Smart and Simple Hotel
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Historical Traveler Reviews Smart and Simple Hotel Royal Tunbridge Wells
It would appear that the naff end of the British hotel market have cottoned on to the idea of painting the walls white and sticking in some cheap and vulgar furnishings. Voila, the "Smart and Simple" Hotel.
I stayed at the SSH for 1 night and paid a rate of £65 inc the much discussed breakfast. Initial impressions of the hotel were good, the location is excellent, the public areas were clean and modern, and the staff that I encountered were all polite and helpful. I stayed in Room 9 on the first floor overlooking the gardens so it was nice and quiet.
We attended a wedding at High rocks and chose to stay at Smart and Simple for a couple of nights before and after(4 in Total)
I booked to stay at this hotel as a bit of a treat to myself. I have pretty basic needs, so am happy with a Travelodge or suchlike. In retrospect I wish I'd not bothered.
More like shoddy and simple
We stayed at the SSH for one night, traveling to Sussex for a wedding. The hotel looks smart and contempory from the website, but our room had yet to be renovated. It was in the basement and smelt of damp and stale cigarettes.
While I am sure the renovated rooms are better, when we suggested that our room did not merit the £72.50 rate that we were signed up for the staff were uapologetic and unhelpful. Eventually after further complaint and another trip from the receptionist to the manager they offered to charge knock £7.50 off the bill - hardly compensation for a room that looked like it came from a 1950s B&B.
The other rooms may well be better, but the staff will be the same for anyone - steer clear.
The rooms are crisp, clean and white with a big comfy bed, smart flat-screen tv, thoughtful jug of water - a necessity rarely provided in b&bs.
SSH bills itself as a boutique hotel, and at first glance it looks promising. Clean painted walls, plain carpets, chrome fittings; it appears to be a smart choice of hotel.
We stayed at the Smart and Simple Hotel for 2 nights in August 2006. We were staying in Tunbridge Wells for a friends wedding, therefore we didn't require a large hotel with lots of facilities as we wouldn't have had the opportunity to use them. This is a very clean hotel and I am in agreement with the other people who have reviewed this in previous posts. It is exactly what it says "Smart and Simple." There's no fuss and frills but contemporary clean lines and very comfortable beds! The hotel parking is a bit of an issue but then where can you stay in the heart of Tunbridge Wells where they offer a large car park! We parked in the centre of Tunbridge Wells in a long stay car park and it only cost £3.60 a day! This was only a short 10 minute walk from the hotel. The hotel breakfast was just a continental breakfast so if you are after a large fry up or hot food you won't get it here. However, the cereal and toast/croissants etc that were on offer were more than adequate.
My husband & I stayed here in June 2006. This is a great no frills hotel at a great price. The decor is fashionably smart, our room was large but simply furnished. The concept of this hotel is to keep charges to a minimum (£65 standard double, £85.00 queen) by only providing the basics so don't expect hairdryers, mini bars or snack trays; however you do get wonderfully immaculate rooms, great showers & excellent service. If you want tea/coffee in your room it is only £2.00 & Internet access is £5.00 for the whole of the duration of your stay. The restaurant is a tapas menu in the evening but the food was extremely fresh & tasty & reasonably priced. There is an option to dine on the small & very pleasant patio/garden area at ther rear of the hotel. The breakfast was an extended Continental included in our room rate. This may be a 'no frills' hotel but do not be misled into thinking it is Travelodge/motel standard - it is far superior & more like a 'boutique' hotel ambience. You get what it says in its title - smart & simple. Ideal for business or vacation traveller - if you've got kids, you may like a more family orientated hotel.
I stayed in this hotel for a couple of nights at the end of April 2006. It is a new concept according to the owners, offering reasonable price accomodation with everything you need in a hotel but without all the extras that add to the costs. The price is certainly good (£65 for a double including breakfast). The hotel opened earlier this year, it has been converted from some Victorian properties opposite the common, on the London Road, so close to the station and the Pantiles etc. The windows are double glazed do there is no traffic noise, but there are lovely views of the common - especially with the blossom out. The place is well decorated, in a minimalist way. The building work on the hotel has not been finished yet eg the staircase next to my room was a mass of cables and undecorated, but this was not a problem for me as I was out all day. The telephone system was having problems, but wifi access is available for £5 for the duration of your stay.