First of all I have to say the hotel is dated so if you want a modern clinical place is definitely not for you. It oldy worldy & full of nic nacs. The high light for us was the food & Barry & Jan....talk about friendly! Jans a character & does a lovely V&T & Barry's foods to die for....our Saturday night meal was top notch & reasonable. The dog is sweet & Barry helped my partner play a wicked thick on me which gave us such a laugh! Home from home & definitely come back for a weekend. Oh yeah I forgot toothpaste & Barry was there in a flash with a tube.....thanks you guys & hopefully see you soon sending 😘😘
The hotel is a breath of fresh air. It is great to see a traditional hotel in this era of corporate blandness. Jan and Barry are perfect hosts and not forgetting Ted the dog! The accommodation is comfortable and the food, both breakfast and dinner is excellent. You must try Barry’s fried bread! The hotel is in a quiet location with great views over the green and the sea. We enjoyed it so much we stayed another night. Highly recommended and we can’t wait to go back.
We booked for a week from 19th June to 26th June as a treat for my 60th birthday. It is most definitely NOT a hotel but is rather a tired, run down, dirty, dusty B & B! A dull, dark hallway as you enter, with a a smelly dog to greet you! Ornaments and plates on the walls from the 70's that probably have not been cleaned since! Dining room is the same. Dark, dingy, dirty and smelly! Our bedroom, although it overlooked the sea and we paid extra, had wallpaper hanging off the damp walls and had probably not been decorated in over 40 years! Broken saniflo ensuite toilet which we were told would not be fixed until 24th June (5 days after our arrival) and that we would have to leave the room for at least 3 hours whilst it was fixed. Shower - dirty and old and again did not flow properly due to it being a Saniflo fit. We had booked dinner on the night of our arrival to celebrate my birthday. Small overpriced portions and highly overpriced drinks. Landlady hovers around whilst you eat making you feel really uncomfortable, and removes plates from the table before you have even finished your meal! Oh and the smelly dog enters the dining room and begs at your feet whilst you eat! Same thing at breakfast time! The landlady and dog hover as you eat! We couldn't stand it and left after only 2 nights! The landlady is refusing to give us a refund. £130 per night - simply not worth it. Windows don't open properly as they have been filled with mastik where holes have developed in the frames. The whole place needs gutting and refurbishing. It is now 29th June and I still have a stomach upset from this awful dirty place!…
We booked a two night stay at The Rock to stay in Frinton looking for a bungalow to purchase. We received a warm welcome from Barry and were put in a great room overlooking the green and the sea. Jan and Barry were very friendly and helpful and made us feel very welcome - we were the only two guests staying! Breakfast was really good (and they do fried bread! We would highly recommend this Hotel which has a great position and an abundance of old world charm. Some may find the en suite bathroom too small and in need of updating - the sink was in the room rather than the bathroom - but this did not detract in any way from our enjoyment of our stay. Sadly the bungalow search was not successful ...... so we will definitely return.
We had a great night, this is a classic old school hotel, such easy parking and with the friendliest of staff too. We felt part of the family, had a great couple of hours in the bar, won't hesitate to return