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Benson's Guest House

8-10 Hartington Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2HS, England
Benson's Guest House
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Stayed in this place once it was poor. Ivy downs up the road is 1 million times better..as they say you get what you pay for and l this case little. But its OK for 1 night. Also you have to get use to the night clubs over the road.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

It's not the Hilton, but it's only £40 a room and right by the sea. Shared shower/toilet, the bed was clean and comfy. Sort of a cross between Fawlty Towers and a youth hostel. For one night no problem for me but I'd be hard pushed to spend 2 only because I'd like a bit more comfort. Owner nice and... More 

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Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Stayed at short notice 4 & 5th sep 2013 at £20 pp pn good value - on a budget as usual comfortable bed really excellent location close to seafront - will stay again at this price - would rate guest house two star without frills but this suits our travelling mode

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

i stayed at the benson for a weekend with friends we were given a room with three beds in but the only down side was we had to go out the room to use the shower. a man was found dead in the room next door when we were there he had been left there for ten days no body... More 

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Dunstable, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

Received a warm welcome, though the room wasn't ready when me and a friend arrived. It didn't take long to get the room prepared to a twin room as was requested. The best thing was the tea and coffee making facilities. The bathroom was alright despite a small mould patch in the top corner. It is perfectly located for many... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Would not recommend this to anyone. Stayed in a lot of bed and breakfasts over the country - and world and never come across anywhere so awful! Dirty sheets. Grotty, old showers. Horrible room. Go anywhere else but here!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2013

I agree with a review above in that you get what you pay for! I often come down to Southend to visit friends & have stayed in many guest houses... This has been by far the best one yet! Basic... Yes but clean & friendly! The manager was MORE than accommodating especially when one of my little ones was poorly.... More 

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

Had a really enjoyable stay and staff were fantastic. James was an affable young chap and made us feel really welcome. Will be staying again. Room was clean and in a great location.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2012

We had the vast misfortune of staying here, and in all my travelling experience i have never had experienced such an unpleasant and foul hotel. I wouldn't send my pets here, never mind my family or a fellow human being. This is probably the most akin experience as to that of a refugee camp. Please don't stay here

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Bournemouth, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2012

I stayed at Bensons Guest House overnight whilst visiting family in Southend. I found my en-suite room to be very clean and comfortable. Although breakfast is not provided I was aware of this before arriving and was recommended a fantasic cafe around the corner who provided a discount for customers staying at Bensons. The Manager was very friendly and accomodating,... More 

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