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The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 07:23 13 Jul 2016
by GreensOnScreen
Whilst on the Hoe yesterday ...

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Could have stood and watched for hours!

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(Photobombed by a flying pigeon!)

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 09:45 13 Jul 2016
by Pogleswoody
Had our wedding reception there when I married Mrs Pogle in 2006. Stayed there too, opening the curtains and looking out on the Sound in the morning was a world class view - and that is no exaggeration! Absolutely stunning!! Then had breakfast downstairs at a window seat, absolutely beautiful. What a City we have! :nworthy:

Hope it doesn't become a view for rich people only. Fantastic site for a 'People's Hotel', hope it stays that way.

Sad how buildings built in my (our) lifetime need demolition! I feel old(er)!! :shock: :lol:

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 17:15 13 Jul 2016
by Emu
My first part time job as a waiter was in the Trusthouse Forte, as it was called then.

Always remember the view across the Sound, it is fantastic from there.

Remember getting paid cash in hand in a small white envelope every week! £3.37 an hour!

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 20:53 14 Jul 2016
by LeonTheGreen
Finally it's going, eyesore. Civic centre next please.

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 20:54 14 Jul 2016
by LeonTheGreen
Pogleswoody wrote: Had our wedding reception there when I married Mrs Pogle in 2006. Stayed there too, opening the curtains and looking out on the Sound in the morning was a world class view - and that is no exaggeration! Absolutely stunning!! Then had breakfast downstairs at a window seat, absolutely beautiful. What a City we have! :nworthy:

Hope it doesn't become a view for rich people only. Fantastic site for a 'People's Hotel', hope it stays that way.

Sad how buildings built in my (our) lifetime need demolition! I feel old(er)!! :shock: :lol:


Knowing PCC and their current love for student flats, it'll most likely be more student accommodation. :facepalm:

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 14:50 15 Jul 2016
by TinTin
Was that The Mayflower Post Hotel of yesteryear ?

Keep the Faith :scarf:

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 17:25 15 Jul 2016
by GreensOnScreen
TinTin wrote: Was that The Mayflower Post Hotel of yesteryear ?

Keep the Faith :scarf:

Yes, that's how it opened in May 1970, just as I was about to leave school!

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 22:24 15 Jul 2016
by cheshiregreen
LeonTheGreen wrote:
Pogleswoody wrote: Had our wedding reception there when I married Mrs Pogle in 2006. Stayed there too, opening the curtains and looking out on the Sound in the morning was a world class view - and that is no exaggeration! Absolutely stunning!! Then had breakfast downstairs at a window seat, absolutely beautiful. What a City we have! :nworthy:

Hope it doesn't become a view for rich people only. Fantastic site for a 'People's Hotel', hope it stays that way.

Sad how buildings built in my (our) lifetime need demolition! I feel old(er)!! :shock: :lol:


Knowing PCC and their current love for student flats, it'll most likely be more student accommodation. :facepalm:


So what will go on the site? I would say with that view, executive accommodation would be an attractive option or a new ( much needed) four star hotel for the City. Marriott? Hilton? Malmaison?

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 07:06 16 Jul 2016
by Keyham Pilgrim
According to the Herald on numerous occasions they have stated it well be replaced by a new luxury hotel with a conference centre. Apparently PCC have spoken to developers and major hotel chains who have shown alot of interest.

A new conference centre there could have major repercussions for any Home Park developments because there is only a limited need for conference facilities in this city.

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 16:42 04 Aug 2016
by Ottawa Green

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 18:29 04 Aug 2016
by Pogleswoody


Blimey that is an efficient demolition!!The page has gone too!! :shock:
:lol:

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 18:38 04 Aug 2016
by Ottawa Green
Must have been too controversial to show

Re: The not so Quality Inn

Posted: 22:43 14 Aug 2016
by Green_Matt
Goodbye. The optimism of the time was admirable but they put up some truly awful buildings. Mind you, have things really changed?