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The Guesthouse East

13 Hartington Place, Eastbourne BN21 3BS England
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#5 of 8 inns in Eastbourne
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No 1 in the Independent's '50 Best UK B&Bs', the 4-star Guesthouse East is ideally located close to beach, town centre and South Downs. There are 6 contemporary ensuite rooms, ranging from spacious doubles or twins, to family sized, sleeping up to 5. There are also separate kitchens in the suites. Self catering facilities are complemented by hotel-quality services: indulgent breakfasts, free WiFi, towels and toiletries.
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Free public parking nearby
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Hiking
Horseback riding
Books, DVDs, music for children
Massage
Baggage storage
Street parking
Wifi
Special diet menus
Windsurfing
Fishing
Board games / puzzles
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Private check-in / check-out
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Housekeeping
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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Family
Modern
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Davina H wrote a review Nov 2022
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We arrived early and could Check in straight away nice clean guesthouse rooms clean tidy and stylish beautiful view of the sea and beach. Only criticism we stayed for 2 nights and was under the impression that the room would be cleaned beds changed and toilet roll towels and milk tea and coffee replenished but wasn't we had to buy toilet roll and milk ourselves and we found ourselves sleeping in the same sheets as the night before and had to use hand towels to dry ourselves after our shower. The price was quite expensive and with these things missed out on we find the price did not reflect the services we got provided for us
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Andrew W wrote a review Oct 2020
3 contributions3 helpful votes
Fairly good experience. Room very dusty in the kitchen..The couple who run it nice enough people although as they say never trust a man who's eyes are too close together, but that apart as the title suggests not bad.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Carol S wrote a review Feb 2020
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Really pleased we found this guesthouse. Great location: close to town, pier and the seafront. The room was lovely and the kitchen an added bonus. Owners were very friendly and approachable. We only stayed for one night, but this would be a brilliant base for longer stays.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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jenniferm23 wrote a review Sept 2019
London, United Kingdom4 contributions1 helpful vote
Lovely hosts, room nice and spacious and modern. Really great to have your own kitchen which was stocked with basics. Location was perfect for all places to visit in Eastbourne. Highly recommend this B&B.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sharon S wrote a review Aug 2019
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Stayed at guesthouse east for the weekend, what a great place. Beautiful rooms, even get your own kitchen! Tony who runs it is lovely, can't do enough for his guests really goes out his way to help. I can be quite demanding and he met every request! Come out the property and turn right, 30 seconds your on the beach and 5 mins from the pier. Come out and turn left you five mins from the shops restaurants and theatres. This really is eastbourne best kept secret. Some hotels I go back to coz I have to, some I go back to coz need to, but guesthouse east I would go back to coz I want to. Absolutely awesome. Just a little tip...you can book direct! Just give tony a ring
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Linda Kirwan wrote a review Jul 2019
4 contributions1 helpful vote
My mum and I went to Eastbourne for tennis holiday and stayed here due to its location. We were delighted as how close we were to amenities, tennis and seafront as we had no transport. Owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. Rooms very clean with kitchen, and bathroom very spacious. We enjoyed our stay so much that we have booked again for next year. :)
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Urszula P wrote a review Mar 2019
London, United Kingdom116 contributions35 helpful votes
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Very friendly owners who greeted us on arrival and showed the place around. We booked family room which was great ! own kitchen is a massive bonus when travelling with kids. Excellent location, short walk to the beach. This place has it all. You can order breakfast on site, owners need to know the night before but it worked for us perfectly. Nice food and great atmosphere. I cannot recommend it more.
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Date of stay: March 2019
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Michelle B wrote a review Mar 2019
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I visited in the February half term with my husband and 8 month old son. After hunting for a hotel that was baby friendly I was so pleased to find this little gem. There is so much stuff to take away with a baby that it often puts me off going away. But here, we were supplied with a cot (and bedding), steriliser, high chair and a small galley kitchen. It was just what we needed! We ate breakfast in our room and I was able to prepare food and bottles for my son. The room itself was lovely and had a huge bathroom which meant my son could still have his normal bath time. Tony was very welcoming; he was always available if we needed him but never intrusive. We didn't see lisa until our last day as she was training for a marathon. The location is perfect, right by the sea front and equally close to the town. We parked our car on arrival and didn't use it until we left. We had such a fantastic break that we extended our stay for a 3rd night. We will definitely be returning!
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Date of stay: February 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sandy S wrote a review Feb 2019
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
The Guesthouse East was a delightful place to stay. The rooms are spacious and very clean. The bed was comfortable and the area is in a quiet area of Eastbourne. We stayed two nights in February, in order to attend my cousin's Diamond Wedding Party, and this was only a 10 minute walk away. All the shops, pier, beach etc are only steps away from the Guesthouse, and the kitchenette allowed us to make our own breakfast and get up in a leisurely fashion. Tony and Lisa were very welcoming, and we have no hesitation in recommending their Guesthouse to anyone.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from Lisa P, Owner at The Guesthouse East
Responded 19 Feb 2019
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review, please come back and see us anytime. Very best wishes Tony & Lisa
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James H wrote a review Feb 2019
London, England, United Kingdom31 contributions8 helpful votes
After working in Eastbourne for months I finally found this gem! The owners are really nice, nothings too much trouble. Rooms are clean and tidy, we made use of the apartment style rooms which has everything you need. Will be staying again for sure.
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Lisa P, Owner at The Guesthouse East
Responded 19 Feb 2019
Dear James Thank you for taking the time to write a review, we appreciate it very much. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again. Take care and thank you again. Tony & Lisa
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Guesthouse East
Which popular attractions are close to The Guesthouse East?
Nearby attractions include Boom Battle Bar Eastbourne (0.2 miles), Nigel Greaves Gallery (0.08 miles), and Eastbourne Bandstand (0.09 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at The Guesthouse East?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, baggage storage, and books, DVDs and music available for children.
Which room amenities are available at The Guesthouse East?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at The Guesthouse East?
Yes, free public parking nearby and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Guesthouse East?
Conveniently located restaurants include Gr/Eat Greek Deli and Cuisine, MALAYALAM Restaurant, and Athens.
Is The Guesthouse East located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 miles away from the centre of Eastbourne.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Guesthouse East?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Guesthouse East?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Redoubt Fortress & The Pavilion (1.0 miles) and East Dean War Memorial (3.7 miles).