Series 9 - The Meudon, Falmouth

The Meudon, Falmouth

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Alex travels to the Meudon Hotel in Falmouth to help father-and-son team Harry and Mark Pilgrim. The 29-bedroom country-house hotel was once a sparkling jewel on the Cornish coast, boasting 8.5 acres of sub-tropical gardens that lead down to the hotel’s private beach. But it has failed to move with the times and for too long now has been struggling with low occupancy and low profits.

Alex quickly gets down to the roots of their problems. She discovers that 86-year-old Harry’s reluctance to let go of the reins has left son Mark frustrated in his role of general manager. With the old-fashioned decor and unimaginative restaurant menu only attracting elderly clientele, the hotel is facing an uncertain future.

Alex worries that the family lacks the vision and energy for change. She demands an immediate clear-out of all the doilies and relics of the past to widen the hotel’s appeal, and tells Mark to start putting himself forward to become more of a leader. Can Alex help with the Pilgrims’ progress?

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  • t4mmy

    over 1 year ago

    t4mmy

    i cant watch this over and over again, protected content wotever that means and im qatching on bt

  • Jason

    over 1 year ago

    Jason

    Seems strange that so many people are having trouble watching this episode, yet I'm able to watch these programs flawlessly all the way from Canada. I think the problem might have more to do with your own computer than anything else.

  • Gaye woods

    over 1 year ago

    Gaye woods

    anychance this episode is coming back please

  • Peter P

    over 1 year ago

    Peter P

    What a pity this episode is not available now. It is one of the better episodes in that it presents a positive story and doesn't try to artificially provoke conflict as some of the others seem to. I really wish that Alex would narrate these herself though and not that annoying presenter guy who mostly just seems focussed on making a bunch of snide comments about the owners and the hotel.

  • Peter Piper

    over 1 year ago

    Peter Piper

    Oh my goodness. They charge 110 pounds PER PERSON for a standard room??? That is just completely ridiculous. Even £110 per room seems like too much. Who has that kind of money these days? These guys desperately need to lower their prices to bring in more guests.

  • thehotelinspectorloverlol

    over 1 year ago

    thehotelinspectorloverlol

    In response to..... Hugo How nice it would be to see comments relating to the content of the show & not the sane old drivel from the moaning wasters who have trouble watching it . If you can't watch it then switch off or get a life , there's no need to constantly fill the comment boxes with the same old feeling sorry for yourself rubbish ! quite frankly hugo, if your happy with the program, and you're still on here, reading the comments, you're the one who needs a life mate. most people enjoy a program and get on with their day without boring other people about how they like watching the hotel inspector or not. the people who are 'moaning wasters' are the ones who enjoy the program (obviously) but can't enjoy it to the fullest because of technical problems - now if you don't have anything grown up to say then say nothing

  • Cath

    over 1 year ago

    Cath

    what a shame! we are looking forward to being able to watch this episode. I hope Demand 5 can resolve their issues soon.

  • Hugo

    over 1 year ago

    Hugo

    How nice it would be to see comments relating to the content of the show & not the sane old drivel from the moaning wasters who have trouble watching it . If you can't watch it then switch off or get a life , there's no need to constantly fill the comment boxes with the same old feeling sorry for yourself rubbish !

  • chris

    over 1 year ago

    chris

    I never have a problem with Channel5 unlike ITV player, (complete waste of time) I'm rather happry with the service they provide.

  • chrisy b

    over 1 year ago

    chrisy b

    i had few breakups that froze screen etc

  • Natasha

    over 1 year ago

    Natasha

    I had loads of problems too atfer the first break. It kept clicking onto a toyota add. Very annoying, Not watching this anymore.

  • Mark

    over 1 year ago

    Mark

    Wow. I worked at this hotel ~20 years ago. It's like nothing in it had changed in all that time. The views still look as as stunning as ever

  • maryam jordan

    over 1 year ago

    maryam jordan

    Why, why, why, does it keep on freezing.

  • Morvoren

    over 1 year ago

    Morvoren

    OK Moderator, I'll take that back about not being able to post a comment, but why can't we get a comment from You! Otherwise what is the point of providing a "comment" facility? An explanation would be great! or help, suggestions or even an excuse?

