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Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 609 reviews

Esplanade hotel with committed staff ensuring an enjoyable stay

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At a glance

Family rooms

Fairhaven Hotel is a popular sea-facing, family-run hotel with a friendly young team of staff. Bedrooms are comfortable and well maintained, and there are two bars, one with panoramic views of the bay. Entertainment is provided most nights during the season.


  • En-suite rooms: 81
  • Family rooms: 21
  • Ground-floor rooms: 1
  • Wi-Fi available

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £45
  • Double room, minimum price: £70

Opening times

  • Closed: November to 1 March


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 5 (charged)


  • Steps for wheelchair: 5
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Weekly entertainment

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On right just before Alexandra Gardens.

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