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“Fantastic hotel in an amazing location”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of West Rocks Hotel

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West Rocks Hotel
Ranked #11 of 41 Hotels in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“Fantastic hotel in an amazing location”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2014

Have just had a fantastic weekend at the newly renovated West Rocks hotel. First of all the location is amazing right on the sea front and near the pier. Parking was easy. The reception staff were friendly and efficient and showed me to my sea view room. The rooms have been renovated to a high standard and very tastefully done. Plasma TV, plenty of storage and tea coffee facilities. The bathroom was great, very clean with a good shower and bath. It was also good to have such a great view of the sea whilst lying in bed! The high light of the stay was the afternoon cream tea! Freshly baked scones and banana cake. Yum. Highly recommended. The chef of the hotel was great - traditional English breakfast and locally produce sausages and bacon were a nice touch. We had a meal in the hotel on Saturday night which was terrific and of a high standard. If you are looking for great value and friendly service I would highly recommend this hotel.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2014

Stayed here for a few days and was very impressed with the renovation work and level of care and attention from the staff.
The hotel has been given a real facelift over the last few months, which has given it a fresh look yet it has maintained many features in keeping with such a grand building. The sea views from my room were outstanding. I felt like I was on the bridge of a ship I was so close to the water. The food was a pleasant surprise too. Restaurant quality rather than the usual hotel fare normally on offer in similar establishments. I'll definitely be back.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2014

My wife and I spent a few nights at West Rocks last week and we would like to thank Ian(Manager) and his staff, for looking after us so well! In particular, we were very impressed with the standard and cleanliness of the rooms and also with the excellent food provided by Nick(Chef).Our room was located at the front of the hotel and, of course, all these rooms come with amazing views of the foreshore and pier.We intend to come back later in the year,in order to pay a visit to one of the theatres in the locality.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

I stayed in West Rocks for the weekend. What a find. My room was very clean and comfortable with a sea view. The food is superb and the staff friendly and helpful. All the beauty spots are within easy reach of the hotel - I'll certainly be back!

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2014

The West Rocks is beautifully located homely hotel on the sea front in Eastbourne. I was a first time visitor to this lovely coastal town and West Rocks Hotel. My party and I enjoyed our weekend thoroughly and will definitely be returning there soon. For me, it is the perfect getaway from busy London and is within easy to London by car of train. This old style victorian building has recently been renovated and has been done so in a very classy and tasteful way. The rooms are spacious with very comfortable beds and bedding. The staff are so friendly and helpful. The big surprise for me was the quality and standard of the food. We loved the hearty breakfasts, so went for the afternoon tea and cakes and an evening meal. The cupcake and banana cake I tried was so freshly baked they were still warm and better and more delicious than you would get in any hummingbird shop or fancy bakery. The evening meal again was of a much higher standard than you would expect from a coastal town hotel of this calibre. I ordered the home made vegetable soup and had the duck for mains, we shared some desserts, they were all amazing and presented beautifully. I cannot recommend the food highly enough. The overall experience was so unexpected and is wonderful value. We also loved the coastal walks and visiting the quaint villages nearby, this area has so much to offer. We are booking again for late May Bank Holiday weekend. Thank you West Rocks. You rock :-)

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are exceptional
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2014

Popped into the West Rocks for Sunday Lunch and it was great.
Fantasic Leek and Potato soup with shredded leek in it for starter, Best Roast Beef I have had when eating out in as long as I can remember and then a taster plate of all the deserts.
Attentive, friendly staff and great view across to the sea, makes this a top place for sunday lunch when in Eastbourne - definitely will go back.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2014

Just stayed at the West Rocks Hotel which is located on the seafront, commanding wonderful views of the sea and the south downs. The hotel staff were exceptionally welcoming with nothing too much trouble, the rooms have been renovated to a high standard. Breakfast was wonderful with a full choice. We also partook a luxury afternoon tea - of course one has to when by the sea. What a splendid array of sandwiches and cakes - the carrot cake was the best I've ever had. A big thank you to all the staff who made us feel very welcome and a massive thank you to Steve and Chris the owners. Well done on your new adventure - Can't wait to return .

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Property: West Rocks Hotel
Address: 44-46 Grand Parade | off Howard Square, Eastbourne BN21 4DL, England
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Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 41 Hotels in Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — West Rocks Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to the West Rocks Hotel & The Channel Restaurant, Eastbourne. We are located in the fashionable side of Eastbourne, a 5 minute walk to the shopping centre and 200 metres to the theatres. We are ideally located on the best part of the seafront, near the pier, bandstand, stunning western lawns and the Martello Tower, all within easy reach. Many beautiful walks are just outside the hotel, including Holywell, Beachy Head, Birling Gap, Seven Sisters and bucolic villages of Alfriston and Litlington. Situated directly on Eastbourne's seafront, overlooking the English Channel, the West Rocks Hotel is under NEW OWNERSHIP as of January 2014. Offering 50 refreshed rooms, bar, The Channel Restaurant and a new tearoom. All rooms are en suite and feature TV, telephone, and tea / coffee making facilities. Many rooms feature stunning sea views and views across the English Channel. All room prices include our yummy breakfast which has a large selection of premium breakfast items. The Channel Restaurant offers a great dining experience with locally sourced fish and local cuts of meat, freshly caught local fish, great wine selection with a fantastic view of the sea. Free Wi-Fi is available in public areas. Renowned for being the sunniest resort in Britain, Eastbourne offers a 4 mile long pebbled beach, which stretches from Sovereign Harbour to Beachy Head. The beach is directly outside the West Rocks Hotel. The property is also conveniently located for the Congress Theatre, which is just 5 minutes' walk away. On-street parking is available outside the hotel, subject to availability. Parking vouchers can be brought from reception. ... more   less 
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