Good Hotel Guide Review
Built in 1865 as the Britannia Commercial Hotel, this ‘homely’ B&B sits in a quiet location close to the quay with its web of cobbled streets. ‘It’s a good base for exploring this lively small coastal town’, once famed for its salt industry. Indeed, a little decorative seasoning has been sprinkled on the interiors by ‘amiable’ Tobias Feilke, an owner liked for his ‘personal’ approach. The stylish lounge has a rich gold and blue palette, plush fabrics, squashy sofas and book-lined shelves by a marble fireplace. Elsewhere, classical wallpaper is decorated with hats – naval caps or an explorer’s leather trilby – next to a suit of armour and display of pipes. The ‘delightful’ bedrooms maintain an eclectic style. One has a Greek column, classical statue and artwork, a window overlooking the courtyard garden; another sports a decorative canopy over a king-size bed, black-and-gold imperial furnishings, Chinese calligraphy. A two-storey apartment has a light-washed sitting room with leather chesterfield sofas, balcony overlooking the quay to the Isle of Wight. Breakfast, taken in a country-style kitchen with much mellow pine, has a continental buffet, an ‘exceptional’ full English.
5. 2 on ground floor, one 2-storey apartment.
lounge, kitchen/breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), courtyard garden, parking, unsuitable for disabled.
not under 8.
per room B&B single £95–£139, double £109–£139. 1-night bookings refused weekends.
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