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“Late May Bank Holiday 2014”
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
2 reviews
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“Late May Bank Holiday 2014”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

I had never been to Eastbourne prior to this weekend and really did not know what to expect from it as a coastal resort. It didn't matter, since the hotel that I had chosen to stay at was so incredibly luxurious and at such a reasonable price, I would have been happy to remain there for the entire length of my stay! Recently refurbished, this establishment offers various types of rooms with spectacular sea views, a friendly and efficient staff and very comfortable and relaxed surroundings. The restaurant, with it's ambient decor and 'chilled' atmosphere is a must, even if you are not a guest. The cuisine is without question some of the best I have experienced and would recommend a visit if you are ever in the Eastbourne area. I will most definitely be returning to West Rocks, even if just to sample the chef's most recent creation. An all round very favourable and positive experience!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

We had a family lunch at the West Rocks hotel and I have to say it was superb - none of us could find fault in anything, My mother-in-law had the pork belly which was magnificent and my husband and I had the plaice - first class! They even managed to rustle up a delicious sausages and chips for our very fussy young son!
All washed down with a gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc!
Thank you to everyone for delicious lunch, I hope your hotel and restaurant are a huge success, it deserves to be.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Reading, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The welcome was very warm and helpful. We met the owner, Chris who was very welcoming and cheerful. We were shown to our room and checked everything was to our liking. The room was compact but clean. The en-suite shower worked well and was also clean. The bed was comfortable and the room quiet.
We decided to look outside the hotel for an evening meal. We were disappointed in what we found so dined in instead. This was a good choice. The Cottage Pie and Bream dishes were excellent. At first sight, these along with the starter (we thought) would not fill us up. We were very wrong and felt replete.
The only problem with this hotel will be common to all hotels in Eastbourne. The notices put up by the local parking are not clear. The hotel will sell a parking permit for £1 that covers parking in the immediate area (including the sea front) until 11:00am the following day. If you know where to look there is some free on street parking after 6:00pm and on Sundays. But be aware that you need to choose carefully. We talked to a traffic warden to figure it out.
If we are in the area, we will stay in this hotel again.
Thanks to Chris and the staff for a nice stay.

Room Tip: We opted for the cheapest room - no sea view. There was no view at all, but this was fine for us. We...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Newmarket, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The West Rocks Hotel is simply perfect. The sea view from my beautifully appointed room was spectacular. The bed was so comfortable that I had one of the best night's sleep in years! Traditional English Breakfast, cooked to delicious perfection was included with the very competitive rate. The overall experience was first class and such great value. I'm already planning my next visit!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2014

The hotel room was spacious and clean. We had brand new beds which were very comfortable.The bathroom was spotless and the shower in particular was very good.
The only slight problem was that the kettle had a short lead and would not reach the power point but this was rectified by the management. All of the management and staff were all very friendly and approachable and couldn't do enough for you. We were made to feel very welcome and this added to the relaxed vibe of the hotel.
The breakfasts were delicious as was the meal we ate one evening.
Overall I would recommend this hotel as it is very handy for all amenities - the beach, town and public transport.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

Excellent hotel with views to die for, rooms are spacious and very comfortable and the staff are as pleasant and friendly as you could wish for so much more personable than you get from larger chains, all in all a lovely place to relax and unwind

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2014

All i can say is wow this hotel is beautiful, the management and staff were so lovely, and we also got to meet the owners,they were such warm genuine men, we felt so welcomed, and to top it all we were given a free upgrade to a gorgeous big room with sea view, can not wait to go again. Jane and Paul Blythe

Room Tip: NUMBER 17 this room has a beautiful view of the sea front. very large and spacicous.
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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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