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17 Wilmington Square
Ranked #20 of 78 Eastbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
PORTSMOUTH, ENGLAND
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154 reviews
32 hotel reviews
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“SUPERB FAMILY RUN HOTEL - VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2013

We were made to feel welcome from my initial phone call to book the room, right through to our departure. Our hosts Tony and Janine, could not do enough for you and the other staff who we encountered at breakfast were equally helpful and pleasant.
Our room was tastefully decorated, very comfortable, immaculately clean - with a lovely view over the ocean. The little touches - so rarely seen in hotels these days - made all the difference - eg on every landing and outside guests rooms were small libraries of books for guest use, bottled water and an excellent tea & coffee facility was supplied in each room, a welcoming chocolate on each pillow etc etc
Breakfast was excellent - freshly cooked to order, table settings of a very high standard and the service could not be faulted.
If you are planning a stay in Eastbourne you will not find a better place to stay.

Room Tip: Room 8 has a lovely outlook over the square and the ocean
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2013

Tony and Janine are just great hosts. The whole place is beautifully furnished and the atmosphere is warm and friendly. I can't recommend 17 Wilmington Square more highly. It has become my home from home. Here's to the next time - hopefully soon!

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

A short walk from the station with the seafront on our doorstep A perfect loaction for our weekend get away. Rooms were pleasant and clean, breakfast was hearty (queries on the fresh orange juice). It filled us up for our long walks. Great advice and directions on all local attractions. Burlington gap and the Seven Sisters are a must! All in all a great place and great people, highly recommended!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Hungerford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2013

We have just spent an interesting weekend in Eastbourne and stayed at No 17 on personal recommendation. We cannot fault anything. The room was tastefully furnished and very comfortable. Breakfast was of a very high order. It was pleasing to hear of the history of the house. We were made to feel very welcome and will certainly return whenever we have ocassion to visit Eastbourne.
Thank you for a most pleasant visit.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Peacehaven, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2013

Fantastic B&B! During our stay we had a sea view room on the second floor, which was beautifully decorated and very spacious. We loved the attention to detail such as a little chocolate placed on each of our pillows. We were met by the owner Janine and her incredibly cute dog called Turkish! She showed us to our room, gave us our keys and we were left to enjoy our evening.
After a lovely night’s sleep we went down for breakfast, we were welcomed with a smile by the owners and staff. The selection for breakfast was wonderful: fresh fruit, cereals, yoghurt and homemade marmalade and jam, topped off with a full English. All of this included in the price.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 via mobile

A term used often in reviews on this B&B but it really is a little gem. Room 5 lovely room with large bay window overlooking the Square & Wishing Tower. Quality bed linen, good breakfast, Excellent proprietors. Possibly not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. Stone's throw to promenade & sea. Really enjoyed our stay & will return. Highly recommended

  • Stayed September 2013
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2013

Fantastic B&B (I stay in similar accommodation most weeks and rarely bother to write a review) - extreamly welcoming 'hosts' - lovely room (quiet with great facilities and exceptionally clean and modern bathroom with a powerful shower) - parking on street but you are provided with a ticket for just £1 which lasts for 24 hours so no issues at all. It is right by the sea-front - just a couple of minutes walk. THe breakfast was excellent - home made granola / muslie and all the normal cereals - scrambled egg and smokled salmon (no extra charge) - looked lovely but I did not try and a full English (still recovering) - crispy fried bread, quality thich well cooked bacon and top end butchers sausage - did I mention, mushrooms, beans, and properly grilled tomatoes? Topped off for those with no diet thoughts with toast and home made marmalade (or about 4 quality jams if you prefer).

Excellent value - I will be back any time I need to stay in Eastbourne.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Property: 17 Wilmington Square
Address: 17 Wilmington Square, Eastbourne BN21 4EA, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
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Ranked #20 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Eastbourne
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Hotel Class:4 star — 17 Wilmington Square 4*
Number of rooms: 12
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