Watergate Bay Hotel

Processed with VSCO with hb1 presetSomehow, in the blink of an eye, it has been six months since Karl proposed. A lot has happened since then. We welcomed Martha, a springer spaniel cross whippet, from an accidental litter nearby (we call her our ‘sprippet’!) into our little family. We’ve more or less planned the wedding – which is going ahead this July. And Wildflower Illustration Co. has been keeping us busier and busier by the week.

So, when planning another short break, our criteria was:

  • puppy/dog friendly
  • relaxing
  • not too far away

It didn’t take us particularly long to decide upon returning to Watergate Bay Hotel. For new readers, we stayed at this hotel for the first time in March 2016 where I fell very in love with it. Karl then booked it secretly for the evening after he had proposed, and both times it felt like we weren’t there long enough. So this time, we decided to stay for a  ‘Taste of the Bay’ – a three night/four day package with three meals at the onsite restaurants included.

There really is something special about this hotel, that leaves you day-dreaming about it long after you’ve left. Perhaps it’s the fact that the crashing waves and ever-changing sky are almost always in view, whether it’s from the dreamily decorated bedrooms, the glass-walled indoor swimming pool or the impeccably decorated ‘living space’. Or maybe it’s the reliability, the comfort that can be found in returning somwhere you have been, and loved before. The knowledge that the food will be delicious, your sleeps will be deep and you’ll leave with lightly freckled skin and salty hair.

For this magical slice of the world, I think photographs speak louder than words, so here are our little moments:

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The best thing about the hotel: totally & utterly dog friendly!
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A sunny Saturday!
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Breakfast @ Zacrys

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A ‘#nowherebuteverywhere’ photo at sunset.
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Burrata, pickled rhubarb & pistachio – one of the courses at the tasting menu at Jamie’s Fifteen.
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Amedei chocolate torte & yoghurt gelato – Dolci @ Jamie’s Fifteen
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Nachos of dreams for lunch at the Beach Hut

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The view from the Ocean Room (1)
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The view from the Ocean room (2)

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Jamie’s Fifteen

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Sunsets at the bay

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Lines of starters ready to go at Jamie’s Fifteen
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Oysters being prepared in Jamie’s Fifteen
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Desserts – Jamie’s Fifteen
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Martha the sprippet in her new seasalt bandana.

 

 

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Waffles, everyday.
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The waffle bar!
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Dinner @ Zacrys
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Dinner at Zacrys – Red Onion Pakora, vegetable methi and red lentil dahl.
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Breakfast with a view
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Cheesecake for dessert at Zacrys

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*Disclosure* I worked in collaboration with Watergate Bay to bring you this blog post, but this is an entirely honest write up, and all opinions are my own! I fell in love with this hotel long before deciding to work with them, and as always, I only collaborate with businesses/brands/companies if I would have shared them with you regardless.

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