Located in a hidden corner of Essex on the Tendering Peninsula, a mere hour from London, The Kingscliff Hotel is the ideal place to enjoy the pleasures of a classic English seaside holiday. Stroll up and down the promenade and pier, eat fresh seafood, listen to the cry of the gulls and wake up to entrancing sea views. The smart contemporary décor is complemented by cosy touches to create a restful, relaxing environment. The 30 rooms are light-filled and many feature exquisite views of the sea. Crisp, white linen, thoughtfully equipped bathrooms and stylish, understated décor are complemented by WiFi and flat screen TVs with free-view to give a home-away-from-home feeling to your stay. Four poster rooms are available for a romantic treat, and family friendly rooms are large enough for an extra bed for the kids. The Kings Suite Restaurant is bathed in natural light, with high ceilings and lovely sea views. Here you can sample fresh local seafood and other comfort food classics made from locally sourced ingredients. In fine weather drinks or an afternoon tea on the terrace is always a good idea, or cosy up the bar when it’s chilly outside. Nearby enjoy the gaudy delights of Clacton Pier, the East Anglian Railway Museum or the scenic Stour Estuary Nature Reserve.