This 3-star hotel is ideally located on the sea-front just 10 mins walk from the pier. Parking is on the prom, provided you can get a space the hotel will provide you with a ticket for this. Reception was efficient and offered to take my bags if required. Access to the upper floors is by lift, depending where your room is, you might have to go through a number of fire doors.
My room was at the back of the hotel looking out of the back of gardens, but for a supplement you can get a sea view. Comfortable double bed, flat screen TV, with Freeview. Bathroom is equipped with a hot waterfall shower, shaving mirror and wall socket for shavers. Thick luxurious towels. There was a slight smell I noticed on entering the room, it went after I opened the window, which later I realised might be from a pet. Adequate tea and coffee, with kettle, no bikkies though. Adequate hanging space. WIFI worked although a bit weak at the back of the hotel.
There is a lovely warm pool in the basement, with a staircase into the water. I enjoyed having the pool to myself just before 6pm and early at 7:30 am. There is a warm shower in the pool area and uni-sex changing room with cubicles next door.
I had breakfast (£11) in the hotel restaurant After being shown to your seat,, you order a hot drink then there is a buffet choice of continental (fresh fruit salad, home made cereals, cheese, ham, choice of breads, juices) or cooked (fried, scrambled eggs, sausages, bacon, button mushrooms, baked beans) which will give you a good start to the day. The lighting seemed a bit subdued in the room as I was trying to read a book but plenty of space for access and plates cleared away promptly.
All the staff were helpful and friendly, used to dealing with the more mature clientele typical of Eastbourne. The hotel also subscribes to a tourist hospitality scheme which gives you discounts at various restaurants and shops. I did not use the bar or the outside seating which gives you a view out to sea.
All in all, reasonably priced with good attention to service for a business trip. I would stay again if in the area. less