It was during our travels to South America for our honeymoon, visiting Argentina and Chile for two months, and staying in a number of different types of accommodation that we decided to open our own guesthouse.
We both have a passion for travel, and with Teresa’s tourism background, and the desire to start a business together, we took the best bits from our trip, and so began the story of Suenos!
On our return home, we looked at numerous properties for sale in the Home Counties of Kent and Sussex, before finally deciding to stay near to Neil’s home town in Southend- on – Sea, Essex in order to be confident in offering invaluable local knowledge to our guests.
In December 2012, we moved into what was the ‘Arosa’, a 3 star, seven bedroom bed and breakfast, and immediately closed the business for complete refurbishment.
Or aim was to restore the house to its former self, enhance its original features, and significantly improve the building and guest accommodation.
We knocked down walls, built other walls, re-wired, re-plumbed, re-plastered and re-decorated to give a traditional contemporary look and feel to the house. After six months of living on a ‘building site’ during the coldest winter ever, with no heating or hot water! Suenos was born.
Now we are extremely proud to be the only Five Star luxury accommodation in Southend-on-Sea, offering five individual gorgeous rooms, named after a few of the places we visited, completed to a very high standard, with all the facilities you would find in a top quality hotel, and special personal touches.
We chose the name Suenos, in honour of spanish speaking South America, and because it means ‘dreams’.
It was our dream to do this, and we hope you have many sweet dreams during your stay, at our home…..
Southend -on – Sea