My boyfriend and I wanted a short break away in hastings and last minute we chose this hotel. The hotel was quite a walk from the main 'hussle and bussle' of the seafront so it ment we had to drive down and pay for parking. Walking inside (appreciating that it is an old hotel) we found to be quite dark and gloomey. The decor doesnt give it any justice. The receptionist was nice enough but not as chatty and cheerful as we are used to to. (we usually stay in B&Bs and find service on the whole a much higher standard probably as they are running their own business). We paid £65 a night for a superior double and requested a sea view. We didn't get the sea view which was probably down to them having the front of the hotel painted which ment scaffolding was up. It would have been nice to have been warned of this as the sea view was a important part of our stay. Our room was lovely and spaceous - something you dont usually find in other hotels. The bed it self was fine but the pillows were awful! the stuffing in them was horrible to lay on - so bring your own! In the bathroom (again a good size) they have baths but with a shower that connects to the taps. I didnt wash my hair over the stay because the water that came out of the shower was a dribble, which made it impossible. These really is not to standard at all, and really let the hotel down. Another nice touch would have been to have had flannels provided. Our room on the whole was clean and furtinture was in keeping with the hotel.
Overall the hotel had a' carpeted gloomey pub' feel to it which i didnt like. Its sad as its a nice old victorian building with large windows. I would have rather of booked into a nice little B&B with a personal touch for the £65 we paid.
- 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
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