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“Quaint, in the sense of faded glory.” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of BEST WESTERN Royal Victoria Hotel

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BEST WESTERN Royal Victoria Hotel
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Hastings
Havant
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24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Quaint, in the sense of faded glory.”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2012

Oh dear.

Cracking location and surprisingly good food but just crying out for a major injection of cash. The staff are lovely and trying their best but this lovely old gem is just thirty years adrift from reality.

Good luck chaps

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Sleep Quality
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Watford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2012

Friendly staff. Brilliant family room. Disappointed with no pot of tea or cafetierre of coffee for our breakfast table. Make your own tea in a cup with non- boiling water isn't good for tea.
This is unusual for Best western.

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Essex
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34 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2012

We booked to stay at the Royal Victoria the last weekend in November. We booked for 2 nights. On our arrival on the Friday the receptionist said we were only booked in for 1 night, after a lot of work on the computer she changed our room booking. We were only booked in for room only, she never mentioned what time or how we could order breakfast. The room overlooked the sea and the sound with the windows open was lovely.

The room whilst being quite large, was old fashioned, and I could not believe they still provide blankets and sheets rather than duvets. No other member of staff ever spoke to us until we checked out on the Sunday - rather disappointing compared with our stay at the Best Western in Cambridge, which is still the best we have stayed in.

Room Tip: definately ask for a sea view
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Greekaholics
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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2012

We stayed at the hotel on Saturday 28th January 2012, having attended a dinner dance there. The dinner dance was held in the conservatory and the layout was perfect. The food was well cooked and nicely presented. The hotel is a lovely building and our room was very nice with a lovely sea view.
The staff were all very pleasant and helpful.
Would certainly recommend it to anyone

Room Tip: We did ask for a room with a sea view
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Tony C
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London
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

My fiance took to Hastings, for what he thought would be a romantic and interesting stay, what this it's history.

We took the train, arrived at the hotel stayed for 20mins and left. It was so bad, the bed was small, everything needed to be gutted and started again, It looked like the last refurb was 1980, nothing has been changed. We paid and left and went straight home. No one goes away to stay in a room that isn't as nice or nicer than the one they stay in everynight! Please sort it out, the hotel has potential.

The view was nice, but that's all. I couldn't have slept in that bed, I was upset and so was my fiance.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2012

The dining room of this hotel has a wonderful view out to sea. Much has been spent on decor and it is looking very smart. Engaging, polite and helpful waiter takes your starter and main orders, if you are not having the plentiful Sunday Carvery. Nice bar area to enjoy your pre lunch drink. Perfectly acceptable lunch and it is worth noting the owner and his wife dine in the restaurant with the guests.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth
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126 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

We stay every year at least twice a year.
Rooms are very good value - architecturally great rooms
Lots of space - comfortable.
Friendly staff and really helpful.
Breakfast is entertaining and the waiter extremely helpful.
This is one of the best hotels nationally and although it could be seen as old fashioned it's charm and heritage is unique.
We wholly congratulate this hotel on consistently good value and good times.

Room Tip: Speak to reception stagg
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kirsten H
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Property: BEST WESTERN Royal Victoria Hotel
Address: Marina, Hastings TN38 0BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Hastings
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — BEST WESTERN Royal Victoria Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 52
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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Best Western Hastings
St. Leonards-On-Sea Best Western
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