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The Guesthouse East

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   13 Hartington Place, Eastbourne BN21 3BS, England
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Ranked #15 of 74 Eastbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days ago
Monica K Brighton, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    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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Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Whilst visiting Polegate decided to stay overnight in Eastbourne at the last minute. Came across the Guesthouse East at 7.30pm on Friday night and couldn't have received a nicer welcome or room. It's a great place to stay as it's clean and spacious and near the beach. Sarah and Carl are lovely hosts and can't do enough for you. Advised... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here a few years ago and had such a lovely time we thought we'd stay again. Sarah & Carl still fab hosts and the room was even better than I remember it being last time - I'm sure they've had it done up. We stayed in room 5, which is quite a way up and faces the back but... More

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

Welcome back Nooks! Lovely to see you and the family again and hear that you enjoyed the weather we laid on for you :) Room 5 is my favourite (despite the stairs), what with the view of the gardens and the sun it enjoys all afternoon. The swanky new bathroom definitely helps as well, methinks... Thanks for finding time for... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for a weekend away with our toddler and had a lovely time - the room was nice and clean and the added bonus of having a kitchen area made it really easy to keep essentials like milk and snacks for our little one. The location was fab, really close to the beach and promenade, and just a... More

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

Thank you Suzanne for your review and kind words. Great to hear the guesthouse and Eastbourne worked so well for you and that you managed to find some of the hidden gems we managed to point you towards. The lambs are gamboling all over the place at the moment so it's a perfect time for the family! See you all... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a great weekend at The Guesthouse East. The rooms were lovely and very clean and the location is great - walking distance to the beach and equally convenient to drive to or to take the train. The kitchen was very convenient as we didn't want a full breakfast on both days (though it was very tempting!) Sarah and... More

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

Hi NV Thanks for taking the time to leave feedback and we're chuffed to hear that Eastbourne provided a pleasant respite from London. It's so easy to get around when you're here - especially if you hire a bike (we're happy to help arrange - either a mountain bike for around the Seven Sisters/South Downs Park, or a 'Dutch'-style effort... More

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 2 nights. It could be better if we are not having the lowest room as it's just right below the dining area. Every single steps from upstairs including dining tools, chairs pulling, etc are so clear & loud. I'm very sure the owners aware about this but they never mentioned during our stay at all but just... More

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

Hello Xiao I'm very sorry to hear of your disappointments. We always try our utmost to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay and get the most of their time in Eastbourne, especially when it's their first time in our town, We certainly do advertise our ability to help organise bike hire (with different options available depending on where our... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

worked away in the area and stayed here for around 5 months and enjoyed my stay at the guest house east, the rooms are good with the kitchen, which sets it apart from the other hotels and isn't massively expensive either, the rooms are always clean & tidy and doesn't feel like a hotel which id great. I would recommend... More

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

Hi Andrew, thanks for the feedback It was fab having you around, on and off, for a few months and great to hear that the kitchens worked well for you. They must have made life much easier for you in the evenings when you were away from home for so long. Room 6 definitely gets a lot of votes -... More

Colchester, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Went here on the first sunny weekend of the year, and had a fabulous time. Traveled with our 2-year old son, who loved it as well. Rooms are great, and Sarah and Carl are attentive, yet make you feel like you can just do what you want. Parking just in front of the door, the beach about a 50m walk.... More

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

Hi Peter Given that we're in a glorious Regency terrace, the walls of the rooms are nice and thick which I hope help parents relax when travelling with little ones. We just try to figure out what we as parents and as individuals would like on hand when we're away from home and to make that happen here at The... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

The Guesthouse East in Eastbourne is located very close to Eastbourne Pier and the seafront. The room is clean, spacious and comfortable, the kitchen has all you need (perfect condition pans and accessories) for self catering. The owners are very friendly and helpful, the kind of people you wish to have at every hotel you visit... :)

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

Hi Bearcat Thanks for the feedback and lovely words. We only have 7 rooms in total here despite being in quite a grand building so it never feels too crowded. Given that we also live on-site, albeit separate, means that we appreciate a relaxed, informal atmosphere. Thanks for the thumbs up on the kitchen - no Le Creuset kit in... More

London, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We travelled down to Eastbourne from London on the train - a sometimes stressful experience with very small children (6mths + 30mths). Arriving fully laden and a little frazzled, our hosts couldn't have done more to accommodate the weighty demands of our little boys. From fleixble breakfast arrangements -- no need to bring any gear they have it all --... More

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

Hi PolarBrit Great to hear that the family adventure went so well. Travelling with a 2-year old and a 6-month-er is perhaps not for the faint-hearted, especially on a train, but I hope that Eastbourne, The Guesthouse East.and your experience can provide others with the inspiration to head out of town for a few days :) It was probably in... More

Chelmsford, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed in a triple room for an overnight stay whilst at the Eastbourne Tennis. Was made to feel very welcome and cosy and room clean and presentable, We did not have any food. Great Location for Eastbourne Tennis, beach and high street.

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

Hi Sue Thanks for your lovely feedback - great to hear that you enjoyed your stay here during the tennis last year. We're barely more than a cheeky lob from centre court and love taking in the action too. Maybe see you again in June. Carl More

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Additional Information about The Guesthouse East

Address: 13 Hartington Place, Eastbourne BN21 3BS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 74 B&Bs / Inns in Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Guesthouse East 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
No 1 in the Independent’s ’50 Best B&Bs’, the 4-star Guesthouse East is ideally located close to beach, town centre and South Downs. There are 7 contemporary ensuite rooms, ranging from spacious doubles or twins, to family sized, sleeping up to 5. There are also separate kitchens in 6 of the suites. Self catering facilities are complemented by hotel-quality services: indulgent breakfasts, free WiFi, towels and toiletries, on-site beauty treatments and babysitting. ... more   less 
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