Booked a small double room at the rear of the hotel at £64 for one night and was very impressed. Room was on the first floor and spotlessly clean. It was also very nicely laid out with a plentiful supply of tea/coffee/biscuits. Bathroom was surprisingly spacious, with a bath (with shower over) and again, totally spotless. However, upon going to leave the room for the evening we were unable to unlock the door (the lock had jammed) so someone from reception had to come and let us out. She then asked if we would be ok to change rooms, we agreed as whilst this wasn't ideal we didn't like the idea of not being able to get out of our room!
When we came back from our evening out we were given a key to room 303 on the third floor. I think this was an upgrade to a king room (it was slightly larger with a bigger bed) and again we thought the room and bathroom were very nice and to a high standard. However, this room was a lot hotter than our previous room and even when we had the window wide open and the fan cooler on (not air con, just a plug in fan cooler) it was still quite stuffy and difficult to sleep.
It's a shame that I couldn't quite give this hotel 5 stars as I really do think it's excellent value for money - the rooms are modern and spotlessly clean and staff friendly. However, it wasn't very comfortable sleeping in the heat, despite it being cold outside, and for this reason I'm giving it 4 out of 5. If I were to stay again I'd request a room on the first floor and I'd advise anyone who doesn't like sleeping in a hot room to do the same. Perhaps the hotel might think of installing some air conditioners in the rooms on the 3rd floor as they are obviously are a lot hotter than the others?
This is our second time at the White Rock and I would still very much recommend it to anyone staying in Hastings. I would also return to the hotel too but just make sure I request a first floor room!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The White Rock Hotel is not your average hotel. As well as its fantastic location on Hastings seafront, it has a laid back, individual character that is popular with business and leisure travelers alike. We have a friendly cafe-bar; free wifi broad band access; are completely no smoking; and welcome well behaved pets. Minutes from the town centre, opposite the pier and next door to the White Rock Theatre. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo, Agoda and Priceline so you can book your White Rock Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- White Rock Hastings
- Hotel White Rock