This is now the seventh or eighth time I’ve stayed there over the past 5 or 6 years. I travel down from Aberdeen, for a Skinhead meet every Easter weekend and I’ve been a couple of time with my wife and daughter too.

This has to be the friendliest hotel I’ve ever stayed in, any where. Bertie, Ben and all the other staff are just fantastic. Always cheery and helpful. The rooms are comfortable, clean and airy. The food in the hotel is great, the breakfast is second to none and it lasts from 7am to 11am so no rush.

There is a small carpark at the rear and on my most recent trip Bertie gave up his space so I could park my motor there all weekend. There’s always parking within a short distance any how.

I can’t see past this place and it is run in the way a good family hotel should be. I’ll be back, again and again that’s for sure.

Brian D. Stayed April 2015, travelled with friendsSouthend Pier