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Royal Hotel
Ranked #19 of 78 Eastbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersBronze level
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Comfort for us and our dog”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2013

Stayed at the Royal in Eastbourne so we could do some family stuff for my wife's aunt. We've tried a range of places over the years, often wanting to bring our dog with us but suffering from the British obsession with not having dogs in hotels. No such problem with the Royal - marvellous place. Our dog Tika was made as welcome as we were. Lovely room with a good shower, far better than many of the standard chain hotels we have had to stay in over the years. Good bed and bedding, nice towels and toiletries, decent tea and coffee. And really nice decor.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, England
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2013

Stayed for one night in October. A warm welcome, helpful and friendly owner who offered help with bags. Small but very comfortable single room, nice toiletries, fluffy towels, tea and coffee, clock alarm - in short everything you need for a one-night stop. Beats some bigger hotels I have stayed in hands-down. Would happily stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2013

My wife, Jan, and I booked a night at the Royal as we were in town to see the Bay City Rollers perform at the Hippodrome. We had walked past the hotel previously and thought we would give it a try - it exceeded our expectations. We were made to feel at home the moment we walked in. Our top floor room was spotlessly clean and boasted everything we needed. The bed was comfortable, the ensuite bathroom had a super shower and the sea view was enticing! The continental breakfast, served in a friendly dining area, was simply delicious - the homemade jams and freshly baked bread are real winners - and the service was attentive and personal. We enjoyed our night so much that we've already booked two more nights at the Royal in December. We're already counting the days!

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

We stayed at The Royal at the end of October for three nights ( my wife , myself and the westie )
The room was well appointed and very clean, with a sea view, comfortable beds and a powerful shower.
Eddie made us welcome from the time we arrived and nothing was too much trouble.
We enjoyed a relaxing break and sampled some of the many restaurants that Eastbourne has to offer (as recommended by Eddie).
We will be coming to Eastbourne again as there is plenty to see, many places to go and the Hotel is situated only walking distance from the main hub of the town.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2013

A group of 5 of us stayed at The Royal for two nights whilst taking part in the Eastbourne marathon. We had a selection of rooms including twin, singles and the family suit. All were spotlessly clean with a high standard of fixtures and fittings, not least the comfortable beds and bathroom suit.
The owner Eddie (and his gentile dog Borris) were perfect hosts and displayed a warm friendly and professional service; attention to detail was excellent.
The continental style breakfast was of a high standard with an excellent selection including homemade bread and preserves, it was more than enough for us hungry runners!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ratbians
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Maidstone, United Kingdom
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255 reviews
63 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2013

We have just returned from our second stay at The Royal, and both stays have been delightful in every way. The rooms are very well appointed, with comfortable beds and every amenity the traveller needs. Our walk-in shower was especially good, with high quality toiletries provided. We had a wonderful view of the sea and it was so relaxing to listen to the waves lapping against the shore before falling asleep. Breakfast is excellent, and the entire hotel is super-clean. The Royal is a superb, reasonably-priced hotel in popular Eastbourne.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank alaskan_red
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The_Royal_Eastbourne, Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Thank you very much for your kind review, it was a pleasure to welcome you once again to the Royal and we are happy that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again in the future.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2013

Stayed on business overnight and loved my stay. Located opposite the sea and listened to the waves as I went to sleep. Some road noise in the morning but this did not deter from the experience.
Exceptionally clean hotel with comfortable bed and all the room facilities you would need including free wifi.
Great breakfast with home made produce (no fry up) and freshly squeezed orange juice.
Close to the town centre which is an easy walk away and the pier is again just across the road.
Will definately stay here again

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank ian r
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The_Royal_Eastbourne, Manager at Royal Hotel, responded to this review, 29 October 2013
Many thanks for your excellent review, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us during your business trip. We look forward to your next visit.
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Additional Information about Royal Hotel

Property: Royal Hotel
Address: 8-9 Marine Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3DX, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 78 B&Bs / Inns in Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Royal Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxury seafront guest accommodation overlooking the beach, with spectacular direct sea views.Centrally located, AA 4-star rated, one minute's walk from Eastbourne's historic Victorian Pier and the only accommodation in Eastbourne with an eco-friendly Green Tourism Gold Award. Famed for its cleanliness, The Royal offers high quality personal service and accommodation to tourists and business travellers. Freshly squeezed juices with homemade breads and preserves, real coffees and a selection of teas welcome you to each sunny morning. Vegetarian & vegan breakfasts a speciality. Pets stay free. Discounts for long stays. Peaceful and relaxing, with no young children. Free WiFi, park all day for just £1. ... more   less 
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