The Camelia is a boutique hotel perfectly situated on the seafront near Southend. It offers a unique combination of contemporary chic, delicious food, great wine and family hospitality, provided by the Cammidges who have owned the Camelia for three generations Relax in one of our 34 tastefully designed rooms or six deluxe suites, many of which have stunning sea views. Each has a flat screen TV and offers a luxurious sanctuary to business guests and those enjoying a short break. The camelia s special blend of style and warmth has made it a haven for our guests. its relaxed comfortable atmosphere, free wifi and personal service from Robert and Kerry Cammidge and their three children has made the Camelia a home away from home for businesspeople. Many of our guest have become personal friends as they ve returned to stay with us time and again over the years. We look forward to seeing you soon!. In accordance to our family friendly policy, we regret that groups of young people are not accepted at this hotel.
The view from the suite window.
Cook, turned up for breakfast after we did when we were there waiting at 8am. The waitress was also distraught waiting for him to turn up as she could not get into the hotel. We wanted an early start for a 6 hour drive to Cornwall but had to wait for breakfast as we had already decided to have breakfast before we left, but had to wait for a young cook (not chef) to turn up for work because he was probably pissed from the night before and didn't care about any of the guests. Not very professional and I would certainly dismiss him on this occasion. Gives young people who really want to work a bad name. He doesn't deserve a job.
Hotel is maintained to a high standard, staff very friendly
rooms are small
We had a most comfortable stay and enjoyed dinner on the night we arrived. The staff were excellent and helpful. We had trouble finding the hotel mainly because of the road works in town and it was dark when we arrived but it would have hleped had the hotel's name been more prominently displayed. Parking was not a problem.
There was nothing we did not like. As stated, we had a very comfortable stay.
Peace and quite
The staff were pleasant and the breakfast good. The room was good too and the bed comfortable.
We were located opposite the hotel in the annexe across a small alley leading to the car park, which we didn't know about beforehand. Very open, but on a rainy windy night, not pleasant getting to the other side. No faults otherwise except for lack of hairdrier in room maybe?
The room was fantastic, it was a suite. the views were beautiful in the daylight and at night. The food was really good, and reasonably priced as was the bar. I liked the separate apartments block with their own entrance. The breakfast was very good and fresh.
The room was smart and clean. The bathroom was particulary new and fresh.
No TV remote control in the room. Feint smell of cigarette smoke. Breakfast ok but serve yourself.
Very nice hotel. 1 mile from the pier so encouraged walking. Large carpark at the back which was great.
It's location was ideal for my purposes
My wife is not good on stairs