This is just an average hotel. It may be quaint and from a byegone era, which some may fine charming, but overall it needs updating and upgrading for this day and age. If this is done it's still possible to keep it's quaintness and it's appeal will then be to a greater number of people.
The location is very good as the address indicates, it's on the promenade and it's difficult to get any closer to the beach to stay, that is if you don't want to sleep in a tent! It is also very convenient for Lord Steeet, the main shopping area, so also adds to it's advantages but car parking is limited, however, that is free for the duration of the stay of guests. This is a bonus as on street parking is available but liable to a charge via parking meters.
Reception was pleasant and efficient although the clerk who booked us in could have told us, at the time, the password for the Wifi connection rather than wait for us to have to ring down for it. Whilst mentioning this modern phenonomen, the internet and Wifi, it is worth noting that the clerk did inform us that the signal was strongest in reception and that the signal did not extend to our room (Room 305) - so much for the advertised free Wifi! If you are staying on business, don't stay in Room 305 or you might not be able to close that major deal with that important customer!
So having mentioned Room 305 let's review it in more detail. It's on the third floor but the lift only goes up to the second floor so those with heavy luggage or are mobility impaired beware!
Overall the room was adequate - that's the best I can say about it. I felt that the room we stayed in looked tired, decor wise, and a light switch was very loose and potentially dangerous. Water leaked from the bath area onto the floor when we had a shower (the issue was the shower screen did not touch the top of the bath), no fan in the bathroom (who wants to open a window in the middle of an Arctic freeze!), thread bare carpets on stairs up to the room and no mini fridge in the room. Finally, there was a rather large gap under the door to the room that allowed us to have plenty of ventilation and an annoying draught through the room. We cured this by utilising one of the large bath towels as an impromptu draught excluder.
So, all in all, a good location and good first impressions spoilt by a dated and tired interior. less