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Camelia Hotel
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Southend-on-Sea
Certificate of Excellence
United Kingdom
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“The Real Deal”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Having just stayed for one night i am writing to compliment this small and very friendly hotel, we could not find fault with anything during our short but very nice stay. Food at the breakfast was very nice the room albeit facing the car park was also very cosy, and the staff were efficient and polite we would and might well stay here for longer when the weather gets better hope to see you all at the camelia later in the year
Mick.....

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

lovely quiet suite £98 well spent sep lounge with balcony n bay window overlooking sea if it wasnt raining and windy it would be perfect. very private like a flat sep entrance n parking at rear. dining table .42 inch tv perf picture. we had room D will come again brekie in morn cant wait

  • Stayed March 2013
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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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71 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed March 16, 2013

Just had the one night at Camelia Hotel visiting friends in area,really pleasantly surprised great value for money Room clean and bed very comfortable a little noise from others as they make way to rooms but on the whole back from road and no traffic noise at all. We were in annexe and so had to come out of main door to cross small access road to get to main building, but not to big a deal unless raining. Staff friendly and very helpful and after a good nights sleep the breakfast was first class, one of the best breakfasts I have had and we have had a few in some of the larger chains. Porridge, fresh fruit and a full English with all good quality produce. Would deffo stay again if I was back in the area. We did look at the larger chains in Southend but boy did we make the right choice on this occasion .

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed March 10, 2013

Just had family lunch at the Camelia Hotel, Southend on Sea. Excellent experience. Good menu - husband was in seventh heaven because roast leg of lamb was on the menu - excellent selection of veg. to accompany our meal and all served piping hot. Good choice of vegetarian meals. Service was professional and friendly. Even though it was Mothers' Day we were not rushed - all in all a good choice. We will be back!!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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Harrogate, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 10, 2013

Just stayed one night whilst visiting family living 10 minutes walk away. Clean, modern warm and friendly, and with breakfast included, good value for money, Take notice big chain hotel .Would stay again.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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nottinghamshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Only stayed one night booked on line through booking.com last minute. Booked a king size room expecting king size bed hair dryer and big room. Disappointed when entered room bed was more a queen size double although clean and tidy. Furniture was not quality and walls were so thin you could hear next door going to toilet.
Staff were friendly service was excellent but attractions need you to be able walk long distance to find them.

Overall I would not return and that's a shame really as the staff were great Rooms a shame

  • Stayed March 2013
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Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

I have stopped here for 3 weeks due to work and will be here another week, the staff are so friendly and accommodate anything, food is fantastic value and the bar is on hand for a quick drink.
Rooms are spotless and a good size, WIFI is available free and flat screen HD TV with plenty of channels.
Location is right on the sea front and only a small walk to attractions.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Additional Information about Camelia Hotel

Property: Camelia Hotel
Address: 176-178 Eastern Esplanade | Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Southend-on-Sea
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Southend-on-Sea
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Camelia Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 34
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Family owned and run Boutique hotel situated right on the seafront ... more   less 
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