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The Hotel Continental

2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   28 - 29 Marine Parade | Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3RG, England
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Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A surprisingly poor hotel. No record of telephone booking. The hotel appeared almost empty. No lift exists. Access to rooms is via the bar with loud TV and a few dossers. Our room was a mish mash of junk with bare breeze block on the wall. The sea view was ok. Were going to dine there but put off by... More

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BlossomDovercourt, Owner at The Hotel Continental, responded to this review

This review is not unexpected. We made a mistakeand lost the initial booking and were shouted at so all the bar would hear about it. Thankfully an awful lot of people like,love and appreciate what we do and have a far less rigid approach. And it's poor if you can't make your own mind up about trying the food, which... More

Charlottesville, Virginia
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124 reviews 124 reviews
34 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is quirky and fun. We had to take two single beds as it was the only room left. The staff was extremely friendly. We had a nice dinner in the hotel. We stayed here before a cruise out of Harwich and we would return again.

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Grapevine, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We stayed just one night before sailing on a cruise. Location is great, easy to find. Hotel was charming. Each room creatively done. I got the perfect one for me, relaxing, tasteful. We looked out over the water. Room had all we needed, comfortable, clean, yet interesting. Nice dining room downstairs served a very nice dinner, good service, good food,... More

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

The view here is awesome. The staff are very friendly and the food is quite good. The decor is eccentric so beaware of this when booking with young children as they may have questions about what they see that may not be appropriate to youngsters. Other than that...it is truly a lovely place to stay and enjoy overlooking the beach... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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18 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Could not fault the hotel for the room, it was clean and tidy. The rooms on the upper floors have low water pressure so the showers are slow. However the rooms are good and those with a sea view are great. Breakfasts good as well

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Essex, United Kingdom
1 review
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

I never write reviews but after staying at the continental for a birthday party I felt like a have too. We stayed in the hotel for 1 night and it was a basic double room. Views of sea were lovely!! But as soon as we walked in the corridor outside our room it smelt really badly of stale smoke and... More

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Columbus, Georgia
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13 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

The hotel is situated on the waterfront and our room had a view of the bay. The hotel appears to be run by a family. Our room, though small, was very neat and clean. We had two twin beds, each with its own TV. The small, compact bathroom had newer fixtures that all functioned well. the bathroom had been added... More

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Harwich, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

The owners (Gordon and Blossom) have been here for 17 years and the hotel reflects their values and interests;- quality, attention to detail, value for money, art, design AND excellent food. The hotel and restaurant are a work of love which is not obvious from the exterior. I know of nowhere else like this in the area. If you enjoy... More

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Rayleigh, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

My partner and I stayed here as a last minute trip due to the fact we were `child free`for a couple of nights. Blossom was so helpful when booking a room, we told her what rooms we liked the look of online and what we wanted from our trip and she advised us what she thought we might like. She... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Real home-cooking in a delightful setting is on offer at the Hotel Continental, properly presented and prepared exactly as requested. It is a pleasure these days to be able to report excellent and honest food.

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Address: 28 - 29 Marine Parade | Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3RG, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — The Hotel Continental 2*
Number of rooms: 14
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