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Cliff Hotel

Marine Parade, Harwich CO12 3RE, England
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Cliff Hotel
Ranked #6 of 6 hotels in Harwich
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived Friday afternoon, check in was ok. Receptionist very friendly. Had to climb two flights of stairs with luggage to get to our room on first floor. Sea View as booked was nice. However the carpet in room 9 was filthy. The bed base was also badly stained. linen was good. Hand held Shower, no curtain. It was in bath... More

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1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

I recommend this hotel. Nice place to stay, sea view from the windows. Fat walls so you can have loud sex even at night, there is a noise when you step on the floor close to the wall in living room in room 1 so someone from room 11 can hear every step you make in the living room. There... More

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Blyth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

I have already praised this hotel, but as the visit I am commenting on will probably be my last (as I have moved home), I simply want to say that after 14 years regular use , one could not find much better food, beer and the staff are simply superb. These aspects have been consistent for 14 years. I have... More

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Harwich, Essex
1 review
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

On the 21st Dec myself & a large group of friends attended one of the cliff hotels party nights. This includes disco, chicken & chips and party hats & poppers. Food finally came out at 10pm, the food came on plastic plates, a very small handful of very greasy chips, a plain chicken breast cooked to within an inch of... More

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jcwade, Manager at Cliff Hotel, responded to this review

Party nights We never have used Plastic Plates Chips cooked in Fresh Veg "oil" Chicken Moist flavoured Lights were dimmed as usual to level alllowed Ok Nut roast not good But when people order six we do 10 (Spares) and still run out It does'nt help Sorry if you speak to me I'll Do you a bar vouchre for food... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

We chose the Cliff for a lunch-time reception after my mum's funeral and we were pleasantly surprised by the quality of the food, excellent service and accomodating management. We chose the afternoon tea menu which came with well filled sandwiches with real fillings - not plastic imitations. The scones and sausage rolls really were home-made and everybody commented on the... More

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Worthing, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

We stayed here for two nights - 29 August 2013 - en route to Denmark. The shower was filthy so I complained next morning. We were given another room which was at least clean. That said, the food is good and the junior staff superb. Recommendations; Sack the manager, train the chambermaids how to clean showers, redecorate the place and... More

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Castleford, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

Great looking hotel situated right by the sea and free on-road parking - so much potential! Unfortunately, It doesn't come near to meeting that potential. Very old looking with grubby furnishings and carpets in the public areas, and the bedrooms are worse. Big stains on the bedroom carpet, cracked and broken tiles in the bathroom (and an ancient, stained, butterscotch... More

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Hitchin, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
69 reviews 69 reviews
24 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

We booked three nights (Friday, Saturday and Sunday) at the Cliff Hotel in August as a weekend break, to visit family in Harwich. If it wasn't for two very significant factors, I would say that even at the rate we were charged (£210 for the three nights for two, in a double room, including breakfast) the Cliff Hotel would be... More

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

They have done a lot of work on this hotel. I was unsure of returning but I was pleasantly surprised . Unfortunately no lift (which after a hip operation I would have appreciated) on the second floor very quiet room - twin beds nice and clean and comfortable. The Hotel was full owing to a wedding reception. We were not... More

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Rainhill, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013

we chose this hotel as we were visiting friends nearby and had vouchers giving us free accomodation, as long as we had evening meal and breakfast. i am glad we didnt pay for the room. the floor was filthy, damp patches on the ceiling, plaster repairs above the window,wall paper peeling off, electical testing not done since 2009 and the... More

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Address: Marine Parade, Harwich CO12 3RE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Harwich
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
Cliff Hotel Harwich, England

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2 star hotel overlooking the bay, ideal for cruises out of Harwich International Port, ferries to Europe, visiting Constable country, weddings, parties, dances, dinner/dances etc. ... more   less 
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