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Rutland Guest House
Ranked #19 of 46 Hastings B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Average B&B”
Reviewed 8 April 2013

The bed was a bit hard; the room was a bit cold (heater was on but it didn't seem to be effective); it wasn't clear how to work the shower (though the owner was very quick to explain once I'd grabbed him in the breakfast room - tug on the cord first); the price was perhaps a little high for the room; the back-garden looked rather tired; and a double-bed room with an extra bed on the side looks a little slapdash. That said, the room had been given some attention -- with attractive sheets and pictures on the wall -- breakfast was generous, and the service was polite and friendly. Location on a sunny day is perfect, as we walked for half an hour to Hastings and enjoyed every minute along the boardwalk.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Midhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 June 2012

I stayed for a night and was only allowed to check in at 4pm! This was tiring as I found that travelling 2 1/2 hours all I wanted was to put my bag down and relax until I could meet up with friends at 7pm for a birthday evening. They advertise off street parking ... this is not the case ... it is street parking and if you are lucky you will find a parking place somewhere along the expanse of the beach road! Rooms are lovely although small .. bed was comfortable. The owner was very pleasant but I found the welcome I got from the lady in charge (his wife?) was far from warm and friendly. Breakfast was enjoyable - I would not stay there again.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with friends
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London
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Reviewed 28 November 2010

Excellent value for such a clean, well run place in a great location. Nothing was too much trouble for the owners and the room was spotless. We could see the sea from our room and Hastings was easily reached on foot or by bus/train. Would recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing stay by the seaside.

  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
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sydney
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82 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2010

we stayed at this guest house for three nights on the tail end of a seven week trip in the uk.
The house itself is very nice but the service is atrocious.
We went down for breakfast of the first morning to find that we did not have a table and had to wait quite sometime before they could organise this. The service was shambolic.
We had no hot water on the last morning of our stay.
The room was at the top of the house which meant going up four flights of stairs, no lift. We are not young and found this to be very difficult.
The room was an attic room which meant that we had to keep bending our heads in half of it. It was also directly opposite the kitchen of the flat next door and I opened the curtains to see a naked woman standing at her sink. The light from this flat kept on going on and off all night and the curtains were too thin to be of much use. The occupants of the flat also had an all nigh party one night so sleeping was impossible.
The location was too far out of the town, (we were under the impression it was in the centre of Hastings), so we had to taxi into town each night to eat.
Basicaly they had no idea that their standard of service was not up to scratch and they were not really all that welcoming. We can put up with a lot if the hosts are friendly but this was not the case.
I would not recommend this hotel to anyone.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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preston
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Reviewed 11 July 2010

Everything we needed,it was a pleasure to stay here and would do so again

  • Stayed June 2010, travelled as a couple
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Delft, Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2009

We spent 3 nights here in the top floor family room (double bed + 2 single beds). The room was a good size, sunny and had a lovely view, over a park, of the sea. It was very clean and well-maintained - just as the rest of the house. There was also a small fridge in the room which was very handy. One minor point for improvement is that the TV was very small. Breakfast was very good and the proprietors friendly and helpful. Free parking is available on Grosvenor road - although it can get full but then there is plenty of parking 100m away on the other side of the park along the seafront.
We would definitely recommend this Guesthouse and will no doubt stay here if we visit the area again.
Our tip for a restaurant is the White Hart in Catsfield which is about 20 min drive away and well worth the trip (along nice country roads) - Great ambience, service and food.

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled with family
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, England
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72 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2009

Needed a quick overnight stay and found this guest house to have rooms. Very pleasant couple, nothing too much bother. Rooms were fine and to a high standard for a B&B/Guest House

Free wifi, just asked them for the code

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Property: Rutland Guest House
Address: 17 Grosvenor Crescent, Hastings TN38 0AA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Hastings
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Ranked #19 of 46 B&Bs / Inns in Hastings
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Hotel Class:4 star — Rutland Guest House 4*
Number of rooms: 7
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