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“Price reasonable and good breakfast”
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Unicorn Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Gunthorpe B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Clacton-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Price reasonable and good breakfast”
Reviewed November 21, 2011

Stayed two nights and had a good room overlooking the river. Accomodation comfortable and clean with a good shower. Breakfast which was included in the room price was very good. Service was excellent and friendly. Had a meal in the hotel on one evening, it was adequate, but if I had one complaint nearly all the meals give the impression of being pre prepared

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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 1, 2011

Booked 2 rooms direct ,cheaper than the various late room companies. Very nice accomodation,beautifully clean. We met up with relatives in the evening and with the 20% off for the food and the vouchers for drinks we had a very nice evening. There were plenty of tea/coffee etc and the bathroom was spotless with lots of hot water. Breakfast was well cooked and the service was very quick and friendly.Have stayed here before and would stay again. 4* in my opinion

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Stockbridge, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2011

I have stayed at this hotel many times with my now husband. Infact we stayed here on the night of our wedding as gunthorpe is "our special place". It is above a Marsdons pub & is nicer than your average travelodge/premier inn room. Beds are comfy. Really recommend Pontifino's italian (im a foodie & this is my favourite restaurant in the world!) also Tom Browns is very nice. The breakfast was nice but me & my husband always laugh about how on the menu it stated "eggs anyway you like!" so we asked for poached & were told they do not do them. Not a big problem though. I did ask for a veggie fry up option & as with alot of places unfortunatly they just remove the meat. It would be nice to have meat substitute sausage or something...again, no big problem! Will definatly be staying again & would recommend for a romantic getaway or families .

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Nottingham
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8 reviews
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Reviewed October 2, 2011

We stayed here as a last minute getaway. The room was lovely, very good calibre, very clean and definitely value for money.

The only downside for me was that the music from the bar area started thumping through the floor from 7am which was extremely irritating, particularly as we had come for a restful break.

On that basis I am uncertain if we would stay again or not.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Grayshott, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed September 2, 2011

This Marstons owned B&B has a fantastic location next to the river trent for summer walks or just feeding the ducks. Close to a static caravan park has access to an Italian, Indian and an excellent bistro restaurant are all within walking distance. That said the food in the Unicorn offers great value and variety including monthly seasonal specials. (20% discount for residents)
Ample parking and even a childrens play area make it a real destination pub. There were plenty of celebrations and birthday parties whilst we were there.
Each of the 17 rooms are themed and named. A bit of charm with some squeeky floorboards along fo good measure. All have really comfortable beds. Decor is a bit tired and some of the bathrooms could do with a regrout and freshed up. Expect some noise until 11pm, after all you are staying above a public house.
We got a mixed reception from the staff, Dan being the star of th show front of house. Overall a great alternative to the faceless corporates, give it a go

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed August 11, 2011

Clean and comfortable with good pub meals. It was well priced, easy to park and made a great overnight stop. We'd stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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148 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed July 2, 2011

Excellent value for money if you book on-line. 20 per cent off all food as a bonus. On a hot day, more bar staff were needed to cope with demand. I waited 30 minutes to get served. Our room was fine but overlooked the very noisy kitchen extractor fan. We have stayed several times over the last ten years. The rooms overlooking the front of the hotel and the river are the ones to ask for. Quality of food excellent.

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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Unicorn Hotel
Address: Trentside, Gunthorpe, Nottingham NG14 7FB, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Nottinghamshire > Nottingham > Gunthorpe
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Gunthorpe
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 14
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