The Relais Cooden Beach Guest Reviews
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|1.9 miles from Bexhill centre|
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Amanda Sun, 26 June 2022
Perfect and everything I needed...
Liked: love the location of this hotel. perfect if you need some sea air. the rooms are lovely and spacious and well equipped. everywhere was clean. The staff are exceptional and the friendliest and most accommodating staff I have ever come across in a hotel. nothing was too much trouble
Disliked: lack of bread products on the menu I.e no naan with the curry, no roll with the prawn bisque, no toast offered with the continental breakfast and also a lack of less fancy food for people that prefer more basic food. The only option really was a burger or there was fish and chips. having said that, the food was nice though and you don?t have to eat there.
Thomas Sun, 26 June 2022
Jennifer Sun, 26 June 2022
Liked: Staff at breakfast and room service very goodGood welcome
Disliked: Noisy building works in morning but acceptable
Elizabeth Sat, 25 June 2022
Would like to go back!
Liked: Dinner was good and our family lunch was excellent, with fabulous desserts, and I don't usually have puddings but they were great. The bathroom looked new and everything worked well, great shower. Loved the fact that we were right on the beach with plenty of deckchairs to use and eating on the outside terrace. Parking easy. And liked Bexhill with its lovely older buildings.As the hotel is currently being renovated it is difficult to give it huge ratings as people reading the review might get the wrong idea. The function room was being used for dining and it had no atmosphere t all. Also the reception was very lacking unlike the staff who were very welcoming.
Disliked: Breakfast was ok but not the best experience. I did find the variation in the scrambled egg worth mentioning to the staff. On the first day, a neat small amount was beautifully cooked, not too hard. On the second day, half the plate was covered in a huge amount which was mostly rather solid lumps and I didn't eat much of it. A pot of filter coffee wasn't very hot and was weak, and I don't like strong coffee! But they changed it for Americanos. I drink freshly percolated coffee at home every morning so have a certain idea of what it should be like. Many hotels I've visited do not serve decent coffee at breakfast, it is a most basic requirement for a good breakfast. Our room wasn't all that big. It had minimal hanging space for two people, no drawers, and just three shelves. The wardrobe was in an awkward place at the side of the bed with perhaps 2'6" of space between it and the bed, room 106. We weren't unhappy with it but we were only there for 2 days, a week would have been different. At £205 per night, it wasn't particularly good value for its size.
David Fri, 24 June 2022
Liked: nice staff. comfy bed. cooked breakfast decent.
Disliked: massively overpriced given its under refurbishment
Jerry Fri, 24 June 2022
Liked: All the facilities are excellent. Andre the Flemish waiter was the star.
Carol Fri, 24 June 2022
Excellent stay, staff were amazing....
Liked: loved the location and so close to the station
Disliked: service on the verandah was a little slow
Rebecca Thu, 23 June 2022
Fabulous location in the beach
Liked: Amazing location especially in the summer while experiencing lovely sunny weather. Rooms are recently updated to a beach hut theme. This hotel will be amazing when the renovations are completed.
Disliked: Renovations are currently taking place so the usual bar and restaurant areas are out of bounds. Luckily the weather was great so I could eat/drink outside. My room was at the back so a view of the train station rather than the beach - luckily the train strike meant I wasn?t disturbed by train noise. My room door wouldn?t shut/lock properly which was a concern for a solo female traveller but the receptionist was great when I reported it.
Richard Wed, 22 June 2022
Liked: Meals and service very good. Facilities, such as there were, good. Some unusual ideas on room furnishing - 2 x 5ft beds described as a family room but poor storage for 2 let alone 4 people
Disliked: Some poor workmanship by builders, e.g non-draining basin; shower door that doesn't close thus flooding bathroom..No fire instructions displayed; door closer hanging loose: fire doors secured open.Harsh enforcement of no smoking rules include outside gardens, indeed ANY of the site other that one bin well hidden and broken.
William Wed, 22 June 2022