Good Hotel Guide Review
A wrought-iron balcony wraps round Ben and Emma Irvine’s beautifully restored hotel, in a Regency building overlooking the beach and Royal Harbour. In the past, it hosted politicians, actors, even Princess Victoria, who stayed while recuperating from an illness. A sense of grandeur remains today, in its high ceilings, ornate cornices and carved fireplaces. Elegant public spaces have mirrors, plants, walls painted deep heritage shades; a lounge is a ‘welcoming’ spot. Softly styled bedrooms, some high up in the eaves, are supplied with bathrobes, teas and coffee. (A busy road at the front may affect light sleepers.) Sea views are assured in Townley’s restaurant, where ‘pleasant, personable staff run the show’.
14. 1 suitable for disabled.
2 lounges, bar/restaurant, snug, in-room TV (Freeview), private dining room, electric bicycle hire.
all day in public spaces.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in bedrooms, public rooms.
per room B&B £80–£300, D,B&B £129–£385. À la carte £60. 1-night bookings refused weekends in Jul, Aug.