First of all the staff very friendly, attentive and helpful.
However, like a lot of other reviewers, we felt that the hotel was tired and jaded. The new owners have obviously taken on a major task to bring this hotel back to its former splendour. Its location could not be better - 5 mins to the beach and pier, and 10 minutes to the central gardens, which are a lovely and lively route to the town centre, Plenty of private parking behind the hotel. Fireworks on the pier on Saturday night which can be watched from the hotel bar balcony.
Food was anything up to a full English breakfast, and quickly served.
The room had been re-decorated and there was an en-suite shower room with toilet and basin. The toilet was squeezed in between the shower and wall with barely enough elbow room!
The furnishings were a mixture of new and old but sufficed.
The bar, lounge, television room and dining room need complete re-decoration but they will suffice while the bedrooms are refurbished.
I admire the owners for keeping the hotel open while so much is going on, and having to be done. Don't let the reviews put you off. This hotel can only get better, and I would stay again.
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