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176-178 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/30/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#2 of 20 hotels in Southend-on-Sea
Travelers' Choice
Multiple Award winning family owned and run Boutique hotel. Located on the Southend seafront in Thorpe Bay with a large car park at the rear.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Currency exchange
Street parking
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Room service
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
Room types
Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
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Good to know
Bay View
Great View
Languages Spoken
English, German, Italian
758Reviews10Q+A100Room tips
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Sharan O wrote a review Jun 18
Essex, United Kingdom16 contributions7 helpful votes
Second stay at The Camelia, Thorpe Bay. Seaview room, all facilities covered.and lovely shower and bathroom. Very comfortable and relaxing room. Dinner was delicious and the vegetarian full breakfast was excellent. Piping hot and cooked to perfection. The Camelia has made excellent changes since our October 2020 visit. They have made an internal conversion and now have a really lovely dining room with patio doors opening to the terrace. They also now have a fabulous bar area which has additional tables for dining. The colour scheme and decor is fabulous. The staff are so friendly and welcoming. We will definitely pay a third visit to this charming stylish hotel.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Response from Robert Cammidge, Owner at Camelia Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for your review Sharan - it is most appreciated. It was lovely to be able to welcome you back again now that things are returning to something like normality! We are pleased that you like what we have done to the place, having taken advantage of lockdown to do some major renovations. We very much look forward to welcoming you back again soon.
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mariongran wrote a review Jun 12
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom26 contributions6 helpful votes
We had a table booked for my sisters birthday this afternoon, I have to say this was the best afternoon tea I have had in years. From the sandwiches to the beautiful cakes and wonderful scones it was excellent. We were made very welcome by the staff and shown to a very large round table. The staff were very attentive but not in your face. Overall a lovely afternoon spent with family. Thank you to Kirsty and her colleagues.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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Response from Robert Cammidge, Owner at Camelia Hotel
Responded 3 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at the Camelia. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your Afternoon Tea and hope that your sister enjoyed her birthday. We hope to be able to welcome you on another occasion soon.
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Nicola B wrote a review May 2021
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom1 contribution
Absolutely immaculate room and bathroom. Brand new and super stylish bathroom. Fantastic value for money and wonderful staff. Great selection of gins in the bar as well. Superb beach front central location. Will definitely return. Knocks the Seven and Roslin out the park!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Robert Cammidge, Owner at Camelia Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Thank you for this super review Nicola. we are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and to hear that you intend to return. We look forward to welcoming you back. Please remember to contact us direct, for the best rooms/rates available.
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Peter S wrote a review Apr 2021
11 contributions1 helpful vote
Fantastic mini meal out with a few drinks outside. Fantastic welcome and hosts were great service and perfect atmosphere can’t praise this place enough. Will be back again. Great family run business that cares for their customers. Thanks for a great evening xx
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Robert Cammidge, Owner at Camelia Hotel
Responded Apr 26, 2021
Thank you for taking the time to post your review of your recent visit to the Camelia. We are pleased that you enjoyed your meal and are looking to return. Hopefully, from the 17th May, we will be able to open the doors to our restaurant/bar when we are looking forward to revealing all of the changes made during lockdown
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Kim S wrote a review Apr 2021
Southend-on-Sea, England, United Kingdom37 contributions67 helpful votes
Really smashing birthday meal.. food was superb lots of choice..service excellent .. even had smashing cocktails.. a little local gem that we didn’t know about.... highly recommended ...lovely location overlooking the sea too...
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Room Tip: Didn’t stay here but lovely location.
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Robert Cammidge, Owner at Camelia Hotel
Responded Apr 22, 2021
Thank you for reviewing your visit Kim - it is much appreciated. We are happy that you all enjoyed your meal, served on our decking. We have introduced new menus post lock-down and feedback is very helpful for us. We look forward to seeing you again soon.
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$104 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Camelia Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Camelia Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Southchurch Park (0.3 miles), Bar Vic (0.2 miles), and MFA Bowl (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Camelia Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Camelia Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Camelia Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Camelia Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gold Coast Chinese Restaurant, Billy Hundreds Fish n Tapas Restaurant, and Ocean Beach.
Is Camelia Hotel located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the center of Southend-on-Sea.
Are any cleaning services offered at Camelia Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Camelia Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, German, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Camelia Hotel?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Prittlewell Priory (2.2 miles) and Southchurch Hall (0.7 miles).
Does Camelia Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Camelia Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.