8. 1 on ground floor.
bar, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), garden, beach across road, unsuitable for disabled.
‘easy listening’ in bar and restaurant.
not under 5.
allowed in bedrooms (cleaning fee), not in public rooms.
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B from £115. À la carte £35.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Splendidly quirky’, Max O’Rourke’s characterful seafront hotel is filled with a ‘relaxed, utterly unpretentious’ atmosphere, and an ‘interesting collection’ of ornaments and objects from far-flung lands. Highly individual accommodation is set over several floors, but sip a welcome drink while ‘efficient staff’ bring your suitcases up to the room. ‘Bedrooms vary hugely’, so get in touch to discuss before booking. Each room – perhaps with ‘wonderful sea views’ – is decorated with a different city, country or continent in mind: split-level Morocco has kilim rugs, jewel-toned cushions and a bedroom up a spiral staircase; a New York-style penthouse loft has a jukebox and an aquarium coffee table (don’t forget to feed the fish). ‘The road in front is noisy by day, but quiet at night.’ Take aperitifs in the courtyard or in the beachy bar overlooking the Channel; a menu of comfort food (potted pork and caper toast; moules marinière and chips) is served in the restaurant. Breakfast comes with the morning newspaper, plus a suggestion for the day’s outing. More reports, please.