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The Ocean Hotel
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Reviewed 20 May 2014

We went to The Ocean Hotel as part of an organised group for 3 nights. We had a fantastic time, however there are pros and cons with the hotel.

Breakfast was good, great selection and very tasty, but the evening meal was more like school diner. Luke warm and processed, we ate out on our last evening.

Room 75, the room it's self was fine, however the view from the french doors was the wall of the kitchen/dining room. If you had the windows or door open there was a constant smell of cooking.

We were very lucky with the weather and were able to use the pool which is very nice, with excellent views across the road to the gourgous beach.

The bar staff were fabulous and a special thank you to Stacy and Phil for a great time, especially Phil who has a wonderful sense of humour and made us all laugh.

We would return to this hotel for short breaks as the location is good but would prebook a different room.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
6  Thank Linda C
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

My Husband and myself have just returned from a 5 day break at the Ocean, we travelled with a group and I have to say I cannot find one thing to fault. Everything was excellent. The beds were extremely comfortable (wish I knew where they get the mattresses or toppers, like sleeping on a giant marshmellow) and the food was great served by the wonderful restaurant staff who were friendly and chatty as well as being very efficient. The bar staff were fantastic especially Martin and Phil who were just great,.I must also say a really special thankyou to Dave the Night Porter, unfortunately my Husband was taken ill at 3am with breathing problems on the Friday morning and had to be taken to Hospital, we were due to leave that morning and he told me not to worry about a thing as he would handle everything which he did and more,Luckily my Husband was able to come home and we were able to travel back with our group but Dave's kindness through the whole ordeal was very much appreciated. We owe him a huge thankyou., We would like to say a big thankyou to everyone there and we will most definitely be returning to the Ocean, well done to ALL concerned. Carole & Dave Perry

Room Tip: We had room room 46 which has a lovely sea view and very comfortable.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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7  Thank caroledaveGG
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Reviewed 15 May 2014

We found this hotel to be exactly what is was advertised to be.It has the main entrance on the High Street.The car park(plenty of room) is at the rear of the hotel as is another entrance to the hotel.Right on the seafront overlooking the beach.Our room (20) was excellent ,very large with 1double and 2 single beds leading to double window/doors onto a balcony looking straight out onto the beach.Food and entertainment was very good.Staff friendly and helpful at all times.I thoroughly recommend this hotel and will return again.I would point out that there are various sizes and locations of rooms at different prices.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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2  Thank JohnRPowell
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Reviewed 11 May 2014

We have been to the Ocean many times, over the years, either with our boys (when they were much younger) or latterly for long Easter breaks. Carole and her staff do their upmost to make your stay comfortable and restful. (Our eldest lad now takes his family there, returning again this summer).
The location is ideal, having the luxury of their outdoor pool and / or the clean beach across the road. The meals are plentiful and varied, served professionally by the waiting staff. (Some may be new, but they are still pleasant and do try to please).
We cannot praise the hotel enough, returning regularly speaks volumes for itself. Yes the hotel may be classed as "back in time" but that's the character, and yes its ideal for coach parties - but you cannot fail to have a laugh and enjoy. Not every place can suit all - Carole and her hotel suits us everytime.

Room Tip: We've always asked for a sea view, and been spoilt with a small balcony too - comes in handy when needing to blow dry the clothes from getting wet on the beach! Lift is available for all floors.
  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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1  Thank Julie M
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Reviewed 23 April 2014

the ocean hotel as reception leading onto the high st. there is a entrance at the rear leading onto the sea and beach . the room we had was small with a wash basin in the same room so you have to cross the room after you been to the lav to wash your hands. the room was very clean.entertainment was very good. the food was ok but small a full english breakfast (1suasage 1rasher 1 fried bread 1egg ) . service for food was very poor had to wait 15mins+ to order our meals this was nearly every mealtime.do not think we will return

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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2  Thank benitrue
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