What can one say after a night at the only hotel in South Woodham Ferrers, Essex other than, thank god I was at a party and thank god for alcohol.
OK, no I wasn't expecting the Ritz and yes it was cheap, though not cheerful. Yes too you get what you pay for but with no competition, what can you expect. 70's brown coloured toilet suite, accompanied with 70's patterned carpet and I mean recently patterned by way of stains and rounded off with a TV with a screen not much bigger than my iPhone!
The residents bar is the dance floor, the reception is the dance floor, the dining room is the dance floor and the views are..................
However, I do have to say that the staff were all very friendly and polite, yes even the bouncers who stopped you taking your drink onto the front terrace after 9:00pm.
True friends would have told me in advance about the Oakland being on TVs hotel inspector, but hey, it's an experience. No harm done!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a family owned hotel with 36 ensuite bedrooms including a Bridal Suite with 4 poster bed & spa bath. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Oakland Hotel Chelmsford
- The Oakland Hotel Ltd Chelmsford, Essex