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Saint Leonards, null, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Having lived in Southend for most of my life, I've never had cause to stay in a seafront B&B but I moved away several years ago and was invited to stay at the Waverley when I was best man at a friend's wedding (along with family members as guests) so it was nice to re-visit the old town with a... More 

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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed here last night. Had a sea view room, ensuite. This was a lovely room and friendly helpful staff. Would recommend to anyone to stay here. The breakfast was lush. Not a bad word to say, will stay again

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Thank Monchand22
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016

Pros: Good location right on sea front. Bus stop close by. Shops and restaurants walking distance. Modernised facilities, nicely decorated. Price reasonable. Cons: Not clean. My room was very dusty and there were many dead flies and spiders stuck on the walls. There were cob webs on corners and light fixtures. Dry stains on the table tops. The outside veranda... More 

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Thank Nolaughingmatter
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I stayed in this property for one night with my husband and would never stay again. On my way to the property reading the page I had printed from booking.com I realised we had booked a room with a shared bathroom. It was my fault that I had not realised this otherwise I would not have booked it. I checked... More 

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Thank Samantha H
Essex, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Waverley hotel first impressions is room looks good but no hangers for clothes. one of the shelves fell off when we put something light on it, the sink is tiny and very hard to fill up kettle and wash properly, not all the channels worked on the TV at first it had a loose cable to the Ariel, on the... More 

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Thank robfirstaid100
Newport, Wales, United Kingdom
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104 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Well, wow!!! I carefully choose hotels but the Waverley was far better than I expected, the rooms were perfect, we both had balcony rooms with beautiful views, the beds were amazing, I didn't want to get up!!!! We were allowed to check in early which made our time in Southend even better. The owners were very friendly, just wish we... More 

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Thank Jamie L
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

I stayed at The Waverley during a little solo break for one night. On my way day I was contacted twice to find out what time I was arriving which I thought was nice. On arrival Lucy was very welcoming and friendly. I stayed in room 11 which was lovely - it was spacious, beautifully decorated and very clean. The... More 

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2 Thank Lisa H
Worthing, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

I booked a Budget Double Room at the Waverley Guest House so that my wife and I could attend a family function close by without the need to drive back to Sussex the same night. We were warmly greeted by the very friendly 'Lucy' and handed our key etc. I can't remember the room number but the bedroom was on... More 

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Thank Jelboygrit
Leicester, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

I am just shocked regarding the level of service from this property. I feel it was not as described/advertised. There was no sea view from our room just an untidy garden with a spot light that kept going off in the night. We were sold a standard double room not a Superior Double Room with sea view that we paid... More 

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Thank 470JoanHolloway
Sheffield, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 30 May 2016

Owners are friendly and offer lovely rooms overlooking the beach. Far enough away from the centre to be a little quieter but within walking distance. Excellent choices at breakfast and lovely clean, modern, light rooms.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Established for over 8 years the family provide a personal service with experience in the hospitality industry. Located overlooking the Thames Estuary and only a 15 minutes walk/5 minutes in a car from the town centre and amenities, The Waverley is ideally situated for everyone visiting Southend. The Waverley caters for all dietary requirements in their cooked English/Vegeterian and continental breakfast freshly made to order. FREE Wifi access available on the premises. FREE parking available on coastal road and in a car park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Waverley Guesthouse

Address: 191 Eastern Esplanade | Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Southend-on-Sea
Price Range: $102 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Waverley Guesthouse 4*
Number of rooms: 9
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“South facing rooms have the view but others have ensuite facilities.”
 of 5 bubbles C9070PQmarkb, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“1 room downstairs means you can't have curtains open all the time for the view”
 of 5 bubbles A6636MUbb, 30 May 2016 | Read review
“The view from the front of the hotel is lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsBofHerts, 14 May 2016 | Read review
“Go for the room with the balcony”
 of 5 bubbles chrissc0tt12, 12 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms at the front have a sea view and look onto a main road, those at the back overlook the garden and other buildings but are quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles Annabellacottonsocks, 28 Mar 2016 | Read review
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