Basildon Council reviews use of Oasis Hotel but Harlow will continue to use “as last resort”

A COUNCIL in Essex may stop housing its homeless in the Oasis hotel in Harlow after concerns over the conditions.

Basildon Council stopped using the hotel in February after a number of problems were highlighted.

These problems, according to the Basildon Echo, included bathrooms being out of order, leaks in rooms and general disrepair.

Basildon Council started using the hotel in May 2012 and has housed 56 people there.

They are set to review use of the hotel after an undercover reporter spent the night at the hotel and reported the findings.

The findings were set next to reports on Tripadvisor such as one entered last month that says:

“Don’t even get me started on this place. It’s horrible, skinky, unclean!!! The toilet smells of urine, there’s no hot water, the bottom of the shower curtain is BLACK and to top it of our bed sheets didnt get changed from a previous stay! I asked very nicely for clean bed sheets and they were very rude and said no.”

Harlow Council have confirmed that they do use the hotel.

A spokesperson said: “The council does use the Oasis hotel when there is no other suitable temporary accommodation available.

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