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The Hotel Continental

28 - 29 Marine Parade | Dovercourt, Harwich CO12 3RG, England
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herts
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116 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Ate on Tuesday evening, had booked a table for three, including my 90 year old father in law. How wonderful to be a vegan and actually be WELCOMED into a restaurant, and not be thought of as a hinderence for who you have to just 'sling a dish' on the menu! I ate Rissole, with bed of noodles and veggie's... More 

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Saanichton
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10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Very small room, low water pressure on shower, good location, Friendly staff in the bar, it seems that it is stuck in the fifties, needs updating big time, and repairs need to be done to the floor in the front hallway.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Rocked up for dinner with the 2 toddlers in the off-season. Barman/receptionist super friendly and helpful. Not to mention tolerant of the 2 monkeys running around whilst he was trying to work. Food pretty good too! Menu far more limited than the one advertised on the website but to be expected in late October!

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Austria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

The young man at Reception was great, he was barman, problem fixer, whatever you needed.The hiotel was old but clean.... the only issue was once you walked out of main doors to put baggage in car early morning to catch ferry, it was impossible to re enter hotel to collect remaining luggage...... automatic doors DID NOT REOPEN!!! You were unable... More 

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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Awesome time travel experience. It's got so much character. Step back into time like 50 years or so. Its crummy, it's old and a bit seedy, but its wonderful there are still places like this where the clock stood still. Don't go here if you expect any form of fanciness.

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

Harwich may be a small harbour town on England's outer edge, but is it really the Third World? The Continental Hotel would make you believe so. Amateurishly furnished, badly kept up and in need of a major overhaul, it reminded me of several hotels In 3rd world countries I stayed in. But these, at least, were cheap, and the Continental... More 

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Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015

I stayed at the hotel continental for one night in a single room with my dog. It was perfect for a single nights stay after a long journey and getting off the ferry. The room was adequately sized for a single and the dog was comfortable on the floor, the room was also easily cooled with the open window and... More 

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Kent, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

Everything I've read is about right, it is in need of some attention due to the age of the property, although our rooms were immaculately clean and the décor in our rooms was like nothing we'd seen anywhere! The bedroom was calm, the bed super comfortable and we slept well. The entrance was lively with bold wall paper and cool... More 

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

When looking for a place to sleep in Harwich because you booked the early morning ferry to the continent you're not spoiled for choice. And it's all rather expensive too - hence we booked a room in the Continental, the 'cheapest' option. I am sorry to say we were rather disappointed. A quirky place, yes, but rather dilapidated and smelly... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Before I booked to stay at the Hotel Continental, I read a mixed selection of reviews here. Strangely enough, some of the negative ones actually helped me in choosing to try the place. My feeling is that the differing reactions to the Continental may, in part, be down to a matter of what the beholder thinks an hotel should be.... More 

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