The wind was blowing a gale outside of this traditional seaside hotel last night but good double glazing kept us safe from wind and rain as Mother Nature splashed the promenade with wave upon wave of churning sea and pebble.
Traditional it may be but only inasmuch as that in days gone by, this would undoubtedly have been a traditional middle market family holiday hotel just West of Southend on Sea. Today it has been tastefully adapted to meet the needs of the modern traveller or reveller (in our case the latter) with understated nods to elegance here and there.
We booked in because we were attending a 50th birthday party and on this point I must tip my hat to the ladies working the bar. They were fast, polite and all managed to keep smiling through what must have been a long shift.
My wife found the bed in our room a little hard whereas I found it perfect. Jack Spratt and all that if you know what I mean.
All in all a nice place for one or two nights if you have a weekend free.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This grand, Victorian hotel is close to the seafront with spectacular views overlooking the Thames Estuary. It has recently undergone a refurbishment and now provides individually decorated rooms with a brasserie restaurant serving international cuisine. The stylish and modern rooms offer satellite TV and private bathrooms with toiletries. There are tea/coffee making facilities for guests, as well as hairdryers and an iron and ironing board. Some rooms also boast views over the Thames Estuary. Free on street parking is available for guests, while Adventure Island theme park and Southend's pier; the longest in the world, are both 10 minutes' walk away. The Cliffs Pavilion music venue is a 2-minute walk, and The Royals Shopping Centre is 10 minutes' walk. There are 2 Rail Stations within 0.5 Miles distance. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Westcliff Hotel On Sea
- Muthu Westcliff Hotel Westcliff-On-Sea, Southend-On-Sea, UK