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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 #5 of 6 Hotels in Harwich
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 The Hotel is outdated decor needs updated, breakfast no better than eating at fastfood outlet.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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Hi all. I arrived at "Faulty Towers "AKA Hotel Continental after a very stressful five hour drive from Birmingham, I rang the bell at reception on arrival, waited a few minutes but no response!, I rang the bell a second time!, at last a response, A middle aged lady popped her head round and told me very curtly...! We're very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

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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126 reviews 126 reviews
34 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
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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56 reviews 56 reviews
18 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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