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The Sheldon
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   9 - 11 Burlington Place, Eastbourne BN21 4AS, England   |  
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Ranked #31 of 75 Eastbourne B&B and Inns
London
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“Stay here - it's lovely! ”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We booked for one night and ended up staying for two. Friendly welcome, helpful staff, spacious room, huge comfy bed, spotless bathroom and a yummy breakfast... What more could you ask for? We will definitely be back and will recommend the Sheldon to all our friends.

Stayed May 2015
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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review, yesterday
We were thrilled that you extended your stay! I have a really great team cleaning for me and couldn't ask for more, without them we would be lost (I just felt they deserved a mention!). Your family were gorgeous!
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lechlade, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great value, clean, fantastic location, free onsite parking, friendly owners, great breakfast, strong WiFi - what more could you want? Only one minor quibble was that the two pillows supplied were too high and too hard, but that's probably just me.

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  • Stayed April 2015, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Judith B, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Ah Ha! I know exactly which room you had! I had replaced all the bedding in there that day, and the pillows were especially 'poofy' and I can see they are quite tight in the pillow slip giving a firmer feel. I have swapped one for a different type today, so hopefully this will be a 'softer' experience for everyone! Thanks for taking the time to feedback.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in this hotel for one night. I found yhr staff very friendly, the room comfortable abd the breakfast great value. The hotel is a short walk to the pier and city center and is also only a 20 minute bus ride to seven sisters which I would highly recommend. Great value!

Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
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Judith B, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
Thank you very much.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night at the Sheldon, it has its good points and its not so good.
It has a great location on a side road, just off the sea front and has it's own off street parking. Be careful though, there is the narrowest little archway to get through to get to the car park at the back. In a VW Golf with parking sensors we were fine, but any bigger than that and we would've been worried. That said, there was a Range Rover in the carpark so it must be do-able!
The staff are welcoming on arrival & the converted victorian houses are nicely decorated.
Our room looked very much like the ones on the images with a large double bed, huge windows (but don't expect a sea view) and a compact en-suite.
I'm not sure if there had been recent changes to the en-suite as there were some capped off pipes which weren't the prettiest and some awkward/space-saving design features which didn't really work out (especially when you're 6'3").
The negative of the huge windows & high ceilings was that, even with all 3 radiators turned up to the max, the room was chilly when we got back that evening & didn't really warm up before morning. There are additional heaters available if you ask reception, but of course we only read this in the morning.
Also, as in the title, if you're a light sleeper this may no be the place for you. "Knocking" radiator pipes and being able to hear the conversations of other guests in their rooms doesn't make for the best night's sleep if you're easily awoken by unfamiliar noises.
It's not necessarily the cheapest either - we paid £116 for the night. We'd probably feel this was a bit expensive if it wasn't for the included breakfast.
Finally,the breakfast was very good; some nice options of cooked and lighter breakfasts available in a lovely dining room served by the very friendly staff.

  • Stayed April 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Judith B, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review, 2 weeks ago
I am sorry if you felt cold. We have bled the radiators following your feedback. As you rightly said we have additional heaters, hot water bottles and additional blankets on request. If you are a light sleeper, you can request a 'quiet zone' room at time of booking and if it is available we can allocate one of them for you. We have inherited some of our bathrooms and are working our way round them as budget allows!
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Cranleigh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Situated a few minutes walk from both promenade and main shops this hotel is in a great location. Lovely breakfast provided by cheerful waitresses, room very clean with luxury bedding and adequate bathroom - all topped off with onsite parking. There really was not anything to dislike.

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review, March 28, 2015
Thank you very much!
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Surrey, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I booked a last min deal at the sheldon for Mother's Day treat for me and my mother.
It was a great hotel, lovely large room(family room) comfy beds !! Lovely breakfast and great location. Felt very friendly and home from home. Would recommend this hotel and would defo go back.

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  • Stayed March 2015, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review, March 28, 2015
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Hastings, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We spent a night at the Sheldon as we were going to the theatre and thought it would be nice not to have to drive home afterwards
The hotel is situated perfectly for the theatres and is also very close to some good restaurants. The town centre is only a 10 minute walk away
We stayed in the luxury suite which was a very large room at the back of the building with en-suite toilet and a roll top bath and walk in shower in the room. The sheets were brilliant white cotton and the towels thick and fluffy. Plenty of nice toiletries and ample storage if you are only staying a few days. There was even fresh milk in the fridge
The only down side was the lighting in the room which was very dim.
Breakfast was good with plenty of choice and pleasant staff. The sausage and bacon (the bench mark on which we judge all hotels we visit !) were of good quality and very tasty
We would happily use this hotel again

  • Stayed March 2015, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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mommiib, Owner at The Sheldon, responded to this review, March 28, 2015
Thank you for your comments. We have kept the lighting in the Suite soft as it is a lovely intimate room and we felt bright lights would feel harsh.
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Address: 9 - 11 Burlington Place, Eastbourne BN21 4AS, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #31 of 75 B&Bs / Inns in Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Sheldon 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sheldon is a 4* family owned and run bed and breakfast. It has 20 lovely en-suite bedrooms with FREE on-site parking, so it ideal for those visiting the theatre, shops, beach, pier and most attractions as you can walk just about anywhere! Wi-fi is available in the hotel, FREE of charge! All our rooms benefit from flat screen TV with satellite, guest refreshment tray, towels and toiletries. We have a room to suit every budget - 5x Classic single, 1x Exclusive single, 2x Budget Double, 4x Standard Double/Twin, 6x Superior Double/Twin and our Luxury Suite. We have a spacious dining room and 2x guest lounges. We look forward to meeting you! ... more   less 
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