  • Morvoren

    over 1 year ago

    Morvoren

    I see that I couldn't even post my last comment and have not been notified of an error! I'll start again! New up-to-date computer but now have to go through Google Chrome to get a half decent service from 5. However - tonight, came home from pub, put kettle on,pressed PLAY, had a pee, rolled a fag, made coffee, pressed PAUSE,smoked fag,pressed REWIND, pressed PLAY, watched programme uninterrupted (except ads, which also ran smoothly for once) EUREKA!!! wouldn't go to all that trouble for anyone other than The Hotel Inspector!

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  • CB

    over 1 year ago

    CB

    UPDATE: I tried "Hannah's"solution but it didn't work for me, so I've swapped between 3x different browsers before going back to the first one i used (Google Chrome) and it finally worked, go figure.....??? Anyway yippppeeee! This problem still needs thoroughly addressing Five as it's not just this one program but quite a few!!!

  • CB

    over 1 year ago

    CB

    Demand 5......why is it that lots of other players on different websites work perfectly fine with streaming i.e.(iPlayer, itvPlayer, 4od, SkyGo etc) but there is always some glitch with what you offer on catch-up. Please fix your player ASAP as it's getting very tiresome!!

  • Hannah

    over 1 year ago

    Hannah

    I have found that if i click on the button "report a problem with this video" it then plays normally afterwards.

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  • COMPLAINT

    over 1 year ago

    COMPLAINT

    1 minute and 50 seconds and its froze channel 5 need to make very good improvements on this so called CATCH UP

  • Paul Donald

    over 1 year ago

    Paul Donald

    That hotel is stunning that makes me want to visit the place. That dining room is amazing! The view is phenomenal I have never seen a more beautiful hotel in all my life.

  • jess

    over 1 year ago

    jess

    Can never watch a whole programme on here I always give up half way through because the streaming is so terrible.

  • Wolfshead

    over 1 year ago

    Wolfshead

    I hate to tell you this, but it played perfectly for me and I didn't get any ads at all. I have no idea why.

  • Ade

    over 1 year ago

    Ade

    Yep great program, however have tried to watch it on my computer, the works computer and my girlfriends with the same problems. When it's always a chore one gives up and does the washing up instead!

  • Kathryn

    over 1 year ago

    Kathryn

    I agree with most of the above comments. I also hate it when the adverts start without the program ending. When the program was first aired on TV it had defined ad brakes,why isn't this exactly the same when I watch again?

  • Jilly

    over 1 year ago

    Jilly

    it is not my service provider. it only happens with channel 5, on every program i try to watch. its intermittent enough so that on the odd occasion i can watch the whole program . if it happens to so many people why cant channel 5 take advice from other broadcasters before they get a reputation of being a twopenny service?

  • Ed

    over 1 year ago

    Ed

    I have watched the whole series on demand 5, and they have all streamed without the smallest hitch. I would suggest those with problems check with their service provider, they may be throttling the connection

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  • bernard o gristle

    over 1 year ago

    bernard o gristle

    Yes this is all very irritating! The ads are in a general sense a curse, so I avoid them by doing other things for their duration. That apart this was a very enjoyable episode. A lovely family who have come to terms with the best interests of their fabulous hotel. I wish them all the very best!

  • PHIL

    over 1 year ago

    PHIL

    It does not stop for me, however it is pretty jerky at times, Also dare i suggest upping the pixel rate for an altogether more enjoyable experiance !

  • Mark

    over 1 year ago

    Mark

    @Jilly, absolutely true, at first I thought it was me that had a slow connection, EVERY time I tray to watch ANYTHING of Demand 5 the video stops after every few seconds. I don't have any problemson 4OD, ITV Catch-Up, or BBC iPlayer, this has been happening for ages and it's about time it was sorted out, what's the point in having a Catch-Up service if it can't be used???

  • Jilly

    over 1 year ago

    Jilly

    what would be really nice Channel Five, is if you got your act together enough so that a program could be watched the whole way through without the ads stopping. I have watched the same ads four times now and the streaming always stops half way through!!!! IT HAPPENS EVERY TIME I WATCH A PROGRAM ON YOUR SO CALLED CATCH UP!

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