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The Britannia Guest House

56 Julian Ave., South Shields NE33 2EW, England
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My stay at Brittania was relaxing and wonderful. Ellen was just fabulous and ever so helpful. There were a few issues with room upon checkin and she rushed straight up to sort. Great location, 2 minutes walk to park/beach, restaurants and train station. Although it could do with an update, I was very very happy with my accommodation. Comfy bed,... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

I stayed at Guest House over the August 15 Bank Holiday weekend, I planned to get the approx 15:00, which is an hour before the "official" check in time, Gill called me approx 13:30 to check what time I was going to arrive, to ensure she was there to let me in. The rooms and hotel are nice and clean... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Friendly guesthouse in good location, short walk to the seafront or the town. Close enough to visit attractions such as Beamish and Newcastle in a short drive. Owner was very amenable, allowing us to check in early and make the most of the weekend. She just asked us to phone her when we were 30 minutes away to ensure she... More 

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Tadley, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

My wife, son and I stayed here (one double and one single room), my wife and I for two nights and our son for one night. My son and I were undertaking the Hadrian’s Cycleway over a total of four days and this was our final stop after completing the route. My wife had telephoned to let Gill, the landlady,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We spent one night here and loved the location. The breakfast was fabulous with great food and conversation. One of the rooms we rented was a little small and wouldn't have worked for a visit longer than one night. But overall, a great b&b in South Shields.

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Buxton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is an excellent GH for its location,hospitality, and service. Ellen was superb, nothing was too much trouble, helped and gave great breakfasts In a quiet area so no problem with noise, good nights sleep was had ever night. I can totally recommend here for great stay and holiday

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

We stayed at the Britannia over a weekend as a family of three. The room was a family room which contained a double and two single beds and it was great. Huge and spacious and clean. Breakfast was great, quality sausages courtesy of Dicksons, perfect eggs and Ellen was delightful with great service and sense of humour. It's always nice... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

We had an unexpected and sad reaspn tp visit the guest house and it helped massively to be in the care of Ellen and Catherine room stunning clean and stylish and breakfast was superb. The Britainia deserves 10stars

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Hetton le Hole, county durham.United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Beautiful guest house,lovely room and spotless,lovely comfy bed and had 3 good nights sleep,the staff were very polite and helpful especially Ellen who was lovely.the breakfast were fantastic everyday and to die for.comfy and homely feel and stayed an extra night,def be coming back in the near future,thank you

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Austin, Texas
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I stayed here during an Earthwatch expedition and would definitely recommend this guesthouse. It is located about 3 minutes from the Arbeia Roman fort, a few minutes from the beach and a couple of minutes away from pubs and restaurants. The town centre is about a 10 minute walk. It is a quiet place, and with the comfortable beds, you... More 

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