8, 1 on ground floor.
bar, breakfast room, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden.
‘quiet’ in bar.
allowed in bedrooms (£30 per night).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
per room B&B from £115. À la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
Brimming with an ‘interesting collection’ of curios from far-flung lands, Max O’Rourke’s characterful seafront hotel is both ‘splendidly quirky’ and ‘utterly relaxed’. While guests enjoy a welcome drink, ‘efficient staff’ take care of luggage. The distinctive bedrooms are set over several floors. Decorated to reflect different destinations, they have a ‘huge variety’: Antarctica is dazzlingly white, with a faux polar bear throw, floor-to-ceiling windows and ‘wonderful sea views’; Manhattan is a loft with jukebox and aquarium coffee table. ‘The busy road in front quietens at night.’ A beachy bar offers cocktails and water views. Breakfast comes with a side dish of the day’s newspapers, plus suggestions for outings and eateries.