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“Very good stay”
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Langham Hotel
Ranked #2 of 40 Hotels in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence
UK
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69 reviews
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“Very good stay”
Reviewed 30 April 2012

This hotel far exceeded our expectations. From the moment we arrived, the staff throughout the hotel, were friendly and helpful, they are a credit to the proprietors. The food in the restaurant was very good both in quality and choice.

We were attending with a group of over eighty people, the banquette on Saturday night was faultless, which is no mean task for that many people. The hotel is warm and comfortable as was our room, which was spotlessly clean.

The owners were in attendance all weekend to ensure the smooth running of our event. Contrary to some of the comments on this website, we found the bar prices were not bad for a hotel with bitter at £3.30 a pint and the very good Stowford Press cider at £3.40 a pint.

Parking is not such a problem, as the hotel have arranged for parking at the nearby TA centre and even have a member of staff on the gate all day to let people in and out.

Well done and thank you, to all at the Langham.

Room Tip: Sea view rooms are well worth the extra
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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Aylesbury
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Reviewed 30 April 2012

The Hotel Proprietor, Neil Kirby and his wife Wendy headed an excellant team of staff who looked after us during our weekend event. Nothing was too much trouble and the meals were considered some of the best we have experienced. The hotel organised the Toastmaster and a live band for the Gala Festival and everything worked perfectly. We have received nothing but praise from the 84 people that attended. I would have no hesitation in recommending this hotel for Masonic Ladies Weekends or similar large events.
Philip Ward, Festival Secretary

Room Tip: Rooms continually being updated and refurbished. Plenty of good sea view rooms at front of hotel.
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Wimbledon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2012

The hotel sits more or less opposite the pavillion and sea front and about 10-15 minutes walk from the pier and town centre. All things considered we enjoyed our stay, thought it was value for money and experienced no problems.

As with most Sussex hotels and resorts parking is quite a problem, though parking can be found - if you are lucky - in nearby roads. There is reasonable disabled access to the hotel and the hotel also has a lift which is handy for those who cannot get around so easily. The bar lounge and part of the dining area offer good views of the sea and pier and the main restaurant is a very pleasant place to be indeed, in terms of decor including stain glass panelling, layout and the attentive staff. The bar/lounge has the look and feel of a 1960s saloon but is nevertheless well run and homely, if a tad expensive.

We found all the members of staff we encountered those on reception, the dining staff, bar staff and maids to be very friendly and efficient. Our double room was small, but well maintained and perfectly fine for a short stay. The en-suite, while smaller than you might find at a chain hotel, was clean, with a modern shower and fittings and everything worked first time.

While the hotel offers good value for money, is clean and well run, the decor does seem really old fashioned and there seems a deliberate nod to nostalgia in the art work (Brando, The Beatles, Hepburn, Pele and newspaper front pages from yesteryear that can be seen around the communial areas.

The full english breakfast is small, but ok (not value for money) and the eggs were overdone. We also tried the continental which again was ok but nothing special. There are other options on the breakfast menu for those taking it. We were however pleasantly surprised by the evening menu - which is value for money at approx £12.50 per head for two courses and approx £15.00 for three - with suppliments for some dishes. These were very well presented and enjoyable. This may be handy to know when the weather is poor and you dont fancy braving the elements to walk into the main part of the resort.

By the way there are a few decent restaurants at the far end of the resort near the theatre/winter gardens (they look well frequented). There are also a few decent options in the centre of the resort ranging from Harry Ramsdens (though not the cheesecake!), to a reasoanble greek.

One thing we were not expecting at the Langham was evening entertainment in the lounge. At first we thought "oh no" when the keyboards arrived and the Elvis covers started. However - the guy was actually very good, injecting jokes and humour into his act. We and the handful of others who stuck with it and joined in had a good time - we really did. Clearly the entertainment is aimed at coach parties of elderly visitors. However for those of us already in late middle age, it was bands like the Sweet, the Sex Pistols and the Human League who were our idols - so seaside entertainers take note - Elvis and Roy Orbison covers are sounding more and more like ancient history.

