Looked superb in the Best Western Hotel book though a little jaded on first sight, and we soon discovered parking in the area can be quite limited but we were booked in for four nights and also had a suite so were determined to put any initial disappointment behind us and make the most of it.
Like the Hotels frontage our suite was a little jaded and past its sell by date, and somewhat under furnished, and also had the smallest and oldest TV set I can ever remember seeing, however our rooms were sea facing and comfortable and the ground and I might add we perked up a lot when we discovered this hotels wonderfully decadent first floor bar, restaurant, and lounge areas.
We decided to start our first afternoon with a cream tea to be had in such decadence, and although it was plentiful it too was a bit jaded and stale, but that was as far as things went on the downside for from then on every meal was just wonderful and indeed plentiful, and the hotel staff likewise were all brilliant and so by the end of our four days we had just loved it.
To summarise first impressions can be wrong, as ours certainly were, and in fact both my wife and myself loved The Royal Victoria, would recommend it, and do sincerely hope to go again, not least because of the staff who we thought were all wonderful, very helpful, and very laid back. less