I booked this hotel through Groupon on a travel deal which was a 2 night stay for 2 people with breakfast for £98, so I wasn’t expecting much to be honest but what I got was fantastic!
We arrived at about 9pm but there was a very nice man on reception that got us checked in very quickly.
I thought that there wouldn’t be a lift because the building has looked very old in the pictures that I saw online but was happily surprised that there was one.
The room was 117 on the first floor, a big spacious room with a nice sized bed, huge desk with the TV at one end, the tea and coffee tray at the other end and some shelves underneath with some more towels and a hair dryer. A wardrobe with hangers that didn’t have a door on it. Plenty of plugs around the room for us as well and a big radiator.
The room we had is at the back of the building but we could see part of the pier between 2 buildings so I guess that is kind of a sea view Haha.
The only niggles I had was that the bed was on wheeles, if one of us leaned on the bed a little bit, it would move. Not a lot but enough to make you lose your balance and our window looked out over the bins and pub. Nothing can be done about the pub of course and if you close the window, you cant really hear anything happening outside. You only get one pillow and it’s not very plump so I called down to reception asking if we could have more and a man came up about 5 minutes later with 2 pillows for us. Talk about super quick.
The bed is really comfy, definetily no complaints about sleeping. The TV was a good size, we could both see it find from the bed and it had freeview so we at least had a good amount of channels to pick from.
The bathroom is small but well designed so that it’s not cramped. There is a shower/bath, a toilet and a sink. Make sure you sort out the temperature of the water on the shower before you get in as it’s a bit cold at first and can get really hot very fast if you are just turning the nobs randomly.
The hotel is perfectly located on the seafront and about 1 minute to the pier.
Breakfast is buffet style so you can get a cooked breakfast of sausages, fried eggs, baked beans, bacon, mushrooms, omelette and hash browns. They also have a few different hams, cereals and breads for toasting. Everything was very nice except the sausages, I just couldn’t get on with them.
The hotel is very modern and stylish, always tidy and clean.
The wifi was really good, didn’t stop signal once when we used it in the hotel. You get a little card with the password on it when you check in and it stays the same the whole time you are there.
Parking isn’t all that great, they don’t have their own car park but you can get a parking permit from reception if you manage to find somewhere close by to park. I didn’t want to chance it and booked us in at the NCP car park half a mile down the road.
If yo arrive after the restaurant has closed, there is a very nice all-you-can-eat restaurant a few minutes walk away called which is where we went to as we had come straight from work so we were starving. Or, the nearest supermarket is a Tesco Express which is less than a minutes walk away round the back of the hotel.
I would love to stay here again, it was such a great stay.