Our visit to Southend was to attend a 50th Wedding Anniversary Dinner on Sunday 18th May. We arrived on Saturday with our bicycles on the car. There was a bike rack to securely attach them to.We were pleased to see cycle tracks along the promenade in both directions and in 3 days we explored the area in very hot temperatures.
Reception was helpful and we had an executive room on the top floor of the end building (no lift). It was a corner room with 2 windows which overlooked the estuary. The view was particularly attractive on Sunday when the tide was in and the yachts were out racing over the water. The room was pleasant and the bed comfortable. There was a bath with shower. There was no air conditioning but the room was kept comfortable by a mild breeze with the windows open. Bottled water was supplied and a fridge to put it in. There was no safe and surprisingly no paper tissues.
There were plastic blinds instead of curtains. These could be closed to keep out any light late at night but were ineffective in the early (very early) morning. The sunlight streaming in to the room through the blinds woke us up much earlier than we intended.
The restaurant was excellent and very busy. We had afternoon tea and scones shortly after we arrived in an open area facing the estuary. We had a late dinner (9.30pm) after a cycle ride and on Sunday the anniversary lunch in the same restaurant. Both meals were excellent and service was attentive. Breakfast was included and was a full English meal with bacon, sausages, eggs, mushrooms etc.
Would we stay at this hotel again - a definite yes.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Roslin Beach
- Roslin Beach Hotel Southend-On-Sea/Thorpe Bay