The hotel, as previous reviews have commented, has a certain faded grandeur - the main reception areas were very impressive (though some of the flowers left over, I assume, from a wedding could ghave done with some refreshment!) and our room, a duplex facing the sea, was very good indeed - furniture a little sad in sitting area, but in terms of money and for the space etc - and view of sea - it was good. We were at a private party in the hotel in the evening - I did not pay so shouldn't comment perhaps, but I hope the person who did got a refund for the disco - DO NOT use the house disco - and appaling slow service (considering that starters and desserts had been booked so long in advance). The party wasn't marred by these because it was good fun and great company, but the hotel's side of things needed more attention.
I wouldn't normally have breakfast in this sort of hotel - usually overpriced and poorly cooked - but as rest of family were we thought to be sociable. Poor choice of food, no white toast (and toast delivered to table burnt and cold, before we had indicated that we were ready for it). The worst thing though is the rude, obnoxious shouting person (head-waiter, maitre d'hotel? Not sure what his title is). I fear he thinks he is a character and that his calling out across the room is amusing. It is not, and he should be pensioned off. I like peace and quiet first thing on a Sunday morning, to enjoy breakfast with a quiet conversation.
- Also Known As:
- Best Western Hastings
- St. Leonards-On-Sea Best Western
- Hastings Best Western
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated along the picturesque Hastings seafront, the Best Western Royal Victoria Hotel provides high standards of comfort and hospitality. Whether you are looking to explore the offerings of the East Sussex coastline or just want to stay at a quality hotel in Hastings, we are confident you will enjoy your stay with us. This elegant Victorian hotel has tastefully furnished bedrooms and suites, renowned Sea Terrace Restaurant & piano bar and conference & banqueting facilities with views across the English Channel and to Beachy Head. ... more less
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