A hotel in Sevenoaks that has a 1 star rating on TripAdvisor amid a barrage of negative reviews is set to become a block of flats, subject to approval from the council.
The Moorings Hotel is described as a ‘family-run affordable hotel’ but has received 76% “terrible” reviews on TripAdvisor .
One most recent review said the property was ‘the worst place on earth to sleep’ and attached photos of what looked like bed bugs on the sheets.
Now a planning application has been submitted to Sevenoaks District Council, which states the “demolition of existing hotel buildings in order to facilitate erection of a four storey residential building”.
This will be made up of eight two-bedroom and one one-bedroom apartments, as well as off street parking for 10 cars.
As part of the application The Moorings Hotel was visited by Bruton Knowles, property consultants who were tasked to give their opinion on the property.
They described the fixtures and fittings as “functional at best”, and said that “the rooms are generally small with limited space” and the sanitary facilities were “basic and somewhat cramped”.
The report also described the current condition of the property as “average to poor in quality terms”.
The Moorings Hotel has been approached for comment, but has not yet responded to the request from Boutique Hotelier.