What did I like the least? - Having to trek up so many flights of stairs to my room (at my age, with my infirmities), and down so many flights of stairs to have a cigarette!!
I could have done with being a floor lower but the extra exercise did me good (I keep telling myself).
This was a last minute booking, Sunday for Monday - on a Bank Holiday! I really wasn't disappointed.
I booked two rooms - one for me and a family room for the Ex, my Daughter and the Grandkids. The rooms were very clean, well prepared and both en-suite.
Parking was sparse but we managed.
Breakfast changed from day to day because the Grandkids couldn't make their minds up, but this didn't faze Barry and Cora, our hosts, and by Day Three most had settled on boiled eggs with toast and (result!!) they even had Maggi (you'll understand if you've ever tried it)!
We were within walking distance of South Pier which I think offers good family amenities and, although we were right on top of the Pleasure Beach and Sandcastle Water Park, they priced themselves out of our budget (profit is one thing - gluttony is unacceptable!).
I slept like a log for my whole stay (woke up in the fireplace every morning! (The oldest are the oldest!)) and my room (the coolest in the house I reckon) was just the right temperature, so I didn't have to suffer with excessive heat (although it is available if you want it).
Considering this is their first full season in residency, Cora and Barry have excelled. Their children are exceptionally well behaved and a credit to them; the hotel is very reasonably priced and the breakfasts are a good start to the day.
What did I like best? - Without doubt the 'can-do' attitude of the hosts and their family.
Barry, Cora, JJ and Vanessa - see you next year circumstances permitting - Thank you so much!!