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Best Western Royal Victoria Hotel.

The Best Western Royal Victoria is one of the most perfectly placed hotels in Hastings; sitting right on the seafront. You'll wake to the sound of sweeping waves and the smell of fresh sea air, as the beach and promenade are just a stones throw away. The elegant hotel also boasts a royal history as many nobles have stayed, including Queen Victoria - giving the charming hotel its name. The Royal Victoria is proud to be pet friendly hotel in Hastings. Furry friends are welcome for only a small fee and will not be short of exercise thanks to this super location.

Just a brisk walk along from the hotel, you'll find Hastings town centre and a host of brilliant attractions; these include the beautiful cobbled streets in the Old Town, the Fisherman's Museum, the Smugglers Adventure and Hastings Pier. For any keen historians, the 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield is only 5 miles away so you can marvel at England's most famous battlefield and feel the past come to life. If you're in need of some retail therapy, Priory Meadow shopping centre and Old Town in Hastings are both within two miles of the hotel offering a huge selection of shops so you can enjoy some retail therapy. The hotel is also driving distance away from Eastbourne, famous for some of the bluest skies in England, and Beachy Head; the highest chalk sea cliff in Britain and an unmissable photo op!

With so much to do and see nearby you'll be sure to build an appetite, so make sure to visit the hotels Sea Terrace restaurant or Piano bar. Both offer the perfect setting to relax and eat, whilst looking out on breath-taking views of the English Channel. If you're planning an event in the near future, take advantage of the delicious banqueting facilities available at the hotel as the restaurant is available for private hire! Thanks to the grand interior, spacious rooms and welcoming staff the Royal Victoria Hotel is one of the most desirable places to stay in Hastings.

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St Leonards on Sea

East Sussex
TN38 0BD
For enquiries or to make a reservation please call 0844 387 6187*


In addition to the hotels 6 parking spaces there is unrestricted on street parking plus public car park opposite which is free 9pm to 7am.
Bars, Free WIFI, Golf Nearby, Pets Allowed, Restaurants, Twenty Four Hour Service, Lift to all floors
Free internet available throughout the hotel
There is free parking available onsite.
There is parking available nearby.
Pets: Accepted £10 per pet per night. Not allowed in restaurant.
Check-in & Check-out
14:00 | 11:00


Dining and Bars

The Sea Terrace restaurant and Piano bar and lounge are some of the most charming places to eat in Hastings, offering both fine and casual dining, and panoramic views. Make sure you don't miss our mouthwatering Sunday carvery or gorgeous afternoon tea, satisfying your sweet tooth whilst sipping on a cup of tea or glass of bubbly.


Sea Terrace

The Sea Terrace restaurant boasts spectacular views across the English Channel and also on the plate! With a selection of traditional and international food to choose from, you might want to order from our international wine list and enjoy a glass while you mull over the menu!

Opening hours

Breakfast: 07.00 - 10.00
Lunch: 12.00 - 14.30
Dinner: 18.30 - 21.30
Weekend times may vary

Piano Bar

The Piano bar is the perfect spot if you're seeking a more informal dining experience in Hastings. The bar serves both hearty and filling meals (succulent beef burger, vegetable lasagne) and light and tasty snacks (sandwiches, baked potatoes). If you're looking for a relaxing drink, the bar is well stocked with both hot and cold beverages.

Opening hours

Weekend times may vary


Cooden Beech Golf Club

Although not on the hotel grounds, Cooden Beach Golf Club is only a short 4 mile drive away in Bexhill on Sea.
The course was designed by W. Herbert Fowler and was originally opened in 1912. The course provides all visiting golfers an enjoyable but challenging game.

Course information

Course Type: Links
Location: Off Site
Holes: 18
Par: 72
Distance: 6504 Yards
Handicap required


4 miles away in Bexhill on Sea


Practice ground golf facilities
Putting green golf facilites
Pro shop golf facilities


9 holes Yes
18 holes £42.00
Trolley hire £2.00
Club hire £10.00
Buggy hire £22.00
Tuition £20.00


If you're searching for either a wedding reception venue or civil partnership venue in Hastings, the Best Western Royal Victoria Hotel provides a picture-perfect location and an experienced team that will make sure your day is truly magical. We take great pride in the high-quality service we provide, and great pleasure in seeing your beaming faces as everything goes to plan.


