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“Horrible chip fat smelling hotel”

The South Cliffe Hotel
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The South Cliffe Hotel
Ranked #113 of 118 Bridlington B&B and Inns
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Horrible chip fat smelling hotel”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2013

Worst hotel ever!
Entire place stinks of chip fat. Rooms are horrible. Service and food are disgusting
Woman who owns it made us pay a £10 deposit each??? Not sure why, the entire hotel isn't worth £10!!!!

  • Stayed July 2013
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 4, 2013

This Hotel is situated in a prime location opposite the Spa, however the rooms are a bit grubby looking and could do with a lick of paint, the kitchens are in dyer need of some extracter fans as there is an overwelhming smell of burning grease on the landings to the rooms. The staff were o.k but the landlady has a very cavalier approach toward customers (like it or lump it). One postive is that the meals are good and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

Turned up without booking as we had been let down by our original choice. We were really pleased with the room and the food. Breakast was included in the reasonable price and we ate there every night. Extremely good value for properly cooked food. The staff were all friendly but there obviously weren't enough of them. Everywhere upstairs looked like it needed a good hoover! It wasn't filth and grime just looked like they weren't expecting visitors. The hotel is in a good location just opposite The Spa and minutes away from the beach. If money was spent on it and more staff were employed to bring it up to higher standards it could command much higher rates... but I don't think we'd want that as we wouldn't be able to afford it.

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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3 Thank Mo R
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

Turned up on spec - hadn't booked, chose hotel at random - they had a vacancies sign on display. Very friendly member of staff showed us the available room, which was beautiful, amazingly large, well-equipped and extremely clean, we couldn't believe the price for the pair of us - we would have expected to pay that each, and breakfast was included! We had a drink at the bar, in very pleasant and friendly surroundings, and enjoyed delicious home-cooked evening meals, in a lovely dining room, and at a price so reasonable that made us doubt the potential quality - until it arrived - it was superb. Yes, you can smell cooking - that's good - it means they actually cook the food, as opposed to microwaving pre-prepared rubbish! This is the real thing, and was much appreciated. We slept very well, it was extremely comfortable, and the large, full English breakfast was as good as the evening meal. We stayed an extra night because we were having such a good time, and have nothing but praise for the hotel, the service, the food and the staff. We will definitely be going back!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Julie J
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New York City, New York
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2013

Stayed here for 5 nights , excellent friendly staff, rooms very clean and comfortable, food was beautiful and breakfast was included in the price. Just across from the spa theatre, amazing sea views, we could see for miles across the bay. Would defiantly recommend anyone to stay and give it a try
Will defiantly be returning next year

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Vja1982
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York, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 22, 2013

Fantastic for the price. Had a double room, ensuite for about £45 for one night. Colleagues stayed in single rooms for £21 each, with shared bathroom. Excellent breakfast, (I like the smelll of food) served with a smile, was included in the price.

Efficient, friendly service, tidy room, comfy bed with TV and a free breakfast at a cost of next to nothing. What more could you ask for?


If you want the Ritz, you have to pay for the Ritz.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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2 Thank Marcia M
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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2013

booked for 3 nights, checked out after 1st night, total nightmare. unfriendly greeting from elderly lady manager, who could do with some lessons on customer service. smell of stale urine as soon as we opened our bedroom door. batroom carpet sodden and stank of urine. no mirror in bathroom, had to climb over double bed to get to wardrobe. had to take large mirror off wall to put near plugs to get ready. when getting dressed in morning woman walked straight into our bedroom without knocking, looking for maid. then 10 seconds later plumber walked straight in without knocking and caught us half undressed. awfull smell of chip fat everywhere, even on toilet roll.it was like something from a comedy sketch. expected basil faulty and manuelle to walk in. manageress very rude to young female staff in front of customers which was totaly unacceptable poor girl was getting blame for something that she was told to do by manager. girl was nearly in tears. shower was spinning round on wall and wasnt fixed right. the list goes on. we got our money back for the other two nights and checked out. only good thing was it was close to spar, food not bad. the only reason why we stayed there was because we had a family funeral wake there. avoid it like the plague.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Property: The South Cliffe Hotel
Address: 6-10 South Marine Drive | Torrs Park, Bridlington YO15 3DA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Yorkshire > East Riding of Yorkshire > Bridlington
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Ranked #113 of 118 B&Bs / Inns in Bridlington
Number of rooms: 26
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