Camelia Hotel - Southend-on-Sea

178 Eastern Esplanade, Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom, SS1 3AAshow map
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Overview

Located in Southend-on-Sea, about 1 mile from Southend Pier, Camelia Hotel features a sunbathing terrace, a tennis court and a golf course. It is a boutique establishment dating back to 1890. The rooms also contain en suite bathrooms with a tub, a roll in shower and a bidet for your comfort.

Location

Within a short distance from South Essex College, the venue is situated in a south area of Southend-on-Sea. Southend Central Museum is situated only 2 miles away.

Southchurch, Lifstan Way South (adj) bus stop is 200 feet from the accommodation. The property enjoys a superb location within a 15-minute drive to London Southend airport.

Rooms

All the rooms are fitted with satellite TV, a heating system and a closet. The majority of the rooms overlook Thorpe Bay. These units also have an electric kettle, coffee/tea making facilities and an ice machine.

Eat & Drink

The restaurant offers finest local specialties on-site.

Leisure

Cots and meals are available at Camelia hotel for guests' use upon request. Outdoor recreation is abundant in the area, including windsurfing, hiking and horse riding.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Public parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   34.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site parking lot

Baggage storage
24-hour services
Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Outdoor dining area

Restaurant

Laundry
TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Electric kettle

Sports & Fitness

  • Wind surfing
  • Hiking
  • Horseback riding
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Driving range
  • Fishing

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Laundry

Dining

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Outdoor dining area
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus

Business

  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services

Children

  • Cribs
  • DVDs/ Videos for children
  • Children's menu

Spa & Leisure

  • Public terrace/Patio
  • Leisure/ TV room

Room view

  • Sea view

Room features

  • Heating
  • Sitting area
  • Patio
  • Terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 yearsExtra bedAll children5 - 13 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
room details
King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
room details
King Suite
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Fireplace
  • Bathtub
room details
Single Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Single bed
  • Max occupancy:
    1 person
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
room details
Annex King Suite
  • Bed options:
    • 1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
room details
Family Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed and 1 Single bed
    • 2 Single beds
  • Max occupancy:
    4 persons
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Heating
room details
Superior Annex Single Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    3 persons
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
room details
Executive Double Room
  • Bed options:
    • 1 Double bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Heating
  • Bathtub
room details
Executive King Room
  • Bed options:
    1 King-size bed
  • Max occupancy:
    2 persons
  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Non-smoking
  • Bathtub
room details
Basic Twin Room
  • Bed options:
    2 Single beds
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Location
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
The Camelia RestaurantThe Camelia Restaurant100 ft178 Eastern Esplanade Camelia Hotel
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Gold Coast Chinese RestaurantGold Coast Chinese Restaurant600 ft202 Eastern Esplanade
Toby Carvery Thorpe BayToby Carvery Thorpe Bay900 ft213 Eastern Avenue
Billy Hundreds Fish n Tapas RestaurantBilly Hundreds Fish n Tapas Restaurant1000 ftUnit 12 Eastern Esplanade
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Getting around
Airports
Rochester Airport (RCS)16.0 mi
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Reviews
8.0
Fabulousbased on 170 reviews

Rating by category:

10.0
Location
9.0
Rooms
8.0
Service
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    No fuss approach, staff was there if you wanted them, other than that they left you alone. Nice clean modern room. Breakfast was good. Good location on the seafront away from the buzz, but walking distance if you wanted it.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    We had a most comfortable stay and enjoyed dinner on the night we arrived. The staff were excellent and helpful. We had trouble finding the hotel mainly because of the road works in town and it was dark when we arrived but it would have hleped had the hotel's name been more prominently displayed. Parking was not a problem.

    There was nothing we did not like. As stated, we had a very comfortable stay.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    Peace and quite

  • 8.8
    Superb

    Free room upgrade offered on arrival as they were not full

  • 7.4
    Very good

    the breakfasts were very good,the rooms cleaned every day,a very relaxed hotel, we were in the annexe, which was fine a really nice hotel which we would not hesitate to use again -well done

    we would have liked the windows to open a little wider as it was very hot at night.

  • 7.0
    Very good

    We were only staying for a weekend break and did not spend alot of time in the hotel but had a very nice (compact) room with a fabulous sea view and it had all the necessary factilities, including an iron and ironing board, which you rarely find, even in the big chain hotels! Staff were very friendly, from a very warm welcome right through to checkout and includind the (often ignored) cleaners. Would definitely stay again.

    Only one small complaint, the bed in our room could do with a new mattress, it is a bit lumpy

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    - The room was lovely - Stayed for 2 nights and the room was cleaned on the next day so was happy about that - Bit on the small side but had everything we needed - Was in a nice quiet location

    - Stairs to room were quite steep - Doors seemed to bang with wind, could hear other peoples doors - Could hear upstairs walking around and heard toilet flush early in the morning - (Was in a nice quiet location) but was quite far to walk, my feet are still hurting me and I'm home now ! So if you like walking then great if not make sure to have your car ! - Even though the room was tidied the hot chocolate and milk I drank wasn't replaced - Breakfast was pretty basic

  • 7.4
    Very good

    Good room and breakfast , good wifi , close to restaurants.

    Poor shower and noisy plumbing in annex room

  • 8.8
    Superb

    we went to A family party at the camelia , and it was ideal for this , our suite was very nice and comfortable with sea veiw , breakfast was adequate and nicely presented. staff were very welcoming.

    if I were going for A city break it was A little too far out of the centre of southend , quite A walk from shops and restaurants etc.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    The freindliness and comfort

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Great location on the seafront close enough to the center of Southend but far enough away from the noise, The food in the restaurant was superb and the breakfast the best I have had for a long while. The free parking was great so was breakfast and the staff.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Very friendly and efficient, excellent service, would recommend to friends and family. We had a lovely room overlooking the estuary and beach.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    staff, breakfast and free wi fi all very good.

    Room was a bit cold the first night, the boiler was fired up the second day, (although I prefer a cooler bedroom than my wife) so no probs.

  • 4.2
    Guest rating

    The rooms were advertised as Excecutive Double rooms. In fact they were very small and not at all executive. I paid extra for them as my boss was also staying and he was not happy with the choice at all. A few doors down is the Rosalyn Beach Hotel which is cheaper and many times better.

  • 10.0
    Exceptional

    Modern design Very clean Super breakfast

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Highlights
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Family Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 14:00-22:00FREECheck-out07:00-10:00FREE
Children & extra bedsAll children0 - 3 yearsExtra bedFREEAll children4 yearsExtra bedAll children5 - 13 yearsExtra bedMaximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Getting around
Airports
Rochester Airport (RCS)16.0 mi
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