We found ourselves at The Royal Victoria in Christmas Party season; the weather was appalling for a weekend away. With a wonderful suite overlooking the gusting, stormy sea, with staff who couldn't do enough to help in anything we wanted, with the amazing Regency central stairway it was absolutely wonderful to be there.
The downside - well the meal we had on our first evening was mediocre catering food and we felt it was an insult to offer such fodder to guests, what made this meal bearable was Andre, the Belgian waiter, who did everything in his power to make it a special evening for us and even roped in the other waiters to bring in a little birthday treat for me.
It was good to see how busy the Hotel was and we found that Hastings and St Leonards have many fine restaurants; we discovered the Gap Turkish restaurant neear Debenhams and had a fine meal. The Tourist office was happy to advise.
The Hotel provides a personal service but needs to get a new chef - one who knows how to cook food, rather than open packets
Yes we would consider going there again
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated along the picturesque Hastings seafront, the Best Western Royal Victoria Hotel provides high standards of comfort and hospitality. Whether you are looking to explore the offerings of the East Sussex coastline or just want to stay at a quality hotel in Hastings, we are confident you will enjoy your stay with us. This elegant Victorian hotel has tastefully furnished bedrooms and suites, renowned Sea Terrace Restaurant & piano bar and conference & banqueting facilities with views across the English Channel and to Beachy Head. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Hastings
- St. Leonards-On-Sea Best Western
- Hastings Best Western