Breath taking views very scenic, over looking the sea. We had a superior sea view room & would definitely recommend this room. big picture window amazing view, large room big built in wardrobe, lots soft lighting, bathroom big but needed a good chrome polish & the loo brush rusty which was not pleasant & paint peeling on top of toilet so let it down just a tiny bit,towels very clean if not bit thin. Large kettle (unfortunately it still had water in it not sure how long) lots of coffee tea & hot chocolate .Big bed plenty of draw space. Would recommend this room it was lovely.
We had a late sandwich on arrival lovely & more than just a sandwich included salad & chips reasonably priced.
We dined Saturday night buffet starter which was fantastic Fresh salmon prawns cold meats pasta salad rice salad salads egg mayonnaise -all help yourself. I had the Beef bourgeon melted in your mouth with French grain mustard mash. My husband had the fish in batter & was very disappointed dry tasteless & not much fish in it although it was very large. Help yourself to desert
3 course meal very reasonably priced -the price wasn't on the menu so at the time didn't realise how much it was going to cost but it was £43 for 2 for 3 course meal & coffee.
The downside it was busy we were sat at a claustrophobic very wobbly table & chairs ,it was very hot in the room & uncomfortable.
We were sat at the table not asked if we would like a drink & it was over 10 minutes until asked & even longer to order food.Apart from this it was a very pleasant evening.
Outside view of the pool with the cover on was a bit shabby but don't be put off ,we used it & very warm lovely ,shabby tiling at waters edge of pool. The warm sun loungers lovely & the steam room & sauna looked very modern & clean. No lockable lockers avaible but cubby holes on the wall to put clothes ,towels available at reception.NO toilet roll in the toilet at the pool not even a spare which was very poor. You also need to get a pass to enter.
Main areas needed tidying up the lounge area was dark ,lovely walled dark panelling but green bush needs throwing & needs modernising, some areas need paintwork.
The downside there was a wedding party-& as it rained they took over the whole lounge guest area so nowhere for guest to sit & you made to feel like you were gate crashing the wedding a lot of other guests we very unhappy -we were paying quite high prices for 3* .The terrace area lovely but it rained the whole time we stayed so couldn't use it.. The hotel everywhere was uncomfortably warm ,did ask for a window table & was told no.
Sleep wise although thewedding reception was in a marquee away from hotel the guest when it was finished chatting well into the early hours under our bedroom -it was to stuffy to shut the windows so not a good night sleep.
Breakfast was disappointing bacon hard sausages tasteless & over cooked over long wait ,main waitress seemed to have got out of bed the wrong way. & had an attitude about her when again said it was to hot & we had table in closed in area. She did offer to open the windows but we were so far away we would not have got the benefit -should have opened some early let air circulate. Lot of other guest said they couldn't wait to get out of restaurant as it was so airless.
Would highly recommend this hotel for a romantic get away, but check that there is not a wedding on.3 * hotel bordering on 4* prices so get a deal
Definitely stay again Staff were very helpful & friendly plenty of staff about. Shame about breakfast .
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