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“Can't ask for better value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Royal Victoria Hotel
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Hastings
Toronto, Ontario
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5 reviews
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“Can't ask for better value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2013

We've stayed here a few times now and have never been disappointed. It's a wonderful old hotel and the rooms are nicely decorated to match. Yes a few things are a bit tired here and there but for the price and sea-side location you can't ask for better value than this. Only complaint is the beds are a bit firm.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Isle of Wight, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

The new thing in this hotel is wifi. The TV is the same as the one I had 20 years ago. On the up side attentive staff rooms are clean, if dated, and tidy.
Plenty of park on site and in adjoining roads behind, situated on the front with bar and restaurant on the first floor, give great views while dinning or drinking. Very much set in the Victorian era and style, prices are reflective of this.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2013

This is a lovely hotel, the outside and main public areas especially the staircases have the "wow" factor. The room was nicely decorated and the staff were friendly. It's in a great location with historic St Leonards as built as a new town in the early nineteenth century by the Burtons (also responsible for Tunbridge Wells and the Palm House at Kew Gardens) immediately behind it and Hastings old town a vigorous walk or short taxi ride away. Has the historic dimension as Victoria, Albert, George V, Lord Palmerston etc. have all stayed here. Don't believe everything you hear about St Leonards, this part is historic and well cared for. There is, of course, a road outside as it's on the seafront but not unduly noisy and beach and sea are just across from the hotel. A lovely stay!

Room Tip: Suites on first floor are good, higher floors would have a better view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

This is a fine building - with other buildings of 'Burton's St Leonards' around it. More could be made of its illustrious past and context as this would surely make it more attractive to visitors with an interest in history. It could also be substantially improved with more obviously 'historic' colours in the corridors and plastic daffodils done away with!
We found our deluxe suite to be very spacious, comfortable, well furnished and clean. We didn't notice noise from the 'very ..noisy road' outside - and we were on the first floor. Higher floors would be even less aware. It was altogether a more pleasurable experience than I had expected given some of the other reviews.

Room Tip: Higher floors would have a better view of the sea. First floor seaview rooms look out on to the roo...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2013

Nice location within walking distance of Hastings town, on site parking very limited. Room clean and decorated in keeping with age of the building (expect a few creaking floor boards) beds could do with upgrading. Breakfast reasonable, nice views out to sea. Staff pleasant and most helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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107 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2013

Stayed in a 'suite' for a night on business. Room very sad & dated. Furniture battered. Fridge dumped on the floor. TV with very few channels. A sea view means having a very busy & noisy main road just a few feet away. WIFI continually loses contact & to cap it all a hot water tap in the bath that was jammed so a freezing cold shower in the morning. The response from reception - 'Oh dear. We'll look into it'!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Fenwick Island, Delaware
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110 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2013

The setting of the hotel is gorgeous. The exterior is so lovely, and the lobby and stairways are nice. However our room was very tired looking. The room was a double twin, and the box springs were torn, the blankets were weathered, but the sheets were very crisp and clean. My bed wiggled terribly every time I moved, and the headboards banged on the wall when you moved. The outer hall doors slammed when people went down the hall. In a pinch and need a bargain I say it's ok. But more than a one night stay I'd look somewhere else.

Room Tip: No a/c, so when you open the windows you hear everyone talking on the street.
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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 #4 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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St. Leonards-On-Sea Best Western
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