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The Sheldon

9 - 11 Burlington Place, Eastbourne BN21 4AS, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hastings
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12 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Arrived and there were a few people sitting around the entrance smoking. Go in, check in was okay. Go to the room, was a tad on the small side. The bathroom was tiny. The kettle was broken. The tv was a little tricky to switch on, there was a manual with the remote... Wouldn't go back, just seemed like they... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Our first visit to The Sheldon. Have been going to the tennis for years but decided to stay in Eastbourne for the first time. Rooms are excellent & the beds are very comfortable- not something you find everywhere! Very convenient for the tennis and restaurants in Carlisle Road. Breakfast was very good- in a nice, bright dining room. Judith was... More 

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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

Thank you so much, you were lovely house guests! We are really looking forward to looking after you next year! More 

Sint-Niklaas, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just one night’s stay, but very enjoyable and giving us a taste for more visits to this small seaside hotel. Our “basement” room (nr34?) is among the roomiest we have ever had in any hotel or B&B: showercubicle AND bathtub, spacious enough for a family of four, modern furnishings and a very good bed. We could easily bear staying there... More 

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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

I agree it is no sea-view! you are right enough, when at the sea you should be out and about!!! Thanks for your lovely review! More 

Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in room 29, one of the "budget" rooms. It was clean, comfortable and offered both shower and bath, but above all it was quiet! There was ample tea and coffee etc, plus a very modern TV with a good selection of channels. Breakfasts were excellent and offered more than the usual choices. All in all, very good value... More 

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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

Thank you very much! We are working our way through all the rooms, making little differences and taking on board your feedback, we are really pleased you enjoyed what we did in room 29! More 

Ghent, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sheldon is located a few minutes away from the seafront, and is a walking distance to the railway station. The street is rather quiet and conveniently close to some lovely restaurants. The staff is friendly and welcoming. The room was really spacious and bright. The only down side was that no bottles of water were provided. The usual tea/coffee... More 

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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

If you book direct you are guaranteed breakfast is included and Free cancellation (48 hour notice). Breakfast is for most ample, and we always ask if you would like anything else when clearing your table. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Decent room, bathroom cramped, nice breakfast, staff very helpful. They also do good packages, especially golf etc so check when in the area. The Royal Eastbourne Course is £20 less when booked a s a package. The car parking is free, but a bit tight getting out, so be careful.

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Gosport
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

This hotel is an absolute gem. Just behind the sea front but close to the shops and restaurants. A very clean and welcoming hotel. Fabulous rooms with modern and stylish décor. Extremely clean and bright. The bed was very comfortable and the bedding was lush. The breakfast was fantastic with a great choice and well presented. All in all a... More 

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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

Thanks so much! More 

Seaford, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This hotel is situated just a couple of minutes walk from the seafront, town centre, theatres and tennis. It has a car park, though small and tricky if you have a large car, it is perfect. There is no license or evening meals but you can bring your own drink and food to consume on the premises much cheaper. There... More 

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Eastbourne
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We really enjoyed our stay here. The room we had was beautiful and had some nice features such as a free standing bath and a separate big shower although paying £15 to check in 1 hour early seems steep. This hotel strikes me as a family business that is a long term project, so rooms have been updated although our... More 

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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

As we are just the 2 of us looking after 20 rooms we have to pay additional staff to prepare rooms for 1.30pm, hence the additional fee. We are in a conservation area so we are unable to touch the windows. I noticed that some windows have had the sash wedges removed and so I have replaced those that were... More 

Oxfordshire, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This was a weekend stay at the hotel. The room, a basement, superior, was well furnished comfortable and spacial. The bed, a king size was comfortable. The room enjoyed both a bath and overhead shower. All were clean and worked well. Toiletries were supplied. The tea tray was well supplied including biscuits. Also in the room was an iron and... More 

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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

I am sorry you were not keen on breakfast, generally we have very positive feedback. I have today re-written the menu board to make it clearer what is on offer. We use a thin sausage so that we can cook it fresh for you, rather than hot holding and have chosen a 'breakfast' sausage for this reason. More 

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