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The Hotel Continental

28 - 29 Marine Parade | Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3RG, England
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Harwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had a lovely work meal here at Christmas and decided to give the Sunday lunch a try with the in laws. Food was superb couldn't fault it. Reasonably priced 2 & 3 course menu. Staff were friendly and helpful despite being new to the job. Only downside was the leaking conservatory roof. Would definitely go again 😀

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Essex UK
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 via mobile

Positive first... Good location,well equipped room,comfy bed,cheap bar,pleasant helpful staff!..negative,shabby and grim on first impression,very overpriced at £75 a night,having stayed in many b&bs.. Poor value for money..better out there for less money.(bonus old pair of smelly socks found in drawer from way back)...lol

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Farnham, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

I think the reason the reviews for this hotel are so mixed, is because that's the way it leaves you feeling. I stayed here for three nights whilst away with business and when I first walked in, I wanted to walk straight back out again. It smelt very bad and looked like it needed a complete renovation. When I finally... More 

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Thanks again to all at the Continental for a great stay in December and warm welcome again. As always, the daily menu was a treat through the week - and I had to ask for smaller portions to avoid getting huge - or more to keep room for desserts to die for! Lovely comfy bed in room 12 (and such... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

My boyfriend and I stayed at The Hotel Continental in December 2014 and had an incredible time! We arrived and were shown to our room by the owner, Blossom, a woman who seemed determined to go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction - no request was too much trouble. We stayed in room 5; the view was wonderful! The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

This hotel has a very personal and original approach. They have a great eye for detail, as seen in the art collection, but also in the beautiful rooms and the excellent food, organic and from nearby farms. excellent vegetarian food, too. If you are looking for a run-of -the-mill, predictable and boring place, don't go. If you like a unique... More 

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Delavan, Wisconsin
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We absolutely loved this hotel. It sits right on the English Channel with a full view of the water. We were given an apartment with a full modern kitchen. The bedroom was Victorian in the extreme and the rest of the apartment was very charming. My pictures show the bedroom, kitchen, lighting in the kitchen and a harbor view. The... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

If you're looking for a modern, ship shape establishment with all mod cons and immaculately dressed staff then this isn't the place for you. However, if you're after somewhere that's clean, comfortable and with a lot of character then it will fit the bill. I booked by phone a few days earlier and the lady owner was helpful and efficient.... More 

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Stirling, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The owners of this hotel are most rude people Ive ever had misfortune to meet. The Hotel is outdated decor needs updated, breakfast no better than eating at fastfood outlet. Time these owners gave up the business.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I am so pleased I didn't read the negative comments prior to booking this hotel. Myself, my partner and parents in law booked 2 double rooms at short notice. We were welcomed by Michael, who was very friendly. He showed us to our rooms and demonstrated the door code for entry. He explained about dinner in the restaurant and breakfast... More 

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