“ Address: North Shore Road / Skegness / Lincolnshire / PE25 1DN / Telephone: 01754 763298 „
A Hole-tel In One
Introduction to the Hotel and Golf Course
The North Shore Hotel is one of the most grand and popular hotels in the seaside town of Skegness Lincolnshire.
It is the closest hotel to the sea in the Skegness area, with the beach literally being a 'garden path walk' away.
It is also situated a short ten minute walk from the Skegness Pier, Town centre bowling alleys, night life for all ages, outdoor and indoor swimming pools, Embassy Centre (live shows) and Cinemas.
It has 36 bedrooms which comprises of singles, twins, triples and quad rooms.
Most rooms offer a sea view and golf course view, but all rooms are very comfy and luxurious. All rooms are en-suite, with TV, phone, tea and coffee making facilities.
The dinning room also offers a sea view and has offers mouth watering menus.
There is also a bar with snacks and drinks served all day.
The Georgian style hotel also boasts its 18 hole golf course which is very popular with learners and professionals alike.
The late James Braid, an established golfer who won the British open five times, designed the golf course which is part parklands and part links.
Not only is this hotel a great place to enjoy your stay in Skengess, it is also very popular in conjunction with private bookings, such as meetings and conferences, or weddings and other functions.
The hotel will cater for whatever function you may require, and are well known to be most helpful, weather you want your function to be private or shared amongst other guests.
My own personal experience.
The first time I stayed at the North Shore hotel was of my engagement announcement to my partner Sarah in October 2001. Although we lived in Skegness, and still do, we thought it would be nice if we wined and dined here, rather than our usual meal in with some of our friends that lodged with us at the time.
What I wanted was a nice setting to break the news, to spend a night with an evening meal, and have a go at golf the following morning as me and Sarah had never tried the sport before and I though it would be a laugh.
Upon entering our very spacious double room, which looked directly out onto the sea, I was very surprised at just how luxurious the room was. It was very clean and tidy, the tea and coffee refreshments were all nicely presented ready for us. The en-suite bathroom was again, very nice, a shower and a bath which suited me and Sarah down to the ground as I like showers and she likes baths.
We were very comfortable in our rooms, and didn't have one complaint, not even a little niggle.
After settling down in our rooms, we decided to get ready for dinner.
There was a dress code for the evening meals, men to wear shirt and tie, and ladies smartly dressed, a bit unusual for a Skegness hotel, but we liked it all the same.
We went down to the dining room and ordered a drink before choosing our meal.
What took me back the most was just how well the whole place was laid out, especially the dining room. With wide glass windows you could see directly onto the beech and it was a perfect spot I felt for a meal, and especially for the announcement I was about to make to Sarah.
The food menu was definitely eye catching, I could have ordered a number of different things, and so could Sarah, completely spoiled for choice. Sarah went for her usual Caesar Salad, and I remember choosing a seafood combo, I also remember seeing lobster on the menu however.
Both meals were grand and consumed effortlessly, they were very well presented and tasted sublime.
Upon ordering a bottle of champagne after our meals I asked Sarah to marry me, and I toasted to a 'yes' verdict, I felt like the luckiest guy in the world.
After our evening meals, and our bottle of champagne we decided just to have a few drinks in the hotels bar, rather than venture out into Skegness town for nightclubbing.
All drinks in the bar was competitively priced, no more than you would pay in any other pub which I found quite shocking as I expected them to be at least a little bit dearer, especially as me and Sarah drink branded spirits like Jack Daniels or Southern Comfort.
There was not any entertainment on that night, although they do have entertainment from various bands or artists from time to time. Music was played however, and it was a very pleasant warming atmosphere for most ages.
At a rather early hour of the morning we stumbled to say the least to our rooms.
The room was just as inviting as when we first arrived, and after a bit of frolicking (now, don't be rude) we both slept soundly in a very comfortable twin bed.
The next morning.......
We......or should I say I, awoke to a pleasant knock on the door, Sarah not moving an inch, made me get out of the bed to answer it. It was then I was presented with another bottle of champagne to celebrate our engagement due to some of the staff we told the previous evening. I thought that was really nice, so I thought I would mention it.
We both enjoyed a lovely hot shower, with no interruptions by a sudden cold blast of water you get in other hotel showers, and after getting dressed we were then ready for our first golfing game.
The golf course was rather large, very well presented and looked like a lot of fun. We had to hire the clubs, and one round of golf cost us a little over £30.00 including hire each.
Although me and Sarah were completely useless at it, we really had a laugh. I found that although on first glances it looks a rather boring sport, I can actually see why so many people grow fond of it.
After our golfing session, we had a light snack and vacated our room. I certainly remember thinking I had NO regrets about my stay at North Shore Hotel.
So what do I think of the hotel?
Value for money:
North Shore Hotel isn't one of the cheapest hotels in the Skegness area, but you get what you pay for, and with this hotel, you pay for quality which in my view is top rated.
Bearing in mind I stayed in October, and not peak summer time, I paid £65 for our room, which I thought was great value considering its luxurious surroundings.
The golf was a little on the expensive side I thought, with us paying £30 each (which did include hire), but then again I am told golf is quite expensive. Also if you have your own equipment, the figure will obviously be reduced.
I am not going to list all the prices for various stays, as this is very easy to check for your self on the website provided below. But I will mention that they do special offers on certain days, including all inclusive offers, which may be worth your while enquiring about or having a further look on their website.
Also the food that we did pay for was good quality and good value for money, with neither me nor Sarah paying over £8 for our actual meal.
I do think the hotel is very family friendly. Maybe your children will not enjoy golf, but considering its surroundings, I think it caters more for the children than any other hotel in the Skegness area. You have the beach on the doorstep, all amenities that Skegness town has to offer which is less than a ten minute walk away, including bowling alleys, swimming pools, laser quest and cinema. The hotel itself holds discos and light entertainment.
Also they do cater for children on the food menus.
They do also cater very well for the disabled, with use of ramps apposed to the steps they also have.
Special seating and rooms are also available for the less able upon request.
North Shore Hotel
North Shore Road
Tel: 01754 763298
Tel: 01754 761902
There website also gives good directions on how to get there.
I fully enjoyed my stay at North Shore Hotel with absolutely no regrets or disappointments.
The hotel was clean and tidy, the quality of service/rooms/food/drink/facilities was excellent and the staff were very helpful.
Value for money is also good considering the standard of such quality.
I lso have stayed there this year,and it is still just as pleasant with a lot more entertainment. The room have gone up by £2 or £3.00 each, but that was all.
If you are planning a break in the Skegness area, this is definitely the hotel I would recommend to those that do.
Thank you for reading, Dempsey.
The hotel is situated along a small part of the Lincolnshire coast. It boasts an 18 hole golf course and is also an ideal place to celebrate special occasions, weddings, conferences, trade shows, or simply come for dinner.