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Gleneagles Guesthouse

5 Clifftown Parade, Westcliff-on-Sea, Southend-on-Sea SS1 1DP England
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Floors marked for social distancing
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 20-07-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 20-07-12 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#1 of 5 hotels in Westcliff-on-Sea
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Gleneagles is a Grade 2 listed building built during the 1850’s.It operated as a Hotel until 2001 and now operates as a Guest House. Under new ownership Garry and Penny look forward to welcoming you soon.Gleneagles is only 15 minutes from Southend Airport and is situated in Southend’s tranquil conservation area, overlooking the beautiful cliff gardens with panoramic sea views. Over recent years Gleneagles has undergone extensive improvement and many of the mid-Victorian design characteristics have been restored the new owners intend to continue this work The Gleneagles is Visit England 4 star Guest House .We offer:• A warm and friendly welcome • Ensuite to all rooms • TV in all rooms• Tea and coffee facilities • Sea views • A quality breakfast • A peaceful location just steps from seafront and the centre of town • Free wi-fi access• Airport transfers
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Property amenities
Street parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Breakfast in the room
Outdoor furniture
Sun terrace
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Private balcony
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Ocean view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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JBow68 wrote a review Nov. 2021
Nuneaton, United Kingdom1 contribution
So disappointed with this stay. Guesthouse tired and really needs some love. Our room was in the attic, a massive 55 step climb, and tiny. A lovely view out of the window, but this paled when dealing with zero storage space, a solid bed, tiny TV and a cigarette burned bedspread. Worst of all was the en-suite, with an ill-fitting sliding door that left a good inch gap on either side, affording the user absolutely no privacy whatsoever. This really doesn't work for me - my husband had to stand on the landing every time I used the bathroom. There's no excuse; a sliding door should fit as well as a traditional door if not done cheaply, and fitted professionally. The shower is so tiny it is barely usable; a small, cheap shelf would really help, for shower gel and shampoo, as there's very little room to keep bending down a retrieving these items. We did ask to move rooms, but the only alternative had the same set up, so pointless. The cooked breakfast on the first day was good, the poached eggs on the second day were barely edible. On the plus side, all staff encountered were very friendly. The guesthouse is for sale, which might explain the lacklustre stay. Its a real shame, with some love (and some money!), it could be lovely.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
casperdoggy wrote a review Sep. 2021
London, United Kingdom97 contributions55 helpful votes
Great location in Westcliff - close to seafront and tow centre with gardens in front. We had a sea view suite which was fine but carpets needed a good clean and a few details attention (more soap/shampoo in bathroom, wifi only 2 bars, slight small from drains). Breakfast was average - service speedy and pleasant.
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Date of stay: September 2021
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dilek a wrote a review Sep. 2021
Enfield, United Kingdom42 contributions56 helpful votes
Visited for quick getaway. Although the establishment was clean it had heavy musty smell. The breakfast was poor. The cereals were stale, juice was cheap supermarket grade. I had the fried eggs but couldn’t eat them. They were overdone and the oil they were cooked in smelled old. The staff were lovely and friendly but I couldn’t recommend this establishment.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Victoria M wrote a review Sep. 2021
Romford, United Kingdom38 contributions10 helpful votes
We visited the tearoom only (not the guesthouse). We didn’t have a booking but luckily the staff found an extra table and 2 chairs so we could sit outside on the patio. It was lovely and peaceful sitting there. We ordered two salads for lunch and they were presented beautifully. Generous portions of ham and different cheeses. The cakes looked delicious and we can’t wait to go back for afternoon tea next time.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rubyemmajuly wrote a review Sep. 2021
Leicester, United Kingdom9 contributions11 helpful votes
We had an amazing 2 nights at this lovely little guest house. Perfect location for exploring and sea views are great from the front. It is in a quiet location but only a 5 mins walk from the centre. Unfortunately the tea rooms were not open when we visited but there is so much choice you can eat anywhere. The room was clean and tidy and had everything we needed. We were really pleased with the breakfast offered and there was plenty of choice. We would recommend and if we return to Southend would not hesitate to stay again.
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking is on street but speak with the owners and they will organise a discounted price for you.
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US$105 - US$150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandEssexSouthend-on-SeaWestcliff-on-Sea
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gleneagles Guesthouse
Which popular attractions are close to Gleneagles Guesthouse?
Nearby attractions include Escape Live Southend - Escape Rooms (0.4 km), Southend Pier & Railway (0.4 km), and Craftwerk Beers (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gleneagles Guesthouse?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and baggage storage.
What food & drink options are available at Gleneagles Guesthouse?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Gleneagles Guesthouse?
Yes, street parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gleneagles Guesthouse?
Conveniently located restaurants include Istanbul Turkish BBQ Restaurant & Takeaway, Oliver's On The Beach, and The Pipe of Port.
Are there any historical sites close to Gleneagles Guesthouse?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Hadleigh Castle (7.0 km), Prittlewell Priory (2.2 km), and Southchurch Hall (1.4 km).
Does Gleneagles Guesthouse have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbour view available here.