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The Ellesmere

11 Wilmington Square, Eastbourne BN21 4EA, England
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Ranked #55 of 75 Eastbourne B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
LHarding2013 Birmingham, United Kingdom
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thank you very much for a great stay at The Ellesmere. We were only at the hotel for one night for business however we were very impressed with the hotel and particularly the helpfulness and friendliness of the staff. High recommended! We all will be definitely back again. Thanks again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The Ellesmere Hotel is situated at the western end of Eastbourne town, a good ten minutes' walk into the centre but right in the heart of the theatre district, Tennis Courts and Eastbourne College. Brilliant, if that is where you really want to be. The front rooms look out on to Wilmington Square, a large grassed area with a shrubbery... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Staff are friendly & helpful. We wanted to walk to seven sisters national park when we arrived & the receptionist offered us a local map & bus timetable & explained the best route there. Room was large, spacious & comfortable. Hotel is a stones throw away from the beach & very cheap.

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Luton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

A fairly late booking in order to see a show at the Congress Theatre turned out to be unexpectedly pleasant with a comfortable room and excellent breakfast. I had requested a ground floor room which in the event also had its own entrance with no steps. The owner, Peter, was attentive and made us feel most welcome. Comfortable beds with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Great stay, great hospitality, very quiet, best sleep in ages. Breakfast yummy and plentiful. Yes decor could do with a revamp, but don't let that deter you from this great rarity of a find. Definitely stay again. Thanks Peter!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Special thanks to Peter who was very nice to us and made us feel comfortable. I didn't have big expectations when I booked the room, I got exactly what I paid for. He was nice enough to place us on a top floor so we can see the sea from our room. The rooms are not big, I knew that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We were shown where to park free, and then the manager carried our luggage to our 'dog friendly' room. He was very warm and welcoming and asked us if we would like any bowls or anything for our dog. We asked about breakfast because as we travel a lot, we understand that dogs are not allowed in the dining room,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ok so the hotel is very dated but it's lovely. The host was so friendly and helpful when we arrived and made is feel welcome. We stayed with a baby and a dog and they accommodated this perfectly. The location is great, easily accessible to restaurants and the sea front. Had a really good quiet nights sleep even on a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

well we just had 5days at the ellesmore in eastbourne had great weather hotel was very clean food fantastic very friendly host, will go back to the same hotel , parking was no problem and walking distance to the town . tea coffee loads of it shower gel @ shampoo and nice white bed linen @ towels thank you for... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Holiday soured by very poor food. It was outsourced early morning then microwaved. Lift broken on second day leaving 72 yr old father to climb 3 flights of stairs. Very poor lack of local knowledge by the host. Will not recommend.

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