We arrived early and room wasn't ready but were directed to the bar where we could get lunch and the receptionist came through to make sure we were OK and then to let us know when the room was available. We were then shown to the relevant corridor. Excellent service!
We were given a Club room, which was a great size with large double and a single bed. Very comfortable and plenty of storage space and surfaces with power points.
There is no air conditioning - it is rarely required. We asked at reception whether we could get a fan and went back to the room. We'd only just closed the door when there was a knock and there was a member of staff with the fan! It almost beat us to the room!
The leisure club was superb. The changing rooms are huge and even have a TV! Ample lockers, communal and single showers, changing cubicles. Pool is good size, very hot jacuzzi, large steam room and sauna and plenty of seats and loungers. Very impressed!
Service in bar area was very good. We ate in the restaurant one night when it was very busy, but we were warned it might take up to 45 minutes. It actually took less than that, and we could see the chef in the kitchen area working all out. Again, excellent service, and good food. Our only very very minor comment was that it was exactly the same menu for room service, bar area, and restaurant - might have been nice to have a couple of specials just for the restaurant, but that is being really picky.
We took a walk to the beach, planning on eating somewhere. Don't bother! We walked for ages and only managed to find a chippy! We got a taxi back to the hotel and ate there. Might have had more luck if we'd headed for the harbour - try asking reception for recommendations.
There is ample parking, and buses to City run past the hotel. However, we made the 10 minute stroll to the railway station and caught a train to Waverley station. Trains run every half hour and it only cost a few pounds for a return ticket.
Not the cheapest hotel, but I think it was worth the bit extra for the facilities and service and ease of access and parking.
Overall, highly recommended.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Traditional style hotel with family owner / manager. Constantly being upgraded to meet the demands of today's traveller. Bar, restaurant, bistro, free parking extensive leisure club including pool sauna, steam room and spa bath. Family rooms available. Quick, reliable inexpensive public transport to city centre and all city's attractions. Set in quiet suburban setting a few minutes walk to the beach and harbour. ... more less
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