The company that runs Grand Burstin’s Folkestone Ranked the UK’s worst hotel chain for the eighth year in a row.

Britannia received a 1-star rating in most categories including hygiene and value for money, in a survey on guest experiences.

Grand Hotel Borstein. Photo: Gary Brown

It was implemented by a consumer group who? After questioning 4,000 clients.

Britannia also received only one star for its common areas and two stars for customer service.

One guest described the budget brand – which averages £ 58 a room per night – as a “dirty cottage”.

Overall, it scored 37% customer points, compared to Sofitel, which had 86% making it # 1, overtaking the Premier Inn # 1.

Who comes after the secret inspectors? I found stained towels, scattered bristles, and pillows “weaker than the bookmarks” when visiting the Grand Burstyn in Folkestone during the summer.

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The simulated germs experiment also showed troubling cleaning flaws among the guests.

The investigation was captured on camera.

After the video was released, a Britannia spokesperson told Which ?: “We are fully committed to providing a safe environment for visitors.

“We have so far spent around £ 2m on Covid-19 precautions, but we accept that there is more to do.”

Grand Burstin has a Tripadvisor rating of 2.5 and mixed guest reviews.

One review from these previous years reads: “Nice welcome from receptionist, lovely large clean room with a nice view of the harbor.

“Good shower, ample tea and coffee in the room, reasonable breakfast although it could have been hotter.”

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“The hotel itself is a little rough around the edges but has themed bags. It is located very well in the port and the staff is generally nice and friendly.”

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