101. 1 suitable for disabled, apartment suites in separate block.
all year except three weeks in January. Check hotel website for more details.
lift, 2 lounges, bar, restaurant, café, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), poolside snack bar, ballroom, 4 children's clubs, spa (indoor swimming pool steam rooms, hot tubs, sensory spa garden, treatment rooms), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds (heated swimming pools, tennis, playing field).
‘laid-back’ in restaurant, café and bar.
all ages welcomed. Childcare and kids clubs available.
allowed in some bedrooms and some public areas. £12 charge per night to cover extra cleaning costs.
MasterCard, Visa, Contactless and Apple Pay.
 per room B&B from £149, D,B&B from £195.1-night bookings sometimes refused.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In an ‘excellent’ spot overlooking the beach, this fun palace is ‘a winning choice for families with young children’, says a recent guest. ‘They really do seem to have thought of everything.’ In fact, with its spa, cocktail bar, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, tennis courts, pottery studio, art gallery, theatre, art and design fairs, playgrounds and kites, it has something for everyone. It’s child friendly, dog friendly, all-round people friendly, with ‘pleasant, helpful’ staff and a ‘relaxing’ vibe that draws visitors back year after year. Sisters Emma Stratton, Deborah Wakefield and Rebecca Whittington are the owners. The style is bright and modern, with Scandinavian decor, lots of floor-to-ceiling windows and a sun terrace. Ask for a sea view in the ‘spotless’ bedrooms; watch the sunset from the fish-focused Herring restaurant. Pizzas, sharing plates and simpler fare are served in the Wild Café. ‘We liked their flexibility in letting us arrive in the morning and use the facilities, even if our rooms weren’t ready.’ Child-free sister hotel The Scarlet (see next entry) is ideal for ‘a more sophisticated stay’. (Diana Goodey)
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