building offers all the cosmetics and little of the substance of a quality hotel. Entering, you observe a tired establishment crying out for some care and attention, an interior that is quaint at best, dark and meandering at worst. The room in which we stayed (room 7), whilst overlooking...

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1Thank John E
Reviewed 21 July 2013

Stayed for one night only - definatly enough!! Great location of hotel right on seafront. Carpark on site, but we were told '99% chance of being blocked in by other cars'. Didnt pay extra but had a room with a sea view (room 17). Bathroom appauling - very old fashioned with mould on the shower curtain and a dirty shower....

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Reviewed 15 July 2013

My partner had booked a night here for my birthday. We wanted a seaview so paid extra to get a room at the front. On arrival we mentioned seaview again and all they said was we'll see what we can do, turns out we got a little room at the back! Mould up the walls, dirty mirror, cotton pads down...

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1Thank Isaacsmummy2310
Reviewed 1 July 2013

Wow,fab and brill just what we needed oh and great breakfast great beach,great food,lovely staff,must go again and take the family fab weather I ask the manager for a favour could he put champagne chocolate and roses in my room for my wife brill my wife love it thank you to all the staff best weekend ever can't wait to...

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Amenities

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A friendly, family run Seafront Hotel; Ideally located close to the Pier, Town Centre and all available attractions. 30 bedrooms, many with sea views. All rooms have en-suite facilities; colour Satellite TV, tea & coffee facilities, hair dryer and direct dial telephone. All telephones have sockets for laptops to connect to the internet. An attractive licensed bar and lounge. Open to non-residents although monitored for the convenience of our guests. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Esplanade Hotel

Address: 27-29 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1UU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Clacton-on-Sea
Price Range: $90 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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