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Port Hotel

11-12 Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7AR England
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#7 of 40 hotels in Eastbourne
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Port Hotel is a boutique hotel, restaurant and bar situated on Eastbourne's Royal Parade, a stone's throw from the beach. Looking for a hotel with a sea view? Six of our calming bedrooms overlook the beach and Eastbourne pier, while ten peaceful bedrooms have views towards the town and The South Downs.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
24-hour security
Street parking
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Hiking
Windsurfing
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Patio
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Non-smoking hotel
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
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Housekeeping
Safe
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
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Ocean view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Romantic
Charming
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Jane B wrote a review 16 Apr
Cheltenham, United Kingdom5 contributions4 helpful votes
Really beautiful hotel. Tastefully decorated. Very comfy bed. Perfect location for our needs. Very helpful and friendly staff - especially David. Yummy breakfast and dog friendly. (Barnaby loved his stay!) Outstanding. We’ll be back. Thank you.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Responded 5 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay we are so pleased you had a lovely time and that Barnaby also enjoyed his stay and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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Guy E wrote a review 15 Apr
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By a country mile, The Port is the best hotel in Eastbourne, for me. It is also one of my favourites in the whole of the UK. Friendly, professional staff. The whole experience is seamless. the aesthetic is unique and absolutely pitched perfectly. peaceful, beautiful, and highly enjoyable. the bar is stocked and curated to exactly my taste. Location - perfect Parking - easy Menu & kitchen- Excellent.... whoever is on the crew in the kitchen - you are smashing it out of the park consistently - try the lobster roll, essential eating when you are there. The Port is a Belter, if you need to be in Eastbourne - book it, you will not be sorry. Thanks again to the teams for consistently delivering an excellent stay.
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Long walk to the top floor, a tiny negative in comparison to all the overwhelming positives. .
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Responded 6 days ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Port Hotel and we are so pleased you had a great stay and we hope to welcome you back soon!
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pcblondon wrote a review 14 Apr
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We had a joint school friends 40th birthday (9 of us) stay at the Port- we loved it!! Amy and Grace were fantastic and friendly. We ate dinner at the hotel and the atmosphere was v welcoming. They went above and beyond to make our stay enjoyable, even the details for table decorations for our meal!! They were really attentive. Beds were super comfy and the decor is really calming and stylish. All in all a wonderful stay thank you guys!
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Date of stay: April 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Port Hotel we are so pleased you had a great stay and we hope to welcome you again soon.
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Stephen W wrote a review Mar 2024
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I visited for business and arrived late due to hold up on the M25. The staff were welcoming and friendly when I eventually arrived. I stayed in a very stylish well appointed bedroom, but there were a lot of stairs, not a problem for me but could be for others. Pleasant breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Thank you for taking the time to review your stay and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Carl F wrote a review Mar 2024
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A fantastic hotel on the seafront is decorated to an amazing standard and the service was great to great coffee and beer! The room was a good size looking out at the Sea with a beautiful freestanding bath! Breakfast has a good selection of options and the cooked food was beautiful!
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Port Hotel we are so pleased you had a great stay and look forward to welcoming you again soon!
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Colton A wrote a review Mar 2024
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Lovely hotel with an amazing view of the Eastbourne beach. You are even provided with a pair of binoculars to enjoy further! Stayed for one night to see family with our 3 month old and the staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating. We had a travel cot ready and waiting with all essentials in a beautifully presented room. We woke up to a lovely breakfast buffet offering cold and cooked options. Great location and can’t wait for a stay in the summer! Highly recommend to anyone looking for a break by the sea!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Room Tip: Hotel provide a free parking permit which is a great bonus so check directly outside before...
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Responded 3 Mar 2024
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Port Hotel we look forward to welcoming you again!
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Monika D wrote a review Mar 2024
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The Port Hotel is the perfect getaway to connect with nature and enjoy the tasteful, stylish amenities of a unique boutique hotel. Great food and fabulous cocktails, too! Staff is incredible warm, welcoming and helpful. Hotel has a superb vibe
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Room Tip: Just go, it’s wonderful!
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Responded 2 Mar 2024
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Port Hotel we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again soon!
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Graham F wrote a review Mar 2024
Braughing, United Kingdom11 contributions5 helpful votes
Stylish, very welcoming hotel with a fantastic front of house team and wonderfully prepared breakfast. Well designed and comfortable bedroom albeit a little on the small side, a great shower and bathroom. The main reception area is very chic and minimalist, perhaps a little bland in some ways - some pops of art and colour would make it feel warmer.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Responded 2 Mar 2024
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Port Hotel we are pleased you had a great stay. For a larger room you could always book one of our sea view rooms or the Studio apartment. We welcome your feedback on the Art we regularly display different Art from artists in the reception area the current collection will be there for a while before being changed out.
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Javed L wrote a review Mar 2024
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I booked a two night stay at this hotel in December 2023 as I was in Eastbourne for work purposes. It is one of the most expensive hotels in the area but doesn't provide anything more than any other hotel. I asked for a vegetarian breakfast and was told by the manager Damien that they only had bacon, sausages and scrambled egg. I asked if they could do vegetarian sausages or just baked beans and eggs and was told they couldn't do this and weren't willing to respect my dietary requirements when I had paid for a full breakfast. I was check-in by someone called Sev who had a very unfriendly attitude. There was only one other guest staying at the hotel at the time and I was given a room on the third floor with no lift. I asked if I could have a room nearer the ground floor, only to be told that I had to pay extra for this! Both the manager and checking in staff member were uncooperative and unreasonable, which made my staff there very stressful. Luckily, a neighbouring hotel offered me a vegetarian breakfast so I had something to eat before a long days work.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Room Tip: Look for other better alternatives that are better priced
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Responded 4 Mar 2024
Thank you for taking the time to review your stay at Port Hotel, whilst we welcome constructive feedback we feel this review is inaccurate and does not reflect the service you received. You were not the only other person in the hotel and you did not ask for a room on a lower floor you insisted that we upgrade you to a sea view room which you had not paid for and did not wish to pay for the upgrade to. We have a continental breakfast which contains many vegetarian options all of which you declined and insisted our staff go out and buy you fish for your breakfast. As you were unhappy we refunded you the breakfast part of your booking without any issues. Your behaviour and attitude towards our staff can only be described as rude and aggressive and we do not tolerate this behaviour towards our staff.
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Martin T wrote a review Feb 2024
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I have to say this hotel is a real gem. The bed was super soft and the room was super smart with a scandi chic look. Sea room view offered the most stunning sunrise across the English Channel. I was here on business, but could see this as a perfect place for a weekend getaway. And just found out it’s dog friendly, which means I could be back even sooner. A warm welcome, staff couldn’t do enough for me. Really classy place. Glad it found it.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 27 Feb 2024
Thank you for taking time to review your stay at Port Hotel we are pleased you had such an enjoyable stay and we are always happy to welcome dogs its important they have a holiday to!
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£72 - £111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United KingdomEnglandEast SussexEastbourne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
19
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Port Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Royal Hippodrome Theatre (0.2 miles), Christ Church (0.2 miles), and Jesters Sports Bar (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Port Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Port Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Port Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Marine, Gelato Famoso Ice Cream Parlour, and The Crown & Anchor.
Is Port Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the centre of Eastbourne.
Are pets allowed at Port Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Port Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion (0.5 miles) and East Dean War Memorial (4.1 miles).
Does Port Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.