Just returned from a 3-day break at the Apollo. We were kindly checked in on a Sunday by special request, even though we were a little late. Faye was there to greet us. The room was spacious and comfortable, albeit with a tiny ensuite shower-room. The room's heating was by way of a radiator, which when on was sufficient, but this was the problem. The heating was on a timer controlled exclusively by the owners. So even though it was on average 8 to 12 degrees in temperature for the duration of our stay, said radiator was timed to switched off at 7:30pm each night. So on check-in day we were sitting in our coats watching tele before bedtime. This heating information we gathered the following day, as we queried the lack of heating with Faye, who said she would have a word with Jim the owner, otherwise she might get her wrists slapped if she changed the settings without his permission. She prompty returned to tell us we could have an extra hour in the evening. I've stayed at many hotels, but never experienced anything like this before, and found this to be completely unacceptable. Iwould like to remind Jim that his guest's comfort should be paramount and the heating of a hotel room, particulary in Autumn should be determined by guests and not by the proprietor. I bet he was not sitting in the cold in the evenings. So because of this, the wife and I took it upon ourselves to provide our own form of heating from the local shop. We are very familiar with Hastings and the Apollo is well positioned to explore the town, but we would not consider this hotel again. Incidentally we believe that the Apollo is occupied partly by residents and this may be the reason for regulating the rooms heating so strictly due to possible all day useage by residents. This, however, is to the detriment of the holidaymaker. We hope Jim will reply to the review and reassure future guests that the Apollo will provide sufficient heating in rooms especially out of season.