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The Mermaid Inn

The Mermaid Inn

Mermaid Street, Rye
3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (58 reviews)
Charming, iconic and historic hotel The Mermaid Inn an old coaching inn in a cobbled street (Mermaid Street) - full of history. I never saw the hotel ghost. Warm and inviting hotel in wonderful location.
  29 Nov 2017

£125

£125
The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant

The Shelleys Hotel & Restaurant

136 High St, Lewes
4.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (40 reviews)
Elegant hotelThis is quite an upmarket hotel. You need to be aware that breakfast is extra depending on choice, priced at some £12 or £14,50 which we considered expensive. Could have done with more tubes of shower gel and shampoo as you can’t share one tube as a couple. A bit of a maze to find room but very well ...
  22 Nov 2017

£72

£72
The Old Borough Arms

The Old Borough Arms

The Strand, Rye
4.5 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (168 reviews)
A friendly and relaxing guest house. Lovely rooms, generous tasty breakfast included.
  13 Nov 2017

£67

£67
Queens Hotel

Queens Hotel

1-3 Kings Road, Brighton
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (590 reviews)
Convenient hotel close to Conference Centre etcComfortable room although rather too warm overnight and we did eventually have to turn radiator down manually. Also disturbed by outside noise into the night. Good breakfast but would have liked option of a fried egg rather than only scrambled egg.
  15 Jan 2018

£51

£51
Rye Lodge Hotel

Rye Lodge Hotel

Hilders Cliff, Rye
3.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (61 reviews)
hotel niceNice hotel, bed comfy, breakfast was lovely staff friendly. The swimming pool stated it was hot however was Harley warm when we went In there..... room generally clean but really hot.
  11 Jan 2018

£71

£71
Eastbourne Reymar - B&B

Eastbourne Reymar - B&B

2-4 Cambridge Road, Eastbourne
3.5 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (100 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

£36

£36
Cavendish Hotel

Cavendish Hotel

38 Grand Parade, Eastbourne
3.5 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (873 reviews)
Super hotel opposite beachLovely overall experience staying here. Hotel staff were very friendly and helpful and gave us a different room as the first night was unbearable hot (in January!!) No trouble at all, was his comment. Very spacious, nicely decorated hotel. Parking is in nearby street for £1 a day. Had a breakfast ...
  9 Jan 2018

£32

£32
Legends Hotel Brighton

Legends Hotel Brighton

31-34 Marine Parade, Brighton
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (260 reviews)
Excellent value for moneyVery comfortable warm room, nice modern en suite, immaculately clean and well equipped. Staff are always friendly and helpful. Excellent breakfast included, we couldn't fault the place.
  9 Jan 2018

£42

£42
New Cosmopolitan Hotel

New Cosmopolitan Hotel

29-31 New Steine, Marine Parade, Brighton
2.5 out of 5.0
2.7 out of 5 (607 reviews)
Nice staff and big roomThe hotel was nice especially staff front of house and cooking guys were super nice the only thing is the room was bit cold but otherwise nice stay
  15 Jan 2018

£32

£32
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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.