We booked last minute for bed and breakfast and so the review focuses on these aspects.
The hotel was very welcoming and friendly. On arrival they were fully aware of our visit (unlike others booked via the same site) and had the paperwork and room ready.
The hotel is split into two wings with a sliproad to a shared open parking area to the rear separating the wings. We stayed on the ground floor in the non-reception wing. The room was compact but recently modernised with all the facilities required for an overnight stay such as a hot drink facilities, iron/board, lamps, alarm clock & wall mount LCD TV. It proved warm, quiet (even considering the sliproad) & had a comfy double bed with ample additional blankets & pillows. The bathroom had a full bath inc. tap linked shower, sink & toilet. Water pressure was that high, but still managed a shower ok.
We only ate breakfast at the hotel but this proved to be a very good option. There was a wide choice inc. continental & traditional British fair catering for most tastes. The lady running the area was friendly, efficient and helpful. The hot food was brought to the table with the cold food served buffet style.
Overall, the hotel felt traditionally friendly and the staff (family?) were keen to ensure our stay was enjoyable. We'd happily stay at the hotel again in the future. Next time we just hope Southend is a bit warmer :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Family owned and run Boutique hotel situated right on the seafront ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Camelia Hotel Southend-On-Sea, Essex