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Winelodge Suites
Reviewed January 1, 2014 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend booked an apartment for the evening on new year. After finally getting booked in via the bar staff as none in the reception area. We were told no food was being served even though the day before we were told on the phone there would be. But not a massive issue as there is take aways etc right next door. The apartment was spacious and clean. Certain lights didnt work and neither did the shower which was not great. There is alot of noise there due to the night club. This didnt bother us though as its to be expected but don't book this on the understanding of peace and quiet!

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
Thank Darrell R
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

Went for lunch here yesterday and all I can say after a 30 minute wait for our food it was awful, and they weren't even busy although there was only one member of staff on duty,we ordered 3 bean chilli x2 one with chips and one with rice, but when they were served at our table they were both with chips. Because we were so hungry we decided not to say anything, but then when we tried the chilli it tasted fine but was luke warm....couldn't find the one bar tender to complain to as he was busy doing something else and so we left.....we wont be going back there again ever as it was a complete waste of money.
I would just like to add that the carpet is a disgrace covered in chewing gum all over and it just has an awful ambiance.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2013

We stayed in winelodge after a good experience previously at another one, but were left a bit disappointed. The room was a lovely size and clean, and as we stayed during the weeks didn't have any of the noise others have mentioned. However we did have the same issues with lack of reception staff, and the young men at the bar were often alone and couldn't run the bar and the hotel! We only had one dirty towel in our room when we arrived (despite booking for 2), which I others have also had, and it seemed the biggest problem in the world fixing. The first bar man didn't know how to get us more, and the second said he tried to deliver but were weren't there so he couldn't get us any! Not that towels mattered as there was not hot water the entire stay. There was also no hairdryer, iron or big TV promised, which did not phase us, we don't book for those appliances, however shouldn't be advertised as having them if there not there. The last thing was the combination locks. Not only were we given the wrong code to start with (for another room!), but we were concerned the locks had no way of being set electronically, and I doubt they change them manually between every visit. Anyone who had previously stayed could get into our room? It wasn't bad, and it was fit for purpose, comfy and great location, but as mentioned just a few frustrating things that mean we wouldn't consider here again.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Emmack7
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Reviewed November 5, 2013

If you like sleep then this is not the place for you. the smoking area outside is so loud that you may as well be out there with them. If you want a quiet break with your family find anywhere else. Having spent two nights listening to screeching women, young men swearing their heads off and general crashing and banging until 3am it was topped off by a woman being carried out of the club by 6 coppers into a van whilst she called them every name under the sun. My kids didn't need to see that either. We checked out a day early as I booked a different hotel at 2am on saturday morning unable to face another night of sleep deprivation torture.

If you're a young group who are not coming in until 3.30 am then thats fine but if you have kids I strongly advise you to find a much better location

Room Tip: The apartment suite is nice, but probably the worst for noise.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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1  Thank The-fish-farmer
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed here last night. When we arrived there was no one on reception and had to go into the bar next door to check in. This was fine as it was only 5.30 pm and it wasn't busy. Would not have liked to have tried a few hours later as it was rammed with people and with police and two bouncers at the door. Was given a card with security number entry. Walked in to an empty building and up two flights of stairs which could have done with a good hoover and wash. As we walked along the darkened corridors to our room (301) the lights were on a timer which was very slow and we were practically through the next lot of doors before it came on. It also smelled very musty. As we went into our room the musty smell got worse. It was like the attic room that had been forgotten about and then opened up quickly when visitors came. The carpet in the lounge area and bedroom was very stained . The lounge area had a leather sofa, a long sideboard with a very small tv on and two pots of pot-pourri that had seen better days. The windows in both rooms were open and could not shut (didnt really matter as it was warm) and the blinds would not stay down. Was very dusty. Had to de-scale the kettle before making a drink. Dirty scuffy marks and a few holes in the walls. Dirty old sponge to wash up with and empty carrier bags in the drawer. Again could not close blind in bedroom. The pillows were full of yellow dribble stains, thankfully the bedlinen was clean. There were also a couple of bogies on the wall by the bed. The loo brush in the bathroom was rather horrible. Bedroom was over the rear car park so was quite quiet until the wine bar emptied out. Why do drunk girls have to scream rather a lot? Had some ear plugs so that wasn't too bad. Was very quiet the next morning so had a bit of a lie in. When we checked out again there was no one in reception so we just left. On arrival were were given a card for a breakfast all you can eat for £5 in their canteen about 5 mins walk away but we couldn't be bothered to go. Very shabby and run down place but ok if you are on a hen or stag night and just need somewhere to sleep when you are drunk. Only paid £60 so wasn't worth complaining but thought I would let people know it really isn't as nice as it looks in the photos.

Room Tip: Choose a room somewhere else!
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank KimGordelier
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed in the Winelodge apartments that are just up the road from the hotel. The apartment was booked as it was 2 bedroom and would cater for 4 adults.
The apartment had 2 double clean and comfortable beds but unfortunately the kitchen area could have been cleaner. The crockery and cutlery was grubby in places and so was the shelving in the cupboards. The apartment gave a lovely view of the beach which would have been appreciated more, had anybody cleaned the windows. The last downfall was the seating provided was a small 3 seater sofa which meant our 4th person had to sit on a deckchair that we had in our car, otherwise it would have been a dining chair or the floor.
There is a nice table and enough dining chairs for all though and plenty of towels provided for everyone.
The beach was sandy and one of the best little beaches I had ever been on. There is plenty of local shops and takeaways and things to do in close proximity.
We also had a half day boat trip from CC Marines, in Beccles. This was the highlight of our break and I would highly recommend it if you just want to get a glimpse of the Broads.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank JoanneChace73
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

we stayed 2 nights never ever again, looks posh from the outside but couldnt be further from it inside , the bed was so comfy that was the best thing about it bu laying in bed till 3am listening to people shouting outside the bar was a joke , police was there by 2am but noise didnt stop till gone 3 , no chance of sleeping through that , we hoped it was just a 1 off but nope the 2nd night was just as bad , it wasnt music from in the bar it was all the people outside constantly shouting , would of had more luck sleeping in a football stadium on match day, the room was modern, big n had nice kitchen with all u could need but also had a wall covered in damp which for someone like myself that has asthma thats really not a ggod thing, nobody on the reception desk either, light switch all the waay over the other side of the room to the bed with no lamp so gotta try n find the bed in the dark,we was on 2nd floor with no lifts ,the corridor lights came on once you was nearly through to the next door so trying to walk while pitch black was a bit hard , also there is nothing in the area your basically in the middle of nowhere , ill definatly be staying in travel lodge or a b&b next time

Room Tip: tip for a good room.... a different hotel
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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank amanda A
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Address: 58 Bridge Road | Oulton Broad, Lowestoft NR32 3LR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Anglia > Suffolk > Lowestoft
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Ranked #9 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Lowestoft
Price Range: $25 - $62 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Winelodge Suites 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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