A REAL LIFE “Fawlty Towers” seaside hotel is up for sale – for less than a one-bed flat in wealthier parts of London.
The 12-bedroom hotel in Llandudno, North Wales, sits in the centre of a seaside resort just like the fictional Fawlty Towers in Torquay, Devon.
However, it has been slated over the years, with only a 2.5 rating on TripAdvisor.
Guests mocked the hotel for being just like Basil Fawlty’s notorious guesthouse with savage reviews about the service.
Families staying at the 12 bedroom guesthouse joked they were offered “complimentary tap water” during their stay.
And a “Pot Noodle display” was also spotted in the dining room – offering guests a choice of flavours.
One guest said: “The pot noodle display topped it off”.
Another said: “Fawlty Towers comes to mind.”
The hotel has not responded to requests for a comment about the sale.
The sale listing describes it as “a 12 bedroom hotel in the heart of this popular coastal town in Wales.”
It is set to go to auction with a guide price of £400,000 with agent Edward Mellor on October 27.
Back in 2017, one disgruntled guest left a 1,000-word rant about his seaside hotel.
The furious critic, of Warrington, Cheshire, wrote: “Welcome to hell. I wouldn’t wish this place on my worst enemy.”
DaveyW500 went on to say the owner of the Grand Ash hotel in Llandudno, North Wales, had “less warmth than Basil Fawlty himself”, claiming he would have preferred to “have slept on the beach”.
Another hotel in Llandudno was voted one of the best in the UK earlier this year.
The Lawton and Lauriston Court Hotel came second in Tripadvisor’s Best UK Hotel awards, knocking plush London stay Claridges into third.
Hotelier Scott Lawton-Jones say the secret to their high marks is always making sure their guests are happy – no matter what the request at their Welsh seaside resort of Llandudno.