HOLIDAYMAKERS and people looking for a staycation a little closer to home are treated to the five-star treatment at the Suenos Guesthouse.

Found on Southend’s Eastern Esplanade, Suenos boasts unspoiled views of the Thames Estuary and south Essex’s award-winning beaches.

Not only that, but it is also Southend’s only five-star accommodation.

Suenos is owned by Neil and Teresa Jones, who decided to open their own guesthouse after travelling to Argentina and Chile for a two-month honeymoon.

With Neil hailing from Southend, the couple decided the seaside town was the perfect location to achieve their dream.

The Joneses bought Arosa, a three-star seven bedroom bed and breakfast, in December 2012 and reopened the establishment as Suenos following a complete refurbishment.

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It has the wow factor - Larissa Farrey captured these views from Suenos Guesthouse’s front terrace

Larissa Farrey visited the five-star guesthouse recently and thoroughly enjoyed her stay.

She said: “What a beautiful guesthouse Suenos is.

“It is the only five-star accommodation in the area and it is well-deserved.

“Immaculately presented, it is in a beautiful spot along the seafront and has space to relax and chill both inside and outside.

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“There is also an Honesty Bar for guests to take advantage of and help them enjoy their stay.”

Suenos boasts five individual rooms which are named after places Neil and Teresa have visited over the years.

The owners paid homage to their South American honeymoon by calling the guesthouse Suenos, which means dreams in Spanish.

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Plenty on offer - Suenos Guesthouse’s Honesty Bar boasts many food and drink options

Larissa, who nominated Suenos as our Trader of the Week, was particularly keen to heap praise on owners Neil and Teresa.

She added: “If you want to experience that truly impeccable service in a beautiful setting, whether as a couple or alone, this place stands out. Teresa and Neil are fantastic hosts and their five-star rating is well deserved.

“You cannot fault the beautiful breakfast service and hospitality they give you from start to finish.

“Teresa and Neil make you feel spoilt from the moment you meet them. Because of them, you have fun and know that you want to return.”

Every week we will be unveiling our Trader of the Week as we look to champion local businesses across south Essex. To nominate your own business or somewhere you enjoy visiting, simply complete our online form.

For details about our Echo Love Local Business campaign, call 01268 533933.