Good Hotel Guide Review
The sands of time have seen changes at this formerly drab Edwardian seaside guest house, now a ‘beautifully refurbished’ contemporary hotel and restaurant. ‘The fashionable grey clapboard exterior gives it a North American look,’ report our inspectors, who were ‘impressed by the quality of the accommodation’. Through the bar and restaurant, up steep stairs, Driftwood room had a sea view, ‘a super-king bed with large, padded headboard, stylish art, an espresso machine, china cups, milk in a fridge, a bath with shower over, an old-fashioned washbasin and loo’. It was ‘spacious, coastal, bright’. There is ‘a breezy, smart, beachy look’ to the restaurant, with bench seating, ‘Lloyd Loom-type chairs, light shades like lobster pots’. An open kitchen dispensed ‘crab hash browns with creamed sweetcorn and smoked chilli dressing (disappointing), exceptionally good mussel chowder; a coarse-ground beef burger as good as any good burger’. In the morning a tray of tea and coffee in flasks, with croissants and juice, was left outside the door before ‘the main breakfast, full Welsh or vegetarian, eaten in the restaurant, all enjoyable’.
all year, limited hours over Christmas.
bar, restaurant, conservatory, private dining rooms, in-room TV, terrace, garden, bar and restaurant wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
in bar, restaurant, on front terrace.
all ages welcomed.
allowed by arrangement in 4 bedrooms, bar, on front terrace (max. 2 medium-sized, not unattended, £15 per dog per night).
Amex, MC, Visa.
B&B doubles from £150. À la carte £35.