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Belle Tout Lighthouse

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Belle Tout lighthouse is a totally unique experience. It's position on Beachy Head gives unrivalled views. The lamp room is cosy and welcoming. The hosts are so welcoming and the breakfast truly delicious. We will hope to go back again in a year or two. Our room, the Captains Cabin, was small but very comfortable with a view of the...

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Spent 2 nights here with my husband for a birthday celebration. Starting with the warm welcome from Ian, our stay here was just perfect! We stayed in the "keepers loft" and it really is tiny but such an experience! Climbing into the loft bed was easy and once in it was comfortable and cosy! We enjoyed meeting our hosts and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Brought two nights in 'New England' room for a very good friend for their Birthday. Wow - he (and I!) were certainly not disappointed! Right from the whole check in experience right until we left we were amazed at the service,views and whole Belle Tout experience. The room was charming - well made setup and what a view across the...

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Thank Niall A
St Albans, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for a weekend in the Shiraz room - Ian was an exceptional host, from the initial enquiry and follow up - to the welcome and help with the bags up to the room. There is free reign over the lighthouse to go to the top or share time in the lounge. The views are superb although the ground floor...

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Thank StaceMate
Berkshire
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I spent one night at this superbly located B&B last night. Excellent welcome, faultless hospitality, clean accommodation - we stayed in the "Beach Hut" and ate a superlative tasty breakfast. A great base for exploring and undertaking some challenging walks on it's doorstep. Have already recommended it to friends! Thanks from Derek & Tracey.

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Thank qpr1967
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Our stay at Belle Tout was fantastic. We stayed in the Keeper's Loft. The staff at the hotel ensure that you're fully aware of what you're booking before you book it, as the room is the original keeper's room and therefore comes with all the original quirks. However, we thought the room was fantastic. It's very small and the bed...

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Thank kathrynbranch
London, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 March 2017 via mobile

We spent a lovely night here. The accommodation is comfortable, inviting and relaxing. The people are helpful, kind and very accommodating. Breakfast was really tasty and we could not have asked for a better weekend away.

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Thank Kim B
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 March 2017

This was our third visit to Belle Tout, and we always stay in the Keepers Loft. This room is tiny , and only for the more able, as you have to climb the ladder to bed ! We love it as it is the only room actually situated in the lighthouse itself. Breakfasts are so wonderfully prepared with daily specials...

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Thank Annetteginette
lighthouseboyz, Manager at Belle Tout Lighthouse, responded to this review

Hi Annetteginette, Thank you for such lovely words. It was good to see you and host for you again and we love it when our guests enjoy the quirky nature of Keepers Loft. Best Wishes for 2017, Hopefully see you again soon? Regards Ian

Buckinghamshire ENGLAND
Reviewed 26 February 2017

We have just returned from a weekend at Belle Tout lighthouse with friends.What a place it is. Fantastic in every way from when we arrived and met Ian the perfect host.Room was beautiful (Beach Hut) with veiws to die for. Breakfast was the best I've ever had from the perfect chef Ian.And don't forget Louise for her excellent house keeping...

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lighthouseboyz, Manager at Belle Tout Lighthouse, responded to this review

Hi Stewart&Rosemary, Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to host for you again in the future. Best Wishes Ian

Rochford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Spent the weekend here celebrating a 60th birthday, our group taking over the whole place. To say we enjoyed it is just about the biggest understatement possible. It is an amazing place and our wonderful host Ian provided the best breakfasts you could imagine, and G&T's in the evening!!! Yes, the rooms are 'quirky' (erm .... it is a lighthouse!!!)...

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lighthouseboyz, Manager at Belle Tout Lighthouse, responded to this review

Hi thecottis, Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review on here for us. We are all so pleased that you enjoyed your lighthouse experience and hope to host for you again at some stage in the future. Best Wishes for 2017, hopefully see you again soon. Kindest Regards Ian, Paul and Team

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Belle Tout Lighthouse at Beachy Head is a hotel with a difference. Built in 1832 and decommissioned in 1902, a tea-shop, a home, part-destroyed during the second world war and lovingly rebuilt in the 50's. Owned and filmed by the BBC, moved due to erosion - and now, beautifully restored and renovated.With 360 degree views of the English Channel, beautiful landscape, countryside and the enigmatic Seven Sisters, Belle Tout is a remarkable place to stay.With themed rooms such as 'The Captains Cabin', 'Old England' and 'Keepers Loft', the accommodation and facilities will ensure a comfortable and memorable break. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Belle Tout Lighthouse

Address: Belle Toute Lighthouse Beachy Head Road, Eastbourne BN20 0AE, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range: $239 - $399 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
Belle Tout Lighthouse Hotel Eastbourne
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“All have great views - take your pick!”
nialla2013, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Every room has a fantastic view due to the 360 degree nature of a lighthouse”
kathrynbranch, 13 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Keepers Loft is for the agile due to the bed being reached by climbing a step ladder and those with little luggage.”
Annetteginette, 4 Mar 2017 | Read review
“'Shiraz' gives two separate views, and 'Captains Cabin' a view of Beachy Head lighthouse.”
andywalters56, 8 Feb 2017 | Read review
“The Keeper's Loft is the authentic room to choose - small but perfect, with a ladder to climb to the cosy bed under the original stonework”
OldManOfTheRiver, 22 Jan 2017 | Read review
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