We booked this hotel just as booking was allowed again after lockdown and several weeks ahead of our stay. I fully expected an email about how the Covid 19 regulations would affect our stay before we went, but got nothing.
We arrived at about 13.00hrs, on a Monday, and wanted lunch, before being able to check in at 15.00hrs, to be advised that there was no food and the bar would open at 17.00hrs. The receptionist advised us to got to the end of the terrace and turn left and we would find places to eat, but as it was Monday nothing was open except for one baker that had no tables. We made our way back onto the seafront and there were three cafes and a pub open.
The hotel is in a fabulous location and is well served for car parking.
At check in the rule was that masks be worn in all public area unless eating or drinking. The corridors at the hotel are 6foot wide plus and the Lounge was huge and could have self distanced 20 or more easily. Tea and coffee for your room was handed out at Reception in an envelope and we were advised that there would be no cleaning of rooms. We were due to stay four nights, so had I known I would have taken cleaning materials.
The room was large, had a good size TV, looked fairly recently decorated and was the sea view we had paid extra for. The bathroom was decoratively tired and there were only two bottles of shower gel and two of shampoo and no spare loo rolls. The towels were, however, good.
We had four evening meals there and only one came any where near being of an acceptable standard. My husband had had better fish and chips at a Wetherspoons, the chees on the jacket potatoes was tasteless and it was just as well that baked beans and tuna had also been ordered. The dish of the day of rolled plaice in a white wine sauce and vegetables was passable.
Full English breakfast consisted of 1 rasher of bacon, 1 sausage, 1 egg (scrambled, fried or poached), half a tomato, 1 hash brown and baked beans, orange juice and tea or coffee. There were no cereals, only cereal bars (what was that about?) and a yoghurt if wished and NO MARMALADE ! less