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The Guesthouse East

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13 Hartington Place, Eastbourne BN21 3BS, England
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Glos,
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Many of Eastbourne's fading and downright tatty seafront hotels (are you listening Lions?) could learn a huge amount from this splendidly restored guesthouse that has a good location on one of the streets leading from the promenade. The room was large, well-appointed, nicely-decorated, very clean and well-equipped. The bowl of treats, tea, coffee etc was a nice touch. Breakfast was... More 

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the constructive, thorough review of us here at The Guesthouse East. We've been enthusiastic and on-going renovators over our 6 years here, trying to enhance all the original features inside and out and modernise where appropriate so it's rewarding to hear your comments :-) We certainly aren't the cheapest in town, but this has allowed... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to the Guesthouse on and off for 10 years and As always Carl and Sarah were very accommodating, room wonderfully clean and in order, Room staff always have a smile on their faces which helps. Thanks again.

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Wonderful to have you back! We always love catching up with our guests, watching children grow up and hearing the latest adventures. I've just relayed your comments to our room staff and they are now officially beaming! See you next time Carl More 

Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hosts were very friendly and informative of Eastbourne and things to do. The room was large, comfortable and very clean. The kitchen was an added bonus. My children appreciated the complimentary sweets! The location is fantastic, 2 mins from the beach. We will most definitely be returning. Loved Eastbourne and The Guest House.

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Hi Sheena, yes, those sweets - The girls always try to keep them on a high shelf away from little hands! Delighted to hear you enjoyed yourselves and appreciated the kitchen - always nice to have more space and a bit more freedom, I reckon. See you all again I hope Carl More 

Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Hosts were very helpful, breakfast tasty, room large, clean, and reasonably comfortable. Location just off the seafront was good, and parking in the street was convenient and very inexpensive. Overall a pleasant experience, and we would probably stay there if we happen to visit Eastbourne again.

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Ni Neville Thanks for the positive feedback - always good to hear about our guests' experiences. Like you were, many are a long way from home so we try to make sure they're comfortable, feel at home and have lots of information available so that Eastbourne is brought to life. Thanks again Carl More 

Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Excellent hosts room very clean with all facilities. Great Location Very comfortable bed parking very good with parking pass available from Hosts. Large room wi-fi excellent. Highly recommend all in all perfect.

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Wow! Thanks indeed. Having 2 small children I'm constantly longing for an extra hour's sleep so perhaps I get a vicarious kick of ensuring my guests get a full 8 hours!? I'm pleased that we were a good base for your business trip - we know that both parking and WiFi are important to our business travellers so great to... More 

Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A lovely relaxing overnight stay at the Guesthouse East again, with our two boys. We stayed in room 7 which had plenty of room for the 4 of us and was very peaceful. We woke to the sound of seagulls and the sun shining! I can recommend Carl's legendary porridge too. Great location just a minute from the beach, great... More 

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Hi Lib Thank you for coming back to stay with us again - that must be three times now :-) So pleased it works so well for you and the boys - I'm not sure if it's the porridge, trampoline or beachside location but great to see you all again! Carl More 

Esher, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stayed there over the weekend, owners very friendly and made an effort to make us feel welcome, from carrying our bags up the stairs to helping with a takeaway. Rooms good, stylish and plenty of space. Great location, easy to park and a stone's throw from the beach - and very child friendly too. Would highly recommend it.

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Thanks Graham for finding time for the review and great to hear you and your family enjoyed it here. I think the great climate down here always helps (not to mention the fab takeaways...) See you all again soon I hope Carl More 

Chagrin Falls, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

I was traveling with my 3 kids and what a pleasant surprise the Guesthouse was! Location was great, the owners were even better. We didn't want to leave. Spacious room for 4 of us and clean. We ended up needing one more night and they found us a room in town because they were completely booked - incredible help that... More 

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Hi Thompson Great to hear we pleased on the upside! Lovely having you guys around - sorry we couldn't fit you in for an extended stay, but the least we could do was to help find you somewhere else to stay. Thanks for staying with us Carl More 

Bourne, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We stayed for three nights at this Guest House, which was not only offering breakfast and excellent accommodation but could also be used as self-catering. The room was spacious and clean and the bed large and comfortable. Bathroom was also clean and more than adequate. The small kitchen had all the facilities needed. The staff serviced the apartment daily, and... More 

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Hi Lyn Thank you for leaving feedback for other potential guests (and your lovely words!). I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here, with your own kitchen giving you extra space and flexibility. Our housekeeper works constantly to ensure that everything is spotless, before your arrival and whilst you are here. She's be smiling when I pass on your... More 

London, United Kingdom
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20 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

After what could have been the most disastrous Easter weekend having missed our flights to Ibiza... we found ourselves in Eastbourne for the night. Upon arrival we were welcomed by Owner and very smiley Carl who promptly checked us in and put the kettle on (gotta love that). Had a really lovely chat about the ad industry as both Carl... More 

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carlstanger, Owner at The Guesthouse East, responded to this review

Thank you Laura, for your kind words and feedback - great to have you stay with us for a weekend - a pleasure to be mentally transported back to my former life! I'm always happy to pass on a few secret adventures for activities and places to head - it gives us a good excuse for trying new haunts and... More 

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