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“Royal Victoria Hotel” 3 of 5 bubbles
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BEST WESTERN Royal Victoria Hotel
Ranked #5 of 11 Hotels in Hastings
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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73 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

Stayed here for one night - a break from work - and as mentioned by other reviewers, the hotel would benefit from a makeover, particularly to take advantage of the many good things about it. We had a room facing the back. It was large but a badly used space! There was a spiral staircase down to the wardrobes which could have been a lovely area for a sofa, the TV or even a desk. Having to carry your clothes down the stairs to hang them up is crazy so we just draped everything on the sofa! Unfortunately the window in the downstairs area was missing half the curtain which let in a lot of light. The mattress was very soft so neither of us slept well but it was a big bed so if you like soft mattresses, it could be perfect! The best thing about the hotel is the view of the sea from the restaurant and bar. I could sit for hours in the room leading to the restaurant gazing out at the sea through the large curved window. I had a nice glass of wine too :-) Dinner was good and pretty good value at at around £22 for a 3 course meal. The home made pea soup was delicious and I had a really good quality steak too. Having a table by the window looking out to sea was a huge bonus. I enjoyed breakfast too once again with a great view of the sea :-) This hotel could be excellent with the help of a good designer to take advantage of the assets.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

This is a grand hotel. Perhaps a little dated, but all the better for that as it makes one feel more important as soon as you enter the lobby. Our room was on the fifth floor and had two windows overlooking the sea front from where we could comfortably observe the remnants of a hurricane whilst sipping tea in genteel comfort. The room was enormous and might have benefited from more furniture - a settee perhaps - in addition to the table and chairs, dressing table and mirror, chest of drawers ...... The piano lounge and restaurant overlook the sea front and there is plenty of space between tables allowing for a relaxing meal. The evening meal was excellent as was breakfast and the staff were attentive and helpful. Parking was limited at the hotel, but there was plenty of free parking nearby and we had no problem finding a space.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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London, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

Deciding to attend a local restaurant for a goumet dinner it was decided a nice hotel with a sea view was necessary. The Royal Victoria fitted this requirement perfectly and was without doubt value for money with an eceptionally friendly staff.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

We stayed in the Royal Victoria Hastings over a weekend early August. Our son was going walking in the woods with Ray Mears close to Hastings and we also wanted to bring our little dog along for the weekend. We booked a dog friendly family room for 2 nights and were pleasantly surprised with the room we got. Clean, tidy and spacious enough for 3 plus the dog. Staff were very friendly and helpful and the food in the lounge bar (the dog was allowed here) was very nice and reasonably priced. Some of the public areas especially the stairs could have been cleaner but overall a nice pleasant hotel.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We have often eaten here over the years for carvery and the breakfast. It was on Father's Day this year that we went, also celebrating my 50th birthday. There was about 13 of us, the service was appalling. No one came to carve the meat until we found someone. Veggies were like warm. No Yorkshire apart from aunt Bessie's !!! No one came to our table to see if we wanted a drink or even to see how the meal was. Did complain but no one interested as I did nt complain at the time. Reason for that was, because it was a birthday celebration I did nt want to make a fuss as my relatives were paying and did nt want to embarrass them . Reply back from Katie was , you should have said something on the day!!! Apart from they only has 2 waiters which we could nt find most of the time to say anything .
Go some where else for your carvery.

Stayed June 2014
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We booked 14 family lunch, we have been coming to Royal Victoria for many years and have businesses in the Town ourselves.
The manager Mr Christopher Meadows was appalling, he was dirty,rude, completely unprofessional.
Our waitress was lovely but did not have a clue on anything, the plates were dirty( dried on egg from breakfast), food was frozen or packet mix. we were told that we had aunt Bessie's Yorkshire puddings, (cold and late), because the fresh Yorkshires go hard!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We will never go there again and will certainly pass the word.
We had no apology and were treated as if we were in the wrong, not acceptable.

Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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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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