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Mount Road, Eastbourne BN20 7HZ England
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#3 of 40 hotels in Eastbourne
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The Hydro is Eastbourne's finest 4 star hotel. From its clifftop location, 121 feet above sea level, the hotel features magnificent views of the sea and the cliffs of Beachy Head. With 82 bedrooms, two restaurants and five function rooms, it is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Plenty of free parking on site and surrounding the hotel, friendly and professional service, excellent cuisine, newly refurbished bedrooms and Wi-Fi included in the accommodation rate. The Hydro is the perfect choice for your next stay in Eastbourne.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Bar / lounge
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Highchairs available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Street parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Pool with view
Outdoor pool
Shallow end in pool
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Taxi service
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Concierge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
First aid kit
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Electric kettle
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Room service
Safe
Seating area
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Ocean view
City view
Pool view
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English
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Trail54666520456 wrote a review 14 Jan
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This was the third time that we have spent New Year at the Hydro. On previous occasions we went with friends but this time they were unable to join us due to issues with covid. There are so very many positive aspects. We felt so comfortable there. The food was absolutely excellent especially the fillet steak on New Years Eve. The service was so good and the entertainment was wonderful. Such a lovely atmosphere throughout the hotel. All the staff went above and beyond to be helpful and efficient . This includes all the departments such as housekeeping, reception and bar and restaurant staff. The building is in excellent condition and nothing is too much trouble for any employee. The rooms are well maintained and comfortable but are neither modern or luxurious. This may prove to be a problem for some but we loved our warm room with a sea view and very comfortable bed. Please consider visiting this hotel. You won’t regret it!
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Discuss your room requirements when booking as some rooms are very small which may not suit...
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Response from Jonathan Owen, General Manager at Hydro Hotel
Responded 4 days ago
Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your New Years Eve stay. I will certainly convey your kind words to all the team. We were fortunate to have over 80 guests enjoying the celebrations and have received much praise. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Hydro hotel in the near future when I can assure you of our very best attention. Best wishes Jonathan Owen
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Bethany Gray wrote a review 11 Jan
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We can not recommend Hydro Hotel and their team enough! When we first enquired about our 2022 wedding, we met with the Manager Jonathan who explained everything and it was made clear the day was about us and what we wanted, rather than us having to accommodate for the hotel’s needs. When we decided that the Hydro was the place we wanted to hold out wedding breakfast and reception, a small deposit was requested and the contract we signed was very easy to understand - there was even a section in our contract that was specific to Covid and where we stood when it came to government lockdowns, restrictions, postponing due to Covid etc etc. We then met with Angie who talked us through everything and really listened to what we wanted. We were able to change things to fit the day we wanted and we were even able to slightly change the menu, as there was something we didn’t like when we did our menu tasting. When our big day finally came, we couldn’t have asked for a better team of people to make sure that the day ran smoothly. From the moment we arrived, to the moment we went to bed (12 hours later!) the staff were nothing but attentive and regularly came up to myself and the groom to make sure everything was okay and to our liking. All of the food, from the evening buffet, 4 course wedding breakfast and, the breakfast the next morning was amazing. The free wine, champagne and non alcoholic drinks (for the non-drinkers) was great and everyone certainly enjoyed it. Our guests had everything they needed and were very complimentary about the staff!
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest May I firstly offer my best wishes and wish you both many years of happiness together. Thank you for your review following your wedding day at the Hydro hotel. I was delighted to read that all the team looked after you and your guests so well and that we exceeded your expectations. I look forward to welcoming you back to the Hydro in the very near future when I can assure you of our very best attention. Best wishes Jonathan Owen
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Christine W wrote a review 11 Jan
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We ordered an afternoon tea from the Hydro Hotel for the local Parkinson's group for there Christmas party. It was delivered to our venue by the wonderful staff and was absolutely amazing. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed it and can't wait for the next time we have one. We would like to say a big thank you to all those involved from the Hotel and wish them well for the coming season.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Response from Jonathan Owen, General Manager at Hydro Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest Thank you for your lovely review on Trip Advisor following your Christmas Afternoon Tea delivery. I know the team looks forward to this event each year and I will certainly pass on your praise to all of them. Wishing you all a very healthy New Year best wishes Jonathan Owen
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davidtjohn wrote a review 4 Jan
Worthing, United Kingdom27 contributions15 helpful votes
My partner and I have just spent ten days, over Christmas and New Year at this first class hotel. Although we have been on many occasions the staff are always friendly but remain professional. The hotel is very clean and covid rules are obeyed to the full. Jonathan, Hannah and Rosie make sure you want for nothing. The food is wonderful with a very good variety menu. The hotel has a first class chef. The only problem I had with him was that he does not know what a small portion is but my partner always said I did not have to eat it all. The room was very clean and the maid was outstanding.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: If you are a large person do not have room 222 the bed is a double one not kings size
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Response from Jonathan Owen, General Manager at Hydro Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Guest Thank you for your comprehensive review following your Christmas and New Year break. I was delighted to read you enjoyed your 10 day stay and will certainly pass on your praise to Hannah, Rosie and all the team. I know James our head chef will be keen to learn of your portion impression!! Wishing you a comfortable and healthy New Year best wishes Jonathan Owen
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Paul D wrote a review 4 Jan
Harrogate, United Kingdom3 contributions1 helpful vote
My wife and I went to the Hydro for New Year on the Hotel's three night package. The Government had only given the all-clear for New Year activities a few days before, but the Hotel rose to the challenge magnificently. They laid on three wonderful days of activities and celebrations, with afternoon tea, champagne reception, amazing dinners, music and dancing. Throughout the staff were great. They could not have been friendlier or more helpful. I have no hesitation in recommending this lovely hotel and, in particular this festive package.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your New Year break at the Hydro hotel. I was so pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that the 3 days were wonderful! I will certainly pass on your praise to all the team and look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. best wishes and a healthy New Year to you and your family Jonathan Owen
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PRICE RANGE
US$113 - US$226 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandEast SussexEastbourne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
82
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hydro Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Hydro Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nigel Greaves Gallery (0.7 miles), The Locked Room (0.7 miles), and Eastbourne Bandstand (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Hydro Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Hydro Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Hydro Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Hydro Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hydro Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cafe 32, The Green Almond, and Skylark.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Hydro Hotel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Is Hydro Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 miles away from the centre of Eastbourne.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hydro Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Hydro Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Hydro Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.