This was our second visit to the Seashell Inn.
The buffet breakfast and lunch are still excellent and great value for money.
The staff were just as charming and helpful as before.
The rooms were just as clean and comfortable as they were on our last visit.
The price had not changed in the last year and for us this is an important detail.
However, there are a couple of things that travellers should be aware of.
Firstly, the hotel is advertised as having a bar and a nightclub. For various reasons they are no longer available. This was a bit annoying to us as, although we are not big drinkers, we do like a nightcap before going to bed. We feel that the unavailability of these features should be reflected in the advertising. We feel that in this instance the advertising is misleading!
Secondly, hot water… or lack thereof! On our last visit there was a general lack of hot water. It was barely warm enough for a wash and certainly not hot enough for either a decent bath or shower. We reported this at the time and the water temperature did seem to go up a little.
On this visit things had not changed! Despite reporting this three times it did not improve. At the third complaint we were told that the water was on a solar panel heating system and that if we wanted hot water we should bathe or shower between 10:00 and 11:00!!! This is just not acceptable. Who, when on a City break holiday, is in the hotel at these times? We were in Dubai to see the sights and wanted a shower/bath in the evening when we came in dirty from a day’s sightseeing around the city!!!
At the end of the day, would we go back to this hotel? Certainly! Even with the lack of a bar and decent hot water it is still a good little hotel and still great value for money.
Also for us the staff are fantastic and still try their best to make your holiday enjoyable for you.
Peter & Jean. :o)
Ask for an upper floor (5, 6 or 7) as these are quieter and away from any road noise.
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