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The Guesthouse East
Ranked #17 of 77 Eastbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Victoria, Canada
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Once again - a great stay”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

Carl and Sarah are so friendly and welcoming that they feel like good friends. The accommodations are first class and the location is ideal for either walking the seafront or strolling into town. We were there over New Years and enjoyed joining Carl and Sarah's party to see in 2014. When you find a great place to stay - like The Guesthouse East - no need to look elsewhere. Always a pleasant experience.

Room Tip: We always ask for the Red Room. Nice outlook with ocean glimpses.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Brisbane Australia
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Beautiful decor and location. Great to have our own kitchen and lovely bathroom. Sarah welcomed us with a cup of tea and coffee and couldn't have been more helpful.
When our friends arrived for a visit we were even able to sit in the garden and Sarah provided us all with a cup of tea to save us carrying cups down from our room.

Room Tip: Red room at front has bay window with seaview.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Very impressed by this excellent value, friendly and comfortable place. It's very easy to fix your own breakfast in some of the suites if you want to save money, and the breakfast Carl & Sarah offer is delicious and generous (book the night before). They'll give you a cup of tea on your arrival, and will also recommend local restaurants and things to do. Great location for the beach, walks up to Beachy Head, etc. A comfy and relaxing base to explore this laid-back and quirky seaside town. It's halfway between the Beachy Head and pier ends of town, so handy for both.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

We stayed here for a long weekend when our baby was 5 months old. It was perfect for us and the hosts were so warm and friendly and welcoming. They thought of everything and we even went away with baby toys! We used it as a base for Brighton which was a bit more up our street than Eastbourne. Would highly recommend it.

  • Stayed October 2013
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Reine, Norway
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

Once inside the door, you feel part of a friendly family. Outside, there is the wonderful city of Eastbourne and the central location close to the seafront. For a mature couple like us it is ideal, with relaxed atmosphere and easy access everywhere. Carl & Sarah are helpful with any needs you might have, including car rentals, garage contacts, golf courses, sightseeing suggestions, or finding en-route lodgings on our journey from Norway, or whatever... We look forward to our next visit to this comfortable establishment and the reliable hosts.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed 13 January 2014

This is a great place to stay, very clean, great hosts ( very helpful ) and excellent location for walks on the beach as well as very close to good restaurants! The rooms are beautifully decorated and having a kitchen attached which was very useful.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Worcestershire, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 January 2014

You will get a warm welcome and treated like one of the family at the guesthouse East. The location is also perfect for both the town, the many theatres, and the seafront. What more could you want? :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: The Guesthouse East
Address: 13 Hartington Place, Eastbourne BN21 3BS, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — The Guesthouse East 4*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No 1 in the Independent's '50 Best UK B&Bs', the 4-star Guesthouse East is ideally located close to beach, town centre and South Downs. There are 6 contemporary ensuite rooms, ranging from spacious doubles or twins, to family sized, sleeping up to 5. There are also separate kitchens in the suites. Self catering facilities are complemented by hotel-quality services: indulgent breakfasts, free WiFi, towels and toiletries. ... more   less 
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