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“First class all round”
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Roslin Beach Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Thorpe Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“First class all round”
Reviewed 29 April 2014

I recently returned to the Roslin for 9 days having stayed there for 3 weeks last summer. It was just as good as before. My room had great sea views, the food was excellent but most of all the staff were superb, particularly the Managing Director. Nothing was too much trouble and I am planning to return this summer.
Jessie

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Reviewed 28 April 2014

My daughter and I took advantage of the spa package which included overnight stay, breakfast, light lunch and evening meal plus a 30 min treatment. and really made a special weekend of it. The reception staff made us feel welcome from the minute we arrived.We changed some of our booking times around, and nothing was a problem for them The Staff in the spa were so approachable and extremely helpful in tailoring the treatments to meet our needs. The room was excellent, The restaurant was first rate, food great. The restaurant staff were fantastic and couldn't do enought for us. and all of the staff were friendly, approachable and very caring. The bar area has a lovely atmosphere,feel so relaxed sitting there.
The hotel was extremely busy but we were made to feel special at all times and nothing was to much trouble. The treatments were very good too.We alse met Jackqui the Managing Director she was amazing can see why she is doing that job.Well done to all at the Roslin you should be so proud. What a great weekend. can't wait to go back.Thank you Patricia and Michelle.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night this weekend in a sea view exec suite. It was so clean and spacious, and we had our own private patio, which was a lovely extra touch.

Check in was smooth and seamless, the staff were really friendly and helpful and we were in our room in a few minutes. The bathroom was huge, with an array of Elemis toiletries and lots of fluffy white towels, and bathrobes!! We had a really comfy bed which would have fitted three, and a generous tray of tea, coffee and other hot drinks.

Dinner was amazing. Everything we ate and drank was perfect and the service was attentive without being in your face. I thought the prices were reasonable for the quality. The dining room was beautiful, in fact, the decor throughout the hotel is all classy and understated.

Breakfast was even better. A hot buffet with drinks and toast brought to the table, pastries, gigantic muffins and fruit. I was amazed that everything on the buffet was piping hot, which is often not the case with buffets.

Having vowed never to eat again, we left happy and content at the quality and service in this gem of a place. I couldn't fault it so if you ever need a hotel in Southend, look no further.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thaxted, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

My husband and I took our son and his girlfriend to this restaurant this week and we had a wonderful lunch served by very friendly and professional staff. The food that the chef produced was amazing. Each one of us had a different meal and every plate was exceptional. This is the second time we have been to this hotel for a meal and each time we have left feeling that we have had a fantastic experience. We have already recommended this venue to several of our friends and really look forward to a return visit.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

My sister and I had a lovely 24 hours! We were on a short overnight pamper break at £99 per person. On arrival our room was changed from a standard double to an deluxe, sea-facing, double on the 2nd floor and we were allowed to check in early (11:30 am). We were told that the shower had been reported as faulty but this was not an issue for us as we both liked having a bath.

We had a light-lunch as part of the package which should have been a sandwich in the bar area but we went to the restaurant and had two starters each instead!!! We were charged he difference in prices which we were happy with. Our spa treatment was good. My sister's therapist seemed to be more experienced than the one I had. However, we both enjoyed the Exotic Coconut Rub & Milk Ritual Wrap. We paid an extra £16 each to upgrade our treatments. Again, we were both happy to do so. The only issue with the Roslin Retreat is that if there are two clients who need the shower at the same time, it is difficult. The shower was in one of the treatment rooms. We did not mind as we are sisters but this could be embarrassing if you did not know the other person. However, we were told that there are plans to extend and up-date the retreat facilities. This would be a great bonus.

All the staff were very approachable and friendly. The food was excellent as we also had our evening meal in the restaurant (the Skate wing and Blackened Miso Cod were scrummy). We chose from the A La Carte menu and paid the difference in prices from the spa package allowance (£15 per person). The hotel was very clean and our room was great. The toilet cistern did seem to make a lot of noise through the night but after a bottle of wine we did manage to sleep well. It was warm in the room. The view over the estuary was definitely worth the upgrade - even though we did not pay for this! The terrace was open today but we did not have time for a coffee before we drove home. There are patio heaters which is great for those chilly, breezy, spring days. Loved the free and easy access to their WI-FI. We did not have time either to spend time in the gym but we did pop our head in to check it out. Looked OK but quite small. No-one in there this morning.

The bar and restaurant was busy throughout our stay. In fact, the hotel seemed to be very busy. I am sure this must be a favourite location for weddings or celebrations. Breakfast was a buffet style, help yourself affair. They will cook you fried or poached eggs if you ask for them. It was good.

Southend town and shops are a good walk away - we took the car and parked on the front. No problem for this time of year. We also walked along the beach this morning towards Shoeburyness. Lovely.

We both want to go again and cannot wait until our next visit. However, I feel that as a personal choice I would not want to be staying here in the height of summer - out-of-season seems to be a good time to go. Quieter!

A huge "thank you" to the staff for this upgrade and for such a wonderful break. Would highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Sea-facing rooms would be better.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Ashford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2014

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of a wedding party.
I will start with the positives first:-
Had lunch and drinks on the terrace which was lovely, the heaters made a real difference as the wind was rather chilly. We also had drinks in the bar in the evening, although not cheap (usual hotel prices) the staff were really friendly and helpful. The night we returned after the wedding, well gone midnight the hotel looked closed, no lights on, however as soon as they saw the large party turn-up (approx. 40 of us) they opened the bar for us and it stayed open until 5.30am!!
Now the negatives: - the room! We paid £110 a night for a room that looked out the car park, yet others paid the same price for a sea view! The room was also very small, there was a wardrobe but draw space was lacking. The bathroom was really small, and the shower you could barely turn around in - although it was very clean. The room was boiling but I didn't feel comfortable having the window open as we were ground floor and by the car park, but the worst thing was the lack of soundproofing! If rooms around us turned on their bathroom lights I could hear the extractor fans, at one point I thought we had water leaking in the room, but it must of been someone's water running out the shower, but the noise was so loud! I sat to blow dry my hair and realized that I couldn't see myself in the mirror as it was far too high - things like this really annoy me with hotels.
The hotel has some good points and was really busy for lunch and I can see why, but the rooms really need some attention to enable people to have a good night sleep! Also I think the prices should be different for sea and car park views......

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

We staying hear staff and acomadation excellent. clean.posh.sea views air conditioning. restaurant excellent.service freindly.good prices.breakfast ***** and this is good dog freindly .outside eating and Smokeing area .dog freindly is a bonus ***** hotel .Southend town shops shops shops and more shops laces to eat to take a dog large town

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Property: Roslin Beach Hotel
Address: Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Southend-on-Sea SS1 3BG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Southend-on-Sea > Thorpe Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Thorpe Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Roslin Beach Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 62
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With lovely views of the Thames Estuary, this Southend-on-Sea hotel offers free Wi-Fi and free parking. The hotel also has beautiful treatment rooms offering Elemis treatments and an OPI nail bar . The Roslin Beach Hotel is set opposite a sandy beach, just over a mile from shops and an amusement park on the vibrant seafront. Southend also boasts one of the best records for sunshine in the UK. The light, airy rooms each have a flat-screen TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee facilities and free toiletries. Some of the Roslin's rooms have a balcony and great sea views. Tides Restaurant offers seafood specialities and classic British dishes with a contemporary twist. Guests can dine in the restaurant's conservatory or on the outdoor terrace, overlooking the estuary. ... more   less 
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