When the tide is in this ocean liner of a hotel is stranded on its own island. It’s romantic here and filled with history so allow yourself to be whisked back to the pre-war days of Agatha Christie and Noël Coward – both of whom were regular guests.
Walk the coastline or spend idle days on the beach; there’s a private cove with turquoise waters – a natural salt water swimming pool. Return to the terrace at the Palm Court Bar for afternoon tea or a cocktail with glorious sea views. You’ll find a snooker room, table tennis and the library has TV.
Dress up properly for three-course dinners in the Ballroom where there’s usually a pianist or house band, although you can head for the Captain’s Cabin or Ganges Restaurant if you prefer to be more casual. In the morning, tea or coffee is brought to your room – a nice old-fashioned touch.