It is the Victorians that made Eastbourne the popular resort it is today. Eastbourne has a timeless elegance and draws many a movie maker to places like the unspoilt promenade, Victorian pier and bandstand. Eastbourne is in East Sussex, tucked away at the foot of the South Downs National Park it enjoys some of the best weather in the UK. Boasting around a hundred hotels, Eastbourne is the ideal place for a holiday, day or business trip.
Eastbourne has many magnificent hotels and here you will find four of the very best that Eastbourne has to offer. They are established hotels that people return to year after year. These hotels offer the very best in comfort and service, they are modern with all the up to date facilities but, once inside you could be forgiven for feeling you had been cast back in time.
The Hydro Hotel.
The Hydro Hotel in Eastbourne is the most westerly and salubrious of the four hotels outlined. Elevated high above the promenade this hotel offers fantastic views across the English Channel and is situated in the rather ‘ posh ‘ Meads area of the town Rajeel. The hotel has been entertaining guest since 1895 and afternoon tea is an experience not to be missed. The lounges are really spacious at this 83 bedroom hotel with its own private parking. The hotel has a long standing reputation for its excellent cuisine and its personal service is second to none. You will not be disappointed if you decide to stay at this hotel.
The Cavendish Hotel
The Cavendish Hotel in Eastbourne is the most central of the four hotels. It is very close to Eastbourne’s shopping centre and is situated on Eastbourne’s Grand Parade. It is directly opposite the Victorian Bandstand. The Cavendish is famous amongst the residents of Eastbourne as it attracts many of the tennis stars and personalities like Cliff Richard. The hotel is also popular with business people visiting the town. The Cavendish is a very clean, modern hotel, with all the facilities you require at your fingertips The bathrooms are excellent at this hotel and for those who enjoy that extra bit of pampering, pop along the corridor to the Pebbles Spa for aromatherapy, massage, manicure or try a workout in the gym. The Cavendish is a 4 star 119 bedroom hotel and very good value for money. Should you be coming to Eastbourne, you will not go far wrong if you seriously consider staying at this lovely hotel.
The Landsdowne Hotel
The Landsdowne Hotel in Eastbourne is now a Best Western hotel but remains in family hands which, becomes very evident with that little extra personal touch when you book into the hotel. This hotel has been in the same family hands for 100 years. The hotel is very close to what in Eastbourne is known as ‘theatre land’. Other than the Royal Hippodrome which is some distance away in Seaside, all Eastbourne theatres are literally a minute away including Eastbourne’s Winter Garden. The Towner Art Centre is also very close and a flat 10 minute walk will take you to the town centre.
Next door to the Grand, this lovely hotel is situated directly opposite the Western Lawns in Grand Parade and has fabulous views of the English Channel and the world famous Beachy Head. Although this is by no means a cheap hotel to stay at and classed as a three star hotel, its comfort and service is all 5 star. Over the years the hotel has expanded and now offers 101 bedrooms. All rooms are en suite have tea making facilities, plenty of draw and hanging space, hairdryer and modern points. Catering primarily for the older visitor, a stay at the Landsdowne Hotel in Eastbourne will leave you calm, relaxed, rejuvenated and with a feeling of well being. An excellent choice.
The Grand Hotel.
Have you ever heard of Debussy, Charlie Chaplin, Elagar, Winston Churchill? They have all stayed at the magnificent Grand Hotel in Eastbourne. As soon as you see the impressive 200 foot frontage you just know what to expect. You wont be disappointed either, for the Grand is truly a 5 star hotel and is the only seaside 5 star hotel in England. Like the Landsdowne it is situated along the Grand Parade and is opposite the Western Lawns, a stones throw from the seafront and Eastbourne’s unspoilt promenade.
Known affectionately by the locals as ‘The White Palace’ generations have been going to this hotel for time immemorial. The hotel really is at the top end of the luxury scale. Spacious and relaxing is the order of the day. Whether you want to just relax around the hotel or try the Sussex Spa and swimming pool, it is an experience the discerning guest will never forget. Arrival to departure really is a 5 star experience at this hotel, from the well appointed bedrooms to the gastronomic delights of the restaurants, the Grand is the place to stay if you want unadulterated luxury.