Good Hotel Guide Review
‘Achingly cool yet comfortable’, this youthful hotel receives praise for its ‘very nice staff’, ‘well-appointed bedrooms’ and ‘great breakfasts’. (The ‘first-rate’ orange juice is worthy of mention, too.) It is part of Justin and Charlotte Salisbury’s eclectic collection (see main entries in London and Brighton). The Georgian house is chock full of ‘intriguing’ artworks, eccentricity and vintage flourishes, from the popular restaurant to the highly individual bedrooms. It’s not to all tastes – ‘one man’s quirky/funky/fun could be another man’s odd/weird/peculiar,’ a Guide inspector says – but the staff are roundly ‘eager, pleasant and obliging’, and do what they can to help. Meals in the informal restaurant/bar/smokehouse draw hungry locals (‘the beer-can-smoked chicken is truly stupendous’); a terrace and beer garden are ideal on a sunny day. 10 mins’ walk from railway station; 5 mins’ walk from seafront.|bedrooms 21. 4 self-contained apartments next door. open All year. facilities Bar/lounge, restaurant, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), small courtyard garden with bar, table tennis and table football, meeting/function facilities. background music In public spaces. children All ages welcomed. dogs Allowed in 2 ground-floor bedrooms (£10 charge). prices Per room/apartment £79–£450. À la carte £30.