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Ocean Inn

20 - 24 South Parade, Whitley Bay NE26 2RG, England (Formerly Bay Hotel/Banana Joe's)
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Came here recently and what a dirty place, the building was run down, inside was trashed and felt really unhygienic, the rooms had dirty bedding on, full of dust and the bath had mould all over it. I complained at the front desk but basically got told if I didnt like it to go somewhere else, appalling customer service too.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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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
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 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
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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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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013 via mobile

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
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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
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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
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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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