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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Seaford
Bude
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Great food, poor accommodation”
Reviewed 21 October 2012

The food in the pub and the breakfast were excellent. However, the single room I stayed in had a bed that was so old the mattress was totally collapsed. There was nothing in the bathroom to put toiletries on and they had to be placed on the floor. There was nobody that would deal with my complaint in the morning, I was told the manager was upstairs and busy.
I filled out an online questionnaire which went direct to the owner. They have failed to contact me despite my request.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2012

I was staying in Sussex for 9 days and the White Lion was the best accomodation we visited there. The location is 5 minutes walk to the sea shore and 5 minutes to the main bus station, where the Brighton -> Eastbourne bus goes. You can't make a better decision for Seaford, the surroundings are great, town is picturesque and the hotel makes you feel like home. Everything is clean, you get a great breakfast and the price is, in comparison to other facilities, very low for such an amazing service. I totally recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with family
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2 Thank AdelaJelinkova
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2012

Stayed at white lion for two nights while visiting freinds. stayed in a single en-suite room . the room was very clean & well equipped, staff wre excellent - very helpful, food was good - very nice full English. I felt that I was valued as a customer & wouldn't hesitate to recommend it to friends & next time I am visiting will stay here again. Thanks.

Room Tip: Ask for room 1 - it has a sea view!
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled solo
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2 Thank mumn b
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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2012

Stayed here for 2 nights in a single en suite room for £40 including breakfast. The room was very small but clean and comfortable. The breakfast was excellent. The bar was noisy at times, due to the cup final, but everyone was very friendly. Other reviewers said that it can be noisy in their rooms, it was not in my room.

A special thank you must go to the 'acting' manager Nick. Nothing was ever too much trouble for him despite working very long hours and, at times, being understaffed. Well done Nick you deserve a bonus!!!!

  • Stayed May 2012
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1 Thank martine d
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kent united kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2012

I stayed at the White Lion when visiting friends in seaford,we had a room with fantastic sea views ,very clean ,great breakfast cooked by owner and friendly staff .Will be back .

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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1 Thank bridget l
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2011

I stayed here with my 15 year old son as we had some family business to attend to. We had a good sized bedroom, good shower, everything that we needed at a reasonable cost. Really good breakfast cooked by the owner. ok, a bit noisy on the sunday night due to Karaoke, but it stopped at 11.00pm which was fine and after all it is a pub. helpful and friendly staff. Will certainly go back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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South England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2011

Ive only been there for lunch on 2 occasions, and the food was great but the waitress is so miserable! We wont be going back because we felt so unwelcome.

Also, they dont have baby changing facilities.

  • Stayed August 2011
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2 Thank angelfish123456789
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Property: The White Lion Hotel
Address: 74 Claremont Road, Seaford BN25 2BJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Seaford
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Seaford
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Number of rooms: 6
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