Pretty good overall, very good staff but pricey on extras.
It exceeded our expectations (and pockets, to be honest) at our weekend stopover to celebrate the wedding of dear friends of ours. We splashed out on superior balconied rooms, so that we could enjoy t... more
It exceeded our expectations (and pockets, to be honest) at our weekend stopover to celebrate the wedding of dear friends of ours. We splashed out on superior balconied rooms, so that we could enjoy the occasional cigarette out in the open (the hotel is fiercely anti smoking, and doesn't even have a sheltered smoking area - which wasn't so good).
The staff were extremely welcoming and the room we booked was incredibly comfortable with a view over the estuary that was nothing short of spectacular. No fridge or aircon, but good heating and very comfortable bed. Perhaps a minor gripe in that the en-suite lights came on by a sensor and stayed on for about 20 mins, so if you got up in the night, the light shining around the door frame was enough to keep you from falling back to sleep quickly.
The superior room cost £120/night for two, and the breakfast was good and filling. The dinner (not included0 wasn't particularly good, though, my partner's £18 steak was frankly inedible, and the staff were unapologetic. Soup priced at £8 a bowl and desserts at £5 for a strawberry creme brule were extortionately priced, as were the bar prices. Be warned, whilst the accommodation is reasonably priced, the extras add up to a small fortune. We could have had a week full board in Spain, with flights thrown in for less than the cost of a weekend here.
It looks like the inevitable property developers will destroy the area before too long, Linden Homes are filling up almost every field with overpriced boxes, which is a great shame.
Despite our gripes on price, and the absence of consideration for smokers (not expecting sympathy), it was a very pleasant stay and they looked after our friends very well, so we would return. less