An Mor – Bude

An Mor – Bude

Located perfectly in the centre of town, with only a 5 minute walk to the beach and views out to the ocean, An Mor is Cornish for The Sea, and a fitting name for this hotel.

The design of the hotel is an quirky mix of iconic British images in bold colours. Doors disguised as phone boxes, Winston Churchill in the foyer, and Royal portraits in the restaurant.

The first thing you see is a motorcycle in a glass display box, separating the front desk from a lounge area. Old style leather chairs await you, and Winston Churchill has pride of place on the wall, right next to a vividly painted purple & yellow deer with real horns attached.

An Mor motorbike       An Mor Deer

Approaching the front desk, you reach part of the floor that has been replaced with glass, looking directly down into the cellar below. The front desk is designed with a black and white image of children appearing to be looking directly into the cellar, it is very well done.

To the left is the restaurant, where carousel horses are on display under the bar, alongside a feature wall of Royal portrait images from floor to ceiling.

An Mor Hallway

We were given a room on the first floor. Walking to the room, the lighting is a florescent blue in the hallway. All the room doors have a different image on the door, again something typically British. Our room had a football design. I didn’t notice this straight away, but the room also had an old fashioned maid call door lock. This was not used as the lock for the door, you did have a key for this, but you could turn the lock inside, and on the exterior of your door it would change to ‘Maid Requested’ or ‘Do Not Disturb’. I do not know if these were in use, or just for decoration, but they were cool nonetheless.

Do not disturb sign  Maid request sign

The room had a large king sized bed with a pillow top mattress, a ceiling fan, TV, coffee facilities, room safe and wardrobe and a giant Union Jack beanbag. There was an ensuite bathroom with shower over bath, large bath sheets and a range of toiletries.

The fan was welcome as the weather was very warm and it was the only way to cool down. The shower was a rainforest style showerhead and had good water pressure.

The selling point of the room was the bed. The pillowtop mattress made it so comfortable  and it was a good size. When I book hotels, I am pretty fussy about the bed size. If I am choosing between 2 hotels, I will always opt for the one that advertises the biggest bed. An Mor provided just this, and we were able to enjoy a relaxing sleep and wake feeling refreshed.

Breakfast is included with all room bookings. There is a continental selection available as a buffet, and you also get the choice of cooked options. I had the pancakes with bacon and maple syrup, and Scott had the full English. Both arrived quickly and were very good.

Unfortunately we were only here for one night, but next time we are back in Bude, and there will be a next time, we will come back to An Mor.

 

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