So dated ..............
Beautiful location, I'll say that. Friendly and pleasant staff, I'll say that too. But for well above average prices the hotel is sooooo tired. We had a family room for 4. They gave us 2 small towels ... more
Beautiful location, I'll say that. Friendly and pleasant staff, I'll say that too. But for well above average prices the hotel is sooooo tired. We had a family room for 4. They gave us 2 small towels and one tiny shampoo. Shower runs either freezing cold or dangerously hot so you have to have a bath and washing hair is a challenge, this is particularly poor with children and just generally not good for a nice hotel stay!
Lunch is massively overpriced - definitely more than we'd pay for soup and sandwiches back home in London.We didn't eat dinner there.
The gym is at the sister hotel Livermead House Hotel which you are free to use and I've never seen anything quite like it. Arrived at reception and was curtly told he would need my details (which I "should" have been told at the Livermead Cliff) and then got someone to show me to the gym. I was lead through some corridors and then a sort of warehouse area with waste, garbage, old bikes etc and then into a dingy hallway and up some stairs into a small room cluttered with really ancient equipment. First I tried the cycling machine which didn't work, then another cycling machine which not only didn't work but had a wonky seat which could be a hazard. Then a running machine that didn't work. Then a rower, you guessed it, didn't work. Settled for the one pull down weight machine leaving about 15mins later.
There is one way of getting to the lovely little beach which is a public path next to the hotel but this is currently inaccessible so no way of getting there without going to the next beach and walking round when the tide is out, this is not the hotel's fault but going down to the beach was a factor that figured in our decision to stay here!!
It's a shame as this could be so much more. Lower your prices, sharpen up your room service, overhaul the gym and maybe get the decorators in! Please keep the staff though as they are all really nice. less