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Tuesday, December 06, 2016

Wonderful Hospitality at The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel is a four-star hotel with 62 rooms situated in a lovely location opposite the beach in Southend-on-Sea. The seaside retreat was beautifully done up when we visited Southend-on-Sea last week. There was festive décor in the lobby and all other public areas and we felt rather Christmassy as we walked into the hotel. The check-in was quick and we were soon in our suite on the top floor.

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The suite


The Roslin boasts 3 luxurious suites - Mulberry, The Estuary and The Esplanade. We stayed in Mulberry which had a private balcony overlooking the beach. What a lovely view! The suite was well appointed in an elegant style. The furnishings, linen, pillows - everything was of a very good quality which meant that we enjoyed a comfortable night's rest.

Some of the facilities in the suite included a flat screen digital TV, radio alarm, tea / coffee making facilities, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and free Wi-Fi.

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel


The bathroom was spotlessly clean. Fluffy bathrobes, towels and a selection of Elemis grooming toiletries were provided.



Style - it's all in the details


I liked the attention to small details. Everything in the décor was so well thought of and beautifully executed. The streaming sunshine created wonderful shadows on the walls of the room and I fell in love with the suite a little more!

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel


Dining


Dinner at the AA rosette restaurant was very good. We were warmly greeted by the friendly staff, led to our table and the dinner menu was explained to us. Shortly after, a selection of bread arrived and it was really good - soft, fresh and with a crunchy crust. For our starters, we ordered Cream of Jerusalem Artichoke Soup and Glazed Goats' Cheese with Beetroot, Apple and Hazelnut. The Goats' Cheese had interesting flavours and texture and I loved it. My husband was equally pleased with the Artichoke soup - it was creamy and delicious with a hint of nutty flavour.

For the main course, I chose Arborio Risotto with Butternut Squash, Watercress and Crispy Goats' Cheese. It was well-seasoned and delicious. My husband opted for the Vegetable Pithivier - an all butter pastry filled with Courgette, Brie, Tomato Compote, Broccoli and Mushroom - again a delicious dish with lovely flavours and texture.

The desserts on the menu sounded very inviting but we were already full and decided to skip the final course.

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel


Overall, our dining experience was lovely. The waiting staff was attentive and very professional. I noticed that they made everyone comfortable, checking in between courses if anything was needed. The table was de-crumbed between courses and the staff also recommended popular dishes. The food was delicious and left us full.

Breakfast the next morning was equally good.

Ambience


The festive spirit of the season was well-reflected in the décor and ambience of the hotel. There was a relaxed atmosphere throughout and all the guests (including us) seemed to be thoroughly enjoying themselves.

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel


The Roslin Retreat


As you must have already inferred from the article so far, our stay at the Roslin was all about relaxation and enjoyment but the crowning point was my visit to the Roslin Retreat. The spa offers a wide range of luxury treatments from Elemis, St. Tropez, Biotec, Thalgo etc. The spa is staffed with highly trained and friendly therapists who ensured that all guests are comfortable and leave the spa pampered and rejuvenated.

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel

The Roslin Beach Hotel


I had chosen the Elemis Biotec Sensitive Skin Soother treatment which is a 50-minute anti-redness treatment that soothes sensitive skin. The treatment also included an oxygen infusion to encourage cellular restoration and red light therapy and calming anti-oxidants to improve the skin’s ability to repair itself. During the treatment, my therapist, Christina also gave me a neck and shoulder massage. All I can say is that she has magic in her hands. The massage was impressive as was the facial. It was 50 minutes of pure bliss. My skin was left feeling soft, intensely hydrated and dare I say a little radiant and glowing!

Out and about


The Roslin is ideally located to explore many of the popular attractions in Southend on Sea. Southend Pier, one of the most visited local landmarks, is nearby. It is the longest pleasure pier in the world! Another popular attraction is Sea Life Adventure with over 40 unique displays featuring sea life from all over the world. The ruins of the Hadleigh Castle are less than 30 minutes away. Kids Kingdom and Adventure Island (a theme park by the sea) are also nearby.

The Roslin Beach Hotel



Final word


We enjoyed every bit of our stay at the Roslin. The suite was tastefully decorated and inviting. Every little detail had been thought of and well attended to. The food was fabulous. My spa treatment was very relaxing. But the real stars of the show were the staff. Every single staff member we encountered was courteous and thoroughly professional.

If you are planning on visiting and staying in Southend-on-Sea then definitely check this place out. We highly recommend it and would love to return one day.

Make a booking


Prices at the Roslin range from £65-£165 per room per night to £70-£175 per room per night including breakfast. The rates are dependent on the season and weekend supplements may apply.

