Having read the reviews and heard that it was the Sunday Times budget hotel of the year I had high hopes for TPATB. Sadly, those hopes were dashed. My room had a terribly rusty towel rail and a very dirty light pull in the bathroom. Not a great start, and this raised issues in my mind about the cleanliness of the place. The shower was hopeless, with no power, and it refused to stay above head hight so I could rise my hair. Worse, there was a major lack of soundproofing between rooms, so you could hear everything that was going on in the next room. Since there were a lot of children staying this was not good (people like me, who dislike children, take note). Food was OK, but I thought it was expensive. Bedroom itself was OK, if a bit basic. On checkout I complained and was told that they knew there was a problem about the soundproofing. If so, why don't they do something about it? They also said they would get someone to do something about the towel rail now it had been brought to their attention. Had they really not noticed it before? This was not a touch of rust here and there; the whole thing was covered in rust.
Seriously, if the man from the Sunday Times thinks this place is so good he really should get out more. Alternatively, give me his job and I'll find some decent hotels to recommend.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to our coastal restaurant with rooms, across the road from the dunes of Camber Sands and beautiful sandy beach beyond. Inspired by the coastal motels you might find in California, we're a calm and relaxing hideaway from the stresses and strains of modern life. We have 20 amazing bedrooms all decorated with an eye to the Hamptons and serve great food using almost exclusively locally sourced fresh ingredients. In 2016 we were included in The Times 'Coolest Beach Hotels - No. 4', The Mirror's 'Top 10 Seaside Hotels in the UK' and Squaremeal's 'UK's Best 100 Restaurants'. The private coastal garden incorporates mini secluded decks behind all the Garden and Luxury Garden rooms and is also home to The Beach Hut, where guests can enjoy relaxing massages and lovely facials after a day on the beach using ethical and natural health and beauty products that are exclusively blended in the UK. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- The Place At Beach
- Place At The Beach Rye