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Featured East Sussex Historic Hotels

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The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant

The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant

136 High St, Lewes
4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (17 reviews)
Charming and comfortable hotelA bit of old world style with modern convenience. Attentive staff and excellent breakfast.
  24 Jul 2017

£72

£72
The White Hart Hotel

The White Hart Hotel

55 High Street, Lewes
3.0 out of 5.0
3.0 out of 5 (135 reviews)
nice hotel good locationvery nice hotel good food nice big room great staff good location for shops and attractions
  17 Sep 2017

£54

£54
The Old Borough Arms

The Old Borough Arms

The Strand, Rye
4.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (68 reviews)
Nice PlaceOnly stayed one night but all was fine, nice room and close to centre of town
  1 Oct 2017

£75

£75
Cavendish Hotel

Cavendish Hotel

38 Grand Parade, Eastbourne
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (293 reviews)
Girly weekend awayGood central place, we liked Eastbourne very much. Hotel very convenient and just what we were looking for at a good price.
  23 Oct 2017

£32

£32
Rye Lodge Hotel

Rye Lodge Hotel

Hilders Cliff, Rye
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (21 reviews)
Traditional small cosy hotel in a lovely townThree days to explore lovely area. Lovely town. Very comfortable and quiet hotel with a touch of luxury. Very good breakfasts.
  5 Oct 2017

£82

£82
Eastbourne Reymar - B&B

Eastbourne Reymar - B&B

2-4 Cambridge Road, Eastbourne
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (25 reviews)
Hotel Close to the BeachAfter a tiring train trip from London where we had been re-directed to another train station, a hectic train ride, we arrived at Eastbourne Reymar B&B at about 3.15 pm. We were waiting outside the front door of the hotel under the heat of the sun but nobody could let us in in the property. Some guests ...
  23 Jul 2017

£46

£46
Queens Hotel

Queens Hotel

1-3 Kings Road, Brighton
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (175 reviews)
Great location but noisyPositives :great location, clean rooms, good breakfast and friendly staff Negatives, no parking at the hotel ( as disclosed ), it is under construction, noisy bar right behind hotel, musty hallway, not wheel chair accesible
  14 Oct 2017

£71

£71
Artist Residence

Artist Residence

33 Regency Square, Brighton
2.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (15 reviews)
Great hotel in a great location. lovely staff too.highly recommend this little gem of a hotel. The cocktail shack is a bonus and the staff are etremely friendly and happy to recommend things to do in Brighton.
  12 Jul 2016
Legends Hotel Brighton

Legends Hotel Brighton

31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton
3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (80 reviews)
Lovely hotelLovely hotel lovely staff, central for everything,very good food,we would go again next time we visit Brighton
  20 Oct 2017

£55

£55
New Cosmopolitan Hotel

New Cosmopolitan Hotel

29-31 New Steine, Marine Parade, Brighton
2.0 out of 5.0
2.5 out of 5 (215 reviews)
Hotel overlooking Brighton pier from distance Basic no frills hotel just the job for graduation day value for money good traditional breakfast clean white linen & towels & toiletries' comfortable beds & welcome tray.
  30 Jul 2017

£43

£43
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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.