Wedding service and reception venue

From your entrance to your entertainment, we'll make sure everythings taken care of. We have four reception rooms, varying in size, to suit intimate gatherings and grand affairs. Your guests can enjoy reception drinks in style in the Piano lounge, which boasts a marble staircase and 22ft mirror. The hotel also has 52 en-suite bedrooms.


The Best Western is proud to provide a truly bespoke service. There a several set menus or a buffet service to choose from. Meals are produced with fresh local ingredients and can be completely personalised to match your tastes and dietary requirements. A wedding breakfast for up to 140 guests is also available, to help any hangovers.


Registry office:
Hastings Registry Office
Summerfields, Bohemia Road, Hastings, TN34 1EX
01424 721722

For any enquiries please call Duty Manager on 01424 445544

Location and Attractions

Getting there.

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Nearest motorway: M25, J5, 25.00 miles
Nearest train station: St Leonards Warrior Square, 0.50 miles
Nearest airport: london Gatwick, 50.00 miles
Free parking on site (6 spaces)

St Leonards on Sea
East Sussex
TN38 0BD

What's nearby?

Cities & Attractions

  • 1066 Battle of Hastings, Abbey & Battlefield (5 miles)

  • Smuggler's Adventure - St Clements Caves (1.5 miles)

  • Blue Reef Aquarium (2 miles)

  • Bexhill De La Warr Pavillion (5 miles)

  • Hastings Castle (1.5 miles)


  • Priory Meadow Shopping Centre (1.5 miles)

  • Old town in Hastings (2 miles)

Meetings, Conferences and Events

Whether you're arranging an away day, a conference, team building exercises or a corporate dinner we have excellent conference and banqueting facilities on offer for your business event.

Room Hire: The Hotel offers numerous meetings rooms, for up to 150 delegates. Rooms can be rented for a part-day (4-6 Hours) or a full day (6hrs+), with equipment and secretarial services all available to create a functional environment.

Delegates Packages: We offer two all-inclusive packages, for a minimum of 8 people. Our 8-hour package includes the conference room of your choosing, morning and afternoon coffee and biscuits, and a delicious 2 course buffet lunch to ensure delegates are energised. The 24-hour package additionally offers overnight accommodation, dinner and breakfast.

Available room set ups

U shape

Room Theatre Classroom U-Shape Boardroom Banquet
Victoria 40 18 18 25 25
Albert 40 20 30 35 50
Sea Terrace 150 60 35 40 100
Burton 90 40 35 40 50
Gladstone 30 15 15 20 25
Palmerstone 30 20 20 25 25
Tennyson 20 15 15 15 15
Have an enquiry?
Contact events on 0845 620 0506


TripAdvisor Traveller Rating: Rating: Based on 782 traveller reviews
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Fabulous stay

21/04/2017 thetwodavids, Birmingham, United Kingdom

We stayed for 3 nights over Easter in a suite and had a fabulous time. The hotel has been refurbished since last year and our room was excellent. The staff are very professional and extremely helpful ... more


Lovely hotel with character

19/04/2017 honeymonsterWales, Wales

This hotel dates back to the 1830s and Queen Victoria once stayed there. It's a lovely place to stay, typical of the grand seaside hotels of the Victorian era, now slightly faded in looks, but all the... more


Decent old sea front hotel

18/04/2017 Will M, London, United Kingdom

We stayed over Easter bank holiday just for a night and were pleasantly surprised. The room was quite cheap and on offer so we weren't expecting much but the room was large, clean and had a wondeful s... more


A great weekend

16/04/2017 devadasi, london

Just spent the weekend at the Best Western Royal Victoria on St. Leonard's beach front. I had a twin bed room overlooking the sea. The room was very large with an adjacent small room with a desk and a... more


Excellent value for money

11/04/2017 Gav W,

Stayed for one night with my 2 children(10 and 13). The room had a double bed and a single so I asked about having a Z bed to use for myself and it was in the room by the time we got into it. All staf... more

Owner Response
royalvichotel, Front Office Manager at BEST WESTERN Royal Victoria Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for a very positive review, Gav. We're so pleased that you enjoyed your stay and found the staff as friendly and attentive as they aim to be. The fact that you would stay again is all the information we need, really, and we look forward to seeing you again.