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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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel is in a great location, close to the beach and downtown, has its own parking. We stayed in a family room, sofa bed was suposed to be for 2 kids (up to 15) however in reality it was not good even for one teenager. Room was wet. Whilst the stay overall was ok we were a bit shocked when... More 

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Edenbridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our first visit to The Sheldon and what a lovely place a very warm and friendly welcome and helpful staff when we arrived. Lovely big room and a nice choice of breakfast compliments to the chef. 2mins from the seafront and 5mins from shops and off street parking too at the hotel. My partner is recovering from a stroke and... More 

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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

Thank you so much. It was a pleasure looking after you both. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is our 5th Year of spending a summer fortnight at the Sheldon. Judith, Gregg, Sharon and the team are a credit to the hotel and we will shortly be booking again for next year. Excellent Room, Warm welcome, great off street parking and fresh cooked breakfasts every day. 5 minutes walk to town centre, 2 minutes to the beach,... More 

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Judith B, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

Always a pleasure! Thank you very much x More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband and I booked the Sheldon last week based on previous positive comments on Trip advisor... Although we booked the entry level room, we asked for a quiet room as it was a well deserved night away from kids and wanted to enjoy a lie in. The room was directly about the car park entrance and exit, so needless... More 

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Judith B, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

We have 3 budget rooms available and try to allocate the one we think is most suited to your needs. We do not usually have any complaints on the room you stayed in and we have no idea what the noise that you mention could have been as there is no water pump in that are of the house? Our... More 

Stroud, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We spent four nights here at the beginning of tennis week. We had a basement room which was very large with a huge bathroom with bath and shower. The bed was extra large and very comfortable. Slept blissfully well on the large comfortable bed. Guest lounges were roomy and one had toys for our four year old grand daughter to... More 

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Judith B, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

Thanks you so much! I have a nanny starting in September when the schools return, so I will indeed be available during breakfast! More 

Minster, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This lovely guest house is near the seafront, the town,the theatres & the station. Yet the room was very quiet,the bed comfortable & the facilities spot on. Friendly greetings by staff & management made the whole experience enjoyable. The weather....not their fault.

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Judith B, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

Thank you very much! Alas the Great British Weather lol! More 

Hastings
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

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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Judith B, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review

I am sorry you were disappointed. As there is no smoking throughout the hotel, smokers have to go somewhere and the entrances are where they tend to gather, so we have made this the smoking area. We try to keep it neat. Again, if you book a budget room, you are aware that it will not be as spacious as... More 

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

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 

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