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The Lifeboat

Standard Road, Wells-next-the-Sea NR23 1UJ, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Very basic hotel and décor tired , friendly staff ,good breakfast ,how ever most of the hotel rooms at the lifeboat are used by working staff from OTHER hotels and restaurants in the area who arrive back at the lifeboat after midnight and the noise starts.

3 Thank alanmorley1955
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Friendly owners made us feel really welcome. Rooms are a bit old fashioned but clean and tidy with all that you need. Our 3 children were made to feel really welcome. Location is great and within easy walking distance of the main shopping street, the harbour, park and the Buttlands.

1 Thank Katie mcmurray Jones
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We travelled to Wells for our friends hen weekend and we booked The Lifeboat due to its location and price. Sarah and Phil were very accommodating and friendly. The location was perfect for our needs within walking distance of every amenity in Wells. The rooms were clean and very good value for money. Thanks for a great stay.

1 Thank KarenUnity
Winchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We booked two single rooms with showers and were more than happy with what we got for our money. If you want 5* luxury then this isn't for you but if you want a decent room with a great breakfast for a very competitive price, then I don't think you can go wrong.

2 Thank Mike R
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145 reviews
31 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We were up in Norfolk for a couple of days bird watching. We did not want to spend a fortune, we just needed somewhere clean, warm and comfortable to sleep and the Lifeboat provided that. It is slighted dated, but that said, rooms were fine, most importantly clean and warm which was welcome having been out since dawn bird watching.... More 

2 Thank CareySJC
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Not recommended - not very clean, dated, swirly carpets and grubby window sills. I'm sure owners are well intended but need to get out and about and see what "good" looks like in a b&b in 2014! Agree with other reviewers that breakfast large but that didn't really redeem the place for me.

2 Thank L M
sarah j, Owner at The Lifeboat, responded to this review

so sorry you didn't like your stay at our very old house I cant help thinking you stayed somewhere else ive had another good look I don't have swirly carpets as you say, ive checked the windows sills nope sorry they are clean. something we pride ourselves in is being clean but we could never please everyone or stop people... More 

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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

As a family of three with a two year old daughter many b&bs in Wells couldn't accommodate us. Phil and Sarah could not have made us feel more welcome. It was a home from home experience. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The breakfasts are huge and well cooked. If you're looking for a cosy place in a convenient location,... More 

1 Thank SpaceCowboy62
sarah j, Owner at The Lifeboat, responded to this review

thank you it was a pleasure to have you hopefully we will see you again in the near future take care regards sarah and phil More 

Nottingham, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

Didn't need bed and breakfast as we were a party of nine visiting Wells by boat but we were shocked by the queues for fish and chips on the front and were looking for an alternative as we were hungry. Our hosts were welcoming and found tables for us all even though they had a large table reserved. Delicious food,... More 

1 Thank alysonteapot
sarah j, Owner at The Lifeboat, responded to this review

Thank you you was a lovely family aways welcome many thanks sarah and phil More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

I booked short four day break for my wife and I at the Lifeboat - what a fantastic, warm and friendly reception our hosts. We were immediately made to feel welcome and at home and we left as good friends. Sarah and Phil could not d o enough to make our stay comfortable and what amazing breakfasts!!! Enough to feed... More 

1 Thank Carl K
sarah j, Owner at The Lifeboat, responded to this review

dear marie and karl thank you so much for your kind words you was both an amazing couple and a pleasure to have staying with us I really do hope we get to see you both again take care both of you love and best wishes sarah and phil More 

Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Overpriced basic accommodation offering the bare minimum for a high price.The place smells (agree with a previous review) and the room which we were in is in need of an upgrade the owners need to put some effort into this place and not just open the door give you a key and leave they should perhaps use there free time... More 

3 Thank Tef66
sarah j, Owner at The Lifeboat, responded to this review

Im sorry you felt in the end to pass comments on tripadvisor but and has been duly noted and duly forgotten im very surprised that if we are as bad as you said then why stay like I said to you in the morning why did you stay ??? you could have walked in and walked out but you chose... More 

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