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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
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 

Bredene, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

we really enjoyed our stay, the room was very spacious and comfortable. Sarah and Carl are really nice people and could inform us on what to do and where to go with the children. The guesthouse east is really child-friendly. We Will certainly be coming back.

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

Great to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and the many delights around Eastbourne. Thanks for leaving your feedback for other potential guests - always very helpful for them. Carl More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

We stayed at the Guesthouse East with our 9-month baby boy. It was our first holiday as a family and Carl and Sarah made it a very relaxed one! Huge room, very comfortable bed, plus a travel cot, a highchair, a bottle steriliser... They really made us feel welcome, we will come back!

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

Hi Guilia Phew - you've now made it through your first out-of-home trip with the little one which hopefully opens the door for all sorts of new adventures! We try to make it as easy as possible for our guests to get the most out of their precious time away - and since we have two young children ourselves we... More 

London, United Kingdom
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Sarah and Carl were very welcoming. The room was clean, bright and had plenty of space for us and both kids. We were only staying for one night but had we been staying longer the kitchen would have been very useful. Breakfast was yummy and Sarah and Carl were really thoughtful about the kids, bringing their meals as soon as... More 

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

Hi Clare Thank you for such lovely words and it's very rewarding to hear you and your family enjoyed yourselves so much. One night is never enough, but at least you've had a taster of Eastbourne delights and we'd be delighted to pass on some more tips for family-friendly fun or perhaps line up a baby-sitter for you to have... More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We had the red room, which was excellent, and even offers a view of the sea, if you look sideways. Great location near the sea front. Really comfy bed. Didn't think we'd use the kitchen much but it turned out to be very handy. Carl and Sarah were so friendly and helpful, they really went out of their way to... More 

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

Thank you Richard for passing on your feedback - I think they paint a realistic vision for other potential guests (who can always ask for Suite 4 - although my personal favourite is Suite 5 which gets all the afternoon sun and has views over the gardens...). If we can help again please just let us know. Carl More 

Hong Kong, China
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

My husband and I stayed there in April 2014 for 11 nights, the place was very clean and I like the kitchen very much, it’s found fully equipment. Mr. and Mrs. Carl and Sarah Stanger are very friendly and helpful. If we visit there again in next time and like to stay there. Thank you Mrs. Carl and Sarah Stanger.

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

Hello Journey Thank you very much for such warm and friendly words - I will pass on your comments to our house-keeping girls who will be very pleased that their hard work is appreciated. We are a long way from Hong Kong, but I hope that you found another home with us for a few days. Thanks again Carl More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We had a family room for 4. Really lovely guesthouse, the room had everything we needed with the kitchen being separate and was fully equipped to self cater. Children loved being able to borrow dvd's and games. Location great for all amenities. Thank you Carl and Sarah we had a lovely break and appreciate you being family orientated.

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

Thanks Knuckles for finding time to leave your kind words (and with a family myself I know how short time can be!). Great to hear you all enjoyed yourselves - the least we can do is try to let you get the most out of precious time away with the clan. See you all again I hope (don't forget the... More 

Worcester Park, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Very friendly, super clean :) , stylish decor, kitchen with everything you need, really close to the beach, atmosphere is so laid back , they really have thought of everything. Allowing us to keep our bags in the dining room after checking out really did make our day as the weather was surprisingly amazing and we did not want big... More 

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

Hi Holly Wow, you've just brightened everything up! Thank you so much for the positivity and lovely to hear that you enjoyed yourselves so much. The least we can do is look after you, provide you with accommodation that you want to spend time in and then give you ideas of what you might interested in when you want to... More 

Hitchin, Herts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

Stayed with my husband for one night here. Lovely clean and spacious room. Had a lovely view over the garden. Owners really lovely and helpful with anything you deeded to know. Lovely and close to all amenities

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

Hi Ruby Thanks for finding time to leave your kind words - great to hear that you both enjoyed staying here - a single night doesn't offer a great deal of time to get a real flavour of everything that Eastbourne can offer, but I do hope it's left you fancying a little more :) See you again I hope... More 

Buckingham, United Kingdom
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

A very friendly welcome . Lovely big room nicely decorated with great little kitchen and bathroom, all spotlessly clean. Excellent breakfast, but had eaten too much the night before to make the most of it! Thank you Carl and Sarah

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

Hi Lynn Thank you for your kind words (the girls here will be chuffed to hear 'spotless'!). Great to hear you enjoyed yourselves - including the breakfast! We've just received a Sussex Breakfast award meaning that we source local produce from sustainable sources wherever possible so it's rewarding to get the feedback :) Carl More 

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