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“A great Gusthouse....”

Echallon Guest House
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Echallon Guest House
Ranked #11 of 17 Crawley B&B and Inns
Denmark
1 review
“A great Gusthouse....”
Reviewed 24 July 2008

This was our second stay at Echallon Guesthouse and it was, if possible, even better than the first time. We really feel at home as soon as we enter the "house". One thing is for certain - the next time we want to spend a few days in London ( and surroundings) we will be back at Echallon - and it's very friendly owner and lovely family.
Best regards
Lise & Bo Hansen
Denmark

( bolise@hansen.mail.dk )

  • Liked — the friendliness
  • Disliked — none
  • Stayed July 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank bolise
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2007

We booked this guesthouse before reading the previous review, We were a bit worried but decided to go anyway, well what a surprise. The owner Abdul greeted us as we arrived, showed us our rooms and then invited us into the dining room for coffee. We had a long chat and he told us all about his interesting life, then gave us all the local information we needed about a pub serving food, leisure park and shopping centre. We had our own keys to come and go as we please, the beds were very comfortable and I didn't care if the wardrobe didn't match the dresser i was not going to use it as I was only there 1 night..The whole place was spotlessly clean. We checked all the curtains for Iron marks and there were none!! Breakfast was perfectly ok, with cereal, toast, tea coffee and juice, Abdul took us to the airport and arranged to bring our cars to us when we came back I will definately use Echallon again, and I wouldn't hestate to recommend it. If people expect 5* standards they really should expect to pay 5* prices. We got very good value for our money.

  • Liked — The warm welcome
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled with family
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2 Thank paddywinkles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2007

We stayed overnight in this guesthouse prior to taking our flight from Gatwick, and foolishly had pre-booked it upon our return. Upon our arrival at the guesthouse, I caught sight of the owner through the window, but after practically hammering the door down for several minutes he refused to answer the door, even though he had seen us arrive. He finally answered the door as I was ringing his phone number, with a surprised look on his face, as if he hadn't heard the doorbell.

Our room was a twin bedded, with shabby old furniture, non-matching and looking like it had come from a local house clearance. The TV had to be connected by me, as nothing was plugged in.

Once we were settled in our room, the owner knocked on our door with spurious questions on four separate occasions, even when we went out for a quick stroll, he pulled up alongside us in his car.

When we drew the curtains there was an iron-shaped burn in them.

Breakfast was billed as "full" but came on a tray to our room, which had no table or chairs, and we had to sit on our beds to eat it. It consisted of toast, and cornflakes with a jug of milk complete with floating black hair in it. Transfer to the airport was satisfactory.

Upon our return, the owner had arranged transfer from the airport for us, and he arrived at the agreed time of 2am to collect us in a Ford Mondeo. He admitted that the car wasn't his and I doubt very much that he had insurance to drive it. My friend had to share the back seat with a bicycle, she sat sideways with her feet on the seat in order to get in. I sat in the front, but had to hold a pair of large wine glasses that had been left on the seat.

When we arrived at our room that night, we asked if we could make some tea and was told that it would be ok. So I made a cup of tea, and at 3am there was a knock on the door - the owner marched in, wearing his pyjamas and dressing gown with a cup of tea for us. He came to tell us that he would not be getting up next morning and we were to make our own breakfast. Needless to say, we didn't bother.

Payment was only accepted in cash, he would not take debit/credit cards or cheques.

If you need overnight accommodation, don't even consider this one.

  • Liked — Nothing
  • Disliked — Everything
  • Stayed July 2007, travelled with friends
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2 Thank lizziSouthWales
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Property: Echallon Guest House
Address: 16 Tushmore Lane, Crawley RH10 8JJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > West Sussex > Crawley
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Ranked #11 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Crawley
Number of rooms: 12

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