We stayed here for 4 nights mid-September. From start to finish it was one of the most enjoyable seaside hotel breaks we have had in a long while. Our room, on the 1st floor, was spacious, comfortable... more
We stayed here for 4 nights mid-September. From start to finish it was one of the most enjoyable seaside hotel breaks we have had in a long while. Our room, on the 1st floor, was spacious, comfortable, very clean and we could see the sea! Every member of staff was cheerful, welcoming and very helpful.
The hotel is situated at the end of a very narrow cul-de-sac and is almost right on the beach. It's not a place you'd stumble upon, you'd have to know it was there and how to find it, so it's all the more a hidden secret. We had tried many times in the past to get a booking here but it always seemed to be fully booked - that should tell you how good it is.
I particularly liked the seaside/beach theme in the room decor, along the corridors and in the lobby - lots of interesting old travel posters of Bognor, Brighton, Worthing, Southampton, Portsmouth etc plus some delightful mugs featuring beach huts and cushions decorated with a "fishy" fabric. The hotel also offers deckchair and bicycle hire.
There were only 2 things that were a little disappointing: there is no lift so if you are less than fit, the narrow stairs could be a problem. The other thing was the breakfasts - nothing wrong with the menu, or the service, or the overall presentation but the quality of the cooked food could have been better and the coffee could have been hotter.
Overall, I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel but leave room for us - we would like to return for another stay soon! less