Had a lovely stay here. Location is good, scenery was fab. Rooms are tastefully decorated and absolutely spotless. I was very surprised at how clean the room was. It was faultless and I am very very particular ! They were cleaned every day, fresh towels etc. The staff were always around, they were very proffessional yet relaxed and always smiling.
The price was just right for the accommodation. I have two suggestions from my stay here- outside has a beautiful decked area on one side but not for those who smoke. On the other side is one table with 2 chairs where you can smoke, this is right outside the dining room. I felt a bit uncomfortable especially when the dining room was being used, I understand that the decking may become damaged with inconsiderate people putting their cigarettes on the floor, but not all people are like that. I feel there could be a way around that. There are tasteful looking ashtrays with lids around these days. Perhaps allocate 2/3 of these of the outside tables in the decking area ??
Breakfast is good not too much that you waste food served promptly in beautiful surroundings, on weekends there is a buffet, this is my one negative part of my stay - the food was luke warm on both mornings. However, it would not be a reason for me not too return. I would definitely like to try the suites with a balcony next time. At the time of booking, I was not aware such were available.
I will book direct with the hotel the next time. I would not consider staying anywhere else in Southend other than here. Well done to all the staff.
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- Camelia Hotel Southend-On-Sea, Essex