Wow, what a lovely place! I was taken to lunch here recently by family members to celebrate a promotion, and was not expecting much of a seafront hotel. But I was astonished by how wonderful it was.
I know one should base an opinion on more than mere appearances, but the hotel is very well decorated, which gives that great first impression. The staff are also fantastically presented - the women behind the desk reminded me of air hostesses, especially with their professional appearance/behaviour.
As for the food - it was excellent. I am personally quite a fussy eater - I am a vegetarian, but I do not eat courgettes (which often appear in vegetarian dishes), and I found a number of things on the menu suitable for my needs, which is not often the case. We also had a celiac in the party, and there were also options for them, which was great.
The staff were really approachable, which is always a great touch. I did not feel uncomfortable, which is also nice, especially when in such a charming atmosphere. In many ways, the hotel feels somewhat 'posh' (a word I hate to use), with the crisp white linen on the tables - not something that is found as much these days, but there was no obvious snobbery.
I will most definitely be returning (especially for Afternoon Tea), and I would highly recommend to anyone!
- 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