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Melrose Hotel
Ranked #5 of 13 Clacton-on-Sea B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 30, 2012

the Melrose Hotel in Clacton is a family run business of over 30 years, many of its guests have been coming here for many years due to the facts that follow, the rooms are cleaned every day the bedding which is always clean and fresh is changed on a regular basis, the hotel is child and dog friendly.
The couple who run the business are polite and very helpful as for the toilets they are cleaned every day to a good standard, its obvious that that some people get a buzz from slating very hard working business people just because they have nothing better to do with their time, I can assure any one reading this that there is no bed bug infestation. you will have to go a long way to find a more dedicated couple who look after their guests as well as the couple running the Melrose, they recieve many thank you cards and just as many rebookings due to this fact. If you are considering a visit to Clacton on Sea then you may wish to check out the hotel for yourself it has a nice atmosphere and there is a bar in the communal area with a pool table and dart board
and in the morning a good breakfast is on offer, so here is wishing the owners of the Melrose Hotel a happy future and continuing success.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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4  Thank JAMES T
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Reviewed July 27, 2012

This has to be the nastiest hotel I have ever stayed in, whoever gave this hotel a four star rating is obviously deluded.
The two ladies who do the breakfast service and double up as the cleaners are pleasant enough however I found the couple who run the place a bit stand offish and the whole decor looks like something out of a very bad 70s sitcom.

The shower and the toilets are disgusting, the communal shower is unsafe how somebody has not fallen and broken their neck or worse and the other guests did not bother to wash away the sand from the pebble beach nearby. The guests smoke and spit in the communal toilet sink even though it states on their website it is non smoking and on more than one occasion soiled tissue greeted me when I went to use the toilet.

The bedroom was fair in presentation the flat duvet and pillows were so uncomfortable, it would
have been bearable if not for the bed bug infestation at first I thought it was fleas from the manky
dog they have, it was not until I returned home and went to the doctor did I realise it was from the
Nasty, unhygienic disgusting duvet, pillows, bed sheet and mattress!

I would never in a million years stay here again, I would never recommend this place to any sane living person and anyone who wishes to do so after reading this review do so at your own peril!

Room Tip: Do not stay here!
  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled on business
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2  Thank NyaWalker
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Reviewed February 13, 2012

i am writing this review as i have stayed here for a month,so i feel i can give an honest and unbiased repotr of my time here . the hotel is situated on the seafront and has parking for up to 8 cars on its driveway , on entering the hotel there is a cosy lounge and checkin area with a large woodburner in the fireplace which is very cosy to sit round on the leather seats and it has a pool table and large flat screen tv also a small bar serving drinks and snacks ,there is a dining area in the hotel which is tastefully laid out and in the mornings they serve a really tasty breakfast with tea or coffee in individual pots and cups and saucers which is a nice touch? and is quite upmarket the breakfast is good quality and you get plenty on your plate.the bedroom i stayed in was a single but it is warm and clean and there is a shower room on the landings which is clean and worked well,the hotel is not the latest in decor or fashion but it is warm and clean and the owners are friendly ,they have a little dog and they are welcoming to guests who have small well behaved dogs which is a bonus if like me you have a dog ? to sum it up i found this hotel very good value and will definately reccomend it

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank IpswichRico
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Address: 53 Marine Parade East, Clacton-on-Sea CO15 6AD, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Clacton-on-Sea
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Ranked #5 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Clacton-on-Sea
Price Range: $61 - $98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Melrose Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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