Invicta Hotel, Plymouth
Reviews - Invicta Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Mature Couple
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: United Kingdom
- Traveller type: Adventurer
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The reasons are as follows:
The room was in a generally shabby state, with stained carpets, stains on the headboards, flaking paint, and a window that wouldn't stay shut which was a particular problem as we were experiencing wet & windy weather. We reported the window problem within 24 hours of our arrival but heard nothing more about it.
The bathroom, although quite clean, was lacking in fixtures such as NO towel rail, NO toilet-roll holder, No mirror shelf, No shaving light (Bulb not working).
The bedroom came with the usual hairdryer, kettle, complimentary tea/coffee, etc. One of the power sockets was badly damaged and could be quite dangerous in my opinion. The beds were hard and uncomfortable, the bedding was badly stained including the blankets and outer cover, although the sheets appeared clean. Storage was badly lacking with 1 large wardrobe with 1 rail and no shelves, and 2 small drawers.
The final straw came when I lifted the mattress protector and found a very badly stained mattress and what looked like an old piece of blood-stained tissue which I'd been unknowingly sleeping on for several nights.
The breakfasts were more than sufficient although the dining room had inadequate seating/tables for a hotel of this size. (At least 36 rooms but only 8 tables). This meant some guests had to wait in the lounge before they could be seated for breakfast. The downstairs 'restaraunt' was closed.
We found the breakfast staff to be polite and helpful but they seemed to be the only staff on duty in the mornings. This was only a problem when we decided to book-out early due to our unhappiness with the room, and despite the best efforts of the staff to summon the proprietor to discuss our issues, we were never able to meet with them.
They attempted to charge us for an extra night as we hadn't given 24 hours notice of cancellation.
The cleaner and the waitress/receptionist had to negotiate via the telephone to get this charge waived.
I cannot recommend this hotel to anyone and feel this negative review is necessary to spare other potential guests a similar experience.
The best service; friendly and confortablefrom lkh07
Having been booked into the hotel by my employers for business, I was apprehensive on arrival. I needn't have worried as I was greeted by the very friendly and hospitable owners and immediately cooked a delicious meal (the food was consisitently good for my 16 day stay).
I will be returning to the Invicta in the future and would never think of staying anywhere else in Plymouth!
4 Months in the Invicta Hotelfrom virgin63
maybe for good? On entering the lobby, the small reception desk is on your right and the dining room to your left. The elderly couple sat in the window seat again told a story. There is a small bar & lounge to your right.
Red carpets, squeaky floorboards, curtains, pelmets, staircases & banisters all tell another story of this Grade II listed building. I had a double room that overlooked the famous bowls park and the street below. The room itself was just ‘sad’. An ‘old’ fashioned double bed with wooden lats, 1960’s style bedroom furniture, tatty peeling wallpaper and the old style sash windows. The walls are very thin and people in the next room could easily be heard. The wall paper was stained in places which matched those on the carpets. The en suite bathroom again was just typical with a damaged toilet seat, a lime green colour scheme and no plug for the sink. Paint was flaking off the walls in places.
I was expecting ‘Callan’ or a young Michael Caine to walk in with an old leather type suitcase.
The room did have a TV, hair dryer, tea & coffee making facilities, clean towels and free, although temperamental, Wifi.
The hotel is ideally located, opposite the famous bowling green and within walking distance of the Hoe and a ten minute stroll down Citadel Street will bring you to the Barbican. The shopping centre again only minutes away down Lockyer Street. You have a view of Citadel Street and the Hoe from the room window.
Breakfast – The elderly couple were sat in the window seat. There was a choice of cereals, grapefruit, prunes then a fried breakfast, coffee and toast. The dining room, cutlery, menu’s, furniture etc. just looked ‘tired’, well worn.
The staff were very courteous, friendly and efficient. There weren’t many guests staying. The Hotel rate was £65 with breakfast. Although I don’t like to, I am sorry to say that this was probably one of the worst hotels I have ever stayed in.
A Quality Productfrom billstickers
I have stayed here before. Always receive a warm welcome. Have seen the continual improvements and upgrades. Warm, cosy and comfortable plus good food and drink. The location is ideal for access to shops and The Hoe. Free parking.
Good location, small room, poor breakfastfrom ryanoid
Breakfast was included in our rate, and was served in the restaurant located in the basement of the hotel. I found the cooked breakfast disappointing - the bacon was like cardboard, it had probably been warming under lamps for most of the morning.
Although our stay was perfectly comfortable, I didn't feel we got great value for money. However, the rate we paid seems to be typical of the south coast of England at this time of year, so it's unlikely we could have done much better in Plymouth, especially as I was booking at the last minute.
smashing hotelfrom juliebleasby
We have a son in the Navy and had gone to meet him in plymouth. The staff were very accomodating when he turned up a day early, and went out of their way to accomodate him at short notice.
Will stay again next time we visit
Well worth a try.
Great Hotel - Great Locationfrom MP1974
Loved the Invictafrom AggieKJM
A very pleasant stayfrom cjayd
The Invicta was an ideal choice - right in the heart of old plymouth, and a short stroll to the waterfront.
Top Local Tips for Plymouth
Firework Spectacular! The British Firework Championships are held on the Hoe mid August every year. They're well worth attending, but you'll need to book accommodation well in advance for those dates.
Car Park the car park is small and on-street parking isnt cheap, if you're in a group bring just one car and explore locally on foot or by public transport - as you're central waling is the easiest and cheapest.
Parking Parking in Plymouth is either congested on the street or expensive in the multi storeys. NCP by the aquarium was £8 for 5 hours during the day. Street parking at the hotels close to Plymouth Hoe is busy even during the evenings. You might have to grab the first space you find then move again later on when congestion has thinned out ie. after the theatres and cinemas have closed. Metered street parking does not start till 10.00. Quite generous compared to other towns
Other names for Invicta Hotel
- invicta hotel plymouth
- Address: 11/12 Osborne Place - Plymouth - England - PL1 2PU - United Kingdom
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