We stayed here one night in February with gale force winds battering the south coast. Sea view room on the 5th floor was a very large attic style bedroom, reproduction period furniture, flat screen TV to watch Winter Olympics, enormous chinese vase bedside lamps and original style single glazed sash windows (is this a listed building). Initially the authentic Victorian experience with billowing net curtain and rattling window soon fixed by stuffing toilet tissue in all the gaps which cured all the draughts. Convector heater in the room and heated towel rail in the bathroom soon warmed it up and it stayed warm all night. Standard room within the room bathroom of adequate size with everything you need, good towels and good shower water pressure on the top floor. Great view from our doctored sash window with waves crashing on the beach 500 yards away and lightning in the night.
Arrived early afternoon and witnessed plenty of cleaning and polishing going on in public areas. Piano lounge and restaurant have original and authentic decor and architectural features - very impressive. Staff were friendly and attentive. Good buffet style breakfast with a full selection of hot and cold dishes and excellent coffee all overlooking the tormented sea through large picture windows.
Booked a month ahead with a fairly limited discount hyped up by Great Western as a special deal and marginally cheaper than online booking sites. Would have given one more star on value for money if the discount had been better.
- 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