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Fawlty Towers
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Reviewed 19 February 2012

As the review said newly decorated I was disappointed the lady who greeted us didn't give us much info and there was an awful smell as soon as she opened the front door. Our room was on the ground floor and was shocking. The mattress was too small for the "home made" bed which looked like pieces of wood nailed together. The bed spread matched the curtains and there was a mattress behind the wardrobe. Generally our room felt small and cluttered with a collection of teapots on a shelf round the top of the wall. The shower cubicle was not finished off and freezing cold. We couldn't sleep at night as the bed was so uncomfortable and you could hear every little noise including people snooring and using the facilities in the rooms upstairs not to mention the front door slamming all night. We were disturbed in the morning by hotel staff standing outside our room door and shouting out breakfast orders to the kitchen down the hall. Even though breakfast was included we only ate it once. There was a very cramped dining area that included more teapots and other various trinkets, including a pool table in the centre of the room that had been covered over and was being used to house a half built model train track and tools. Breakfast was simple and there was no menu to show what was on offer. Service was basic.

  • Stayed: February 2012
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4  Thank letty07
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Reviewed 2 January 2012

Before i start i just want to say that we were not expecting anything fancy for just £36 pound a night for 2 of us, but there is a huge difference between old and tatty and unclean and unsafe!
On arrival we were greeted by a young girl who barely spoke a word, and shown to our room...trapsing up the 2 flights of creaky steep stairs with hand rails that are sharp edged and loose we were taken to room 15, the Anniversary room. First glance fine, a little old and shabby but ok. But on closer inspection we were appaled by what was offered, the shower was tiny with an odd wooden board placed at the bottom of it which didnt feel safe at all and the water was cold, generating the odd spurt of luke warm water every so often.
I attempted to use the hair dryer but following the wire it wasnt even wired in, the inside wires were hanging out of it! And the towel we were given had what looked like dried on paint bits all over it?! so we had to share one bath towel between us.
The bed was built the wrong way round and as hard as nails, with mismatch pillows.
Our sink was loose from the wall, and the taps didnt have the hot or cold signs on them, making it impossible to tell which was which. There was what looked like make up splattered up the walls and mirror and an inch thick layer of dust on top of everywhere.
It is obvious that they have ATTEMPTED with the decor of the place, but nothing matches and the paint job is just awful.
We also found a razor blade on top of the radiator cover...so i am doubtful that cleaning happeneds between each visit.
During our one night there we were woken by a fight breaking out in the house, with people screaming and swearing and physically fighting...this went on for a good 2 hours, and nothing was said or done so needless to say we were shattered the next morning.
The replies to these reviews by the staff seem to all have the same answer 'if you had come and told us we would have sorted it' well we did! we stood downstairs in the cold corridor for 20 minutes ringing the bell to get someones attention to voice our issues, and guess what? no one came! just like they would of not said goodbye unless we had made a point of saying we were leaving!
We will defo not be returning, and would rather pay an extra little bit of money and get a travelodge. Atleast we will then no we were safe and not going to come away with some sort of illness!

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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5  Thank amymay1991
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Reviewed 26 December 2011

On our first night in the UK we stayed at Fawlty Towers in Great Yarmouth. Our kids love the TV show and it just seemed like a quirky and fun way to start our tour of Great Britain. We stayed in the family room on the ground floor (Basil the Rat room as I recall). It was fine for the five of us - plenty big with a couch and sitting area as well as a bunk bed, a double bed, and a single bed. The bathroom was pretty small and not enough hot water was an issue in the morning. The owner served up a great breakfast in the morning with lots of friendly banter. It's not a luxury hotel - it's a good, basic B&B place a block from the beach with parking on the street. We are glad we spent the first night of our trip at Fawlty Towers!

Room Tip: Family room on ground floor is large.
  • Stayed: June 2011, travelled with family
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Thank Craig B
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Reviewed 8 November 2011

We spent 2 nights here in August. What a mistake. Never again. Rooms grubby. Staff grubby.
£58 per night ..... expected better, a lot better. Double bed! Only just. Shower room did'nt even have a shelf for a toothbrush. Could go on but won't. You get the picture.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank mermaidCanveyIsland
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Reviewed 24 October 2011

went to fawlty towers on the 22nd oct for 1 night.
very clean, good full english breakfast, rooms were clean,
very local to everything. staff were very welcoming & friendly.
would i recommend of course..
the comments below.. what you want for £18 a night..
you want 5 star you have to pay 5 star prices.

  • Stayed: October 2011, travelled with friends
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1  Thank patriciaelizabeth
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