The hotel also has some interesting packages like the Overnight Pamper break with includes one night in a Classic Double room (based on 2 sharing), one treatment of your choice from the Roslin Luxury Choice List, plus 20% off any extra treatments, full English breakfast and a three-course set dinner. The Overnight Pamper break is priced from £109.00 per person (based on 2 sharing).

A special Christmas offer is also available at the Roslin - Festive Afternoon Tea priced at £19.50 per person.

For more information and/or to make a booking, use the details below.

The Roslin Beach Hotel | Thorpe Esplanade, Thorpe Bay, Essex SS1 3BG
Phone: 01702 586 375 | email: info@roslinhotel.com



*Our stay was complimentary as part of a press stay. All views, as always, remain my own.

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96 comments :

  1. Reading the article I had expected the prices to be much higher. Will add the Roslin to our mini getaway wish list

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  2. LOoks and sounds a lovely place to stay! Thank you for sharing your experience x

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  3. It looks wonderful, the suite seems so luxurious, I'm very jealous.

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  4. wow! Your photos and posts always leave me speechless. Just stunning! It really just makes me feel like I've been away on holiday too. Really happy for you that you get to go to these amazing places. And lucky for us that we get to see and share your experiences---thank you!

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    1. Thanks Jennifer. Your comments are always so appreciative and encouraging.

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  5. I'm always amazed at how some seaside hotels look so unassuming from the outside but are quite fabulous on the in. They look like they have made a real effort with the furnishings which is always a good sign because it means they really care about their guests and the food looks above par too. Their Christmas decorations put mine to shame!

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    1. The team there was very professional and friendly and everyone seemed to be enjoying their work which reflected in the overall levels of service.

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  6. It all looks absolutely gorgeous, luxurious and exclusive. Wonderful!
    Jane

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  7. Looks so nice and cosy there and some lovely views

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  8. Wow, what an amazing looking room, I bet that you didn't want to leave, it looks so relaxing.

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  9. Looks gorgeous with beautiful views!

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  10. This looks lovely! I've never been to Southend on Sea before, but this has tempted me!

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  11. That looks incredible. Could stay in the room all day!

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  12. What a beautiful hotel! I love the decor and views, the whole place looks so relaxing and cosy!

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  13. Oh wow the hotel looks beautiful indoors, I am loving the vases full of oranges with a candle glowing what a super idea! So very warm looking

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    1. I liked that idea as well - so festive and creative.

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  14. what stunning rooms- and the food looks delicious !

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  15. Looks and sounds amazing. Fantastic rooms. I would love to stay ❤

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  16. Very relaxing& the extras stand out🎅

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  17. This place looks incredible, the phot's are beautiful and makes me want to go myself x

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  18. the interior design looks stunning.

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  19. A bit of luxury in a very pictureesque setting.

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  20. It looks lovely! I've never been to Southend but maybe it's somewhere to put on my 'to go' list! X

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  21. Margaret Clarkson
    It all sounds very lovely and the view from the balcony is gorgeous,

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  22. It looks lovely inside, really smart, and I love the view from the balcony.

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  23. A very informative review

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  24. Oh wow, this sounds absolutely wonderful, and the scenery from the balcony is fabulous

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  25. That looks incredible I love the view from the balcony.

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  26. Love the decor. So classy yet simple and modern. Looks a great place to stay

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  27. It looks beautiful! My kind of place to stay!

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  28. I've never been to Southend-On-Sea, but I will definitely be putting it on my list of places to visit! Absolutely love the look of The Roslin, the decor is so beautiful :) Everything looks so luxurious - I expected the prices to be a lot higher x

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  29. What a lovely hotel! Very elegant. You certainly wouldn't expect to see such shiny opulence based on the picture of the front of the hotel. You must have felt very special indeed relaxing in the lovely interiors. The food looks divine too. It is certainly an eye opener.

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    1. The food and the service in the restaurant was excellent.

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  30. Oh how gorgeous!! It looks super stunning ... I hope you thoroughly enjoyed it xxx

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  31. Great photos - feels like we are there with you, I love the bed and the lamps in the bedroom.

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  32. Beautiful pictures, feel like i was there too! :)

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  33. A truly stunning place, it looked magical, I am very envious and I hope one day I will get to experience something as wonderful.

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  34. This place looks lovely, beautiful pictures, it's 20 mins away from me and I didn't know about it

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  35. It looks absolutely gorgeous in the pictures definitely somewhere i would like to visit

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  36. Wow, that seems like just what the doctor ordered after a busy christmas !

