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Cumberland Hotel Eastbourne
Ranked #24 of 40 Hotels in Eastbourne
Reviewed 11 March 2013

my husband and i stayed at the cumberland with a group,march 2013. we had read some previous reviews before we went, but wanted to see for ourself what it was like,we were very happy with every aspect of our stay.The staff are welcoming and friendly, the food was good, and the room was better than we expected, we would stay there again anytime.

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Reviewed 9 March 2013

I am staying here with a group of friends over the weekend 8 - 11 March 2013. We were made to feel welcome on arrival, a bit earlier than expected, and from then on; the evening meal was very good, portions just right, and service top notch. My single room is a bit small, but perfectly adequate, facilities as expected, bathroom newly fitted out. Breakfast very good. Staff again top notch. Decoratively you can see the renovations have been very good, tastefully done to fit the character of the hotel. The renovations are still going on, but don't seem to affect the day to day running. Looking forward to the rest of the weekend.
Will definitely return

  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

On a recent visit to the Cumberland hotel, first impressions of the interior are lovely. There is a good dance floor in the ballroom, although the lift could do with being improved. Pleasant dining room, but horrible red plastic chairs to sit at the table. The bedrooms are clean and tidy, but cracked tiles botched up with filler and a bath that was for a midget. The FLOORS-- we hardly slept due to creaking floors in the rooms above, in the corridors outside and even in the rooms either side of us. Staff were lovely and very helpful but something needs to be done about the creaky floors.

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  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 16 February 2013

I visited this hotel on the weekend 10 feb 2013. A linedance weekend with IOW Tours.
The food was very good served by pleasant and helpful waiters. The dance venue was also of a good standard. The hotel itself is in need of some TLC. The room (406 ) was adequate but basic. Television what I saw of it, had very poor reception. The shower was just a little dribble and the toilet didn't always flush properly. The floorboards creaked very annoying especially late at night.

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Reviewed 25 January 2013

Every thing excellent hotel going thru redecorating,we never saw any workmen but the dining room is lovely.lounge very comfortable entertainment excellent .the staff could not do enough for you.checked every night that all is ok for you breakfast every thing you possible want we had all inclusive so we did not have to pay for drinks. Well done to all staff for our excellent holiday

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 16 December 2012

Went to our Christmas Party at the Cumberland and stayed the night. Good party (despite awful music) great room. Coffee at breakfast too some effort, but followup was good. Front desk staff has good sense of humour, breakfast staff needs a life. Parking can be provided but did not find out until I had put my car in the public parking a couple of blocks away. Why does this section need 200 words? I said what I wanted, so live with it.
The building is wonderful, though one might call parts of it 'bygone glory' as the Dutch say. The breakfast room, where the party was also held was very grand and obviously dated back to Victorian days. Best to update it.

  • Stayed: December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

it was fun me travelling with my friends to eastbourne, we had a nice trip and we had good quality of sleep in Cumberland hotel there rooms are very lovely . there continental dishes are excellent , we enjoyed the meals and we where be taking to tourist places

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with friends
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Address: 34-36 Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 3YT, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Amenities:
Restaurant
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Ranked #24 of 40 Hotels in Eastbourne
Price Range: £105 - £123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Cumberland Hotel Eastbourne 3*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cumberland is one of Eastbourne’s Premier Hotels, commanding a wonderful position on the seafront overlooking the famous Flower-Decked Promenade, the Bandstand and the English Channel.In the Lounges and Wordsworth Restaurant, all of which have breathtaking sea views, you will find an ambiance of classic elegance. Entertainment is enjoyed throughout the year, including regular dancing in our Grand Cumberland Suite. Our 72 en-suite bedrooms, the majority of which have sea views, some with shared balcony, are tastefully furnished all with colour TV, Radio, direct dial telephone, tea/coffee making facilities and hair driers. We have a lift to all floors. Our Head Chef, one of Eastbourne’s best, prepares excellent cuisine with the utmost care, using only the finest ingredients, complemented by our extensive wine list. Our friendly, helpful and efficient staff will ensure that your stay at the Cumberland is a memorable one. ... more   less 
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