Only stay in St Leonards if you have too!
27/07/2015 SteveWoodgate, Chesterfield, Derbyshire
Everything about St Leonard’s seemed to me to be drab, mean and miserable. A place that can have only seen better days. I doubt one would find a better hotel in the centre of Hastings or St Leonards, ... more
Everything about St Leonard’s seemed to me to be drab, mean and miserable. A place that can have only seen better days. I doubt one would find a better hotel in the centre of Hastings or St Leonards, but that isn’t saying very much.
Grand old building on the seafront, with spacious rooms – that seemed in part to have been furnished from one of the many second hand junk furniture shops that make up most of the local retail economy!
Quality of the TV was poor and range of channels very limited. There were insufficient power sockets for the modern traveller. Food was ok, but the menu was aimed at elderly diners with traditional tastes. Despite promoting itself as a venue for conferences and celebrations, the quality of breakfast was of limited range and quality, and certainly didn’t convey the idea that this was a place capable of serving celebratory meals.
The reception staff were pleasant, but almost everyone else seemed as depressed as their surroundings, having imbibed an air of tired, begrudging meanness. Nothing cheery, upbeat or happy about this place... English seaside resorts and their hotels used to have a reputation for poor quality and customer service. St Leonard’s still has a long way to go. less