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This place was built in the Victorian era, and I think the bed they wanted me to sleep in was too. The bathroom very old and ugly looking. hot cold mixer tap on sink loose. the base of the bed was actually broken and some...More
I stayed at The Sandgate with a group. Initial impressions, lovely, with great views from the bedrooms. Then I saw the flaws...French windows that wouldn't close, gaping rusty hole in the terrace roof, mould in the bathroom, threadbare towels...I started to wonder what else I...More
IF going to Europe PLEASE keep going as this so called hotel is not WORTH the time of day to stay here. The rooms need plenty of T.L.C. This was the first place I have been to when you have to PAY before you enter...More
We arrived and checked in at 9.30 and was given the room key for 17. On arrival at our room, we found the electric shower not working and the shower connected to the bath not working either, the electric shower was making an horrendous noise...More
Never in my life have I chosen Wine and then had the Wineglasses turned upside down on the Bar!!
I didn't wish to cause a scene as it was a special birthday party and we were guests. I should have complained!
Whoever told these young...More
We had Room 2 - view fantastic, right over Channel. We had booked for 6 nights, left after one. Why? The room is 9 foot by 9 foot. It was dirty, little glass jars (maybe meant for candles?) dusty, dead insects in them... More
We had Room 2 - view fantastic, right over Channel. We had booked for 6 nights, left after one. Why? The room is 9 foot by 9 foot. It was dirty, little glass jars (maybe meant for candles?) dusty, dead insects in them etc.
Our main problems were:
1) the mattress, honestly you could feel every spring. Mind you I don't think they had any spring left, but when I tried to sleep I postitioned, there was a spring digging into me - I could trace round & round with my hand. If there had been room, we would have been better sleeping on the floor - no there is not enough room between bed & walls to sleep on the floor.
2) the old toilet cistern did not flush. (We were offered another room for one night, they said the plumber had already been to fix it??) My husband made it flush, by climbing on the toilet every time we need to flush it.
3) I mentioned dusty/dirty. When we first arrived, in the bathroom, the toilet roll had 2 sheets of paper left on the roll???!!! You do that at home, not in a 85 pound a night hotel. The spare roll, sits on the pipes behind the toilet!! The bed sheets are old, thin and tired.
4) We had decided at 4am in the morning we were leaving, but did want a shower at 7 am it was a quick one, the hose would attached to the wall section as something was broken.
I could go on - can't walk between bed & wardrobe - room for 1/2 leg.
14 inch TV screen on table with electric jug/kettle - and the double electric plug beside them - wonder what happens when someone spills water on the plug.
We had breakfast, paid - we were given a discount 70 pound, & left.
I was soooo sad, I was born up the road, and this was the first 6 week holiday from New Zealand where I could stay in Sandgate/
Shorncliffe/Folkestone for a few days, look at the view etc.
To the Management/Owner of the Sandgate Hotel - were you once on
Hotel Inspector on TV? Do you not realise that people will pay for that view. Those 4 rooms over the sea, could be 2 beautiful boutique modern rooms (and spotlessly clean) highly priced rooms. For the location the other rooms could also be modern, spotlessly clean rooms too.
PS Good wifi - It enabled me at 6 am to get on line and book another hotel.