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The Guesthouse East

4.0 of 5 Inn   |   13 Hartington Place, Eastbourne BN21 3BS, England
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Ranked #14 of 73 Eastbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Inuyama, Japan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We had a great stay at this wonderful hotel. The room was excellent and the location was very near the beach and the famous Eastbourne Pier. Carl and Sarah were so friendly and very helpful. I highly recommend this hotel.

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

From the moment we found the Guesthouse East on the internet, through all our correspondence, through our welcome and subsequent stay, we could not have been happier with our choice. We were able to self-cater in a family-friendly "B&B" and felt totally comfortable in every sense of the word. It lived up to all our expectations and we couldn't recommend... More

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Saffron Walden, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Carl, Sarah and their staff could not do enough to make our family wedding weekend run smoothly. I would highly recommend staying at The Guesthouse East as they catered for our party which ranged in age from 19 to 81yrs. The apartments are very spacious, clean and welcoming. I would highly recommend this establishment which is in a great central... More

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

Lovely to hear that the wedding went well, Bridget - the outfits looked fab! It was a real pleasure having you all here - the dining room seems to make for a great communal space and the rooms are large and flexible enough to accommodate most needs - and we'll always try to allocate the rooms on the lower floor... More

Epsom, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed only one night but we had a really warm welcome and were really impressed with our room as it is not easy to find anywhere that sleeps a family of 5. Great location too, easy walking distance to town and you can see the sea from the window.

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

Hi SG Thanks for the lovely review and feedback on our Suite 6 - it does work well for large families plus the fab view and the kitchen is a real bonus. Nice to have you guys here for a while. Carl More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from a two night stay at the guesthouse east. Sarah and Carl were very warm and welcoming. Our room was spacious and the addition of the kitchen suited our needs. We stay in Eastbourne regularly and this is a gem of a find. We had a very enjoyable weekend and highly recommend The Guesthouse East.

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

Hi there Thanks v much for the feedback - which we know is much appreciated by other (future) guests. Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves and the space and flexibility of the separate kitchens. We'd love to look after you again when you're next back on the Sunshine Coast! Carl More

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

Stayed here for a few nights and due to us making a late booking had to change rooms midway through the stay (I knew when I booked that this was going to be the case so this is not a negative). I was little concerned that this would be a real pain, but due to their superb organisation, it went... More

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

Hi PJ Thanks for taking the time to leave the lovely review :) We'll always do our very best to make life as relaxed as possible for our guests (it's turned into a professional quest!) so the least we could do was to help move all your belongings for a room switch. We would never surprise anyone by asking for... More

Leicester, United Kingdom
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39 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here for 2 nights after walking the South Downs Way. The room was large and comfortable, and we felt at home immediately. I was slightly concerned that it would be over-run by families, and as a couple we'd feel out of place - certainly not so. Credit for the feel of the place goes to Carl & Sarah,... More

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

Hi Lee Fab to hear you enjoyed yourselves as a couple here :) The freedom of the kitchens are certainly very attractive to families and since we have little ones ourselves we also understand their needs. That said, we were lucky enough to travel a great deal as a couple and now try to provide a setting that is a... More

Northampton, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This was our first mini-break with a 7 month old baby and we choose this hotel as it is baby friendly (found via www.babyfriendlyboltholes.co.uk) Sarah and Carl provide a great service for families, very welcoming, warm and couldn't do more to help make our stay as comfortable as possible. The location is excellent with the beach and pier just a... More

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

Hi Charlotte So you survived and enjoyed your first adventure away with the little one? Always a nervous step, but we try to make it as easy as possible here (and at least minimise your packing with a variety of baby-kit on offer). We're fortunate having made the space here by creating the suites - bigger bedrooms and separate kitchens... More

13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Family friendly - Carl and Sarah very welcoming and their children terrific - playing with our older kids on the trampoline in the garden provided lots of fun. Lots of child friendly touches - high chairs, cots, boosters, toys, childrens books all provided as well as a steriliser in our room. Cracking location too - 30 seconds stroll to the... More

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

Really pleased you enjoyed your family stay Martyn - think our children enjoyed it as much as yours :) Carl More

London, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I have stayed at this hotel last weekend with my family. I have been amazed from the moment I arrived. The room was huge and had 3 single beds in it. Next to it was a separate, fully equipped kitchen and bathroom. All sparkly clean! Sarah & Carl are very friendly and helpful. The beach is about 3 mins walk... More

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

Thanks for putting a smile on my face this morning Kitty! Hearing from happy guests is one of the many joys of our life here - we love the location too :) Chuffed to hear you enjoyed it here - hope we see you again Carl More

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Address: 13 Hartington Place, Eastbourne BN21 3BS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Guesthouse East 4*
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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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