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Certificate of Excellence
Flat screen television. Freeview and terrestrial channels. Free High Speed Wi-Fi Internet connection. Direct dial telephone. Hairdryer. Trouser press. Tea & coffee making facilities. All come as standard in Best Western - The Sea Hotel bedrooms. Our hotel annex provides five extra bedrooms for disabled customers. Secured private car park. Friendly Pub. Private restaurant. Bar. Conference & Event rooms. We have everything you need for a relaxing enjoyable stay at the Sea Hotel in South Shields.
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Room Service
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Public Wifi
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Firstly this building is ugly. No amount of refurbishment will make it look nice. It has a natural run down/closed looked about it. Not great. The photos on Tripadvisor are in my opinion misleading. The entrance reception area is actually quite nice at first glance. Dont be
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When I pulled up to the hotel after a long drive I was disappointed to say the least. The building is currently undergoing refurbishment which I wasn’t informed of at the time of booking, but looked more like it needed demolishing and rebuilding. It’s seafront, behind all the
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My family and I have been going to the sea hotel for a lot of years for Sunday lunch and various other events and have always found it one of the best for meals.Yesterday we offered to take my heavily pregnant daughter and her husband for Sunday lunch.I booked a table about five
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When we booked, we knew the hotel was currently being refurbished and that the rooms were due to be refurbished very shortly but that’s from local knowledge and not info from the hotel. I expected the rooms to be dated. The family room (double and single bed) was quite large.
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I should have read all the reviews before booking this hotel. As a Best Western rewards customer i expect to be looked after when visiting a Best Western establishment. Well was i wrong, this is probably why i have gone from gold membership downwards it is because the standards
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Not sure if the random wooden piece of wood screwed into the wall was meant to be a feature? I think it was perhaps more likely to be there to cover up something else. Call it a hunch.
Cracked sink. But I must stress the water didn't leak out....I think
Someone clearly had trouble tiling around the loo so decided not to bother in the end. As you do.
Random hole in the wall by the shower. Lets hope there's not a peeping tom?
Picture speaks for itself
Does the htel have a pool?
No it has no pool, but you do have swimming baths almost next door, and if your daft enough the North sea opposite.
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I don't know where you stayed but it certainly was not in a bad condition and is only the second hotel we have stayed at in 18 years that has an accessible family room
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I think it was Stella 4%. but can't remember the price. Id guess its hotel prices
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Yes it is as far as I'm aware. I'm sure the restaurant offers a children's menu too.
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In my opinion, Christmas Day lunch at the Sea Hotel was excellent value for money! Three of us sat in the Fregate restaurant, which was the most expensive, but I would not hesitate to book again, or to recommend this place!
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"Book a different place to stay."
"Choose a different hotel"
"Don't choose this hotel until it has been fully refurbished interiorly and exteriorly"
"Don’t stay in the annex. It is cold and noisy and unwelcoming,, the main hotel is much nicer."
"Main hotel is on two floors with no lift, but there's a ground floor annexe with family/accessible rooms"
US$ 64 - US$ 97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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