"The building is mostly beautiful, particularly the original features, and we had great fun exploring it. Our room was a 'city' room, which..."
"A magnificent building now cluttered with slot machines and poor service. The rooms were good and its nice to see such a wonderful building..."
"Requested a ground floor room by Laterooms, given a -1 room, told it had a window, it did, about 2 foot square, up in the gods, could not op..."
"Cheap and cheerful, great base, decent breakfast. Evening meals didn't look great, but we found 2 good local restaurants...."
About the hotel
This Seaside landmark was built in 1863 and still stands proud overlooking the picturesque South bay and Harbour. The beautifully designed hotel is rumoured to have a theme of time within the design of this stately building. It has 4 Towers, 12 Floors, 52 chimneys and 413 rooms.
The hotels boasts two Restaurants, The Harbour Lights, the main restaurant with stunning views of the Harbour and the Premier restaurant for those wanting a more intimate atmosphere with Carvery and a wide selection of dishes and a Café Java serving snacks and beverages. There are also two bars in the hotel, the Empress and the Cabaret bar offer a relaxed chilled atmosphere. The Cabaret Ballroom is home to our LIVE Entertainment, with shows that will keep you entertained for the evening. Conference rooms are also available for any occasion for up to 200 people catering for all your needs. This is the perfect seaside hotel with the views, good food and great entertainment! WIFI is free to all guests and is available in all public areas of the hotel.
Showing Wednesday 7 October 2015 to Thursday 8 October 2015Change Search
- Disabled Facilities , Smoking allowed in bedrooms
- Hotel services
- 24 Hour Reception
- Family friendly
- Cots available , Pets Allowed
- Wedding Licence , Porter , Ground floor bedrooms , Lift to all floors
- Wi-Fi Available , Meeting Facilities , Wi-Fi Available In Public Areas , Private dining services
- Restaurant , Lounge Menu , Bar , Breakfast to go
- In room entertainment
- In room facilities
- Tea/Coffee making facilities in each room , Hairdryer in each room
- Car Parking Available Offsite
- Disabled Access Public Areas , Disabled Access Bedrooms , Disabled toilets on ground floor , Wheelchair Access , Wheelchair Access To Reception , Wheelchair Access To Restaurant , Wheelchair Access To Bar
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- From 14:00 hours
- Until 10:00 hours
- 01/10/2010 to 31/12/2022 - Important Information: The hotel will charge a £2 administration fee on all credit card transactions. Guest are required to show photo identification and valid credit card upon check-in. The price shown is based on the occupancy and dates you have searched for. Prices and availability are subject to change based on the arrival date, number of nights and occupancy searched for. All prices are inclusive of all local taxes.
- Pets are allowed
44% would recommend it to a friend
Faded glory makes for an interesting stay
The building is mostly beautiful, particularly the original features, and we had great fun exploring it.
Our room was a 'city' room, which I did know in advance meant that it had no window, and which turned out to be three floors underground. The main downsides to the room that I wasn't expecting were a strange smell in the corridors on that floor - cooking perhaps from the kitchen - and a damp stain on the ceiling in the exact shape of a giant penis. This didn't detract from the stay though, and our room was clean and comfortable with a jacuzzi bath.
On Sunday morning someone did knock on our door at 9am to try and clean the room, which was a bit annoying, but otherwise the staff were friendly and funny.
Rolled-up carpets piled up either side of the grand staircase, and a very long queue for check-in were the only other very mild negatives to a stay here. Worth the money if you're interested in the hotel itself and don't mind that it's seen better days, which we certainly didn't. Would definitely come back.
A Grand building but not grand service
A magnificent building now cluttered with slot machines and poor service.
The rooms were good and its nice to see such a wonderful building being maintained but the service really was terrible. When we arrived they had no record of our booking and were full. Fortunately they did let us stay by giving us someone else's rooms. We had to queue for everything even going into breakfast. The wifi was so weak it was effectively unusable. The signal from surrounding hotels was stronger. The breakfast food was OK and you could have as much as you liked.