Good Hotel Guide Review
It may have a four-star rating, but there is nothing too swanky about this child-friendly, dog-friendly hotel overlooking Cardigan Bay, across the road from dunes, golf links and white-sand beach. It has been in the Cave-Browne-Cave family for more than a century and has a strong following among Guide readers. ‘It is the ideal family hotel, with enough space to avoid children if you want peace and quiet,’ writes one. More than half of the individually styled bedrooms have a sea view, some have a balcony. One room has a four-poster, and many are spacious, with a palette of sand, sea and surf. Rear-facing rooms are cooler and quieter, with a view of the garden and countryside. Activities include tennis and putting (with sailing and pony trekking to hand), while there are lounges, a playroom and library for wet days as well as an indoor pool. Smart-casual dress is expected at dinner, when ‘good food, with plenty of choice’ includes such dishes as steamed paupiette of Dover sole with prawn mousse and cardinal sauce, and aubergine and chickpea tagine. ‘It remains a favourite with our family, aged 88 to 12.’ (Dorothy Brining)
59. 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 8 Dec–12 Jan.
lift, lounge bar, study, family lounge, adult lounge, restaurant, games room (snooker, table tennis), in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool, beauty salon, 15-acre grounds (lawns, tennis, putting green), most public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in library, some bedrooms (£12 per night).
per person B&B £90–£115, D,B&B £105–£140 (per night for min. 2-night stay, but check for 1-night availability; longer stay discounts). Fixed-price dinner £28.