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20 - 24 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RG, England (Formerly Bay Hotel/Banana Joe's)
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Ocean Inn
Ranked #21 of 23 Whitley Bay B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

So I booked the cheapest place I could find that was not too far from the Playhouse Theatre where I was going to see a show. I am quite glad I booked the cheapest one, because there are loads of other b&bs in that street and considering the number of bars as well, I am sure the noise is the... More

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Dublin, Ireland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I could highlight the many problems with this place but the other reviews cover it. I can simply summarise it as this: After waiting for an hour in the reception, we were not greeted by anyone. Having called the two numbers given to us, there was no response. Between the kicked-in doors and the constant smell of weed, it was... More

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
29 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Check in by telephone to be told key is in the room. Opened the broken kicked in door and found an empty room with 2 beds and a kettle. no cups ,no tv ,no toilet, roll ,no towels, no curtains. Ripped carpet, ripped wallpaper. As john says below im sure a prison cell would be nicer and far more hygeinic.... More

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Aberdeenshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2013 via mobile

Booked in for a one night stay at this hotel on a Saturday night. Turned up to find no one at reception with a sign explaining to go to hush lounge to check in . However hush lounge was closed . Phoned a number and roughly 20 minutes later a young man appeared and took us to our room .... More

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Middlesbrough, England, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

Good location and if it's just a bed for the night it's basic but ideal bedding was clean and young guy running it was very helpful x if you summit cheap and handy for pubs go for it x only £5 taxi fare to tynemouth x

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

I stayed her for one night a few weeks ago whilest I was having my home refurbished, whilst you would expect for the price a five star hotel for the price it was very good. £15 pppn and also a free pint. We did have issues with some rather intoxicated people in the next room we had asked then to... More

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Leeds, United Kingdom
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Where do I start. The road in which the hotel is on seems to be all shut down. On going into the entrance, which is the not the entrance it advertises on the website you go upstairs through a dark grubby corridor to an even grubbier reception. My friend and myself had only booked the hotel as we were doing... More

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Grantham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

We booked this hotel via links to hotels from the Great North Run 2013 site. For 4 people (two of which were children) they wanted to charge £40 pppn for the night. On arrival it was very clear that this was not a hotel that warrented a £40 price tag and the guy on reception looked surprised by this and... More

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Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

Myself and a group of friends (all lads) stop at this hotel, I would some it up as basic. However, lets put this into context: We were looking for a budget hotel, we were in Whitley for a party weekend. So do the maths, it was £18 per person. We only spent about 5 hours in our rooms and that... More

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solihull
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

after reading reviews some of our party cancelled and booked elsware but im pleased we didnt we had 4 bed room and found it clean and ideal for 4 blokes on a drunken weekend whitley bay as a whole is well past its best many pubs and clubs are now closed but we enjoyed it

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Address: 20 - 24 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RG, England (Formerly Bay Hotel/Banana Joe's)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Tyne and Wear > Whitley Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Ocean Hotel Whitley Bay
Banana Jos Whitley Bay

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Under new ownership and management. We have recently had a full refurbishment and the hotel is a different hotel. Ocean Inn is located in the heart of this busy seaside resort, close to all amenities and local nightlife. We provide a warm friendly service to all our guests. We have our very own bar hush lounge on the main street of Whitley Bay hosting resident DJs and many other fun events. ... more   less 
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