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Benson's Guest House

8-10 Hartington Road, Southend-on-Sea SS1 2HS, England
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London, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 via mobile

This has to be the worse place I have ever stayed. Usually we stay at a B&B not far from this but there was no availability. Two couples staying. Arrived to find manager in the pub, waited half hour before she let us in. Then was told she gave our rooms away, as we were an hour late. But yet... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014 via mobile

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 via mobile

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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3 Thank Fortiesraver
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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2 Thank arthur999_10
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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4 Thank ekta764
Dunstable, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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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