We used to visit Burnham regularly when we caravanned so thought we would have a weekend away. Read about the Clarence, very mixed reviews but new management thought we would give it a chance.
First impressions outside it looked very old and in need of a paint job. Met by duty manager, very friendly and carried our cases upstairs to the bedroom. Whilst doing this he informed us that there was no longer a restaurant just bar meals and the very substantial menu on the internet was no longer available.
The bedroom was clean, stains on the carpet aside, but looked very tired. The bed seemed to be six inches off the floor and every single spring stuck into your body. Very uncomfortable. Breakfast was good but very disorganised. Fried eggs on request but took a long time to arrive. The bar prices were very competitive.
Overall we had a great weekend as the sun was shining, Weatherspoon pub had good food and equally good prices.
Refurbishment has started but before I would go again THAT bed would have to go.
As the title says, "it could be so much better".
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Royal Clarence Hotel was built in 1796 and retains much of its historic character. As the only hotel on the seafront in Burnham-on-Sea, guests enjoy uninterrupted sea views across Bridgwater Bay to Wales and the North Devon coast.Our 15 en-suite rooms accommodate guests in a mix of single, twin, double and family rooms, many with sea views.The comfortable Lounge Bar serves a large range of drinks at the cheapest prices in Town. Great food is served too. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Royal Clarence Hotel Burnham-On-Sea, Somerset