My friend and I spent three nights here, in Rooms 4&8. We booked this Guest House after reading the reviews and were very much looking forward to something outstanding. However, the reality was something of a disappointment. Don't get me wrong, this is a very good Guest House, in comparison to some and I would still recommend it despite some issues. Firstly, we were a bit baffled by the previous comments of 'warm friendly attentive hosts' as that was not our experience. In fact we did not feel we were made particularly welcome and in all the time we were there, we were not once asked how we slept or if everything was ok. We did however hear them asking other residents.
So, to the Rooms. I was in Room 8, which is a single en-suite with a fantastic sea view. It is a good sized room with an excellent hospitality tray. There is a vanity sink in the room and separate toilet and shower. The 'wardrobe' was an open construction with cube storage and hanging space. There were no drawers in the room so unless you like your undies on show I suggest you do what I did and leave them in the case. There were two main things that let this room down as far as I was concerned. The first was the bed, as the mattress springs were protruding and made for an uncomfortable nights sleep. The second is the noise from the road outside. It is an extremely busy road at all times of the day and night and in warm weather, with the window open, it can be off putting and impossible to hear the television unless turned up loud enough to disturb other people. However, if you can tolerate the noise, the view as you sit by the window is stunning. The only addition I would have liked in this room, and this is purely my personal opinion, is a box of tissues.
My friend was in Room 4. Again, a good sized single en-suite with a large fridge, wardrobe and drawers. This room is at the back of the house and was, I am told, quieter.
There is a very small 'Residents Lounge' with books, games etc. There are also plenty of leaflets but some of them were very out of date. Good view of the Bay but the sofa is facing the wrong way, so no sitting and looking at the sea from there. Then we come on to the Breakfast. The dining room is well appointed, no reserved seating so if you are first down, you can sit by the window.There is an excellent choice of food which includes, cereal/fresh fruit/home-made granola/yoghurt/fruit juice etc. This can be followed by a cooked breakfast, vegetarian option available. Be sure to enjoy some of Alex's home made Marmalade on your choice of toast, which includes soda bread. Jean was happy to let me deviate from the menu and construct my own food and it was all presented well on hot plates. My friend Anne would like you to know that she was very pleased with the service.
On our leaving, Alex was kind enough to bring my suitcase down, which I very much appreciated, as my room was two flights up and no lift. So, to conclude, this is a very reasonably priced accommodation with plenty of 'extras' and the bonus of being 'Green'. An excellent breakfast, excellent sea views, close to the promenade but far enough away from the main town, bus stop a few yards away and seating a few yards away. There are plenty of good reviews which show this guest house is worth booking but I hope I have given you a balanced insight which will help you decide. Please feel free to ask me if you want to know more about our stay.
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- Cleanliness, locally sourced ingredients cooked fresh to order, customer service and comfort are all very high on the agenda for guests of The Broadwater. From the moment you step inside the Broadwater with it's plush Reception Hall you will be treated to a warm welcome. Whether it is for one night or several, business or pleasure; we will endevour to make your stay as comfortable as we can. All our rooms are en-suite with bath robes. Tea and coffee tray provided with Ringtons beverages, each room has a bottle chiller stocked with complimentary bottled water. We are situated on Morecambe's select East Promenade, with glorious views of the Lakeland Fells across the bay. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. ... more less
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