Review of The Waterfront, Anstruther, Scotland

I stayed at The Waterfront in Anstruther on Scotland’s east coast on a Sunday night in November 2017. I’d been keen to say there for some time, as it gets very good reviews and I hadn’t been to Anstruther for ages. With a single room at The Waterfront often costing £60+, I was on the lookout for a lower rate.

I found a single room including breakfast for £40 on the HotelsCombined price comparison site. I always check if it is cheaper to book a room directly with the hotel. Most times it’s cheaper through a third party booking site, but in this case the room was £35 if booked directly.

I didn’t read any mention of a sea view in any of the room descriptions, which I found a bit strange. The reason for that became apparent when ‘i was shown to my room. The accommodation is up an alleyway behind the restaurant

My single room was on the top floor. I felt that the room was a bit cramped. There was a large chest of drawers with a TV and the tea and coffee making facilities on top.

There was a door next to the bathroom door, which I assumed was a wardrobe. but I couldn’t get the door open. There wasn’t anywhere to lay my suitcase, so I had to leave it on the floor next to the bed. Although there was a wooden chair, there was no desk space, so I had sit on the bed with my Chromebook balanced on my legs. There was a lovely garden view from the small window in my room. There was also a velux window in the celing, which had a blind.

The bathroom was a good size. The towels were fluffy and there were plenty of toiletries.

The bed was comfortable and the room was in very good condition.

Breakfast is included in the room rate. It’s served in the restaurant, which has sea views.

The breakfast was very good, with a good selection of fresh fruit.

I chose smoked haddock with poached egg from the menu, which consisted of a large piece of fish and two eggs.

For me, The Waterfront in Anstruther was a mixed bag. It felt a bit clausrophobic in my attic room and I missed having desk space at which to work. The room was well maintained. The breakfast was really good.