Having read some of the previous reviews I was a little concerned as to what to expect. Travelled with partner and teenage son for a short break.
Hotel was far greater than expected. Yes the rooms are a little tired but they are more than acceptable, with a fine view out to sea. We had room 119 and 118 and would have no problem in recommending them; the breakfast was good and fresh. A little on the small side but ample to set you up for the day. Evening meal was four course and again agreeable.
Pool and sauna/steam room are under used and that was great as we had the whole area to ourselves. All very warm and with plenty of clean towels to hand.
There is a very good snooker room. And the bar was fine and very reasonable at under £3 for Guinness, and a fair bottle of wine and three soft drinks at under £13 for the restaurant...
Quiet lounge, good bar, and entertainment room. And a fine deck area to sit and take the view and air.
Extremely good location directly opposite the cliff lift and stairs and less than 5 min walk to town shops etc.
The old town and chine less than 15min walk.
the only draw back being that this is a hotel set up for the coach firms and as such the average age was 65 but that in no way caused any bother in our break and stay and I will be rebooking again soon and have recommended it to several others.
All in all it is very good value for money at around £35 per night for dinner, bed, and breakfast. With full use of amenities and with sea view.
Please anyone who books don’t forget the staff. As they (from what I gather) receive very poor tip to service ratio.
A pound or so here and there will make them feel that the good service they give is worth the effort.
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