Short break with friends.
Booked in for 2 nights as a group of 8 people (Mon/Tues). The receptionist was very polite and offered a friendly welcome on our arrival but we were only given our room key and pointed in the direction of either the stairs or the lift, there was no offer of taking luggage to the room even though I walk with the use of a walking stick. The room I had was a small double with a sea view, it had a bathroom with a shower over the bath with very hot water and a separate toilet which was very small and narrow, (it would have been better opened up into one large bathroom ). As it was one of the hottest days of the year I used the desk fan which I found in a cupboard ( full of dust ) but once I had cleaned it then it worked very well at keeping the room cool and the window did open. The tv would have been better positioned on a bracket on the wall as when sitting up in bed facing it on its stand it was far too low and only half of the screen could be seen. The wall light shade was broken and resting on the bulb so I had to take it off ( didn't want it causing a fire ) and the hook on the back of the bathroom door just fell off when I hung my bathrobe on it. There was dust on all the skirting boards being most noticeable in the toilet. The tea/coffee etc were not replenished for the second day so no morning cuppa before breakfast. The car park was not big enough and not enough street parking, there was a function on while I was there so on the return to the hotel at 10pm there was nowhere to park and my walking is limited. There could be better use of the garden with more tables and seating and parasols on the tables as it was very hot to sit out in full sun although there is a garden gazebo which was very nice if you could get in there. Also it could have looked prettier if there had been some flowers in the garden, but the view was lovely.The breakfast was very nice with a good selection and nice and hot, it was a self service so you could choose what you wanted, also cereals and fresh juice, the only downside was the bread as it was stale, fresh rolls would have been far nicer. The waiting staff were excellent. We also had an evening meal which was also excellent and a varied menu. All of our group had different issues with their rooms, some did not have a fan, others their window did not open above 6", some had a bigger room and well set out with a complete bathroom which I think would have suited me better, and one had a king size bed which I would ask for. I would come to stay again now I have seen what could be on offer as I think the room I had was just too small. More attention to the little things would not go amiss to making for a better stay so I would only class this hotel as average. less