101. 1 suitable for disabled, apartment suites in separate block.
all year except 3 weeks Jan.
lift, bar, restaurant, cafe, relaxation lounge, shop and art gallery, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), indoor and outdoor play areas, spa (indoor swimming pool), civil wedding licence, 5-acre grounds (3 heated swimming pools, tennis, playing field), several public areas wheelchair accessible.
‘laid-back’ in restaurant, cafe and bar.
all ages welcomed.
allowed in some bedrooms, some public areas (£12 per night).
per room B&B single from £95, double from £160, D,B&B from £206. Set dinner £28–£38.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a hillside location with ‘stunning sea views’, this supremely family-friendly hotel has something for everyone – indeed, everything for everyone. There is a lot going on here, with a theatre, pottery studio, gallery, art and design fairs – and the beach below for surf lessons. The ambience is happy and relaxed. ‘The staff really make your stay’ with their ‘lovely attitude’. ‘We were all made welcome.’ ‘A well-oiled operation.’ The decor is Scandi-inspired, with acres of sofas, floor-to-ceiling windows, an open fire. Two hours of free childcare daily (lunch provided in the 11.30–1.30 session) leaves parents free to take advantage of the spa and sensory garden, or to enjoy cocktails in the bar or on the terrace. Rooms are supplied with fresh milk and mains-powered cool box. The more expensive have a sea view. The Wild Café serves cream teas, burgers, wood-fired pizzas. In the more sophisticated Herring, daily-changing menus include such dishes as red gurnard, salsify, spring onions, warm potted crab. The adults-only Scarlet (see next entry) is a sister hotel in every sense, owned by the same three sisters.
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