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“Rooms to small ( 10ft x 10ft ) and very basic”
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The Grand Hotel
Ranked #13 of 93 Skegness B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Scunthorpe, England, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Rooms to small ( 10ft x 10ft ) and very basic”
Reviewed July 4, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for one night Monday 1st July , never stayed before but did so on a recommendation ,
Checked in with no problems very polite lady , was directed to park at the rear if the hotel , down a alley which didn't look safe but turned out to be no problem ,
Our room was 10ft x 10ft no bigger , a double bed , TV set of draws and wardrobe , basic stuff , tea and coffee making stuff was a kettle perched on a shelf with the cable dangling , massive health and safety issue here not only for kids but anyone who brushed past it , could easy pull kettle down on your self , tv plugged in to another extension lead on top of wardrobe , unsightly and not ideal
We asked the lady if there was a Chinese restaurant anywhere near in Skeg ? And we was told not , a few takeaways but no eat in places , we later found out in a local coffee shop there is a buffet style chinky just down the rd which is top draw , and well worth a visit ,
Windows would not open to let the smell out , cross between fusty and a sort of tcp smell ??
Slept with patio door open all night due to it being warm , the noise from the traffic kept us awake half the night !!
Breakfast was ok buffet style , apart from the plastic very cheap basic sausages , real let down , the guy owner is the breakfast waiter so to speak , looked like he had just got up himself and hardly spoke apart from to ask if tea or coffee '
The fee of £75 per night is way way to much for this hotel and for what you get for your cash ,
We wouldn't stay again !

  • Stayed July 2013
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Bedworth,warwickshire
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46 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2013

Decided last minute to go to Skegness for the first time ever for the May Bank Holiday, had a lovely drive down and were welcomed by Roger the owner at the hotel, pleasantly surprised ...no "musty" seaside hotel smell, whole hotel is lovely and clean, had a couple of drinks in the little bar..draught drinks obviously kept well as they were lovely. Breakfast beautiful, I like fruit, yogurt and cereal/toast...hubby likes cereal and full english so we were both well catered for and happy, eat as much as you like buffet..if I were to return I would have a room at the front as the view at the back is dismal, we had room 11 spotlessy clean and more than adequate but the outlook is dreadful. Dont be put off by bad reviews, you will never please everyone but at the end of the day its Skegness not a 5* in Miami .... enjoy your stay if you go..we did !!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ingleton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed April 16, 2013

weve just returned from a stop over/business meeting in Skegness and found and loved this dog friendly hotel. Where nothing was too much trouble as we have just started our diets, Shirley was only too happy to accommodate us, we had delicious poached egg and beans on toast with a fresh fruit salad and all-bran flakes. . so all very healthy.. gorgeous location, sea view, 2 mins from main high street... loved it.. definately recommend .. dont bother reading all the nasty reviews, the couple who run this hotel arent fake, not in your face and false, just down to earth friendly hoteliers, just how we like it.

Room Tip: We had room 6, but i reckon room 7 would be awesome as it had it owns balcony
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Bedford, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
Reviewed April 2, 2013

We have just returned from a lovely Easter break in Skeggy (my first time ever and I loved the place!!). The Grand was a perfect base - on the sea front and a small walking distance to the Pier and shops. The B&B was clean and the staff were really friendly. The breakfast was amazing each morning and the perfect start to the day. I would only recommend to stay away from the Clock House Restaurant - it was extremely expensive for what it served plus the quality of the food was very disappointing. The Sun Castle is a must for sure, its a bit quirky price for drinks was really reasonable.

Room Tip: If possible when booking a double room as for one on the first or second floor - the third floor one...
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Corby, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed January 27, 2013

i stayed at the grand for 4 nights, the room was really nice i thought it was nice that you got clean towels everyday and as i went with my grandparents the view from the room was really nice you you could see the crazy gold course and the pier it is a lovely walk from the hotel to the beach and they also have facility for people that smoke, i smoke and it was nice that they had two benches outside and you have a lovely view of the pier at night. breakfast at the grand is lovly they have toast and a selction of cereals, yogurts, fresh fruit, jams, mushroom, sausage( nice but could be better), bacon, bean , tomatos.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Derby, England, United Kingdom
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107 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed October 8, 2012

stayed for 1 night, room lovely clean and compact room. room 20 on third floor lovely sea view with small balcony nice new bathroomm toiletries provided and tea and coffee facilities. car parking available. overlooks the pier and crazy golf. breakfast excellent spotlessly clean. tea coffee orange and apple juice cereals, yoghurt, fresh fruit salad,toast eggs scrambled and poached beans mushrooms tomatoes[grilled] bacon and sausage its a help yourself but quality is good although sausages could be better. staff are friendly and very helpful we will return x

Room Tip: choose a sea view with balcony the third floors best
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 18, 2012

Stayed one night with my partner on a short break. Met owner on arrival who was courteous, yes they do keep your car keys and yes my car was moved to make room in the small garage. Unless you own a Ferrari I really dont see why this is a problem. Room very clean, bed comfy and smelt fresh, decor a little dated but as long as its clean that doesnt bother me. Breakfast was fantastic, buffet style where you can help yourself to as much as you want, all hot and fresh. Very nice cheap and cheerful hotel, right opposite the beach and pier. Would return.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Grand Hotel
Address: 14 North Parade, Skegness PE25 2UB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Lincolnshire > Skegness
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 93 B&Bs / Inns in Skegness
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Grand Hotel is ideally located in a prime seafront position, close to the Sun Castle Bowling Greens, the Pier, and just a 5-minute walk from Skegness Town Centre. Guests can enjoy full English breakfasts and free Wi-Fi. Grand Hotel is a family managed business comprising of 21 rooms including an suite bathroom, with a TV and free tea, coffee. Some rooms feature private balconies with views of the bowling green and seafront. The buffet-style breakfast includes a variety of continental options as well as cooked items. Guests can enjoy a drink and meet new friends in the Grand Hotel Bar. We have a fitted chair lift, providing easy access to our first and second floor bedrooms. Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel. Extra beds are not available. There is no capacity for extra beds in the room. Skegness Rail Station is just 15-minute walking distance. Also the Tower cinema, Skegness Arcade, and Lifestyle Leisure Centre are only 15 minutes away on foot. The Embassy Theatre is just 5 minutes' walk away. ... more   less 
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