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Belle Tout Lighthouse

Certificate of Excellence
Beachy Head, Eastbourne BN20 0AE, England
Belle Tout Lighthouse
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
33 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The lighthouse, although not a stunning building outside is certainly stunning inside, each room is done to a very high standard and really comfortable. We stayed in Shiraz, which is on the first floor and has a dual view, over the downs and looking towards Seven Sisters. The bed is very comfortable, there are good tea and coffee making facilities... More 

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Royal Tunbridge Wells, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Something for everyone to add to their bucket list. My wife and I just stayed in this remarkable lighthouse with a rich history and iconic silhouette on the seven sisters cliffs. The rooms were immaculate (we stayed in New England, with superb wall-to-wall views of the downs). Ian was a very accommodating host, with drinks served in the lantern room... More 

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Horsham, England, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Opinions. differ as to *why* it is called the Belle Tout. What I can tell you is that from the lamp room you have a 360 degree view and it is lovely in every direction. The hotel itself is remarkable. Ian is the most friendly host I have ever come across and the breakfasts are incredibly good. Beachy Head itself... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I just spent a long weekend at Belle Tout Lighthouse and enjoyed every minute of it. We stayed in the Keeper's Loft and were very pleased that we had booked this room, the room is tiny but in a good way, it is very cosy and compact. The mezzanine sleeping platform was brilliant for us, but possibly... More 

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

Hi Danielsv650, Many thanks for posting such a kind review. I am so pleased that you enjoyed the full Belle Tout experience, in the Keepers Loft. You were both great to host for and I hope that we have the chance to do it again in the future. Kindest Regards Ian More 

London, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
19 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We just had one night at the Belle Tout. Every second was lovely. From the personal reception from Paul to the beautifully decorated rooms to the wonderful light room at the top of the lighthouse and the delicious breakfast in the morning. This is just perfect.

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

Hi Licqui2011, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are all so pleased that you had the perfect night here with us. Best Wishes Ian&Paul More 

Selsley
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3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have just arrived home after a wonderful 3 night stay to celebrate my husband's 50th Birthday. Our time at Belle Tout exceeded our expectations, the rooms are delightful and the old light room is fabulous with panoramic views. Ian, Paul and the other staff are brilliant hosts and go to every effort to ensure their guests have a truly... More 

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

Hi ACD17, Many thanks for taking the time to post such kind words. I am so pleased that he had a 50th to remember.... See you both in 2016. Kindest Regards Ian More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We decided to have a holiday in this magic place one year ago, after watching a special programme on tv dedicated to this B&B. We know this was an alternative holiday, it is not so usual to sleep in a lighthouse, but when we arrived at Belle tout everything exceeded our expectations! First of all we had the possibility to... More 

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

Hi Roberta S, Thank you for your kind review. All of us at the lighthouse are so pleased that you both a a wonderful short break and that we exceeded your expectations. We hope to see you both again. Regards Ian More 

Sevenoaks District, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I spent 2 days at Belle Tout during her school half term. We both found the building itself to be fitted to a very high standard. The crowning jewels to the Lighthouse are the staff. Managers Ian and Paul plus two ladies named Louise. To say the staff go overboard with their hospitality and dedication would be... More 

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

Hi Helenduncan92014, Thank you so much for your lovely review. We are all so glad that you had a great short break with us and pleased to hear that you will be returning so that we can do it all over again. Best Wishes Ian More 

Tamworth
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed at Belle Tout Lighthouse in October 2014. It was an amazing stay, just the right time of year for me when the weather had a bit of attitude! The staff were warm and friendly, the accommodation clean and comfortable and the views breath taking. I would definitely recommend and hope to return sometime.

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

Hi Temple60, Thank you for your lovely review and photo. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and I hope I do have the chance to host for you both again in the future. Kindest Regards Ian More 

Belfast, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Just returned from a two night bank holiday weekend stay at the Belle Tout lighthouse. What can we say... from the moment we arrived and was greeted in the car park by Ian the service through to the moment we left was superb. we were made to feel like we were at home, nothing was to much effort and the... More 

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

Hi stevefrenchuk, Many thanks for your kind words. We are so pleased that you had such a wonderful time with us and taken away a few memories of your stay. We look forward to the chance to do it all again in the future. Best Wishes Ian & Paul More 

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