Ratings based on 25 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.3 out of 5
92% of guests recommend
4.4 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.0 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Brighton

Spacious hotel with a great sense of its history

Posted 08-Apr-2015
Really friendly helpful staff, relaxed atmosphere. Hotel has great location not just near the sea but raised on a hill thus affording stunning ocean views, watching the moon rise over the waves was breathtaking.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Personal Event
by A verified traveller

Sea view room recommended

Posted 21-Jan-2015 on Hotels
Nothing wrong with this hotel,room,staff or food. All very good. Amazing sea view from my room. Will be happy to stay again.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Like stepping back in time.

Posted 17-Dec-2014
Pros: High ceilings huge reception area lots of places to sit . The conservatory is particularly pleasant with sea views.daily maid service
Cons: more comfortable beds,more helpful staff,fix the humming noise in the bedroom.Warn someone if there is going to be noisy parties at night.
If I had known there were going to be a number Christmas parties both on Friday and saturday nights for non guests I would not have stayed here.The screeching and swearing of 20 something year old girls going off to the powder room every few seconds was intolerable.Not aware of any attempt to keep them quiet. Good selection of breakfast although I wasnt asked what type of egg I wanted-fried scrambled etc.Bacon like rubber.Burnt toast. I asked for scrambled egg next day and that was delicious. Room serviced every morning-fresh towels etc. The shaving/mirror light was humming all night -sounded like bathroom fan was left on.No way to switch it off. Order a newspaper as I wasnt asked if I wanted one. Got upgraded to sea view which was very pleasant indeed to wake up to. Nice room-warm-couldnt hear next rooms at all.Unfortunately as I suffer with a back problem I didnt sleep too well-I found the bed lumpy,whilst I guess you could say it was soft I could feel the metal springs.I would guess anyone without a back problem may not notice. Prices for food/drinks reasonable. The staff courteous but as their English (foreigners) is not exactly brilliant not that easy to talk with.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by Mr A C from Newhaven

A pleasant relaxing weekend away in a scenic spot.

Posted 16-Dec-2014 on Hotels
Everything good, staff very helpful, pleasant and polite. The only difficulty we had was that of (a)trying to obtain a menus for dinner before the meal had started and (b)the uncertainty of whether or not we could be accommodated AFTER seeing a menu. This did not seem to be a problem with staff who were most accommodating, but with organisation.
3 out of 5
Recommended
for Business Travellers
by Michael from cheshire

nice hotel but a step back in time

Posted 02-Nov-2014 on Hotels
Friendly staff, good breakfast but a step back in time. A bit too heavy on the price for the quality
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Cliff from Brisbane

Grand Old world Hotel and great atmosphere

Posted 08-Sep-2014 on Hotels
Well placed and value for money Big room and comfy bed clean and well serviced.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Larry from Dublin, Ireland

Hydro Hotel

Posted 26-Aug-2014 on Hotels
Top Class Hotel, could not have a negative comment. Would highly recommend as a superb and top class hotel to all travellers. Look forward to my return.
5 out of 5
Recommended
by Joy Cross from Essex

Hydro hotel

Posted 19-Aug-2014 on Hotels
Everything was fantastic especially the great breakfast and the staff in restaurant. Only thing I could find fault in was car parking. We stayed in the Hydro Hotel during the Airborne weekend so we obviously knew it would be busy. However as guests were checking out I heard them asking reception if their car could be left in car park while they went to view Airborne. Reception staff agreed but I must admit I was a bit annoyed as we (as guests checking in) could not get into the car park!.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Hydro. -- short break

Posted 15-Aug-2014
Really friendly hotel. Generally older clientele while we were there but none the worse for that. Very good breakfast and comfy beds.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Birmingham, UK

Nice relaxing hotel near the sea

Posted 11-Aug-2014
Pros: They view, location, staff, quality
Location: Short walk from the sea front and Eastbourne town centre. Close to Beachy Head. Great base for exploring the Sussex coastline.
This was my second stay at this hotel. Room was really comfortable and within the grounds there is a heated outdoor pool, croquette lawn. Comfortable lounge, plenty of street parking.