This was our first ever trip to Eastbourne & we were pleasantly surprised!
We stayed for three nights over a weekend. The hotel was beautifully modern, clean & spacious. The staff were very helpful, cheerful & catered to all our requests. There was a bit of refurbishment going on whilst we were there which had to be walked through on route to the breakfast/dining room but this didn't disturb us at all.
Our room (408) was on the 4th floor which wasn't a problem as there were lifts. The room itself was large with a super king size bed! Large desk/dressing table area, tea/coffee making facilities, TV, Air conditioning, hairdryer (however one of those that you had to hold in the button constantly for it to work) plentiful storage space & best of all...Wonderful sea views & a balcony! A little table would have been nice on the balcony & the sliding doors/windows could do with being cleaned a little more often perhaps! The en suite was very clean & modern with toiletries supplied.
Breakfast was held in the dining room & could not be faulted! With a wide choice of foods served (mostly buffet style) to suit every taste. However dinner was a different matter! Not much choice on the menu, not the best of food, a strange atmosphere (that of a canteen) & miserable looking staff! We then decided to try the bar for dinner after that. Again not much to choose on the menu, the food & staff were a little better but the large screen TV was almost unbearable with the sound coming & going & channels changing at random & with only one person watching! Also the air conditioning could have done with being turned down a little especially for the tables around the edge of the room underneath the vents! After a hot day... Brrrr..
It is £1 a day for a parking permit (purchased from the hotel) valid for the local area & beach front (zone H) The road outside the hotel is quite busy with parking all along it. You can pay at the machines if you have no permits but obviously it is more expensive.
Eastbourne itself was lovely. Everywhere was clean & bright. The garden areas were beautiful with plenty of seats. Lots going on. The only downfall was the pier! It badly needs updating!! Such a shame. They could do so much with it!
Overall we had a wonderful weekend & would recommend it to anyone of any age.
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- Also Known As:
- Eastbourne Centre Hotel Eastbourne
- Centre Hotel Eastbourne