Ratings based on 64 Verified Reviews

4.2 out of 5
90% of guests recommend
4.5 Room cleanliness
4.4 Service & staff
4.2 Room comfort
4.1 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Lovely hotel with old-fashioned service

Posted 26-Jun-2017
Treated my parents to a stay at this hotel for their anniversary. Old-fashioned service and comfort, pleasing guest facilities and good food. Friendly and attentive staff.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from Scotland

Old fashioned comfort

Posted 07-Jun-2017
Wonderful sea views from this comfortable hotel, which retains the atmosphere and style of the first half of the the 1900's. Spacious public areas and rooms, and plenty of friendly staff to cater for the residents and the many different groups who use the hotel for parties/meetings/ gatherings. Very easy parking and short downhill walk into town.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller

Posted 05-Jun-2017
Easy access to everything that we planned to do in Eastbourne.
5 out of 5
Recommended
for Everyone
by A verified traveller from East Sussex

First experience of the Hydra

Posted 03-Jun-2017
Pros: The ambience and decor.
Cons: The changing facilities adjacent to the pool.
Location: Only stayed one night and arrived late so did not explore the immediate area. Lovely views though.
Very efficient check-in and helpful staff. A lovely position and easy to find.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller

Nice outlook

Posted 19-Mar-2017
Pros: Very relaxing lovely views
Cons: The tea shelf in the room 117 far to small to cope with a generuse supply of goodys
Location: Nice walks plenty of shops etc
We enjoyed our stay all round as good if not beater than the grand were we normally. Stay
4 out of 5
by Isobel

Great value for money!

Posted 05-Mar-2017 on Hotels
Great value for money Hotel. Breakfast choice excellent and all staff professional and ver helpful. Traditional hydro feel; big open spaces and although a bit dated, didn't take away our stay.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Posted 23-Feb-2017 on Hotels
I often stay at the Hydro Hotel for business and it is always my first choice in Eastbourne. The staff are friendly and welcoming and the Hotel has old style grandeur and character. As a woman travelling on her own, it is important to me to feel safe and comfortable where I stay and the Hydro Hotel achieves this.
4 out of 5
Recommended
for Couples
by A verified traveller from Cheadle. Cheshire

Very pleasant hotel with excellent food & service

Posted 06-Dec-2016
Pros: Room standard and location. Food excellent.
Cons: Nothing
Location: NA to our stay.
Just spent three days at this very good hotel which has an excellent location. The ambience and décor are pleasing. The room we had with a sea view was well placed, reasonably large and had a good bathroom and was quiet. The food and all service was excellent. We will definitely stay here again!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

A great hotel

Posted 31-Oct-2016 on Hotels
Stayed the night before the Beachy Head marathon. A perfect choice, very comfortable and just 10 mins walk from the start line!!
5 out of 5
by A verified traveller

Excellent service

Posted 19-Oct-2016 on Hotels
Excellent service, breakfast, communal rooms and free parking on site. Would stay again if in the area.