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“nice and friendly seaside hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
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White Rock Hotel
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Hastings
Certificate of Excellence
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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36 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“nice and friendly seaside hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2013

I have stayed at the White Rock many times and always enjoy the hospitality I find there. The staff is friendly and always willing to help and the food in the restaurant is fine.As the bar/restaurant can be busy at times I find the separeted area which is exclusively for hotel guests very convenient at times.The only drawback I see are the many stairs and small/slow elevator which cam be somehat of an inconvenience at times. But then the hotel ataff is always willing to assist.

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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wroughton, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

Very nice hotel, bit worn in places but overall very nice. Room was very good value.Very large with lovely sea view.Reception area , bar and dining room very nice with fabulous terrace overlooking the sea! Staff very pleasant and accommodating . Very good to have parking on site. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Norfolk, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2013

This hotel really exceeded our expectations. Our room (312) was spacious, with two very comfortable double beds, lovely bathroom (great shower) and brilliant sea view. Excellent value at £94.The large fan unit was very welcome on a hot day. We managed to get in the hotel car park but there is loads of street parking in front of and behind the hotel - £1.20 for 4 hours, pretty cheap. We had breakfast on 2 days and dinner on one. Food was excellent and fantastic value. Brilliant service too (thanks especially to Daniel).The terrace café is a lovely place to have a drink or a meal, especially as it's a non-smoking area. Will definitely return soon.

Room Tip: Rooms with sea view are great but expect some street/traffic noise.
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 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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Sussex
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16 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2013

We've stayed here a few times before for the beer festival and have always liked it. They have a two night weekend rule but in the past you could ring up a few days before and get a one night booking if any rooms were free. We wanted to do the same this time and called up a week before to enquire, we were told to call back three days before the date we wanted. We called up three days before and were told to call back on the Saturday morning. We called on the Saturday morning and they had two rooms free so started to process our booking but said the system wouldn't allow it and that the manager would call us back in a hour. No phone call so we called back at midday and were told the rooms were still available but they were holding out for a two night booking so we had to call back at 5pm. So annoying that they weren't honest from the outset as we wouldn't have bothered calling back at all! Big angry grrrrrrrrrr for the White Rock.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Kent, UK
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28 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2013

We stayed here for my birthday weekend. We normally just head for a cheap and cheerful b&b, but seeing as it was a 'special' weekend we decided to opt for something a little more special. So we chose an upgraded double room with a sea view at this hotel. And to be fair, it didn't cost vastly more than a b&b would, although of course this was room only, so no food.

But it was clean and bright, well maintained and comfortable. If you don't arrive early enough, parking COULD be an issue. We managed to park in the hotel's own car park, but there is only room for a handful of cars. Late arrivals need to use an underground car park over the road, although I believe you can get a ticket from reception to cover your stay, so it may not be an issue after all.

The hotel is conveniently located for the town and the beach. The theatre is next door, and the pier is immediately across the road, although of course it is sadly a burnt out wreck at this moment in time.

A very pleasant stay and we may well come here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
12 hotel reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2013

There's lots going for this hotel: clean with comfy beds, friendly staff and a seafront position. But some basics need attention. The bathroom door in our room didn't close properly. I was assured someone would go and look at it. Did they? Nobody bothered to tell me. There were other maintenance issues, none of them major in themselves but indicative of a lack of care.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Notingham
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63 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2013

Convenient Hotel and right on sea front with sea views from room. Superior Bedroom( £94 per night) which clean and large enough for visit-bath and shower with all bathroom accessories left. All staff were very efficient and only too pleased to help. We did leave a shopping bag in the bar and it was kept behind reception for collection as no identification on bag. Did not eat in restaurant
as we ate out all the time. Spent most evenings in the bar after returning late from days out and service was excellent.
Visited Royal Tunbridge Wells and it most enjoyable day out. Hoopers Department Store was
better than most large high street department stores-well stocked and staff extremely helpful-
all purchases were individually wrapped. Many independent shops and places to eat.
Also visited Rye which is lovely even though small-quite a few houses and shops/public houses
were 400 years old.
5 Day break was enjoyable but the weather was absolutely terrible. Usually stay with wife's cousin but their children came over from America so stayed in hotel which was short distance from their house in old hastings.

Room Tip: We stayed on 2nd floor with sea views and I imagine it is lovely in good weather. Room opposite burn...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: White Rock Hotel
Address: White Rock, Hastings TN34 1JU, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Hastings
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 11 Hotels in Hastings
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — White Rock Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 45
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 
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