37. Some on ground floor, 1 in adjacent cottage, 5 suitable for disabled.
lift, lounge, drawing room, sun lounge, gallery, study, bar, library, light lunch/supper room, 2 restaurants, conservatory, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Freeview), gym, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 2-acre grounds, tennis, sandy beach.
all ages welcomed, no under-7s in restaurant in evening.
allowed in bedrooms, not in public areas (except assistance dogs).
Amex, MasterCard, Visa.
 per room B&B £290–£440, D,B&B £480–£586. Set dinner £50, à la carte £50.
Good Hotel Guide Review
‘In lush, beautifully tended gardens, this wonderful cliff-top hotel offers a sense of timeless peace and isolation.’ Guide readers this year continue to be drawn to Toby Ashworth’s family-friendly hotel and spa, founded 29 years ago by his grandmother. ‘The warm hospitality makes the train journey worthwhile. Even among strangers, here, there’s a feeling of old friends reunited.’ Traditionally decorated bedrooms, many sea-facing, have a ‘sumptuous bed’ and ‘excellent reading lights’, but it’s the old-fashioned touches that make them special: a valet to unpack your bags, a hot-water bottle, a laundry service. ‘It is, in many ways, a time warp, but that’s what makes it enjoyable.’ Dress up to dine from a nightly-changing table d’hôte menu in the silver-service restaurant (perhaps including ‘superlative pork in Calvados from the flambé trolley’), or eat more informally in the Quarterdeck. There may be a faint hint of change in the air – wasabi paste in a roast-beef sandwich! – but the ‘varied breakfast spread’ and ‘delicious afternoon tea’ remain key moments in the day. ‘Fellow guests said it’s the best hotel they’ve stayed in. I can only agree.’ (Matthew Caminer, Stanley Salmon). The Nare is also a member of Pride of Britain hotels,
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The gardens were initially created in the 18th century, but were only restored in the 1990s.
The world's largest greenhouse (biodome), with plants collected from around the world.
A seaside town renowned for being home to a large number of artist and a branch of the Tate Gallery.