We hadn't been to the Marine for some time, it is very expensive, and now we are on pensions and not both working we feel we need a good excuse to stay there. This year we felt we did, and we loved every moment.
There had been a big refurbishment since our last visit, and we thought our room couldn't be bettered. We had splashed out and gone for a bigger room with a big, big bed and a terrace looking over the estuary. The bed and linens were superb, the bathroom had a large corner bath and an excellent rainshower; the towels were as large and fluffy as one would hope.
There was a huge sofa, which turned out to be very useful as unfortunately I picked up a bug and had to spend a lot of time stretched out on it, and so, sadly, we didn't dine, though we have memories of wonderful food in the past.
I did manage one breakfast during our 2-night stay, and found it much better than I remembered. It wasn't cheap, but the quality was so high that we didn't mind. My husband managed two, lucky man!
We didn't even try and park outside the hotel, but there is a public car park a very short distance away.
There are interesting shops near by, I think our favourite is the delicatessen run by the hotel, which is full of tempting items.
I am working hard on persuading my husband that there will be a special occasion next year which will merit a visit.
Not all the terraces are private, so check if you don't want to share.
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