Three couples booked and although our rooms varied in size, overall we were very pleased with our ‘compact’ option. The tea making facilities and toiletries supplied were much appreciated. The breakfast – served 7.30 – 11 am and so good. Worth going for the breakfast alone!! There is a nice cozy lounge area opening into a spacious bar area. The owners go out of their way to make your stay comfortable and enjoyable. They are knowledgeable about the area and very helpful with queries and recommendations.

Beds are comfortable and loads of hot water. Spacious for hanging/storing clothes and overall, a great place. Very impressed with quality = cost. Hotel very close to sea but also almost on top of beautiful conservation area which is so quiet compared to Southend itself, yet within easy walking distance of Southend activities.
Room Tip: No. 12 at top but enormous and space to sit. Sea view. No. 1 is spacious and very large bathroom.

  • Lynda C, Tripadvisor member, Epsom, England, Stayed August 2016, traveled as a couple

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