I can honestly say that I've never experienced service as good as this, from fuss-free booking (a confirmation email, praise the lord! how hard is it, really?) to being greeted like a long lost pal when you arrive. Even the most reserved guest would feel genuinely at home here. Carl and Sarah preempt most needs - I hadn't been in the door 2 minutes when Carl handed me a parking permit and the wifi code. The building is a Georgian townhouse very centrally located and the only things I didn't like relate to the unavoidable issues you have in these listed properties; the dreaded Saniflow drove us mental, some electricity outlets weren't working and I was pretty cold due to storage heaters but again both these were explained beforehand and solutions offered. They were minor quibbles for a highly enjoyable stay. So much so that we booked another break on the way out. A lot to admire here, hats off to the owners who make it look easy but I am sure it takes a lot of effort to maintain such an old property to that standard and to appear happy and welcoming when I'm sure there are many times they just don't feel like it. There are probably some visitors they get that prefer the more formal response (there is no reception desk at guesthouse east, which we loved - why create that instant barrier with your guest?), but in setting their cap on a certain style of hostelry, they attract like minded guests who, like us, value the warm welcome and relative freedom offered. I could go on. Oh and it was utterly immaculate. I did a bit of a "Four in a Bed" room inspection when I got in, and found not a single speck of dust. Decent shower too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- No 1 in the Independent's '50 Best UK B&Bs', the 4-star Guesthouse East is ideally located close to beach, town centre and South Downs. There are 7 contemporary ensuite rooms, ranging from spacious doubles or twins, to family sized, sleeping up to 5. There are also separate kitchens in 6 of the suites. Self catering facilities are complemented by hotel-quality services: indulgent breakfasts, free WiFi, towels and toiletries, on-site beauty treatments and babysitting. ... more less
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