The hotel name and website pictures overstate what should be expected.
Our room on the third floor had a comfortable mattress on the bed, but an ensuite where, if you are tall, the sloping ceiling left little space to stand up, the hot water took several minutes to come through, the shower trickled, and the towel rail was cold.
The bar area and conservatory seemed welcoming to families, but if you want a quiet meal or drink it would be best to go somewhere else. The conservatory radiators were all switched off (in December!), The staff were pleasant enough, but over-stretched.
The restaurant and breakfast services were good. We had a good walk to Old Harry's Rocks from the hotel, and day out to Tyneham/Kimmeridge.
Would we go back there? To the coastline yes, but to the hotel, no.
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