20. 1 suitable for disabled.
lift, bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), civil wedding licence, roof terrace, ice cream parlour.
varied, in public areas.
all ages welcomed (family rooms, children’s menus).
 per room B&B £140–£200, D,B&B £200–£260. À la carte £32.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Admire ‘marvellous sea views’ from Nick Conington’s ‘stylishly refurbished’ Victorian hotel on the seafront of one of Kent’s original resort towns. The place has been ‘impeccably maintained’; the ‘buzzy’ bar and ‘striking, contemporary’ restaurant are ‘furnished attractively and in good taste’. Bedrooms have an ‘airy, peaceful’ feel – even a smaller double room has ‘ample space’. ‘We had a good view of the sunset across the sands, from the balcony of our spacious sea-view room. There was no coffee table, which made it difficult to eat our room-service breakfast, but they brought a folding table when we asked.’ Light sleepers, pack earplugs: guests in beachfront rooms have reported noise from the bar next door. At lunch and dinner, chef Ryan Tasker’s modern menu might include ‘very fresh, skilfully cooked’ dishes such as wild turbot, artichoke, pancetta mussels, boulangère potatoes. (Leave room for a sweet treat from the ice cream parlour downstairs.) A special mention for the ‘very friendly’ staff, who ‘show a genuine interest in guests’, including successfully laundering a shirt stained by a rogue cafetière. (Michael Gwinnell, A and BB)