Just a note on the resort, in pleasant weather it is a great place to be in terms of the prom with its well tended gardens and long beaches, the better beaches lay East beyond the pier, towards Beechy Head. The pier while not containing the funfair and excitemet of Brighton's still has enough on it for a pleasant afternoon. However right now large sections of it appear to be under rennovation which seems a tad short sighted just ahead of the summer season. The town is a bit boring though in poor weather, though the town centre has plenty of shops etc. Nearby places of interest include Beechy Head, Seaford's Paradise Park, Seven Sisters Country Park and Brighton especially the Lanes, Pier and Marina.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

We have just celebrated the Sure & Stedfast Masonic Lodge Ladies Festival Weekend 30th March - 1st April. 2012 at this wonderful hotel .From the very first visit we made back in June last year we were made very welcome and knew from that moment it was the venue for us. The proprietors Neil & Wendy Kirby couldn't have been more friendly and professional towards us, they and all their staff were very friendly and nothing was too much trouble for them, they made it a weekend to remember.The rooms were excellant, the food superb and was presented to that of a 5 star restaurant. As it's my first time in the chair as Worshipful Master,we wanted the weekend to be special, it was all our expectations and more.
The hotel is a 3 star but it has 5 star qualities should be upgraded. On the hotel web site the reviews are from lodges south of London,to any Masonic Lodges North of London looking for an exceptional venue give this hotel a try, you will not be disappointed, We had such a good feed back from our guests that we recommend anyone to look at this hotel for any occassion that they may wish to celebrate. Derek and Margaret Wilkes Hollywood Nr Birmingham

Room Tip: our party took over 42 rooms and we didn't have anyone say anything bad against any of the rooms...
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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 4 April 2012

Just spent the weekend in the Langham Hotel in Eastbourne. My wife and I had a very spacious sea view double bedroom which was spotlessly clean and decorated and furnished to a high standard with plenty of storage space. The bed was extremely comfortable. The en-suite shower room was larger than we had expected and meant you weren't bumping into each other as we've previously experienced in other hotels. Throughout our 2 day stay, the staff were friendly, efficient and attentive, nothing was too much trouble. All our meals were well presented and were of a high standard with plenty of choice. The proprietor, Mr Neil Kirby made himself known to us and other guests in the hotel and appeared to be genuinely interested in seeing that our stay was enjoyable. The Hotel has a character of it's own which works, the atmosphere in the hotel exudes friendliness. We have no hesitation in recommending this hotel. This was our first visit to Eastbourne and it won't be our last and we will be staying again in the Langham Hotel.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Liskeard, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 April 2012

We have just returned to Cornwall, following a Ladies Festival 30th March to Sunday 1st April.This was a Masonic event which the owners Neil and Wendy are becoming very experienced at organising. All of the staff are in house trained by the owners who are very much hands on. Nothing was to much trouble for the staff who actually seemed to enjoy what they were doing. I cannot comment on the rear rooms as we were lucky enough to have a sea view room which was large and comfortable and very very clean. The food was of excellent quality and well presented. I have stayed in many supposed 4* hotels which were not of this quality. Even the weather was of a good quality with warm sunshine throughout. The hotel is only a short walk from the pier but far enough to be in a quiet location. Excellent secure parking available through the hotel but am not sure if this is for everyone or just for special events.

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Burton on Trent
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 April 2012

Just returned from a weekend at this excellent hotel. The food was superb and the staff were really helpful and very pleasant and well trained. Would thoroughly recommend this hotel. It is 3 star with 5 star treatment - should be upgraded.
Pat and Alan Skipper - Staffordshire

Room Tip: All rooms are good - the sea front ones are special
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Property: Langham Hotel
Address: 43-49 Royal Parade, Eastbourne BN22 7AH, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Eastbourne
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Eastbourne
#4 Romantic Hotel in Eastbourne
#4 Business Hotel in Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Langham Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 77
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A family run AA four-star hotel yards from the beach and overlooking the magnificent bay. A short walk to the pier, town and amenities. There is a bus stop directly opposite the hotel too. The Langham has been awarded an AA Rosette for Fine Dining for the past 8 years in a row. Has a thriving Lunch Club with top class speakers; regular Jazz Lunches, Cabaret Dinners, and a Pudding & Wine Club. ... more   less 
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