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  37. A beautiful way to relax and indulge Perfect for a long week end

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  38. Would LOVE to stay there! Great photos too!

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  39. definitley somewhere I would want to stay if lucky enough to get away with fiance without the kids. Looks very luxurious.

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  40. This hotel looks absolutely lovely. I think the rooms look comfortable and modern. The decorations for the festive season look beautiful and this hotel is welcoming.
    I'm surprised that a hotel of this quality was in this location. One definitely to me a note of its right up my street!

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  41. What a hotel, what comfortable and luxurious surroundings to spend a few days at.

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  42. The Roslin Beach Hotel looks like a fantastic place for the family to enjoy a stay.

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  43. I got married in Southend almost 40 years ago, and it was very much down at heel. There were no decent hotels, just some grotty B&Bs which all looked as if they needed a lick of paint and a good cleaning. (We only chose Southend as our venue because my grandmother lived there and she was too unwell to travel far.) It seems as if a lot has changed in the intervening decades, this hotel looks lovely and comfortable.

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  44. Looks so lovely, but the prices are so surprising. We travel a lot so this is going on my list. Thanks for the link to the review.

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  45. This looks a lovely place - I have never been to Southend, having spent most holidays in Cornwall but I am very tempted after seeing your pictures and comments.

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  46. What a lovely review, thank you for sharing. The hotel looks beautiful and very comfortable!

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  47. It looks like a beautiful hotel - the photos are brilliant too.

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  48. Wow what a stunning hotel and wonderful photos, what a fantastic place to stay!

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  49. looks lovely- amazing photos too, beautiful!

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  50. The decor looks warm and inviting, and what a balcony!

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  51. Incredible setting and photos! Fabulous food, romantic setting! Wow what more could you want!!
    Emma dexter @emmadex85

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  52. Looks Wonderful brilliant photographs too, would love to visit myself x

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  53. This looks like it was a really lovely stay.

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  54. I've never visited Southend on Sea but this hotel might just tempt me. You'd never guess from the exterior what a lovely interior there is.

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  55. Oh this place looks amazing such a quite place to go and relax I would go he in a heartbeat just beautiful.

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  56. Wow looks amazing what a treat, I love being by the Sea x

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  57. What a beautiful hotel and huge size beds.

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  58. What a lovely place to stay, everything looked beautiful. I especially love the Elemis products as that's my favourite skincare brand :)

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  59. This looks a lovely place to stay and seems really reasonably priced too

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  60. Wow, looks amazing, what a fantastic place to stay .x

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  61. Looks a lovely place, would love to visit

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  62. wow it looks like you had an amazing break in a beautiful hotel. I love your photos as well they look fabulous

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  63. Sounds wonderful and cosy and love de scenery

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  64. I haven't been to Southend since I was a child, this place looks really good, love the little extras in the room - quality items when they could have used cheaper options make all the difference in my opinion.
    Love the sound of the pampering break!

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  65. Looks gorgeous. Just a pity its a bit far away for us :)

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  66. Stunning view from the balcony.
    I must visit Southend again.

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  67. I will definitely be staying here in 2017, it looks amazing

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  68. Lovely place to stay by the looks of it, and love the way you described it. Now I want to go!

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  69. What absolutely stunning views and the room looked gorgeous as well. I would love to visit but unfortunately it would be a very long drive for us.

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  70. wow was blown away looks totally lovely and cosy

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  71. Looks amazing, what a treat it would be to visit. Your review is fab

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  72. Thank you everyone for reading, sharing and commenting. It is much appreciated.

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  73. I thought it looked quite uninspiring from the outside, but the rooms and inside look amazing. Definitely worth a visit :

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  74. Wow amazing photos, looks like a great place for a child free weekend :)

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  75. that view is just fabulous!!! the decor looks beautiful inside too, a place that definitly needs to be shared :)

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  76. The pictures make it look like a very inviting place to stay x

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  77. wow amazing this would be a fantatic place for a romantic getaway :Dx

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  78. This looks absolutely gorgeous!

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  79. What a lovely looking place to stay. Looks so lush and I expected the price to be higher

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  80. Looks so lovely, would love to visit! Very good pictures :)

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  81. Wow such gorgeous rooms and stunning views. Would love to stay here.

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  82. This looks like a fab place to stay would love to visit

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  83. i have never visited south end on sea but if i do this place sounds amazing

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  84. It look's great! Lovely views and decor!

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  85. We haven't had a night away just the two of us in years, such a lovely looking place with a good price sure makes me wonder if we could organise a getaway x

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  86. What a beautiful place to stay you had such amazing views. The detail is beautiful and I need pillows like those!

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