Photo gallery

The Boship Lions Farm Hotel

Star Rating
3 out of 5



3.5 / 5
341 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast Available


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Michelham Priory
    4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Drusillas Park
    10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Drusilla's Zoo
    10 min drive
  • Airport
    London (LGW-Gatwick)
    53 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

Book online or call:

020 3564 4853
  • Standard Twin Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 2 Single Beds
    More details
  • Standard Double Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More details
  • Double room for single occupancy

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Double Bed
    More details

About this area


Located in Hailsham, The Boship Lions Farm Hotel is in a rural location and near a train station. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Beachy Head and Seven Sisters Country Park, while Drusilla's Zoo and Eastbourne Pier are popular area attractions. Knockhatch Adventure Park and Blackstock Farm are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Michelham Priory - 4 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Beachy Head - 7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Drusillas Park - 10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Drusilla's Zoo - 10 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Herstmonceux Castle - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Polegate Station - 6 min drive
  • London (LGW-Gatwick) - 53 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Cromwells – Al fresco dining restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

About this property

The Boship Lions Farm Hotel

This smoke-free hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and an outdoor tennis court. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free manager's reception are also provided. Additionally, coffee/tea in a common area, conference space and laundry facilities are on-site. All 45 rooms provide complimentary wireless Internet access, room service (during limited hours) and flat-screen TVs. Coffee makers and electric kettles are among the other amenities that guests will find.



Check-in between 2 PM - 11 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM
Late check-out subject to availability

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • Pets not allowed

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: GBP 10.95 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: GBP 4.95 (subject to availability)
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.

We should mention

Only registered guests are allowed in the guest rooms. Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

Property is also known as

  • Boship Lions Farm Hotel Hailsham
  • Boship Lions Farm Hotel
  • Boship Lions Farm Hailsham
  • Boship Lions Farm
  • The Boship Lions Farm
  • The Boship Lions Farm Hotel Hotel
  • The Boship Lions Farm Hotel Hailsham
  • The Boship Lions Farm Hotel Hotel Hailsham

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Local area shuttle (surcharge)
  • Limo/town car service

Food and drink

  • English breakfast available for a fee 7:30 AM–9:30 AM on weekdays and 8:00 AM–10:00 AM on weekends: GBP 10.95 per person
  • 1 restaurant
  • 1 bar
  • Free daily reception
  • Room service available
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

  • Outdoor tennis court
  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground


  • Banquet hall
  • Free newspapers in reception
  • Front-desk safe
  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting rooms
  • Conference space


  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.


  • Fireplace in reception
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating


  • Bathroom (partially open)
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower/bathtub combination


  • flat-screen TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle


  • Desk
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Phone

Nearby things to do


  • Golf
  • Hiking/biking trails

Where to eat

  • Cromwells – Al fresco dining restaurant with a bar. Serves breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.

Guest rating

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


Loved the hotel and it's surroundings and the room was spacious, clean and attractive as was the rest of the hotel. Our biggest problem was that we had NO hot water during the whole of our stay which was terrible as we had just driven over 600 miles to get there from the north of Scotland and we were attending a wedding! we couldn't wash our hair or shower unless we did it in freezing cold water!! The staff were helpful but couldn't fix anything. Our loo seat was loose also and despite reporting it, it stayed that way. We found the staff pleasant and they tried to be helpful. Nevertheless the lack of hot water was a very serious concern to us.

Stayed 4 nights in Sep 2019

5/5 Excellent

Overall room was v good. However had to point out that I had booked a twin room not a double so we were moved to correct type of room Only criticism we have is staff could have been a little more friendly. Not enough happy faces!!

Stayed 3 nights in Sep 2019


We were very disappointed with the accomodation provided. I accept that we paid a relatively low price but we could have had a perfectly plain but tidy Premier Inn/Travellodge for about the same cost. As it was, this hotel, and our room (no.7) in particular, was very "tired". It did seem clean but I doubt it had been freshened up for many years. There were stains on the carpet/chair, a loose phone socket, lino curling up in the bathroom, loose and well worn bath panel, a toilet seat that neither fitted nor would stay up (not male friendly!), very noisy floors, a large gap around the room door, a fire door directly outside our room which didn't "soft close" and, therefore, banged very loudly until very late. The room shown on the web site, which had clearly been modernised, bore no resemblance to the room we were allocated. We were asked on check out if everything had been satisfactory and we told them of our disgust. The response was "sorry to hear that". This was certainly not a 3 star hotel by any stretch of the imagination and we are extremely disappointed that Expedia does not appear to recognise this. You will see from my account that we recently returned from a stay in a very prestigious hotel in Athens and whilst we obviously did not expect the same standard we DID expect much better from you. We used this hotel because it was close to the venue of a wedding we were attending and because you offered it. I await your response with interest.

Stayed 1 night in Sep 2019

4/5 Good

Convenient location. Bedroom on the small side and a bit dated, but it's an old hotel and in pleasant surroundings. Very nice conservatory for breakfast.

Stayed 1 night in Aug 2019

4/5 Good

This traveller didn’t leave comments with their review
Stayed 2 nights in Aug 2019

Tell us how we can improve our site