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The Rock Hotel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Epping, United Kingdom
Reviewed 8 March 2016

This Hotel may be a bit dated, but the warm welcome, clean crisp white sheets & quietness made for a lovely short break at The Rock. There is ample choice for breakfast and situated only a few minutes from the beach, perfect to walk it off. Jan makes a wonderful, friendly host not forgetting Teddy the dog. We would definitely...

Thank Alexa K
Reviewed 20 February 2016 via mobile

I can not say enough good things about The Rock! I have been coming here with my family for over 10 years! The food is great (they have a brilliant chef called Barry), the owner (Jan) is THE BEST host and teddy the dog is adorable :) not only is the food amazing, the hotel itself is beautiful and cosy!...

1Thank GinaCoop
Heacham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Stumbled across The Rock Hotel whilst driving around Frinton on sea looking for somewhere to stay for the night. Lucky for us they had a vacancy! Stayed in Room 2 which was a very comfortable larger than average room with lovely sea views. Nothing was too much trouble for Jan the owner and chef Barry(not forgetting the adorable Ted!) After...

Thank DWilsonheacham5
Reviewed 21 October 2015 via mobile

As the other reviewers have said this is an old fashioned hotel and the only hotel in Frinton. Although the decor is from decades gone by, the room was spotless and the bed comfy. Excellent breakfast too. We stayed one night and had a fantastic view of the sea and a dramatic storm during the night.

1Thank 20OBW
Essex, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 August 2015

Booked at the last minute and very helpful. Jan the owner is wonderful always on hand with great knowledge of the area. The hotel is great, a superb Victorian building with lots of original features. We loved it and it lovingly cared for by the owner and her staff. If you want minimalistic modern this is not for you. The...

Thank FrancesandStuart
Reviewed 24 August 2015 via mobile

We were made very welcome from the moment we stepped in! The bedroom was beautifully set out for our lovely of 2 adults and 2 children. The beds were very nicely made with crisp white sheets. Breakfast was delicious and cooked to order, lovely selection of juices and an endless amount of toast offered with Tiptree jams and marmalades. Lovely,...

Thank hElly B
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 August 2015

We stayed a night and were very pleasantly surprised how much we enjoyed our stay. Certainly the surroundings are dated a mix of 70's and Victorian wood panelling but all rather welcoming and perfectly comfortable. Our room was certainly quite 70's but the bed was comfortable. the room was. clean with a marvellous sea view, nice comfortable chairs altogether very...

1Thank pearl944
Reviewed 12 August 2015

We decided at the last minute to stay at the Rock Hotel. We could hardly believe our luck ! The views from all the windows are simply lovely. The two rooms we had, had very comfortable beds, and all the basic amenities we needed. This is not a super fancy, updated hotel - rather it is a charming throw back...

2Thank BarbaraEK
Reviewed 6 August 2015 via mobile

So having decided to go down to the coast last minute we knew we were going to have a bit of trouble finding somewhere to stay overnight and to also squeeze 5 of us in one family room. As soon as I called Jan nothing was too much trouble she had a family room for us and was happy to...

2Thank Pazmo75
Reviewed 4 August 2015

We went to a friends birthday bash and decided to stay overnight. There is only one hotel in frinton and I knew when I phoned up to book the owner Jan was quite a character. I read the reviews on here and thought it wasn't too terrible. I think the owner is so nice they don't want to hurt her...

2Thank Wendy J

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Rock Hotel is situated on The Esplanade, at Frinton-on-Sea. It faces the greensward and commands uninterrupted views of the sea and sands of the Essex coastline. Owned by the Benmore family, you are certain of a warm welcome and a holiday to remember. Our superbly furnished lounge bar and dining room also offer you magnificent views, as do most of the well appointed bedrooms. The Rock Hotel features: - A licensed restaurant (open to non-residents from Wednesday to Saturday evening) - Free Wi-Fi available for guests - Ample car-parking available in the grounds of the hotel - Magnificent Sea Views Local Frinton-on-Sea attractions include: - Golf course - Tennis club - Connaught Avenue Shopping and Restaurants - Sandy beach - Located between Walton on the Naze and Clacton-on-Sea ALL MAJOR CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Rock Hotel

Address: 1 Third Avenue | Frinton on Sea, Frinton-On-Sea CO13 9EQ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Essex > Frinton-On-Sea
Price Range: $87 - $262 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — The Rock Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Book Early”
olderessexguy, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Huge rooms on the 1st floor”
399jennyk, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 1 is a large family room with great sea views.”
AlexaK911, 7 Mar 2016 | Read review
“I would choose a room looking over the sea and greensward”
pearl944, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
“I believe all the rooms have views out to the large green in front of the boardwalk. For sure, ask for this view.”
BarbaraEK, 11 Aug 2015 | Read review
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