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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a single night out of season, and did little other than check-in, sleep, and check-out again. The room was a comfortable double with a good sized bed and bedding, an ensuite shower/WC that was functional but with dated design, and a view to the bin store at the rear. The two members of staff we met... More 

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel made no particular impression on me as nothing special about it although, to be fair, nothing bad either. Reception staff friendly, room clean, comfortable bed but old fashioned dressing table seemed inappropriate. Unclear what kind of ambience they are aiming for... Value for money, but I would not stay there again.

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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Booked the hotel for my wife's 50th birthday party. Absolutely perfect, a great venue, with the attitude that nothing is too much trouble. Amazing staff, amazing food and lovely clean and bright rooms. All of the guests were very complimentary about the hotel even those who were just there for the party and weren't staying. Couldn't have asked for a... More 

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Shrewsbury, Shropshire
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at West Rocks Hotel with GB Tours for a Turkey and Tinsel 5 day break. The hotel is on the seafront and is quite inviting from outside. We were welcomed and given the keys to our room where shortly afterwards our case was brought. The room looked cosy and was on the front of the hotel with a... More 

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Central England
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47 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Hotel is in a great location. Right on the sea front and close to Theaters and Eastbourne Town itself. My wife and I were part of a 38 strong coach tour with a Tinsel and Turkey theme. Our twin room was on the fourth floor accessible from the one small old fashioned lift or up the stairs. We chose... More 

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Thank Whitehall
Kent, England
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Myself and my husband had a Sunday night stay here, we were in Eastbourne for a concert at the Winter Gardens. Firstly, it was literally a 1 minute walk to the venue which was a result. We had a first floor room at the side of the hotel which was an impressive size and very clean and comfortable. For us... More 

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Thank tot_ten99
Greater London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

We booked a room overlooking the sea and it couldn't have been more perfect. The staff couldn't do enough for us especially Emily at dinner. Great staff, great service! Loved the new wine bar! I will definitely be back!

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Thank Mark C
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Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

It's definitely one of the best place if not the best one if you are looking for a perfect meal! I get totally obsessed with Red Mullet & Steak on a stone! Highly recommended and for sure will visit them again!

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Poole, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

Stayed here for the weekend and was really pleased. We had a sea facing room which was large and airy as was the bathroom. The room was really clean and we had a double and single bed with lovely bed linen and comfortable beds. Although the hotel is old it is being renovated and updated by the owners and I... More 

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Reviewed 26 October 2016

I stayed here for a pilates, walking holiday and was nicely surprised. My room was spacious and had a wonderful sea view. The bathroom is dated but I understand this is being refurbished soon. Eastbourne is not somewhere I would have thought to have visited but was very pleasantly surprised. Fabulous base to walk the 7 sisters or other equally... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Beachfront
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to the West Rocks Hotel & The Channel Restaurant, Eastbourne. We are located in the fashionable side of Eastbourne, a 5 minute walk to the shopping centre and 200 metres to the theatres. We are ideally located on the best part of the seafront, near the Pier, Bandstand, stunning western lawns and the Martello Tower, all within easy reach. Many beautiful walks are just outside the hotel, including Holywell, Beachy Head, Birling Gap, Seven Sisters and bucolic villages of Alfriston and Litlington. Situated directly on Eastbourne's seafront, overlooking the English Channel, the West Rocks Hotel is under NEW OWNERSHIP of January 2014. Offering 50 refreshed rooms, bar, The Channel Restaurant and a new tearoom. All rooms are ensuite and feature TV, telephone, and tea/ coffee making facilities. Many rooms feature stunning sea views and views across the English Channel. All room prices include our yummy breakfast which has a large selection of premium breakfast items. The Channel Restaurant offers a great dining experience with locally sourced fish and local cuts of meat, freshly caught local fish, great wine selection with a fantastic view of the sea. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Renowned for being the sunniest resort in Britain, Eastbourne offers a 4 mile long pebbled beach, which stretches from Sovereign Harbour to Beachy Head. The beach is directly outside the West Rocks Hotel. The property is also conveniently located for the Congress Theatre, which is just 5 minutes' walk away. On-street parking is available outside the hotel, subject to availability. Parking vouchers can be brought from reception. ... more   less 

Additional Information about West Rocks Hotel

Address: 44-46 Grand Parade | off Howard Square, Eastbourne BN21 4DL, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range: £48 - £84 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 50
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#4 Best Value Hotel in Eastbourne
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Eastbourne
#8 Family Hotel in Eastbourne
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“Unless you're a very heavy sleeper it's best to avoid seafront rooms”
 of 5 bubbles SalopLadandLass, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The higher the quieter, but you need to be fit if the lift is busy..”
 of 5 bubbles Whitehall, 18 Nov 2016 | Read review
“room 18 large with a sea view and bath”
 of 5 bubbles juliahelen, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Some rooms have sea-facing views, ours didn't but if that is important then I suggest you request that.”
 of 5 bubbles GastroQueen, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“my room on the top was very quiet”
 of 5 bubbles johnhD4137BE, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
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