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The Hotel Inspector
E3 of 8
Series 12 - Episode 3
Hotel Continental, Harwich
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For, I think, the first time ever Alex Polizzi decides the only answer is to sell up. The Continental in Harwich, Essex, is a quirky 14-roomed hotel run by Gordon and Blossom. He’s a poet and creative who looks like Professor Dumbledore and is “either a genius or a mad man”, according to Alex (although later she concludes, “He’s charming but completely irritating”).
The real problem, apart from his crazy decor ideas, is a mountain of debt that even Alex thinks is insurmountable. It would take them ten years of 100% occupancy to pay it off.
Alex Polizzi visits The Hotel Continental in Harwich, Essex, a quirky 14-bedroom hotel that overlooks the beach and boasts unique, individually designed rooms. However, a downturn in business in the area has resulted in a sharp decrease in bookings, leaving owners Gordon and Blossom Hoyles in dire financial straits due to huge debts and missed payments. When Alex arrives, she discovers that the creative couple are yet to face up to their predicament and she is forced to deliver her toughest advice.
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Full Episode Guide
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Hotel Inspector Alex Polizzi’s guide to a Perfect Christmas
Alex Polizzi: "I feel no guilt at all at leaving my daughter"
Alex Polizzi comes to the rescue of faltering family firms
Alex Polizzi: how we can save small businesses
Alex Polizzi’s five must-see Italian locations
Alex Polizzi to star in new Channel 5 travel show Secret Italy
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