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Featured East Sussex Historic Hotels

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The Mermaid Inn
Mermaid Street, Rye
The Mermaid Inn
4.4/5 (62 reviews)

This is a lovely hotel with real character, dating from 1420. They have made a lot of the history. Room lovely, staff very helpful. We didn't eat there, but breakfast was delicious and it was lovely sitting in the lounge afterwards in front of the fire. Brilliant location right in the centre of ...

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The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant
136 High St, Lewes
The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant
4.1/5 (45 reviews)

Very helpful staff. Well equipped room. Perfect fory requirements.

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The Old Borough Arms
The Strand, Rye
The Old Borough Arms
4.5/5 (172 reviews)

We stayed at the Old Borough Arms for 2 nights (Thurs/Fri) to celebrate my husbands’ birthday. Everybody was very friendly and welcoming. Our room (Room 3) was great, spacious, clean and very comfortable. Breakfast was good too, with plenty of choice and locally sourced ingredients. The hotel is ...

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Queens Hotel
1-3 Kings Road, Brighton
Queens Hotel
3.8/5 (668 reviews)

Very muchly enjoyed my stay,nice sized room,friendly & helpful staff

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Powdermills Country House Hotel
Powdermill Lane, East Sussex, Battle
Powdermills Country House Hotel
4.1/5 (14 reviews)

One night stay for an event in Bexhill. Friendly welcome and really well furnished room made us comfortable. Bed comfortable and quiet location so a good night sleep. Great breakfast in llovely dining room with really good attentive service. Only downside was an OK shower and some past their best ...

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Rye Lodge Hotel
Hilders Cliff, Rye
Rye Lodge Hotel
3.9/5 (79 reviews)

Excellent location.. room smaller than expected..nice breakfast..staff very heloful

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Eastbourne Reymar - B&B
2-4 Cambridge Road, Eastbourne
Eastbourne Reymar - B&B
4.5/5 (103 reviews)

Close to the pier and town, breakfast is amazing, hotel has great facilities and right by the beach. Hosts are really friendly. Def book again!

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Cavendish Hotel
38 Grand Parade, Eastbourne
Cavendish Hotel
4.2/5 (906 reviews)

Very good for the price. The hotel is a little bit old, the room a little bit used and old fashion. But great location (10mn walking from the train station, 1sec to the beach) and the taff is very nice. We had a great time there and if we come back to Eastbourne, we could choose this hotel ...

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Legends Hotel Brighton
31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton
Legends Hotel Brighton
4.1/5 (293 reviews)

Great place to stay, very clean, perfect view, would definitely stay again and the staf were lovely

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Pocket Guide: Historic Hotels Hotels in East Sussex

As the location of the infamous Battle of Hastings in 1066, East Sussex is naturally home to many historic sites and buildings. Historic hotels in the area are either within historic buildings themselves or close to historic places of interest, where you can enjoy fascinating days out learning about this ancient part of Great Britain and its importance within the country's history and development.

Where to Find East Sussex Historic Hotels

The majority of historic hotels are located along the East Sussex coast as the region is steeped in historical significance. The medieval town of Rye with its Heritage Centre and Camber Castle is one of the most ancient settlements in Britain and is now just as famous for its antique shops - perfect for history buffs.

Hotels within the historic seaside towns of Brighton and Eastbourne hark back to the glory days of the British seaside in the late 1700s and 1800s with accommodation in sensational mansion buildings and stylish townhouses - perfect for a luxury seaside break. Guests can stroll along the promenades and view the iconic Victorian piers in both towns for a historic view of British holidays.<p/>

Historic Attractions in East Sussex

East Sussex is replete with historic attractions, ideal for days out before returning to your historic hotel for some rest and relaxation. The county has more than its fair share of castles, with Camber Castle as well as Bodiam Castle, Pevensey Castle, Herstmonceux Castle and several others.

In addition to these there are many stately homes and historic houses with beautiful grounds such as Firle Place, Glynde Place, and the stunning 15th century manor house, Great Dixter House & Gardens. Some houses even offer guided tours so you can learn even more tales of their thrilling histories and which notable people have stayed over the centuries - and which ones are haunted by restless spirits from the past!

Holidaymakers with a love of history should definitely consider a historic hotel in East Sussex. Whether it's the medieval and Tudor times and ancient battlefields that fascinate, or the 18th and 19th century coastal booms that brought their stunningly beautiful architecture, there's a historic area of the county for everyone.