We arrived at the hotel a few hours earlier than the check-in time hoping we could park our car in the carpark (as advertised) for the hotel but when we pulled up there there were only 2 car parking spaces, and they were both taken. So we went in to speak to the proprietor, who looked dirty and very unwelcoming. He told us that the spaces were not going to be available and the nearest carpark was a 10 minute walk away at one of the councils public ones.
We checked into the room at about 6PM after going to the Pleasure Beach, we had booked and paid for two sea-view rooms, neither of which turned out to be what we had paid for! One of the rooms had a view of a brick wall (the side of the adjacent hotel) and the bins and the other had a view of another hotel too (not a hint or sniff of the sea). The hotel was very dated, awfully decorated and smelt like an old-peoples home.
The hotel is advertised as having a hotel bar with pool table ect., we went down to use the hotel bar in the evening before going for a meal, but when we went down the proprietor told us that due to losing his license for alcohol, that we would have to go to the shop around the corner and make sure we got a receipt (load of rubbish, more than likely this was some sort of elaborate tax scam!).
There were only two positive things about the hotel were that the beds were very comfortable and the full-english cooked breakfast! The negatives - everything else!
We paid £60 for each double room (totalling £120) which was far from representative of the standard of the hotel! We would have been slightly more accepting had the price been half the price, as we saw a number of hotels for around half the price that looked much nicer.