Having not been to Minehead previously we were a little apprehensive it might be a run down seaside resort like so many in the Uk experiencing difficult times. I've were pleasantly suprised. First view of the hotel we were impressed by its clean, fresh tidy exterior and location to the promenade and beach. We were made very welcome by Amy and shown to our large bedroom which had a super view of the small harbour and bay. Not serving dinner on a Sunday in January, after a short walk we found a pub serving food. A good nights sleep was experienced follwed by our morning tea and biscuits overlooking the bay bathed in early morning sunshine. Breakfast was well presented and tasty on both days. The social areas were very quiet due to the time of year but imagine during the summer months the location, drink and food choices would make the hotel a popular destination. Being so close to the small-town, railway and beach Is an added bonus. …
Went in for Sunday lunch at nearly 13 pound a head we was expecting a lovely meal , it came out with the gravy boat in the middle of the plate which was already swimming in gravy , the beef was not freshly cut it was awful tough meat , we both left our plates with hardly touching the food , it left your mouth full of grease , so disappointed, nice bloke who served us ,and nice place , but if your going to sell roast dinners get it right ,with drinks it was the worse 34 quid I've spent in a long time .
Booking the Beach Hotel was unplanned and last minute but I was pleasantly surprised. I arrived in Minehead earlier than planned and after a friendly call with reception I was given an early check-in which was really appreciated. Parking, well there is indeed free parking but the spaces are unmarked and due to flooding in parts which the hotel could do little about, people were parking at angles, sideways and more. My car is brand new and I just didn’t trust it, but it didn’t prove a problem as there was more convenient paid parking than I’d ever seen anywhere on earth right next to the hotel. The parking is paid from 9am-6pm Daily. £5.90. I just found that better for me and was happy to pay. Check-in was really friendly and a bucket of ice, water, lemonade and fresh milk was a welcomed pleasant touch. The room was immaculate, bed really comfortable with nice bedding. Plenty of hot drink options, a good bathroom with good towels and more made this hotel great value from the outset given the above and location so close to the beach and GWR (Railway). Breakfast - Personally I like to see how I feel in the morning and choose what to eat on the day, especially if I’ve been out the night before. I’d just had a Carvery in the Queens Head (Was Amazing) so when I was asked to choose breakfast at check-in it threw me a little and I wasn’t a fan. I ordered an omelette which to be fair was cooked fresh the next morning and actually really good, the croissants and coffee was good too. With such a small but satisfactory choice on the breakfast menu, even an apprentice should not need to have pre orders the day before. Because I forgot to put my pre order in the next day this actually resulted in me skipping breakfast all together on my last morning as I felt I hadn’t ordered the day before and therefor wouldn’t have got anything. I went to Greggs after checkout :(. Check-out was non existent, I just got a nod from someone at the other end of the bar area and put my key on the reception area desk. In a nutshell the hotel was good value overall and pleasant, it was warm in the room but the sash windows opened easily and I liked the sea breeze. Parking was stressless and I did it my way. Breakfast well was what it was but I loathed the pre booking but to be fair what I did eat on the one morning out of two was really good. I love a bar but didn’t use it downstairs and would have liked to get to know the staff more and enjoy the facilities. They were certainly friendly enough but I found myself exploring the town and a decent Witherspoon's. I’d stay here again, if you like to explore, nearby there are breathtaking views and photo opportunities a short drive in either direction, drive beyond Porlock up the coast and find the smallest Parish Church in England over 1000 years old or the beautiful village of Dunster and it’s castle the other way. Or stay in Minehead for pubs, charity shops, the beach, railway, Butlins and probably the best Carvery I’ve ever had in the Queens Head. Blenheim Park and St Andrews church are worth a visit too. All in all a great stay. Enjoy people. …
What an absolute fantastic place and the staff were lovely. they're apprentices doing hospitality training and so chatty and friendly, keen and motivated , nothing was too much trouble for them - I think one of the girls was called Ellie. The place has got a fantastic gym, far better equipped than many I've paid for and I got it all to myself on Sunday morning. I do quite a lot of work a around this region so I will definitely be basing myself here when I get chance . Can't rate it or the staff highly enough - well done guys xx
Stay for 1 night to attend Dunster Christmas Fair. Excellent position of hotel. Had room with sea view, very comfortable, slept well. Cold outside, but warm inside. Staff were very good and helpful. Breakfast was good with plenty to choose from. Railway just across road, and easy flat walk into town. Free car parking. Recomend.
Very friendly staff, great breakfast, a clean room. A good location in Minehead and i would stay again. only negatives - the parking wasnt as clearly signposted and the shower ran hot and cold a bit in the morning - but i am being fussy! Thank you
Great location. Nice enough hotel. No lifts though. Friendly helpful staff. Bar shut before 9-00pm. No restaurant open either in the evening. Full English breakfast not brilliant. We were not told about this when we made the booking.
We stayed here as part of a family reunion. Lesso learnt that Booking.Com do not transfer the names for each room so it's worth if booking multiple rooms to let the hotel know the names for each room. We had dinner in the restaurant the first night and the food was great - I had steak pie. The breakfast offer was really good. The room was amazing with fantastic sea view and whilst the hotel is on the main road we had a peaceful night even with the window open. A really lovely stay and the staff were fantastic. Well done (Great Wifi too!)
We had a friendly welcome, the room was ready early too. We were shown to our room which was Bossington Bay I think. It had sea views, very clean, comfortable and spacious, breakfast was great too. Only stayed 1 night but would prefer to of stayed the week rather than in butlins which was run down and dirty. Would stay again.
Cannot fault our stay we had Watermeet room facing beach and railway museum it is a lovely room nice clean and tidy Good tea and coffee and even fresh coffee with a cafertia Great location close to town Best breakfast ever especially veggie Great hosts