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187 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, SS1 3AA, United Kingdom – Show map
|Classic Single Room with Shared Bathroom|
|Small Double Room|
|Double Room - Ground Floor|
|Standard Double Room with Sea View and Shared Bathroom - Room 1|
|Standard Double Room with Sea View and Shared Bathroom - Room 2|
|Double Room - First Floor|
|Family Room (2 Adults + 2 Children)||
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The Bay Guest House's staff speak: English
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Free public parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation is not needed).
Non-smoking rooms, Family rooms, Heating, Designated smoking area
From 14:00 hours
Until 11:00 hours
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Children and extra beds
All children are welcome.
All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing beds.
All older children or adults are charged GBP 10 per person per night for extra beds.
The maximum number of extra beds in a room is 1.
The maximum number of children's cots/cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or child's cot/crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
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Please inform The Bay Guest House in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.
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The Gleneagles Guesthouse offers 4-star rooms with free high speed Wi-Fi and panoramic sea views. The guest house overlooks the Cliff Gardens, and is only a 5-minute walk from Southend Pier.
Score from 281 reviews Fabulous
Dating back to 1891, this magnificent Victorian hotel is close to the seafront with spectacular views over the Thames Estuary.
Score from 929 reviews Very good
In the centre of Southend-on-Sea, The Park Inn by Radisson Palace is opposite the vibrant Southend Pier and amusement park. It has modern rooms, a lively bar and grill and an on-site gym.
Score from 696 reviews Very good
This hotel is situated in the picturesque Essex village town of Rochford, less than a mile from the airport and 200 yards from the mainline railway station.
Score from 273 reviews Fabulous
The beds were very comfortable. Close to beach and a park around the corner
Shower and lack of communication
Decking area and pond feature was a nice touch. Breakfast was nice too. Very helpful friendly staff.
Parking available just behind B&B. Full English breakfast Location excellent Could accomodate my late (10pm) arrival
Room a little small, but reasonable for price.
Location, good food, staff very helpful and the room clean and comfortable
Very lovely people Comfortable bed Clean rooms
just the shower was strange!! :)
Staff very friendly
Room and bathroom shared. Well kept clean
Charged on my Credit Card prior to my arrival without my permission. Wanted to pay by cash
I liked room 2 had a door opening to decking and small fish pond room bit small loverly shower loverly owners
only bit walk to station
Loved the Garden Room with patio, decor of all the bedrooms, great breakfast too.
I did not tell them I was disabled when I booked, they bent over backwards to assist my wife and myself, breakfast was excellent.
Friendly family run establishment, who goes out of there way to help you
Distance to town, about 20 min walk but OK. Parking a little tricky if you want car out front.
Very small room!!2 people cant stay in' double room'!!its not double its single.can open just 1 windows.staff unfocus.we ask about parking,can we park next to the hotel? and guy say MAYBE! So in the end we just walk around and leave this horible place!!just pay money for nothing!!dont stay there are,u will just west you money!!brrrr
I stayed in Room 1 on the ground floor. When I checked in, I was met by a woman I thought was the cleaning lady but later realised was the owner.I said I thought I had been booked into a room overlooking the garden. I was assured that this was not so. I accepted this without checking but later checked my copy of my booking via Booking com which said: "This room is a spacious twin room on level one which overlooks the garden at the guest house." Later the owners admitted they had been overbooked and had put me in a different room - but at no time did they admit this to me let alone apologise. Room 1 was lovely as a room but its location was not. It was at the front overlooking a very noisy road so I could not have the window open, but worse than this, there was a terrace just outside my room where a guest sat to talk very loudly on his mobile phone and have a drink. He was only inches away from where I sat and I not only heard him,but was forced to shut the blinds so he could not look into my room. He was there on several occasions during my stay. I do not blame him as there was seating outside, but this set-up seemed really invasive. I have never experienced anything like this with any of the many guesthouses I have stayed in. If I had been accommodated as described in Booking,com, I would have been on the first floor (not the ground), at the back overlooking the garden and thus away from the road noise. The owners ignored my emails and letter. The purpose of my visit was to have some quiet time and catch up with some work which I had been unable to do at home, as well as to enjoy being by the seafront.This is why I chose to stay at the Bay Guest House, given thedescription of the room. Unfortunately, being in the wrong room significantly affected my holiday experience. Far from getting the peace and quiet I expected, I was met with constant road noise and the invasion of someone directly outside my room.
Very very noisy - right outside Esplanade Guest sitting directly outside my room, talking on phone and could look straight into my room so I was forced to keep blinds shut and sit in the gloom! Forced to keep windows shut because of guest's conversation and road noise Owners did not admit their mistake nor apologise and ignored emails and letter until contacted directly by booking.com Didn't see male owner at until until breakfast
Everything, great breakfast, lovely view, friendly staff
I visited the Bay Guest House with my mum for one night over the August Bank Holiday. As soon as we arrived, we were welcomed by very friendly owners/staff who thoroughly looked after us. Beautiful house, very clean and would definately visit again.
We were very happy with our stay at the Bay. Everyone there went out of their way to make us feel part of a happy family. All we had to do was ask if we needed anything and it was brought to our room. If I had a reason to visit Southend again I would go back to the Bay
Great Communication for my arrival. From the time I walkeed in to the door a great sense of a homely feel. I felt relaxed went entering in to the Accommodation. The service was 100%, My Single room on the top floor was fresh, clean and all the things I needed inside, tea, coffee as I needed it. The TV had all the channels. I can relax in a nice chair. The bed was great with a clean Appeal. Close to the Airport, Taxis available, and great views across the road to the beach. Nice Breakfast, Thanks Again. will return...
A little walk from Train station, but an enjoyable walk along the beach. That I couldnt stay LONGER.
nice people and good breakfast
going home ha?
had a great time
Lovely room and wonderful location! Host was very friendly and helpful. I had a great couple of day and I'll certainly go back there in the future.
Nothing was too much trouble starting from when we emailed with a couple of questions before the holiday to when we were there. Everybody was very friendly and made us feel very welcome. We stayed in room 5 which was ideal with our two young children. The photographs on the web page had helped to provide our youngest autistic child . The room was spotless, decorated with outstanding features and very relaxing. Tea. coffee and biscuits were provided every day as were clean towels and the bed made for us. We cannot recommend the breakfast enough..excellent consistent standard every day with a wide range to choose from. The location was perfect..not too far to walk to the town but away enough to enjoy a quiet drink on the balcony in the evening. We will most certainly be back again!
The promenade is just across the road and the walk to the pier or town centre is about 30 minutes, so a very good location. Good breakfast and helpful hosts.
Next to a very busy road and, with the windows open due to the hot weather, quite a lot of traffic noise. If a light sleeper, best ask for a room at the back, which was nice and quiet (our party had one room at the back and one at the front, so I can comment on both).
Being served breakfast and given a choice. If you did not want Full English there were alternatives. The fact i left my mobile phone charger there and it is being posted back to me FOC !
Comfy pillows, comfy beds, welcoming dining room and substantial breakfast options.
I'd booked a twin-bedded room but were given a double bed. The additional single bed option made the room a little squashed. (My daughter is 42 so couldn't expect to double up with Mum!)
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