We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“A Little Gem”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
17 Wilmington Square
Ranked #19 of 77 Eastbourne B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A Little Gem”
Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

A term used often in reviews on this B&B but it really is a little gem. Room 5 lovely room with large bay window overlooking the Square & Wishing Tower. Quality bed linen, good breakfast, Excellent proprietors. Possibly not suitable for anyone with mobility problems. Stone's throw to promenade & sea. Really enjoyed our stay & will return. Highly recommended

  • Stayed September 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Janev50
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

183 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    153
    25
    5
    0
    0
See reviews for
26
100
12
15
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (52)
Date | Rating
  • Danish first
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Bristol, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed October 4, 2013

Fantastic B&B (I stay in similar accommodation most weeks and rarely bother to write a review) - extreamly welcoming 'hosts' - lovely room (quiet with great facilities and exceptionally clean and modern bathroom with a powerful shower) - parking on street but you are provided with a ticket for just £1 which lasts for 24 hours so no issues at all. It is right by the sea-front - just a couple of minutes walk. THe breakfast was excellent - home made granola / muslie and all the normal cereals - scrambled egg and smokled salmon (no extra charge) - looked lovely but I did not try and a full English (still recovering) - crispy fried bread, quality thich well cooked bacon and top end butchers sausage - did I mention, mushrooms, beans, and properly grilled tomatoes? Topped off for those with no diet thoughts with toast and home made marmalade (or about 4 quality jams if you prefer).

Excellent value - I will be back any time I need to stay in Eastbourne.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Colin M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Chichester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviewed September 18, 2013

If you are planning a trip to Eastbourne you won't find anywhere more comfortable, accommodating and better positioned than this little gem. I brought my Mother here for a short 3 night break and needed somewhere that was well located so that we could reach everywhere we wanted without too much walking (as my Mum is 86 years young). The staff here are very friendly and offer excellent, attentive service, the "man of the house" (a cute Jack Russell cross called Turkish) was always there to meet and greet and the breakfast is worthy of five stars all on its own - everything cooked fresh and nothing but the best high quality products used. If I return to Eastbourne in the future... I wouldn't dream of going anywhere else!

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank MaggiePugh
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed July 9, 2013

The B&B is very well located opposite the beach. Ample car parking and the hotel provides for £1/day car parking voucher which enables you to park in front of the hotel.
The owners are very friendly and helpful. The breakfast which is included in the room price was very good and enough choices.
The rooms were pleasant and bright as we had 2 suites. (junior suite and twin suit). Iron and board, and tea facilities are provided in the room.
A few pointers for improvement would be:
1) the WIFI, certainly in the suites, which are more expensive than a normal room is non existence. They really need to sort that out as we had to sit in the hallway to get a signal.
2)The beds and towels were not changed in the 4 days we stayed there. They could have had a card you can use if you feel they do not need to be changed. otherwise I would expect them to give clean bedding and towels every day. Also there were not enough racks to hang/dry the towels
3)The other items which they should think of is the lack of soap bars (this was provided in a soap dispenser so very awkward to use in the shower) also the shampoo was not replenished.
4)Maybe for the junior suite it could be a suggestion to have thin net curtains so you can open the thick curtains and not have the people across the road looking into the big windows.
5)Lastly, the bathrooms could do with much more lighting and a shaving mirrors.

Had all these items been taken care of we would have rated this B&B as excellent.

Room Tip: Chose a room at the front of the B&B, they are large and bright.
See more room tips
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
1 Thank kathinka_davis
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Ashford, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Have stayed at the Wilmington three time's now and enjoyed every time nice clean rooms light and airy breakfast wonderful lots of choices dining room lovely to eat in there very dog friendly as they have a little dog too lovely ladies to look after your room and weight at the tables nothing is too much for them and of course Janine and Tony who are so nice and run such a happy breakfast in the morning thanks for making our time with you so good

All the Best Anita Dave Andrew Pauling and Holly
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Anitajean
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

A little gem in beautiful Eastbourne. Top marks for everything especially breakfast. Ideally located for seafront, shops, walking, etc. Close to theatres, shops, & restaurants. Will definitely be coming to stay here again. I highly recommend this bed & breakfast to anyone looking for a little bit of luxury, ticks all the boxes,
Thank you Janine, & all the staff
*****

  • Stayed June 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank 22katie
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Northampton
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed June 10, 2013

I stayed at 17 Wilmington Square with my husband and our 10 month old daughter and we couldnt have asked for more from our weekend in Eastbourne. Despite being advertised as a B&B 17 Wilmington Square looks and feels more like a boutique hotel but with the friendliness of a B&B. The house itself is a beautiful victorian building set over 6 or 7 floors with the kitchen / restaurant in the basement. The rooms are spacious, very high quality and spotlessly clean. We stayed in room 8 which was a family room and had plenty of space for the travel cott. It also had a nice view over the square and to the sea beyond.

The breakfast each morning was fautless with a large selection of cereals and fresh fruit including homemade granola and marmalade. The full english was excellent, served hot and fresh with very prompt service even at busy times.

Our stay at Wilmington Square was thoroughly enjoyable. We were all made to feel very welcome and the owners went out of their way to make sure we had everything we needed to enjoy our weekend with our daughter.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • Value
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Roaming_Fifi
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Eastbourne hotels
0.1 mi away
The View Hotel
The View Hotel
#3 of 40 in Eastbourne
3,147 reviews
0.1 mi away
New Wilmington Hotel
New Wilmington Hotel
#9 of 40 in Eastbourne
529 reviews
0.1 mi away
The Grand Hotel Eastbourne
The Grand Hotel Eastbourne
#8 of 40 in Eastbourne
1,583 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.0 mi away
Best Western Lansdowne Hotel
Best Western Lansdowne Hotel
#10 of 40 in Eastbourne
941 reviews
0.1 mi away
The Devonshire Park Hotel Eastbourne
0.4 mi away
Hydro Hotel Eastbourne
Hydro Hotel Eastbourne
#5 of 40 in Eastbourne
826 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to 17 Wilmington Square? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about 17 Wilmington Square

Property: 17 Wilmington Square
Address: 17 Wilmington Square, Eastbourne BN21 4EA, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > East Sussex > Eastbourne
Amenities:
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 77 B&Bs / Inns in Eastbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — 17 Wilmington Square 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and TripOnline SA so you can book your 17 Wilmington Square reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing