Uncertainty over hotel re-opening

Joseph Bulmer

Fire damaged hotel remains closed following third floor blaze

TANTONS Hotel remains closed following a third floor fire in the early hours of Tuesday week.

Speaking to the Gazette today (Monday), a spokesperson at the hotel, who asked not to be named, confirmed that the hotel was currently closed but did not know when it would re-open.

“We are not in a position to give any statements at this stage but should know more by the end of the week,” she said.

A message on the hotel’s website said the hotel would re-open within the next 24 to 48 hours.

Fire fighters managed to contain the fire but said there was substantial damage to the third floor and the second floor and roof space had been damaged by smoke and heat.

The 18th century riverside hotel is Grade II listed and has more than 50 en-suite rooms.