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Cavendish Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4DH, England
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Ranked #9 of 41 hotels in Eastbourne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
alastairwhatley Bury St Edmunds
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tonbridge, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went to this hotel for a pedicure and afternoon tea as a birthday treat for my sister. The pedicure was great, Emma very friendly and chatty, made sure I was comfortable, being 5 months pregnant! Then afternoon tea, what a let down!!! Only a choice of two fillings of sandwich, heavy dry scones, cold toasted teacake (surely a morning treat... More

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Bury St Edmunds
17 reviews 17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I have walked past the Cavendish many times over the past few years I have worked in Eastbourne. It sits proudly on the promenade, still gloriously maintained along Eastbourne's sea front. Unlike a few of the other hotels, it looks immaculate, white and proudly sporting it's blue livery. It speaks of quality and suggests an experience more relaxed than it's... More

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North West England
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55 reviews 55 reviews
45 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for one night in room 319, which had a wonderful view of the sea and the pier. The hotel lobby and reception have recently been refurbished to a high standard (including, rather strangely, putting large lampshades over the chandeliers...each to their own!). Plenty of parking to the rear of the hotel and only £5 per 24 hours, which is... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed our two night stay at the Cavendish Hotel. Our Executive Room was in the new wing of the hotel and benefitted from air conditioning (although it was slightly noisy); the room was spacious and comfortable and the bathroom spotlessly clean with a powerful shower and lovely products. Breakfast in the grand restaurant was excellent - plentiful buffet selection with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews 49 reviews
5 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We recently returned from a 4 day 'leisure stay' break here. Although it has been refurbished in modern style and standards the old-fashioned customer service ethic is strong here. Our break for £520 for two included an upgrade to a lovely seaview room with a bottle of wine in the room. We also got one dinner with an upgrade to... More

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our second stay at The Cavendish, and it's definitely the place to stay in Eastbourne. We were disappointed on arrival to find that the window in the room allocated to us opened onto the kitchen extractor. On such a hot day we wouldn't be able to open the window because of the smell and the noise. But the... More

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Sorrento, Italy
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed over the weekend and this was my first visit to the Cavendish. I had got a good deal on a single room so my expectations were not too high. On arrival the room was ready - early - the staff were excellent. The room was spotlessly clean, the windows opened, and there was a trouser press and room... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a sea view room and was worth every penny. Front on house staff were friendly and informative. Breakfast was lovely. A clean fresh hotel, considering its size shows good management. Well worth a stay. Only shame is our trip was one night long.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked the champagne afternoon tea for 5 yesterday, we had a lovely time the food was fantastic + plenty of choice and very fresh. the service was great the staff were a credit to the hotel could,nt do enough for you, I shall certainly be going again soon thankyou for a pleasant afternoon .

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great front desk staff very helpful. Entertainment very good. Restaurant - a lot of foreign staff that don't speak much English meant some mistakes at mealtimes. I was forced to keep the same table all week which wasn't in a good spot. And I was refused entry one day for wearing shorts.. A shame when I was enjoying a relaxing... More

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Address: Grand Parade, Eastbourne BN21 4DH, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Cavendish Hotel 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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#3 Luxury Hotel in Eastbourne #7 Business Hotel in Eastbourne #7 Romantic Hotel in Eastbourne #10 Family Hotel in Eastbourne
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Victorian Hotel dating from 1873, offering modern comforts; business meeting facilities; restaurant; situated at the seashore. ... more   less 
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