Our hopes were high as soon as we saw the exterior of the Glen Alen it has great kerb appeal with beautifully maintained hanging baskets and smart garden furniture.
We were met by Paul who was very welcoming and cheerful and we were taken to our room. We had ’the suite’ which has a double room with views over the sea to Flamborough head plus a quiet single room at the rear of the property and a bathroom with an overbath shower. Room amenities included a well stocked tea tray with biscuits and sweets, bathrobes & slippers and good quality toiletries. Perfect. Only draw back if you don’t like stairs is that it is at the top of the house, but they didnt bother us at all.
The quality and attention to detail was maintained through the traditional, comfortable and smart guest lounge and then into the contemporary, quiet and calm breakfasting room where Brenda and her Mum Nancy served us a fantastic breakfast. Brenda and Nancy are two lovely, warm, friendly and attentive ladies who are happy to help whenever they can. Breakfast includes continental choices from the buffet and hot items cooked by Paul to order. The full English is perfection, excellent quality products, the bacon is the best I have ever had. I didn’t have the Yorkshire stack but saw it on my last day and wished I had another day there to try it! Coffee is served in a cafetiere another excellent touch.
The property is in a great location a short stroll to the quiet end of the promenade and about 5 minutes into the town centre and on to the busy harbour. Don’t miss the speed boat trip, it was only £3 for a 6 minute round trip and was an absolute blast! Also close to the property are many restaurants, I think Paul and Brenda have tried them all and can probably recommend something to suit your preferences. Sunday lunch at the Revelstoke was fantastic but they need to get their air conditioning sorted out, it was far too hot in there.
Also don’t miss the old town of Bridlington. I think the current streets date back to the 1700s but the priory was founded in 1113 and then slashed in half in 1537 during the dissolution. I couldn’t find my way back there easily but I am sure Brenda or Paul can tell you how to get there!
I can strongly recommend the Glen Alen and hope to return their myself soon. Thanks Brenda and Paul for a comfortable and relaxing stay. Hope to see you soon.
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