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“Brighton weekend break” 4 of 5 stars
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White Horse Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   High Street, Rottingdean BN2 7HR, England   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rottingdean
Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Brighton weekend break”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

We used this hotel, even though its not in Brighton, for its public transport links into Brighton because parking seems to be a major problem, most hotels there have no parking or its very expensive. The bus service into Brighton from the hotel was excellent. The hotel staff were all very friendly the food in the restaurant was good, the rooms were very clean and adequate but could do with some refurbishment. The hotel itself with its great location on the seafront and its parking facilities make a it a hotel I will return to

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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this review, March 22, 2013
I'm glad that you had a pleasant stay at The White Horse, and enjoyed our food and service as well as our proximity and ease of travelling to Brighton, we hope to see you again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We used the hotel for a 50th Birthday Party which we held in the Windmill Suite. Hire of the room is very reasonable and includes a bar service. The hotel also provided a buffet which was really tasty and served up efficiently. The staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We stayed at the hotel for 2 nights, it is a fantastic location with a sea view and easy access to Rottingdean village on foot.

Room Tip: ask for a balcony and sea view
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Glad you and your friends had an enjoyable stay and celebration at The White Horse, and we look forward to welcoming you again.
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Braintree, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

from the start the check in was good and easy, room was large very clean and tidy, lots of tea making choices. great place to base yourself for brighton town. staff excellent made us feel very welcome food good in the evening, a thanks to John the manager helped us to check out unexpectedly late due to expected bad weather, so in short a very nice place to stay

Room Tip: our room was great but a sea view would be nice
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Good to hear you all enjoyed your stay and that the celebrations were enjoyed. Our rooms will be receiving some attention and will therefore be just right for your 51st. Many thanks.
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

Wow. what a fantastic time we had. Family came over and stayed in the Whitehorse, the roooms need a bit of attention, But John and his team did us proud, we had a meal on Friday evening with the kids and it was lovely, 13 of us, The family had breakfast there and were very impressed with the variety, and presentation, The room we had for the party was awesome, they set the tables for us and the dance fall, we done the room up, it was brilliant, couldnt of asked for anything better, the staff behind the bar were great well done, the food was amazing it was bueatiful tasty and fresh, John and his team did us proud, thank you, and the d.j was raving, he had the disadvantage of watching us dance lol, THAMK YOU for making are bithdays special and memorable

Room Tip: forgot no lift, and could,nt get the heater working
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Thank you for your comments, and am glad that our staff impressed you with their attitude and attention, but are sorry that not all was to your satisfaction. The issues that you raised will be looked into and dealt with.
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Shoreham
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

The room was shoddy, it was missing lights, had mold growing around the bath tub, and just looked uninviting. However, when we brought this to the attention of the staff, they were incredibly forgiving, trying to find a fix and overall impressed us with their attitude. However, what really (negatively) highlighted our stay was the unnecessary and incredibly rude and personal attack towards the staff from the manager (John). We heard the entire thing, with John dressing down, demoting and swearing at his staff. I have never heard such foul and derogatory language with no possible explanation. Why they still work there is beyond me. I will not be returning.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

Slightly fading hotel, worn carpets, poor decor, light bulb missing in bedroom and wonky shelf in bathroom.

New Year's Eve celebrations practically non-existent! - Only one cheap Xmas cracker each on the table - hotel couldn't be bothered to supply balloons, sparkly tinsel nor party-poppers (a small expense from a 99p shop!) which would have created a bit more partyfeeling. Not particularly exciting buffet meal (no second helpings offered!). Ageing disc jockey gauged music and noise-level to the few guests (only around 40 in total). Staff for NewYear's Eve celebrations didn't bother to wear anything special -just wore casual clothes.

Food OK, but very very slow service at lunch.

Am I bothered - yes!
Were they bothered - no!
Should you bother? . . .

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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OldEnglishInns, Manager at White Horse Hotel, responded to this review, January 11, 2013
Thank you for your comments we are sorry you didn’t enjoy New Years Eve with us… we have noted your comments and will take them into consideration when planning this year’s event…thank you again.
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Bath, England, United Kingdom
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

We arrived and parked up in the on site car park which the hotel will give you a ticket for once you have booked in. The first impression of the staff was friendly. The room was clean and spacious and included a balcony sea view. It also had a bath. We stayed for four nights and used the hotel as a base for exploring. As it was directly on the sea front we walked along the coast both ways. If you are energetic the walk to Brighton via the marina was grat with the sea crashing onto the path at high tide. If it is a really rough day I expect it would be a dangerous experience but it was semi rough on the day we walked.
The food at the hotel was reasonably priced I would say the food was better than the breakfast you receive however that is not to put the breakfast down. So the food I would say was above average but everyone will have a different perception of that. We were impressed with the staff who were attentive and also seem to enjoy the job. The bar staff were friendly and we ended up staying later in the bar than we thought due to the great banter between us and the bar staff.
in summery would we go back? Yes 100% and totally recommend the hotel.

Room Tip: Rooms with a sea view are a bonus if you can get one
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about White Horse Hotel

Address: High Street, Rottingdean BN2 7HR, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Brighton and Hove > Rottingdean
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Rottingdean
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — White Horse Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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