Cheap n Cheerful with Sea & Pier View
Posted Aug 7, 2015
Check in after 3pm, a friendlier welcome from Tom. No parking but you do get a permit (though parking spaces are limited close-by in busy times). No front disability access; we were led up shallow/steep painted stairs though Tom offered a hand. Initial impressions were true to photographs. Decor appeared cheaply done shabby theme though good paintings of sea-side themes. Whilst I'm sure it is one of the better b&b's here it really wasn't up to our previous stays and moderate expectations for £90!.Perhaps pay extra for the view?. Sign saying not to open the middle window.. the view was over a v.busy section of the sea-front so lots to hear and see. Carpet and room clean, good amount of coffee sachets albeit Nescafe. Mattress comfy but my 6'1" husband found he was unable to lie straight and didn't sleep well at all. Wi-fi for both hubs was out of range. We woke at 3:30 am, my side was just inches from the tiny en-suite door - you could smell the cleaning fluids from your bed,and the extractor fan was old and noisy...we gave up and decided to call it quits plus breakfast wasn't until 8:30 am to 9:15am. We noted another guest had left too. Exhausted hubby made the big mistake of leaving the key and permit under the "staff" door, forgetting to leave a note...this triggered Claire to send 2 terse voice-mails, 6 'phone calls& 2 v.snippy emails..our mistake for not leaving a note though no checks for the key 1st ?. Her threats to charge extra & manner lost points.