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Belle Tout Lighthouse

Beachy Head, Eastbourne BN20 0AE, England
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Belle Tout Lighthouse
Ranked #2 of 73 Eastbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
23 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very clean. Shirley, the assistance innkeeper and Ian, the manager are both friendly, kind, and accommodating. Bedrooms and bathrooms are very small but it doesn't matter as many different large sitting areas are available. The bed was a good size for 2 people (maybe a queen size? hard to tell since England's sizes are different from ours). Although the rooms... More

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London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Sorry it has taken over a month to revue Belle Tout, but we have been travelling around a bit and I have not had time to sit and write about our amazing time in this wonderful lighthouse. We were greeted at 3.00pm by the housekeeper, Shirley. We were shown our room, Beachhut which had amazing views over the Sea and... More

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ireland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had the pleasure of staying the the Belle Tout lighthouse last weekend. It was everything we imagined and more and we really did not want to leave. Ian was so welcoming on arrival and we instantly were able to unwind, relax and enjoy ourselves. The sunset drinks are a lovely touch, where we enjoyed a drink of our choice... More

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
23 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is the fifth time we have stayed here. The location speaks for itself. Although the lighthouse isn't very pretty on the outside it certainly is inside. Each room has a different theme and each is spotlessly clean. The towels are big, thick and fluffy, just how they should be. The breakfasts are wonderful and the daily special is always... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A truly beautiful, awesome, idyllic place to stay. Set in an incredibly beautiful location, the lighthouse stands out not just against the rolling hills but against anywhere I have stayed before. The views are spectacular and are matched by the quality of the building and staff. The place is immaculate and beautifully maintained.The rooms are luxurious and bright in the... More

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Bucks
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to empty your head from lifes stress's this place the Belle Tout Lighthouse & the spectacular area of outstanding naturel beauty surrounding it, is definatley the place to come. This UNIQUE B&B is just a wonderful place to stay, with crisp freshly decorated rooms of different themes from 'New England' to 'Captains Cabin' to 'Beach Hut' &... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed two nights at the Belle Tout, in the Keeper's Loft room. The room is truly authentic, and they managed to make the most of this small space. It is very comfortable. The room and the common areas are decorated with a very good taste, and the place is very well maintained. The view from the room is nice... More

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Oxford
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56 reviews 56 reviews
34 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dare say it has all been said before, but this is an extraordinary place to stay, particularly when the sun is shining and the sea is deep blue. I didn't realise the south coast could ever be as beautiful as this. Belle Tout is an extraordinary place, which does what it does exceptionally well. It is comfortable and fun,... More

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

Hi Cautious_explorer, Many thanks for such a wonderful review. I am so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and I hope we get the chance to do it all again at some stage in the future. Regards Ian More

Herefordshire
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was an wonderful experience, a 70th birthday treat, and came as a surprise. The room, the setting, the views were outstanding, and having watched the TV programme about it, it was so interesting to sit in the light room, drink in hand, and be there ourselves this time. A placet for that special outing or treat.

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

Hi gwestyfan, Thank you for taking the time to post your review. Such kind words. I am so glad that you both enjoyed the Belle Tout Experience. Kind Regards Ian More

Petersfield
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at Belle Tout for 3 nights in" New England" from the time we arrived and were met by Shirley until the time we said goodbye to Ian on our last morning Belle Tout was a great experience. The lantern room is spectacular, especially when you are enjoying a complementary drink with the sun beaming through... More

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

Hi louisa47, Thank you for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your time with us and I hope we get the chance to do it all again at some stage in the future? Best wishes, Ian More

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Address: Beachy Head, Eastbourne BN20 0AE, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Also Known As:
Belle Tout Lighthouse Hotel Eastbourne

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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 
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