My stay at the Royal Hotel was smooth sailing, no hassle,no fuss,good service.
On arrival I was seen by a very nice young lady(a very nice start),issued a key etc,etc,and the bill was paid there and then, rather than on checking out.
My room was surprisingly big and nicely finished,if slightly loud on the wallpaper side.
The usual room contents apply,tea making items,TV,internet access inroom,bath/shower,nice double bed and so on.
A lift takes you to your floor,plus of course the stairs for the young and fit.
My room rate was £60 a night inc breakfast.
Breakfast starts at 7.30am on till about 9am I think it was,whilst the cereals and toast, fruit etc was as good as gold,the cooked option should be considered before having it,the eggs,and sausages,bacon,fried bread were walking talking heart attacks waiting to happen,knee deep in oil and fat,JUST STICK TO CEREAL,also the tea was no medal winner either,but then,you don't have to have it.
All in all,a nice Hotel, (some really nice young ladies),no issues "other than a so so breakfast".
Unique Quality: The Hotel is in a terrific location,you can see the sea right from outfront,give or take a few steps.
You will however need to walk up and down a cruel set of winding steps to get to the beach,that are ok on the way down,but a pig on the way up.
There is of course a cliffside lift if you can't be bothered,which costs 50p.
The decor is somewhat olde worldy,some may say dated,but I thought it had a certain charm,lots of gold, and bright wallpapers.
Directions: Right near the beach in the centre of the seafront,about 8-10 minutes average easy walk to the train station.