I stayed here for 2 nights, 29-31 May 2011, in a single room. Upon arrival, my friend and I were checked in by Linda who was very informative about local transport, as my friend and I were in the area to attend a concert in Sunderland.
My single room was very comfy...a nice comfy bed (memory foam mattress), with heating, a flatscreen tv with plenty of channels, own kettle and hairdryer, black out blind at the window, tea and coffee supplies (even thougn I don't drink tea and coffee) and a basin. There is a shared bathroom which conists of a bath and separate shower in the same room and then two separate toilets. Along with your own room key, you are given a key to the bathroom so that you can lock the door for privacy. The bathroom/toilet areas were always very clean and well presented.
Breakfast is included in the price (I paid £25 per night and thought this was a very good price)..there is a choice of many cereals, orange juice, tea, coffee, as well as a cooked English breakfast. There is also a small fridge and microwave for guests to use, as you are allowed to bring your own food into the guest house.
The location is good. About 10 minutes' walk to the 'front' where there is a beachy area and it is also about 10 minutes from the town of South Shields itself, where one street in particular is full of Indian restaurants...we were spoilt for choice! There is local transport and we were advised by Linda to use the bus (number 35) to get to the Stadium of Light for the concert, instead of the metro.
There is no curfew so you are free to come and go as you please, which was useful, as we didn't return until around 1am after the concert.
There is also free WiFi access, and you are given a password upon check-in.
A big thank you to Linda for all of her help and information!
If I was to be in the area again, then I would return to Annie's Guest House (subject to availability).
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