We were in Southend this weekend for an event at Adventure Island & I was recommended the Suenos Guest House as a good place to stay. I called a couple of weeks before the event & Teresa was only too happy to accommodate my request for a double room. She told me there were a few parking spaces in front of the guest house & if I had any problems on arrival, I should call & she would direct me to the rear car park.
On arrival, we were met by Teresa & taken into the spacious open plan communal lounge & breakfast area. We were offered a complimentary drink whilst checking in, & told that there was an honesty bar if we wanted anything at anytime. This is a nice touch for a guest house.
We were then showed to our room & wow, it was a lovely spacious room with a balcony overlooking the sea. The bathroom was amazing, with a large free standing bath & a fabulous shower. The toiletries were of a very high standard (I was told by my wife that they use them in the first class section of the flights she travels on). Teresa said she uses things she would like to find if she were to stay in another guest house/ hotel.
The room has a TV as well as free WIFI internet. There is a safe, hair dryer & slippers, as well as luxurious dressing gowns & towels. There is a fridge with complimentary bottled water, milk & ground coffee. As well as the kettle, there is a cafetiere & also a selection of wonderful teas.
We were given the room keys Along with the front door key & told that there is no cut off time for getting in at night (like many other places have).
The following morning we went down for breakfast, where we met Neil (Teresa’s husband) for the first time. He was very welcoming & told us to choose were we would like to sit for breakfast. Teresa asked what we would like to drink & told us to help ourselves to any cereals. She said that everyone had come down to breakfast at the same time & as everything is cooked fresh, there may be a delay in cooking our breakfast. Well, if she calls that a delay, I would hate to see it not delayed, as our breakfast came quickly after we had finished cereal. My wife asked about Teresa’s homemade Granola & Teresa said she would print out the recipe for her. Some of our friends from the event arrived as we finished our breakfast & as they went out onto the terrace to wait for us, Neil asked if they wanted any drinks. These were supplied at no cost & Neil joined us for a chat. When checking out Teresa said she hadn’t been able to print the recipe, but would email it. On arriving home the email was already there.
I don’t normally give a 100% rating, but I can honestly say, I was totally happy with our stay & could not find anything not to a standard I would want, when staying away from home. In fact this is like a home from home & I will definitely stay at the Suenos again!!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Suenos Guesthouse is an award winning five star luxury Guesthouse situated on the sea front in Thorpe Bay, Southend on Sea, Essex. We have 5 individually decorated en suite rooms with top quality facilities including egyptian cotton linen, fluffy bathrobes and slippers, luxury 'REN' toiletries. 'Teapigs' tea, fresh coffee, fresh milk, homemade biscuits,complimentary bottled water. Each room is equipped with flat screen smart TV, iron, safe, hairdryer and mini fridge. There is a welcoming guest lounge, with an honesty bar and an outside terrace with fabulous views. The full English breakfast is locally sourced and includes home made granola and preserves, as well as excellent cooked produce for which we have received a breakfast award. Your friendly hosts Neil & Teresa Jones offer a personal service and great hospitality. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Suenos Guest House Southend-On-Sea, Essex