This is an old town centre Inn and good location for high street. The owners are improving the fabric but have a long way to go with everything else. The room was very spacious and clean and no real criticism but in bathroom fittings probably not done professionally and a bit DIY. Surpisingly apart from liquid soap dispenser in shower no other soap or usual frills, no tissues. Only one small towel rail.
Several things were misleading. It is not a hotel but at best a B&B so should change its name. Off street parking is advertised for all guests. This is clearly not the case as at best about 10 slots, so first come first served.
Most of lower floor is an Italian Restaurant and access is at back to an austere unmanned reception with telephone. This is on dirty corridor to restaurant toilets with "breakfast lean to" further back. In 3 days the only time we saw staff other than breakfast man was when we got keys. I guess we could have picked up phone. Money taken in full on arrival and checkout just by leaving key in box.
The family room not suitable for family. It was unsafe with opening sash window in second floor with low sill, no stop on window and no safety bar. This is not safe for anyone with children. It was over high street and noisy and not helped by burglar alarm going off each night.
Also possible trip hazard for people on stairs with CCTV cables at one point badly fixed to wall . Internet via George Inn network didn't work although I was able to piggy back on BT wifi (as have BT account).
And now to breakfast. Tempted if we hadn't paid so much to go to the high street!
Breakfast was in lean to at back reached via grubby corridor. Breakfast room not too clean and too small for numbers so table sharing at times. Self service from far end. At times ran out of milk, juice, coffee..if you were lucky you could get 2/3. Also ran out of mugs and cutlery. When milk replenished breakfast man brought only half a jug so it was race to add milk to your coffee before someone else put milk on their cornflakes! Breakfast man looked unkempt and was hoplessly organised. Would travel whole length of room with one jug and return to kitchen without removing used dishes. I would have though t difficult to ruin breakfast. The bacon and fried eggs were fine. Avoid baked beans in small pot microwaved. Pot hot but beans cold. Avoid hash brownies..probably frozen so cooked to a crust on outside but cold or uncooked on inside. Similarly avoid vegetarian sausages unless you have chain saw. Toast ok but it would be good if you like Apricot Jam. Looked like dish of jams in plastic sachets left on table overnight and just topped up. Apricot jam less popular so accumulated.
Room OK but Overpriced ++ with lack of any personal touch (or any person!)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- For over 300 years, The George Hotel has been at the centre of life in Battle. Starting as a coaching inn in the 17th century (the Ostler's cottage and stables can still be seen to the rear of the building), today The George is an elegant hotel, combining modern facilities with original features, principally the magnificent 17th century spiral staircase.Boasting views of Battle Abbey, the hotel is close to all the town's historic sites, including Senlac Field the site of the Battle of Hastings in 1066.Stay in one of our brand new refurbished comfortable en-suite rooms, enjoy a traditional full English breakfast, and then set off to explore the historic and picturesque town.The staff at The George Hotel look forward to offering you a warm welcome, whether your stay is for business or a relaxing break.We have private off-street parking - a real bonus in a busy town - and modern facilities to make your stay as pleasant as possible. They include Direct Dial telephone, free Wi-Fi, tea & coffee making facilities, colour TV and en-suite bathrooms in all bedrooms.We are easy to find in the heart of Battle, a 5 minute taxi ride from the train station and only a 2 minute walk from Battle Abbey, so come and visit soon.The George Hotel has a no smoking policy and a no pets policy throughout. ... more less
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- George Hotel Battle