Good Hotel Guide Review
The Cave-Browne-Cave family have kept a welcome in the hillside at their big, white hotel above Cardigan Bay since the days of silent film, when men wore bowler hats to the beach. This ‘traditional hotel’ moves at its own gentle pace, and ‘one gets the impression that that is exactly what guests want’, writes a reader. Bedrooms, many with a sea view across road and railway, are decorated in fresh marine colours. ‘We had a third-floor room with lovely views over the sand dunes to the sea, but traffic and railway noise was not intrusive.’ Most can accommodate an extra bed or cot, some can sleep two adults and three children, and parents can relax at dinner courtesy of a child-listening service. Child-friendliness and flexibility extend to a playroom and outdoor play area, children’s supper and all-day lounge menu. ‘Staff are enthusiastic and welcoming.’ Expect dishes such as Dover sole with prawn mousse and cardinal sauce, slow-roasted belly pork with sauce Albert, or vegetable tagine, with produce from the kitchen garden. On sunny days, you can lunch on the terrace. (Geoffrey Bignell)
59. 1 suitable for disabled.
all year except 11 Dec–22 Jan.
lift, lounge bar, study, family lounge, adult lounge, restaurant, games room (snooker, table tennis, pool table), in-room TV (Freeview), indoor swimming pool, beauty salon, 15-acre grounds (tennis, putting green, children’s playground), EV charging, most public rooms wheelchair accessible, adapted toilet.
all ages welcomed, under-10s free, extra bed (aged 10–16) £35–£45, with dinner.
allowed in some bedrooms (£15 per dog per night), library.
D,B&B from £125 per person (per night for min. 2-night stay, longer stay discounts).