The Seaside Boarding House

For those who like to be beside the seaside, this style-conscious hotel ‘has much to recommend it’. More

Contact details

The Seaside Boarding House
Cliff Road
Burton Bradstock
Dorset
DT6 4RB
England
01308 897 205

Hotel information

Bedrooms

8.

Open

all year.

Facilities

bar, restaurant, library, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, civil wedding licence, unsuitable for disabled.

Background music

in bar.

Children

all ages welcomed (1 family room).

Dogs

allowed in 2 bedrooms, bar; not in restaurant.

Credit cards

Amex, MasterCard, Visa.

Prices

[2016] per room B&B £180–£235. A la carte £35. 1-night bookings sometimes refused.

Good Hotel Guide Review

For those who like to be beside the seaside, this style-conscious hotel ‘has much to recommend it’. Its informal ‘charm and friendliness’ attract admirers; its ‘stunning’ position, on a cliff above Chesil Bay, mollifies even the staunchest detractors. ‘It is excellent in every way,’ a regular Guide reader tells us in 2016. Mary-Lou Sturridge and Tony Mackintosh, both formerly of London’s Groucho Club, are the owners; they have brought metropolitan gloss (and, some say, a city-slicker ‘self-consciousness’) to the beach retreat. While some guests like the ‘obliging’, laid-back atmosphere, others, visiting in cooler months, have commented on an off-season sluggishness. Still, ‘everything is done in good taste’. ‘Elegant, unfussy’ bedrooms overlook coast or countryside; the best have ‘wide sea views’; each has ‘shelves of interesting books’ (TV upon request). ‘Excellent’ meals (from a ‘limited’ menu) use freshly landed seafood; take afternoon tea, sundowners and nightcaps in the bar. At breakfast, choose from a small buffet of muesli, yogurt and juice before tucking into a locally smoked kipper and ‘good’ scrambled eggs. (John Walton, and others)

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The Seaside Boarding House
Cliff Road
Burton Bradstock
Dorset
DT6 4RB

Guest comments

'Excellent in every way, charm and friendliness on the part of everyone, excellent food and stunning position. ' - John Walton - February, 2016

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