Overall a good hotel, annoying niggles give it an Average score .
31/08/2015 Andy63, Solihull
We stayed here last weekend to attend a family wedding. I was pleasantly surprised by "The VIne , especially after a previous horrific stay at the Merrydale B&B in Skegness (see my review) after whic... more
We stayed here last weekend to attend a family wedding. I was pleasantly surprised by "The VIne , especially after a previous horrific stay at the Merrydale B&B in Skegness (see my review) after which I had vowed never to return to the town. Its an attractive red brick building at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac about 10 minutes walk from the town centre. After a mix up at check in ( honestly, have you never had two lots of guests with the same surname before?) we were then told our room was not ready despite it being 2.30 with an advertised check in time of 2pm.. so we waited in the very pleasant back garden with a drink and fair enough, the girl appeared with the room key after 15 minutes or so. The bedroom (room 22) was clean and tidy but very small .. strangely enough the bathroom was huge so that was good.As others have said the hotel and indeed the bedroom was very warm, Window opening is restricted to a small gap but they do provide a fan. We were unable to get a table in the restaurant which was disappointing. It seemed to be full of locals out for a meal while the hotel guests were made to eat in the bar. Very odd. .and even that was by reservation only and woe betide you if you dared to stay at your table after your meal(!) . The food was actually very good and fairly priced for a hotel menu. Bar prices were fair (between £3.50 - £4.00 a pint) . There never seemed to be enough staff on and the few who were there were run ragged trying to serve everybody. Sleep quality was good, we had two undisturbed nights which was a luxury we appreciated. There is free WiFi but it is so slow and patchy as to be almost un-useable. The wedding itself went very well with just a couple of glitches (not enough tables or chairs for the number of guests?!) with the hotel staff working really hard to turn the room round from meal to function, etc. The bottom line is that if you have to visit Skegness then this is probably about as good as it gets. Book in advance for a good rate and its certainly a lot better than taking a risk on some of the B&B's in the town. I speak from bitter experience! less