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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Only there from Sunday afternoon to Monday morning, but so easy going felt like we had been there longer. Lovely room with a sea view- pure delight laying in bed with a cup of tea watching the sun come up looking at the sea. All in all we had a lovely time. Joan Cooper

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed in a twin room booked through travel zoo and the night included afternoon cream tea and full English breakfast the next morning. The room was clean, well equipped, comfortable, warm and the view of the sea and gardens was beautiful. The staff were attentive, helpful, friendly and humorous. The hotel itself is architecturally lovely and the Christmas decorations...

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Jonathan O, General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your stay and that you found your bedroom to be clean, comfortable and well equipped with views of the sea and gardens. Thank you for your recommendation and appreciation of our breakfast offering. On behalf of all the team I look forward...

Caterham, Surrey
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We enjoyed another stay in this hotel with our Bridge club , room, food and menu , service and staff all excellent , the sun shone too . Car park small but on-road parking easy and quiet road. Shopping in Eastbourne useful before Christmas. Looking forward to our next visit.

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Jonathan O, General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your recent Bridge weekend. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your weekend and found the team and service to be excellent. I will ensure your kind words are relayed to all the team in our communications meeting later this morning. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Visited again for afternoon tea. Immediately shown to our pre-booked table. We then had to wait 25 minutes before waiter came over to take order (and that was only after getting his attention). Order taken, waited 15 minutes for tea and coffee to arrive. Water was only lukewarm. Another 10 minute wait for sandwiches etc. As on our previous visit...

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Jonathan O, General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review following your afternoon tea. Whilst i was pleased to note you enjoyed our offering I was disappointed to note that we were still not prompt in serving your tea. Since Noel has joined as our bar and lounge manager we have further enhanced our service and hospitality. To read that you still experienced...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Took my other half for a overnight stay, were made very welcome had afternoon tea. Booked in for dinner which was excellent. Very friendly staff, nothing was too much trouble. Nice room with sea view, lovely fluffy towels

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Jonathan O, General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I was pleased to note you enjoyed your stay and that the team looked after you. I will certainty pass on your kind words to the team who will be delighted to receive these. I look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. best wishes...

Ipswich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed three nights for an exceptional reasonable rate, the hotel has lovely views over the sea and cliffs. Our room was spacious and comfortable. The cleaning , towels and bed comfort was top class. Lastly the cleanliness was some of the best if not the best we have experienced when staying in a hotel. The staff here highly motivated...

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Jonathan O, General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I was delighted to read you enjoyed your 3 nights and that you found the cleanliness of the hotel to be the best you have experienced. I know Lynne our head housekeeper will be extremely proud to learn of your observation. I look forward to welcoming you back to the...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

I friend held a surprised birthday party for his wife at the hotel on a Sunday, so we stayed for the weekend for one night and had dinner there as well. Our room was on the small side but was well appointed and had superb views out to sea. The hotel has a long history and is a kind of...

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Jonathan O, General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your stay and may I convey my best wishes to your wife on her recent birthday celebrations. I will certainly convey your kind words to all the team in our morning communications meeting later today and on behalf of all the team at...

Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very reasonable for the quality. Lovely clean, old fashioned quality and good service. Thank you. Although very quiet (probably due to the time of year), the hotel and staff were great. Thank you very much.

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Jonathan O, General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. I was pleased to read that you enjoyed your stay and that both the Hydro and the team were great. I trust and hope to welcome you back to the hotel in the near furtuer. Best wishes Jonathan Owen

mombassa
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Hydro has the advantage that the early architects thought big so that it has a wonderful feeling of space throughout. Bedrooms are big enough to be converted to the required en suite and yet remain a comfortable size. Effort seems to have been made throughout the hotel to combine modern needs with a wonderful traditional ambience. We liked everything...

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Jonathan O, General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor following your recent stay. I was pleased to read you enjoyed your break and that our Christmas trees were well erceiveed. I will certainly pass on your kind words to all the team especially James and his kitchen brigade who will be very proud to note you found the food...

Kent United kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The purpose of my stay was a treat for my mother's 90th birthday. We stayed for just one night, on arrival we had cream tea, we did not eat in the restaurant in the evening but we did have breakfast the next morning which was very nice, and plentiful. The hotel is lovely, the room was spacious, clean and comfortable...

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Jonathan O, General Manager at Hydro Hotel Eastbourne, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor. May i firstly convey my best wishes to your mother on her recent birthday celebrations. I was pleased to note you enjoyed your stay and took advantage of our cream tea offering, I will certainly pass on your kind words to all the team and look forward to welcoming you...

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  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Crystal Restaurant
Crystal Restaurant
Cuisines: British
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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  • Concierge
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Hydro is Eastbourne's finest 3 star hotel. From its clifftop location, 121 feet above sea level, the hotel features magnificent views of the sea and the cliffs of Beachy Head. With 81 bedrooms, two restaurants and five function rooms, it is ideal for both business and leisure travellers. Plenty of free parking on site and surrounding the hotel, friendly and professional service, excellent cuisine, newly refurbished bedrooms and Wi-Fi included in the accommodation rate. The Hydro is the perfect choice for your next stay in Eastbourne. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hydro Hotel Eastbourne

Address: Mount Road, Eastbourne BN20 7HZ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range: $120 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hydro Hotel Eastbourne 3*
Number of rooms: 81
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Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Eastbourne
#9 Romantic Hotel in Eastbourne
#16 Family Hotel in Eastbourne
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“A sea view is lovely worth the extra , hotel generally quiet .”
 of 5 bubbles monron9, 4 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Sea View room would be best”
 of 5 bubbles LordElpus65, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a sea view. The panorama is wonderful but don't encourage the gulls”
 of 5 bubbles talawa37, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Seaview room in my opinion has the best view and lighter”
 of 5 bubbles jackiem227, 25 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Sea views of course!”
 of 5 bubbles G8773ALJanet, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
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