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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hotel is appalling and I wouldn't take another room even if it was for free. Mice droppings fount. Staff rude, the bar smells and the bar staff are the rudest. It encourages a lot of local alcoholics with its cheap out of date beer who are loud and disgusting. Beds are dirty with stains on covers and hair in... More

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Grapevine, Texas
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6 helpful votes 6 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
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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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32 helpful votes 32 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
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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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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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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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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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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights for the Harwich International Sea Shanty Festival (highly recommended if you like the music!). The Continental fitted the bill perfectly. It is on the sea-front in Dovercourt, 20-25 minutes walk from Old Harwich. The room (room 3) didn't have any of the artwork, but was spacious and comfortable. The bathroom (with shower) was to... More

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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*
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