The whole emphasis of the Coast House’s web site appears to be on the sea views and its stylish new decor. But if you are a single traveller, booking into a single room via an automatic booking site such as LateRooms, say, I suspect that you’ll certainly get the latter, but not the former, which is a shame. Sometimes, just sometimes, when travelling on your own, it’s nice to think that some place, some where might indulge you a bit and not ‘penalise’ you in this way (that’s if any of their single rooms have sea views of course - I don’t know for sure, it’s not clear). So if this aspect important to you, or you were even daring to assume that you would automatically get a sea view, then think again. You will need to investigate further as their web site makes no definitive reference to single rooms not having sea views, just as it does not refer to single rooms being smaller than you might expect (as suggested by a previous reviewer). I must admit that in my case, given the nice-looking web site, and despite often being on guard against coming off second best in some away when I travel alone, I did find myself thinking “no, even as a single traveller, I’ll probably get a sea view here, it’s what they do”, but sadly no.
I seem to remember that this aspect was only made crystal clear - ie. that I wouldn't be getting a sea view - once I had committed to a booking via LateRooms. Surely then, their own web site should be a lot clearer and informative about this whole topic? After all, some single travellers might want a potentially ‘quieter’ single room at the back, whereas others would like a sea view just as their double/twin bed counterparts are likely to get. The room I was in felt very small indeed with a chair that only served to block access to the wardrobe and was not exactly comfortable to sit on (so let’s face it, in this scenario, you’re going to lounge on the bed and the chair is surplus to requirements).
Decor, cleanliness, tea and coffee making facilities and toiletries all great, cooked breakfast good. I did not come across any ‘nasty’ warning notices or requests to pay by cash, having pre-booked on line and so fully aware of the credit card price. And during my two night stay, the owners seemed very low profile indeed so I can’t say I was particularly over-, or indeed, under-whelmed by friendliness.
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