This was one stop on our road trip and we prebooked because it had a great view over the beach and seemed ideally situated. It did have nice views but was a bit noisy as is right on the road at a junction and even with the patio balcony doors closed, they have a louvered section of the full length window which still lets all the noise in. SB is great with lots of lovely shops and restaurants etc. The beach is lovely and one good point about being on the front is that you can just cross the road to walk out and watch the sunrise. The rooms were nice in a colonial sort if style and a comfy bed and a great balcony for sitting out on with some good chairs and a table and as I say, with it being on the road you can people watch too. You are overlooking the pool which was nice and heated but although the hot tub was clean, the surface was quite worn in places and made it look a bit older. We still enjoyed our dips though! The elevators are pretty old and extremely slow so we just used the stairs mostly instead (and the area around the elevator doors etc was again very worn and out of keeping with the rest of the hotel (which was clean and well presented but this didn't detract from a great stay). We also checked in early and had a lovely experience with the receptionist who was helpful and friendly to the max. All the staff were fab in fact.
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