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Purfleet Care Centre
"Had choose and book for scan, got there about 3.45, walked to reception where the receptionist was sitting with her back to me, she was the only one on ..." More

Royal Hotel
"Good Points: none worth mentioning apart from the food was adequate Bad Points: it was mostly an unsatisfactory and disappointing experience - no showers no phone and non-existent staff General review: poor ..." More

Purfleet Care Centre
"the reception staff need to go on the customer service training. ..." More

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Purfleet is in the borough of Thurrock, Essex. Chalk extraction, which took place from the 16th century onwards, left its mark on the landscape much of which is now a conservation area. In the reign of George III, Purfleet Garrison was built to service five Royal Gunpowder Magazines. Constructed in 1759, the five magazines and proof house were used to test, store and supply gunpowder to the army and navy during the Napoleonic wars. Four of the five magazines were demolished but No.5 and the proofing house is now a museum, Purfleet Heritage and Military Centre, which houses a wide range of historical artefacts and memorabilia and stages regular events and exhibitions. Purfleet was a popular Victorian tourist attraction and features in Bram Stoker's novel Dracula in which the famous vampire buys a house called 'Carfax' and lives in Purfleet. Research indicates that Stoker was probably a visitor to Purfleet prior to publishing his novel. In the late 1800's the Royal Hotel by the Thames was known as Wingrove's Hotel and was allegedly visited by Edward Prince of Wales who came to sample the famous whitebait dinners. Formerly the Van den Bergh margarine factory, Unilever UK Foods site is based on the River Thames at Purfleet.


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Royal Hotel (0.41 miles)

Royal Hotel

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A short distance from the M25, Brands Hatch and both Lakeside and Bluewater shopping centres, this hotel boasts a superb riverside location, with terraces overlooking the Thames. The Royal Hotel is situated ... More

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Premier Inn Thurrock West (0.82 miles)

Premier Inn Thurrock West

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Ideally positioned within easy reach of the M25. For shops and local amenities Thurrock town centre is only 2 miles away. Conveniently located 2 miles from Purfleet train station and 14 ... More | visit website

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Thurrock Hotel (1.03 miles)

Thurrock Hotel

Recently refurbished 25 out of 58 bedrooms. The hotel is located in the countryside 12 miles from the centre of London, 5 minutes from Lakeside and Bluewater, some of the largest shopping malls in Europe. ... More | visit website

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Hotel Ibis London Thurrock (1.20 miles)

Hotel Ibis London Thurrock

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Our hotel is located near shopping centre, Lakeside and Bluewater, and 10 minutes from Tilbury port Ideal for shopping stop overs or business trip 102 bedrooms, including double bedded rooms and ... More

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Premier Inn Rainham (1.38 miles)

Premier Inn Rainham
Conveniently located for Rainham train station and just 10 miles from London City Airport. For shops and local amenities Rainham town centre is only 3 miles away. Our Rainham Premier Inn has everything you'd expect, incredibly ... More | visit website
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Campanile Hotel Dartford (1.91 miles)

Campanile Hotel Dartford

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Equipped to welcome you all year round, this hotel close to the M25 Dartford Tunnel offers smart, non-smoking and well-equipped en suite bedrooms.

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Premier Inn Thurrock East (2.11 miles)

Conveniently situated within walking distance of Chafford Hundred train station and for shopping, the Lakeside shopping centre. The nearest town to this hotel is Grays town centre just 2.5 miles away. London City Airport is ... More | visit website
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Travelodge Dartford (2.47 miles)

There are loads of reasons our customers choose to stay at Travelodge. Our great value clean and comfortable rooms with en-suite provide everything needed for a good night's sleep and are close to where people ... More | visit website

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Park Inn Thurrock (3.09 miles)

Park Inn Thurrock

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This prestigious Hotel, once a Georgian Manor House is set in six acres of beautiful gardens. You will receive a warm welcome from our dedicated team! Whether it's the refined atmosphere of ... More

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Stifford Clays Farmhouse Hotel (3.73 miles)

Stifford Clays Farmhouse Hotel

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This beautifully converted farmhouse is set in landscaped gardens and is close to Dartford, Bluewater and Lakeside shopping centres. It has lovely countryside views and plenty of amenities. The B&B is convenient ... More

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