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The White Lion Hotel
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Seaford
London
Level 4 Contributor
24 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great value friendly pub hotel”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Centrally located between Brighton and Eastbourne, the hotel offers great access to the South Downs.

It is 3 mins walk to Seaford Beach and 5 mins to bus/train stops.

Friendly staff, nice bar meals which can be eat in a small patio garden.

Really nice relaxed English breakfast, would defiantly stay again.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Cambs
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed August 25, 2013

The pub is well situated and the food is not bad however, the matresses on the beds have totally collapsed and the pillows are not worth mentioning!! A B&B in my opinion should offer accomodation of at least a resonable quality, unfortunatly this is definatly not the case here. The showers are weak and tepid, not a great way to start your day. New matresses and decent pillows are what is needed. Decent, clean bedding would be appreciated by guests also.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Seaford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
45 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed May 4, 2013

Go to this pub on a regular basis and up to now been pleased with food. We usually have the sizzling rump steak which is very tasty and good value for money. The steak they say is locally sourced. However today we thought we try the locally caught fish with chips and peas. Well what a disappointment. it was mainly a plate of chips with a tiny bit of fish, the end bit at that. The portion was not big enough for a childs portion £9.45. We will stick to the local fish and chip shop in future.
Only going to buy the steak from now on which is only £1.50 more.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank eve204
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Seaford, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2013

Took advantage of their 2 meals for £7.95 including a reasonable all day breakfast. Had starters first and can recommend the whitbait.
Pleasant staff who apologised for the delay in serving the which was not really necessary as not an undue wait.
Well kept local brew of Harveys Old. Recommend you visit.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Ashford, United Kingdom
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed February 18, 2013

Area is beautiful to explore. The hotel was clean and staff friendly. Myself and my husband had quite a large double room which had a double bed and a single bed in it too. Quite spacious and clean. My mother had a small bedroom which was rather cramped. The bed in this room fitted lengthways wall to wall and she could make cup of tea from sitting on her bed it was so small. Her s suite shower/toilet had no door and from toilet you could see view of shops and sea. Due to this when she used the toilet she felt the need to shut the curtains. Coffe, tea, milk was replenished the following morning as were towels. If going to pick fault I would have to say in view of the environment towels need not have been changed each day as it was unnecessary. Other places I have stayed they ask guests to leave towels they want replaced in the shower cubicle floor otherwise they will not replace them which is a good idea. Breakfast was adequate with a fair choice and a light airy dining area. We stayed Saturday and Sunday night and from approximately 4.30pm onwards you can hear music from the pub downstairs pummelling through the floor. This was particularly annoying Saturday as went on till gone midnight and we were tired after busy day exploring area. Once pub shut it is lovely and peaceful and bed comfortable.

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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Bude
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2012

The food in the pub and the breakfast were excellent. However, the single room I stayed in had a bed that was so old the mattress was totally collapsed. There was nothing in the bathroom to put toiletries on and they had to be placed on the floor. There was nobody that would deal with my complaint in the morning, I was told the manager was upstairs and busy.
I filled out an online questionnaire which went direct to the owner. They have failed to contact me despite my request.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed August 9, 2012

I was staying in Sussex for 9 days and the White Lion was the best accomodation we visited there. The location is 5 minutes walk to the sea shore and 5 minutes to the main bus station, where the Brighton -> Eastbourne bus goes. You can't make a better decision for Seaford, the surroundings are great, town is picturesque and the hotel makes you feel like home. Everything is clean, you get a great breakfast and the price is, in comparison to other facilities, very low for such an amazing service. I totally recommend it!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Property: The White Lion Hotel
Address: 74 Claremont Road, Seaford BN25 2BJ, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Seaford
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Bar / Lounge Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Seaford
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Number of rooms: 6
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