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“Great find in Clacton” 4 of 5 stars
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Esplanade Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   27-29 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1UU, England   |  
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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Clacton-on-Sea
Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Great find in Clacton”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2014

Stayed here for one night via Laterooms.com. Had room 29, it was completely refurb'd with a full sea view. It is almost in the roof! and so there are lots of stairs to be tackled but it was a great room with tea/coffee, beautiful ensuite and toiletries in the bathroom. Prompt friendly service in all I encountered. The hotel is one of the older ones in Clacton and so it has it's own 'style' but is undergoing a full refurb so bear with the inconveniences [which were very few and far between]. Breakfast was served [not buffet] and really good with a choice and loads to eat. The only downside was the limited on site parking [I got a space!], the frail and unreliable wi fi and phone signal in my room [I was there to work but obviously others weren't] and the lack of flow in the shower [but I was on the 2nd floor. All in all a great find and I hope it develops into one of Clacton's finest!

Room Tip: Front rooms have a full sea view. I suspect not all are yet refurb'd so be careful which ones y...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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English first
Guildford surrey
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Nice little place, right on the sea front rooms are nice, very clean and tidy staff very helpful.
Breakfast was cereals, fruit juice and full English : sausage, bacon, beans, tomato, hash brown , mushrooms, egg, toast or fried slice. All very nice... Only complaint was the coffee, a pot of incredibly strong instant! Go for tea!
Overall, very good.

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We stayed at the Esplanade this bank holiday weekend and had a lovely time.... our room had not yet been refurbished, however it was clean and tidy with nice clean white sheets, fluffy white towels and a fabulous sea view. The staff were very nice and very helpful. This was my first time in Clacton and when I go back I will certainly stay at the Esplanade Hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

The hotel is well positioned in a prime location at the sea front but is currently undergoing refurbishments. My advise would be to ask for an already refurbished room. Room 5 which has not yet ben updated was very shabby with poor decoration, uncomfortable beds and poor shower / bathroom facilities. Parking is a nightmare, with no spaces marked, so be prepared to be blocked in! Breakfast is good but very basic.

Overall - clean and well located.
Would only stay again once improvements have been finished!

Room Tip: Ask for a newly refurbished room!
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hampshire, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

I booked a room here at the last minute although a bit sceptical of some of the online reviews, but what can I say the young pretty lady on reception, bar & everything else charli was unbelievably helpful, polite, accommodating & went out of her way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. A true asset to the hotel will definitely stay again as long as she's there.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Neath, United Kingdom
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8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

If you're looking for a reasonably priced room, central location, then this is it. We had a room overlooking the sea. Basic ammenities you'd expect. The hotel was being refurbished during our stay and our room had been done. I would say minimal, but comfortable. Breakfast was lovely. English breakfast with choice of cereals. Would stay here again at the price we paid.

Room Tip: We asked for a room with a sea view and got one. No bath though, just a shower. (Didn't bother u...
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

We have just returned from the Esplanade Hotel, we found the Hotel a bit dated in places as are most hotels, our room was clean, with 2 arm chairs, new bed. The full breakfast was as good as any top hotel,
I have stay lots of Hotels as I am a coach driver. And know that some people will alway look for the negative points and not the good bits.....

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Address: 27-29 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 1UU, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Clacton-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Clacton-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Esplanade Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly, family run Seafront Hotel; Ideally located close to the Pier, Town Centre and all available attractions. 30 bedrooms, many with sea views. All rooms have en-suite facilities; colour Satellite TV, tea & coffee facilities, hair dryer and direct dial telephone. All telephones have sockets for laptops to connect to the internet. An attractive licensed bar and lounge. Open to non-residents although monitored for the convenience of our guests. ... more   less 
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