We stayed on a recent Saturday night at this cliff-top hotel. Most of the rooms do not look directly towards the sea but, with my partner's Best Western Platinum card, we were given a top-notch room on the top floor, with bay window and a direct sea-view. We loved this room, there was a small settee and comfortable chair in the bay window, a desk and chair and two generously-sized bedside tables. The bedroom had its own door, preventing any noise reaching our ears while sleeping! A mini hall also gave on to the nicely sized bathroom. There was a fridge, safe and kettle with lots of tea, coffee, milk and biscuits.
This was a room to linger in and watch the sea and strolling passers-by enjoying the wonderful walk along "The Leas".
All the staff were friendly and helpful.
We decided to have dinner in the hotel at a rate £21.50 for 4 courses. This was a disappointment. The starters were OK but the main course was not good. The limited choice of vegetables:- mashed potatoes, which were dry, with cubed carrot and parsnips, which were not properly cooked and almost inedible. Unacceptable.. The waiting staff tried their best.
The hot breakfast was ordered from a menu (Hooray! Much preferred to the ubiquitous buffet breakfast - though cereals and fruit are chosen first from a buffet) and was OK.
To summarise. We loved the room and the view. The catering could have been a lot better. For bed and breakfast, we would come back. provided we could have that room again (room 224). less