Need to know
Fifty, including one suite.
11am. Earliest check-in, 3pm.
Double rooms from $219.66 (£177), excluding tax at 20 per cent.
Rates include a Continental or full English breakfast
The hotel offers weekly zumba and pilates classes and there are four daily film screenings in their private cinema (at 10.30am, 2pm, 5pm and 7.30pm).
At the hotel
Spa, cinema, rooftop terrace, private boat moorings, gym, free WiFi. In rooms: a balcony basket (binoculars, rug, pashmina, slippers), selection of books, free decanters of gin and sherry, tablet, flatscreen TV, CD/DVD player, iPod dock, free WiFi, minibar, tea and coffee-making facilities, a locally made candle, hotel’s own newspaper, White Company toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
There’s just one suite – the Estuary Suite – which overlooks the estuary and the quayside. This cream and periwinkle room has a separate sitting room and a large balcony for yacht-watching.
The heated indoor pool in the spa has blue-and-gold mosaic tiles and colonnaded sides. It’s flanked by breton-striped day-beds, with extra privacy from gauzy white curtains.
Spread over two floors, with five treatment rooms, a swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool and steam room, the spa is handsomely dressed in boat-faring style, with navy towels, hurricane lamps and lime-washed wood accents. Espa treatments pamper guests from top to toe, offering holistic facials, body scrubs and wraps, massages, reflexology, treatments for men, mani-pedis and indulgent rituals tailored to the season.
Boat shoes, in case you hear the call of the sea, and a salty Hemingway tome for your balcony.
Public areas are wheelchair accessible, there’s a lift to all floors, and the hotel has two guest rooms – available on request – outfitted for mobility-impaired guests.
Dogs are welcome to stay in the Estuary Glimpse & Juliette Balcony Room for £15; dog bowls and a bed are provided and four-legged friends are allowed in the reception lounge and outside on the main terrace. See more pet-friendly hotels in Devon.
Cots (free) and extra beds (£15 a night) can be added to all rooms except cosy doubles (there's limited availability, so ask when booking). There’s a special Little Alex menu for kids, and the hotel’s private cinema regularly screens U-rated films.